Rename or Move a Page

Showcases renaming a UBCMS page, the same process as moving a page. [4:41]

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.


Each UBCMS page has a Title and a Name. The descriptive Title is used to label that page in the Sites Console, as well as providing the clickable text in links to that page from other parts of your website.  But the page’s Name is like a computer filename, and is used by the UBCMS to identify the page in reference path settings, and is shown in the URL in your browser’s location bar.

  • Page names appear in their URL, so keep them short but meaningful.
  • Page names can only include letters, numbers and hyphens (no spaces or special characters).
Only a Publisher can rename or move a page that is currently published. If you are not a Publisher and you attempt to do so, you will find the Move button is grayed out in the Command Menu.


1. Log into the UBCMS.

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

3. For this exercise, select a page that is not published.

  • Look in the Published column for a status of 'Not published'.

4. Select any page then click the Move tool in the Commands Menu that is now displayed.

5. A wizard opens, with option to change the page’s Title and Name. You can also see if this page is referenced, or used, by other pages, so you are aware if your change will impact those other pages.

Page Titles can be changed when a page is moved, but if ALL you wish to do is change the Title, do that in Properties. To learn more about page Properties, see the link in Additional Reading.

6. Make your changes, then click Next.

7. Now select the final destination.

  • If you want the page to stay in its current location, you must click its current parent page in the tree.
  • There's no need to expand that page to see it's children -- your goal is to select it as the target.
  • Once that parent page is selected, click Move or Next.

8. If the page is published on your live website, you are given the opportunity to republish the page. Otherwise your change will not be reflected on your public website. Only a Publisher can do this.

9. Your final choice is to move the page now, or set a future date. Make your decision then click Continue.

10. Your page now has a new name which is displayed in the Sites Console with a current timestamp.   

Additional Reading