WiscWeb CMS - Disconnecting Child Pages and Content Blocks

This document explains how to disconnect child pages from their parent page, and how to remove content blocks from a page.

Disconnecting a child page

  1. Go to a page that has a child page that you want to remove and notice the subpages listed in the black "Page Info" menu at the top.

    example of subpages

  2. To remove one of these pages, click the "Open Page" red dot.

    Open Page button

  3. Opening up the "Page Info" menu again, click the red dot next to the Sub Pages to edit the List.

    Subpages red editing dot

    A new window appears.

  4. Click to Remove Items from List.

    Remove Items button

  5. The following window lists the children pages that exist. Check the pages that you would like to remove as children of the current webpage, and click OK.

    check pages to be removed

After clicking OK, the checked pages will no longer be children of the webpage, though they can still be found within the CMS in SmartTree by going to:

Administer Project Structure > Edit Special Pages > Unlinked Pages

If you wanted to search for and reconnect these pages to the webpage, you could do so using the method of adding a subpage described in Creating and Connecting a Subpage in SmartEdit, though instead of the "Create and Connect Page" action you would instead choose to "Connect Existing Page." However, also see the Potential Problems Restoring Entire Pages in the CMS.

Note: If other pages on the website had the child page connected to them, the child page will remain connected to those pages. The document will thus not become an "orphan" page and will not show up under Unlinked Pages.

Disconnecting a content block

In the above example, child pages were disconnected from a parent page. If you instead need to remove a content block from a page, the process is similar, except instead of modifying the list of Subpages in the "Page Info" menu, you will do the following:

  1. Click the "Open Page" red dot.

    Open Page button

  2. Click the red dot in one of the body section's columns to "add/remove/sort" the blocks within that column.

    Add/Sort/Remove Center Blocks red editing dot

  3. Click to Remove Items from List.

    Remove Items button

  4. The following window lists the children pages that exist. Check the pages that you would like to remove as content blocks on the current page, and click OK.

    Check pages to be removed




Keywords:reddot red dot wiscwebcms wisc web wiscweb cms content management system opentext open text disconnect disconnecting child page pages content block blocks   Doc ID:13153
Owner:Ryan H.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2010-01-20 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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