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Last Updated: 6/10/14

Managing Page Addresses

With Elexio Website, the address (URL) of a page comes from its name. For example, if you have a page named "About Us" in the first level (root) of your Pages area, the address of the page will be www.example.com/about-us.

Modifying the page name displayed in a URL

  1. In your Elexio Website Pages area, select the page whose URL you'd like to modify, then select the black text in the URL box.
  2. You may then type the name you'd like to appear in the URL. It will be automatically saved when you click out of the URL box.
    • NOTE: Customizing a URL this way will only allow you to modify a single page name found in a URL. If you want to create a short URL for a page found several sections deep in your website, see below.

Creating a short or simple page address

Follow the instructions below to create a short page address for a page several sections deep in your website. For example, your current Youth Group page address is www.example.com/about-us/our-ministries/youth-group and you want   www.example.com/youth to bring up this page.

  1. Add a page in the first level of your Pages area and give it a name of your choice (ex: youth).
  2. In the Properties tab, check Redirect Page and click Browse to select where it should link to.
  3. Hit Finish and you're done! If you've named your page "Youth," www.example.com/youth will now link to the page (or file) you've selected.

Note: If you plan on adding many simple page addresses, it may be useful to give these pages a standard naming convention. This will help you easily differentiate between pages that display on your menu vs. those that are simply redirecting elsewhere. To do this, see below:

  1. Select a page that's redirecting elsewhere, and copy your existing page name to the URL textbox. (This ensures the naming convention you will add doesn't affect the actual page address).
  2. Add a preface to the page name field, for example, "REDIRECT." The end result is that all pages used for short web addresses have names beginning with "Redirect" for example, "Redirect: Youth." This way, in your Pages area you can quickly identify pages that are just redirects. There is also an icon that appears in the lower left corner of a page that indicates that it is redirecting.

Short URL Example

Let's say that on the site www.example.com we have a youth page in the ministries section of the site. The URL for the page is www.example.com/ministries/youth.

We want to allow users to go to www.example.com/youth to get to that page, so here's what we do:

  1. In the top level of the Pages area, create a page called with the name "Redirect: Youth".
  2. Select the page URL and enter "youth" in the URL textbox.
  3. Then check the "Redirect Page" box and browse to the ministries/youth page.

Save the Pages area changes and you're done.

Now when someone goes to www.example.com/youth
they will be redirected to www.example.com/ministries/youth.

And when you look at your Pages area, you can easily see what's happening because the redirect page is named "Redirect: Youth".

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