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Automatically update existing links when page is renamed, document or picture is moved

It would be helpful if all existing links within a web site are automatically modified when one changes the name of a page. This would avoid broken links. Thanks

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    Steve SaenzSteve Saenz shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Charles PenaCharles Pena commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had a similar request. The main/only value is in file/folder structure clean-up. When new Admin's work with the website they want to modify the file structure and naming of files/folders. If they move or rename files or folders in anyway all links to the file are broken. Allowing the links to the files on the web pages to maintain their link would save the effort of re-linking files after file/folder restructuring. This may be a lot of work but the following is what is causing this problem on our website:

        When an Admin uploads a file from a webpage, WA picks either a default folder or the last used folder to store the file. If there was someway to make the Admin pick a folder to store the file, less files would be loaded into errant folders. WA does allow the Admin to pick the folder but it doesn't make the person do that. My current instructions to the Admins: Confirm where the file is going to be stored when uploading to avoid having to move it and re-linking it later. Some way to alert them to do this would help with those to busy to pay close attention. Since storing a file in the wrong folder is still functional, the problem doesn't show-up up right away.

      • Bobbi McElroyBobbi McElroy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make the filing system more intuitive. Enable renaming folders and moving files without having to reconnect the photo/document on the website. One shouldn't have to keep a separate list to identify site albums by name vs. the current assignment of an arbitrary number. Please.

      • Connie ClemConnie Clem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! I'd like to be able to move graphics to a new subfolder without going out to WebDav. And be sure the links to them won't break.

        Ditto for document files, etc.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Alan,

        Can you take me through your scenario in more detail? I am not sure I am getting what exactly you are doing and how you want system to behave.

      • Toni TroopToni Troop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Given that this is a CMS system we would have expected that when a document is moved to a different folder or if the folder is renamed that the link would automatically be updated. This would be an incredibly helpful feature.

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Normally links to web pages use page ID which does not change when page is renamed - so old links still work. The only exception to this is if you use custom URLs - then inserted links use those and they do get broken when custom URL is renamed. Is that the situation you referred to?

      • Alan ChurchillAlan Churchill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to be able to drag and drop files (more than 1 at a time) to a new folder and have WA automatically update the links in the system.

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