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Why the friendly URL for an enterprise wiki page will not get changed when I update the wiki page Name & Title RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am facing this problem inside my enterprise wiki site collection inside sharepoint enterprise server 2013:-

    1. i have set this Navigation settings (which is the defualt):-

    2. then i created a new page give it the following name "CompanyPolicy"

    3. save it . where i get the following page URL (friendly URL) http://servername/kb/test/companypolicy

    4.now i edit the page properties >> update the wiki Page name & title as follow:-

    5. but the problem is that the friendly url of the wiki page is still http://servername/kb/companypolicy , instead of being http://servername/kb/company policy update... now the physical page url (non-friendly url) have been updated correctly from http://servername/kb/test/companypolicy.aspx to http://servername/kb/test/company policy updated.aspx..

    so can anyone advice if there is a way to update the wiki page friendly url to reflect the new wiki page name ??

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:55 PM

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  • Hi John,

    As I understand, Friendly Url is configured in Term Store term.  And it is designed for building a friend name with the url which won't be just a same value with Page Title or Page name.

    If you want to sync the Page Title/Name with the friendly url, I would suggest you can create a event receiver for the page library to build the friendly url dynamically when the Properties changed.

    More information:

    Programmatically building Metadata Navigation with Friendly URLs

    Thanks

    Best Regards


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    Friday, February 24, 2017 9:02 AM
  • Hi John,

    As I understand, Friendly Url is configured in Term Store term.  And it is designed for building a friend name with the url which won't be just a same value with Page Title or Page name.

    If you want to sync the Page Title/Name with the friendly url, I would suggest you can create a event receiver for the page library to build the friendly url dynamically when the Properties changed.

    More information:

    Programmatically building Metadata Navigation with Friendly URLs

    Thanks

    Best Regards


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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com


    i am not sure why this is not being handled automatically by sharepoint.. can not understand why changing a page name will lead to a new physical url , while it will not affect the page friendly url.what if the users enter a spelling mistake inside the page name,, then they have to live with this spelling mistake forever inside the physical url. now the link you mentioned is showing how i can modify the wiki page friendly url,, but i am not sure what are the drawbacks of doing so.. as from my previous experience with similar issues in sharepoint,, when i try to do something against the defualt behavioure of sharepoint (such as changing the static wiki page friendly url) i might face issues in the future and then after investigating these issues i will realize that sharepoint would expect the friendly url to be static,, and if i raise an issue inside this forum , i will start receiving comments from well reputed users  that  the problem i am facing maybe related to the face that i am changing the static friendly url and that i should not do this,, and that i need to test his , and and and ......
    Friday, February 24, 2017 11:01 AM
  • Hi john,

    The friendly url is separate with the actual url, it is designed to generate a simple url rather than the longer actual url.

    So it is not designed to sync the page title or name, for example if the page title or name is very complex, then the friendly url is still a fixed value to make users easier to remember and input.

    Thanks 

    Best Regards


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    Monday, February 27, 2017 6:54 AM