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Using Path Aliases to Create Custom URLs

When you create any content on your UDrupal site, by default its URL will look similar to the following:


This format will work for most sites, but a site administrator can customize it to organize the site's URLs.The name of your UDrupal server and your site are static, but you can change any other part of the URL. Custom URLs are called URL aliases.

Customizing a URL alias for new content

When you create any new content, you can modify the URL alias for that specific piece of content under the URL path settings section. To alter the default URL alias for an entry, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the content page.
  2. Click the title of the URL path settings section to expand it.
  3. Remove the check mark in the checkbox in front of Automatic alias.
  4. In the text box, type the path you have chosen.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

If you plan on changing all the default URL paths for your content, you may want to disable automated aliases. Disabling automated aliases will keep your custom aliases from being overwritten when editing an existing page. To disable automated aliases, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your site as an administrator or another account that has permission to make these changes.
  2. Navigate to the Modules page [Administer > Site building > Modules].
  3. Click the title of the Other section to expand it.
  4. Remove the check mark in the checkbox in front of Pathauto.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the page.


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