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To rename one of your pages: From the left side of the Editor, click the Pages icon > click the Settings wheel next to the relevant page > in the Settings and SEO window, under Page Name, enter the name of your page > click Done.

 

For more information about Pages, click here.

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  • sassysscoffs

    Replied by sassysscoffs 16 minutes ago

    I too have changed the page name to http://www.sassysscoffs.co.uk/wholesale and it reads - http://www.sassysscoffs.co.uk/#!wholesale/c2269 - This really is unaccpetable especially when there's the option to choose the page name! Why offer this option? It looks extremely unprofessional and had I known this I would not have changed to WIX.

  • rok780

    Replied by rok780 July 14, 2014

    Hi,

    How can I increase the character length of a Page Name?

    I want to create submenus that include a small description...

    please see http://www.silverdalespecialists.co.nz/

    Under "our team" on the front page, I need to add a description next to each name .i.e...
    Stephen Benson - General, Breast and Vein Surgeon

    Thanks
    Dan

     

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 14, 2014

      Hi,

      You can do that if you like in the page title. Please note, that if the text is too long it will be cut of in the browser tab.

      Best, Ritti
    • rok780

      Replied by rok780 July 14, 2014

      Hi,I don't mind the browser tab - it's the menu name I want...

      under "our team" should read "Stephen Benson - General, Breast and Vein Surgeon"


    • Rapido Wix Team

      Replied by Rapido July 14, 2014

      I am afraid that length cannot be changed at the moment. 

  • kevincpf

    Replied by kevincpf June 13, 2014

    Hi, 

    I am just getting started and I used the "Single post" page to fill some content in.  Can I change the name of this page.  It does not give me the option to when I go through the page settings.

    • Ira Bel Wix Team

      Replied by Ira Bel June 14, 2014

      Hello,

       

      The single post page is an automatic page that contains your blog posts.

      Please do not edit this page. Use your blog settings instead - use these instructions.

  • hepvic

    Replied by hepvic May 21, 2014

    Here is an example of a page from our website:

    http://www.hepheroes.com/#!drfeelgood/c2d4

    Unfortunately the letters at the end of the address (which I assume are automatically generated) are Cow1, which on the profile of a woman, are unacceptable. How can these be changed or deleted?

  • urbananimal Premium VIP

    Replied by urbananimal May 14, 2014

    Hi, just wondering what the point of having the 'page address' option on the page settings is if the address is still going to be something completely different. Like other commenters, we frequently direct clients and subscribers to our site and it looks VERY unprofessional to give them this link: 

    http://www.urbananimal.com/#!summit/c12w3  

    instead of this link:

    www.urbananimal.com/summit

     

    Is this something Wix is working on? I wish I'd known this was going to be an issue before we switched our servers over to Wix. 

    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony May 14, 2014

      Hey,

      Thanks for contacting Wix Support.

      The hashbang symbols (#!) in the URL are part of the deep linking mechanism and cannot be removed or altered.

      This symbol is used for sites that utilize AJAX and is for better visibility within google.
      You can read more here .
      You can find more information about deep linking here .

      Please note that if you feel that the URL is too long, you can use the Google URL shortener. Simply add your long URL- including the page #! and the page name, click "Shorten URL" and you will see on the right side the Google URL you can also use. It will look like this: http://goo.gl/ShONge . 

      In case of further questions, please contact us again.

       

       

      Rony WixTeam
  • wufooleads Premium VIP

    Replied by wufooleads April 10, 2014

    Is it that hard to answer the question why doesn't Wix website pages have the "hashbang" and "page ID"? Why do our page addresses have to look spammy and unprofessional, the "hashbang" and "page ID" do just that. Put them in your own page names and see how you feel.

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia April 10, 2014

      Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment.

      We document and learn from every feature request and bug brought to our attention. These objectives are immediately high priority milestones in Wix's product road map.
       

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.


      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      Elia - Wix Support
  • mandarinmuses

    Replied by mandarinmuses April 7, 2014

    As many of the people have mentioned, I need a simpler way to name my pages without all the hashtags. This seems very simple. I have been using wix for some time now and just switched to the new "improved" editor. However, it is not at all improved when you can't make such as simple and critical change in a page's name. How is this possible? How do you expect to keep serious clients with such an obtuse page naming system? When will it be simplified like every other service? I like Wix, but not being able to make life easy for my customers is a huge problem. Businesses live and die based on the simplicity of their page name and you have effectively made that impossible. When can we expect a fix for this most ridiculous bug?

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios April 8, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Please note that the hashtages you see in your URL are not a bug.

      Your Wix HTML5 website is built using HTML5 and AJAX technology. This has many benefits, such as animations on your page transitions, the ability to have your background, header and footer stay static while only the content changes, the ability to use all of the new HTML features as they are released, dynamic page sizing, optimization for mobile devices, etc.
       

      To support using this technology, the URL's of your website need to be built in the following manner:
       


      1. This is your domain name
       
      2. #! - This is called a 'hashbang'. The # signifies a 'hash fragment' and is the convention being used today to link to content when using AJAX technology (similar to anchors in HTML). The ! specifies the escaped fragment, which is what allows search engines to understand where the content in your site is actually located – this is because the content you're seeing on your site is being rendered via AJAX technology which means that your page isn't 'reloading' – i.e., when you switch pages, your header, background and footer all stay in place. The content actually does exist on the server- but at another address. In order for the search engines to find this address, the ! is used as the 'escaped fragment', which tells the search engines where to find your content (as they cannot really crawl javascript properly).
       
      You can learn more about AJAX technology  here.
       
      3. This is the name of the page you're on. After this, the symbol / is what we use as part of the mechanism described in point #2. This is where we specify the actual address of the page on the server
       
      4. This is the Page ID which is the actual address of the page on the server, and cannot currently be changed. This is necessary because it tells the browser (and search engines) where to fetch the content from.

      Important Note: In order to share links to your site you must use the full link above (1-4) including the Page ID. Removing the Page ID will yield an invalid link.

       

      For more information, visit our Learning Center page here.

       

      Tip: Please note that if you feel that the URL is too long, you can use the Google URL shortener. Simply add your long URL- including the page #! and the page name, click "Shorten URL" and you will see on the right side the Google URL you can also use. It will look like this: http://goo.gl/ShONge . 

       

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • mandarinmuses

      Replied by mandarinmuses April 22, 2014

      You seem unwilling to address the real issue. www.product.com/camera is simple and crucial to any web business.  http://goo.gl/ShONge or an ajax tag is to difficult for customers to process if they have to or want to type in a web address. Can you not acknowledge that this aspect is very important, yet unavailable on the new wix?

    • Noa Wix Team

      Replied by Noa April 22, 2014

      Hi,

       

      We understand your frustration and we are aware of the necessity of having a simple domain for Wix users and their website viewers.

       

      Please note that the technical background of creating this is not that simple as it may look.

       

      We document and learn from every feature request and bug brought to our attention. These objectives are immediately high priority milestones in Wix's product road map.
       


      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

       

      Thanks for your understanding,

      Noa - Wix Team
  • hkholman

    Replied by hkholman April 3, 2014

    Page URLs are still an issue (hasbangs and extraneous characters). I know about deep linking and AJAX, so please do not copy & paste that default answer.

    My question is: why does Wix.com does not have hashbangs in the page URLs?

    It seems a solution has been found. Why is it not being implemented?

    Please answer in a timely fashion or my service will definitely be lost. The nonprofit sector does not have extra $ to throw on websites we can't effectively market (with ugly URLs). We need clean/concise URLs to point constituents, donors, and audiences to.

    Thank you.

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima April 3, 2014

      Hi,

      We can understand why this is a problem, but unfortunately the format of the URL's will not change in the immediate future. We're sorry that this is a deal breaker for you and hope you'll stay with us. 

      Dima -Wix support team-
    • hkholman

      Replied by hkholman April 3, 2014

      Please answer my question: why does Wix.com does not have hashbangs in the page URLs?

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima April 3, 2014

      Hi again,

      Wix.com  was built using standard site building technology, whereas Wix sites are built using the Wix editor. The two are uncomparable in that respect. 

      Dima -Wix support team-
  • pattycleasby

    Replied by pattycleasby March 23, 2014

    It's not working for me.  All it allows me to do is change the color of the background.

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso March 23, 2014

      Hi,

      Please make sure you are renaming the page from the right settings.

      Please follow the instructions on the screen shot:

      Dina-Wix Team.

       

       

  • dkl1313

    Replied by dkl1313 March 3, 2014

    We currently have our website with GoDaddy, but will transfer it to Wix in the near future.  As part of the move, we're revamping the entire site using the great Wix capabilities.  We use Google Analytics and have relied on it for our web stats.  The problem is:  our old site used a page naming convention like "industrial_manufacturing."  Note the use of the underscore.  When I tried to use this convention with Wix, an error message was presented saying that "_" is an illegal character.  If we change our naming convention, we'll lose continuity of our Google Analytics data.  Is there a workaround that will permit us to use our old page naming convention?

    Thanks

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team March 4, 2014

      unfortunately there isn't a way to change this basic restriction on our end 

      Alon - Wix Team

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