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URLs in subpages

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Community Member, 501 Posts

14 September 2007 at 10:40pm

Seems that when you're in a subpage, SS makes the url as

instead of

Will this be changed in the next version or maybe someone has a nice solution to this
instead of starting to change the url rewriting rules myself..

Thanks.. sorry for all the questions here :-)


53 Posts

15 September 2007 at 6:35am


not sure if there is a particular reason why you have to have page/subpage as you cannot specify the / character for your page url. What you could do is use the hyphen so you could have and if you wanted and this fullfilled your needs.

You specify this in the meta-data tab in the cms.




Community Member, 501 Posts

15 September 2007 at 7:25am

No, not any particular reason, it just seems the most logical to me, and the most common and easy to...

I suppose I could do your suggestion, but this would become cumbersome when you're getting in deep levels.


53 Posts

15 September 2007 at 8:57am

just curious and not that I'm an expert but why is - different than / except that / is the norm and associated with directory structures?

Does it make any difference to users of a site if its all controlled from site and menu links.

I'd be interested from an understanding point of view what it is you are trying to achieve.



Community Member, 501 Posts

15 September 2007 at 9:39am

Edited: 15/09/2007 9:40am

Good question.

I believe you have answered the question yourself. I think it's because / is the norm and associated with directories.

I find myself - now I'm speaking personal - surfing through a site by just cutting and pasting parts of an url and treating it like a directory.

Probably it's just because I'm used to this kind of structure. A lot of sites use it like this.

I find it to be easier too: suppose a website with photos per country and state.

This would make sense to me. A lot of uses would then go back to the index of usa by cutting off the /quebec/photo part, at least I would. Maybe because we treat it as some kind of directory too.


53 Posts

16 September 2007 at 12:30am

I've noticed this discussion in the development forum maybe worth a read.



Community Member, 4 Posts

4 September 2008 at 7:40pm

Edited: 04/09/2008 7:50pm

I've just started using Silverstripe and I am currently still evaluating it to see if it fit my needs. I really like this CMS and hope I will be able to use it for my project which is quite large.

One function I need is to be able to create URL's like
This is very important for me, as if it is not possible, I'm afraid I have to find another CMS.

I found some good news at about the new improved URL handler.

I installed the trunk silverstripe.2.0.DailyBuild.2008-09-04.tar.gz but can't figure out how to implement the new URL handler.

Is the new URL handler included in this DailyBuild? and if so how do I activate it?


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

4 September 2008 at 10:04pm

This feature isn't in the daily builds. That blog post only meant there is a new URL handler that will make implementing sub-level URLs for pages easier. This means that what you're after isn't quite possible at this point in time.

May I ask what your reason is for having this feature?

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