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Oftentimes users want to be able to rename a page.  Here are some quick instructions about how to do so.
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Here is how to rename an OpenWetWare page:
#Click on the [[Image:Movetab.png]] tab at the top of the page you want to move.
#Click on the [[Image:Movetab.png]] tab at the top of the page you want to move.
#In the '''To new title:''' box, enter your new page name.
#In the '''To new title:''' box, enter your new page name.
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#In the '''Reason''' box, enter a quick note about the reason.  For instance, adherence to OWW naming conventions is a common reason that people want to rename pages.
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#In the '''Reason''' box, enter a quick note about the reason.  For instance, adherence to [[Help:Page_naming_conventions | OWW naming conventions]] is a common reason for renaming pages.
#Click the [[Image:Movepagebutton.png]] button.
#Click the [[Image:Movepagebutton.png]] button.
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#You'll see the message: The page has been moved.
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'''Note''' that moving a page automatically results in the old page becoming a redirect to the new page.  Thus, links to the old page will continue to function. 
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The page has been moved.
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To change links so that they point directly to the new page, do the following:
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Note that moving a page automatically results in the old page becoming a redirect to the new page.  Thus, links to the old page will continue to function. 
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To modify links such that they point directly to the new page, do the following.
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#Go to the new page.
#Go to the new page.
#Click [[Image:Whatlinkshere.png]] on the left side of the page under toolbox.   
#Click [[Image:Whatlinkshere.png]] on the left side of the page under toolbox.   
#You'll be taken to a list of pages that link to the page either directly or via a redirect.   
#You'll be taken to a list of pages that link to the page either directly or via a redirect.   
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#You can then visit each of those pages individually and edit them so that they point directly to the new page name.
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#You can then visit each of those pages individually and edit the links there so that they point directly to the new page name.

Revision as of 16:31, 14 July 2006

Here is how to rename an OpenWetWare page:

  1. Click on the Image:Movetab.png tab at the top of the page you want to move.
  2. In the To new title: box, enter your new page name.
  3. In the Reason box, enter a quick note about the reason. For instance, adherence to OWW naming conventions is a common reason for renaming pages.
  4. Click the Image:Movepagebutton.png button.
  5. You'll see the message: The page has been moved.


Note that moving a page automatically results in the old page becoming a redirect to the new page. Thus, links to the old page will continue to function.

To change links so that they point directly to the new page, do the following:

  1. Go to the new page.
  2. Click Image:Whatlinkshere.png on the left side of the page under toolbox.
  3. You'll be taken to a list of pages that link to the page either directly or via a redirect.
  4. You can then visit each of those pages individually and edit the links there so that they point directly to the new page name.
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