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Full custom URL and slugs: how to?

Alessandro Avenali

Mar 12, 2017 08:38PM EDT

Hi.
I'm trying to figure out how to migrate an old website I have into your CMS. At the moment, the huge drawback seems to be the only partial control over slugs.
Exactly, why do I have to write "pages/", "albums/", "essays/" and so on, before my content, and cannot leave that empty and write the content slug directly?
Thank you.

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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

Mar 13, 2017 09:07AM EDT

Please see here:

http://help.koken.me/customer/en/portal/articles/1140398-edit-site-links-and-labels

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Alessandro Avenali

Mar 13, 2017 10:53AM EDT
Sorry, this is of no help.

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Edit site links and labels
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2014 04:02PM EST
Content created in Koken is viewed on your site using links provided by Koken. Though Koken generates these links automatically, their structure and labels may be edited to your liking. We'll explain how here.
Editing slugs
A "slug" is a unique identifier at the end of a URL. It is used when linking to single content pages (an album, image, video, essay, etc). Slugs most often use the title of an item, or fallback to filenames if available.
To edit slugs for Library content, first select the item you'd like to edit. You may select a single image/video in the middle column or a single album/set in the left column by clicking on one. Scroll the right "Inspector" column to the bottom until you see the Site section. Inside will be a Link row containing the site URL used to view the item.

Click edit underneath the textarea and a panel will open from the right. Change the slug by clicking in the field and typing at least one character. Numbers and hyphens may also be included. Spaces and capital letters are not allowed and will be automatically converted to hyphens and lowercase characters respectively.

The process is the same when editing essays and pages. Click on Text in Koken's main navigation, then click on any essay or page. Scroll the right "Inspector" column to the bottom until you see the Site. Inside will be a Link field with an edit link identical to the one the Library provides.
What happens to the old slug?
Koken stores a limited number of previously assigned slugs in its database in case an older version of a link was shared or used somewhere outside of your Koken site (links within your Koken site automatically reflect your edits). If an item link is loaded using an older slug, Koken loads the appropriate page, but adds an invisible canonical link to the page's markup to let search engines know a newer, preferred version of the link should be indexed.
Formatting links
Slugs are prefixed with paths that reflect an item's place within a site's hierarchy. These paths use labels like /albums/, /essays/, etc. "

I simply don't want those prefixes in my slugs.
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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

Mar 13, 2017 11:10AM EDT

Hello. True, you can edit the labels in the hierarchy but not eliminate them.

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Alessandro Avenali

Mar 13, 2017 11:35AM EDT
Sorry, wrong quote from mobile... I wanted to quote only the last few rows.

Why are we forced to keep those prefixes? Can something be done about them? I strongly encourage the development team to give full control over slugs. This can be a huge drawback to migrate an existing website to Koken. I have links pointing to my articles and pages from all over the world. This is not viable. :(
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Team NetObjects Koken Agent

Mar 13, 2017 11:36AM EDT

Hi. You’ll need to add redirects to forward existing content to the new site structure. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en

Thank you for the suggestion. Please post it to our feedback site as a feature request. There the Koken community helps us prioritize our development efforts by ranking requests based on popularity.

http://feedback.koken.me

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