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SharePoint - Set as Home Page URL RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    I noticed there is inconsistency in term of how SharePoint display its Home Page URL at browser (this is on SharePoint 2013, not sure if this is also for other SharePoint version).

    Here is the current issue.

    I have a Pages library and i set one of the aspx as Homepage (button available in the "Page" ribbon > "Make Homepage").

    Somehow or whatsoever, the URL in the browser when i navigate to my home page

    e.g. http://mysharepoint.com/

    The browser address bar automatically shows "http://mysharepoint.com/Pages/XXX.aspx"

    While on another SharePoint farm that i have, when i navigate to its homepage (http://anothersharepoint.com), the browser show "http://anothersharepoint.com/" WITHOUT the "pages/xxx.aspx"

    Did i not set the homepage correctly? Does anyone know pls? Assuming i would like to hide the "Pages/xxxx.aspx" from browser.


    Cheng

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:42 AM

Answers

  • I think the difference between the two sites is that one is using regular navigation and the second is using managed metadata navigation.

    Regular navigation - you get the whole ugly SharePoint path (/pages/xxx.aspx)

    Managed Navigation - SharePoint creates "friendly" URLs based on your navigation term set, and for the home page, it would show http://yourspsite.com without anything after.

    As far as I can tell this has nothing to do with setting home page, it probably happens to all pages within the site.
    • Edited by matthew.lui Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rebecca Tu Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:33 AM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:55 PM

All replies

  • Believe you are trying to access two different web applications. You can set the welcome page at site level. So the welcome page you already set will be scoped at only that particular site. You have to set the welcome page again for other sites.

    Cheers,

    • Marked as answer by Rebecca Tu Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:33 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by AhCheng Sunday, February 8, 2015 8:48 AM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:43 AM
  • I think the difference between the two sites is that one is using regular navigation and the second is using managed metadata navigation.

    Regular navigation - you get the whole ugly SharePoint path (/pages/xxx.aspx)

    Managed Navigation - SharePoint creates "friendly" URLs based on your navigation term set, and for the home page, it would show http://yourspsite.com without anything after.

    As far as I can tell this has nothing to do with setting home page, it probably happens to all pages within the site.
    • Edited by matthew.lui Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Rebecca Tu Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:33 AM
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:55 PM
  • Hi Matthew,

    You are right! change to Managed Navigation type will make the "/pages/xxx" disappear!

    Thanks


    Cheng

    Sunday, February 8, 2015 8:51 AM