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Hello All,

We're on 7.0, and there is something I don't quite understand:

Say I use the Link Editor to create a page link that looks like "/alpha/beta". Will that link be updated dynamically when the page whose URL is "/alpha/beta" is changed to "/alpha/gamma"?

It seems like there are times when it does and times when it does not, and I am not sure why. Do links to different types of pages (Layout, Product, etc.) behave differently?


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Well, since no one has responded to this question, I'll just say what I've observed so far:

When you change a page's URL explicitly, links to it are not automatically updated. E.g., If you change the URL of /alpha/beta to /alpha/gamma, page links to /alpha/beta are not updated. I've found TWO EXCEPTIONS to this behavior, and they involve products.

When you change a product page's URL explicity, links to its products are automatically updated. E.g., say /alpha/beta is a product page, and /alpha/beta/hat is a product detail page. On another page, you used the Link Editor to create a page link to /alpha/beta/hat. Now, if you change the URL of the /alpha/beta page to /alpha/gamma, your page link to /alpha/beta/hat will automatically change to /alpha/gamma/hat. Also, any summary blocks that referenced the /alpha/beta page will be updated automatically to reference the /alpha/gamma page.

And when you move a product from one product page to another, thus implicitly changing the product detail page's URL, links to the product detail page are updated. E.g., say you move the 'hat' product from /alpha/beta to /alpha/gamma. This automatically updates page links and product blocks to point to the new product URL.

That's as best as I can determine, at any rate.

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