Change a Page Title

Showcases changing a UBCMS page title. [3:39]

Two options for completing this exercise...
  1. Request a Self-Paced account on the Training Server. Then just follow the instructions as is.
  2. If you already have access to the main Author Server, adapt the instructions to fit your own site.


Every page in the UBCMS has a descriptive title that is used to label the page in the Author environment, including links to that page such as your site’s navigation or when it appears in links from other UBCMS pages. It also labels the tab in your browser, at the top of your screen.

Page titles should be a short but clear description of your page that is in context with the rest of your website. The label should also make sense as a standalone phrase, because it is not only shown in your own site’s navigation, it is also displayed in the results on UB’s search engine, and in Google or Yahoo.  

Please note, all UBCMS page titles are automatically appended with “- University at Buffalo”, so there is no need to include branding like “UB” or “University at Buffalo” in your title.

The Title is changed in Properties, which can be accessed while editing a page (in the Edit Console) or while viewing all your pages (in the Sites Console).


1. Log into the UBCMS.

2. Open the Sites Console and navigate to your site; e.g. Sites + Self-Paced Training + {your site}.

3. Select a page, then click Properties in the Command Menu that appears. Note: page titles are conveniently shown in the first column of the Page List.

4. Title is the very first setting. Adjust the Title and click Save.

5. Observe the change in the console.

Optionally, once the title is changed, select the page and click Edit to open the page for editing and observe that it has also changed in the navigation, the browser tab and on the page itself. You can then click the 'Equalizer' button to find the Properties link in this view (the Edit Console).

To make these changes live, someone with Publisher permissions will need to activate the page.

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