Whether you are re-organizing or completely restructuring your site, eventually you will be moving pages, guides or even whole categories in MindTouch. Once you have made the decision to move a page, you likely wonder what will happen to your page URL and all the links you created in your pages to increase your Google search presence. But not to worry, MindTouch has you covered. MindTouch allows you to move your content intuitively and quickly and what is even better, MindTouch automatically redirects the page URL and all your links. Whether you move a page up or down, or across hierarchies, MindTouch will keep the integrity of your links intact. So, all you have to worry about is where the pages should live so that your users are helped most effectively.
IMPORTANT! If you choose to move a page, be aware that MindTouch will also move all subpages belonging to that page.
Select a new location
- Select Move page from the Page Options drop-down menu on the MindTouch toolbar.
- Select the new location by either:
- entering the path into the Page path field.
- navigating to the location in the Navigate window.
Tip: Click the Back arrow to access the level above the current location and click Home to access the top of the hierarchy.
3. Rename the page if desired in the Title field.
4. Once you have selected the new location for the page, click Move page.
How permissions are handled
When a page or section is moved to a new location, the moved content retains the permissions of the original parent page. For instance, if you have the following structure:
and you move "/Parent_1/Page_1" under "/Parent_2", the new "/Parent_2/Page_1" page retains the original permissions of "/Parent_1":
- /Parent_2/Page_1 (page retains the permissions of "/Parent_1")
Automatic redirect management
MindTouch automatically manages redirects when you move a page to ensure that anyone who has access to a page's old URL will automatically be redirected to the new location.
When moving a page that contains more than 10 sub-pages, we strongly recommend allowing the system approximately 5-10 minutes to fully process the move before modifying the recently moved page or any of its sub-pages. While the user interface may report that the single page has been fully moved, please note that the system may still be processing related sub-pages. Allowing the system this additional processing time helps ensure that automatic redirect management is successful while retaining the integrity of your links. In addition, it can take over an hour for the search index to update and reflect the change in path.