Providing your new page with a friendly URL, or alias, is an important step in creating a user friendly website.
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and always appears in your browser’s address bar.
A friendly alias is easily read, processed and remembered by people, as opposed to computers.
By assigning your page a friendly alias, you are determining how your page’s URL will display in your browser’s address bar.
A URL ending in unfamiliar terms and numbers like http://www.jvillagenetwork.com/node/300 looks
less professional and makes sharing the URL with others more difficult.
If you do not assign your webpage with a friendly URL, one ending with /node/xxx, where xxx is a number, will be automatically generated by the CMS.
To create a friendly alias, please review the following steps.
(a1) If you are currently editing a content page, scroll to the bottom of your page to find the URL path settings tab.
(a2) If you are viewing a content page, you must first return to edit mode.
(b) Type your desired URL in the URL alias field. A friendly URL often mirrors the page title, or reflects the page content.
NOTE: Your friendly URL cannot contain spaces, periods, or other reserved characters.
Best Practice: Hyphens are preferred for separating words in URLs, like-this, followed by_underscores.
(c) Click the Save button to set your friendly alias.
(d) You can now view your friendly alias on the View/Edit page.