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Community Member, 54 Posts

16 April 2007 at 9:24am

Hi there,

Just a quick question about the way SilverStripe handles custom URLs. They don't appear to allow any way of showing hierarchy. For example, the normal way to show page hierarchy on a site would be to have the URL:
Whereas SS uses:

This raises two issues for me:

1)What happens if I have a multitude of parent-pages that have the same set of sub-pages? Would I have to manually enter in a URL such as Yuck!

2)If someone comes into the site by following a link, and it is a subpage, they may be interested in the general topic the sub-page is covering, and they may want to see what else the site offers in this area. Under a "normal" URL structure they could simply remove the sub-page from the URL and they'd find the parent-page. Now I know you can employ breadcrumbs to do this as well, but breadcrumbs take up site real-estate and aren't always appropriate.

Is anyone able to offer any reasons for this design choice?


Community Member, 8 Posts

16 April 2007 at 9:45am

I was wondering the same thing....


Community Member, 501 Posts

14 September 2007 at 12:34pm

Having the same idea here...
Seems that if you make another page with the same, ss adds -2 to it..

Any ideas to have it the normal way?

instead of



Community Member, 607 Posts

11 September 2008 at 5:14pm

Subscribe - this is a pretty important feature IMO. All CMS's with a clean url feature have this functionality.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

11 September 2008 at 6:24pm has pretty much everyones views plus a patch for it which may or may not work. Work done in 2.3 will make this a bit easier so I read, but it won't provide it out of the box