Sorting Pages

As you create new pages, or are reviewing your pre-existing pages, sorting pages can be a useful tool.  Sorting allows you to change the order of a set of pages; not to be confused with Moving Pages, which allows you to move a single page to a new place in your website. Note: In most cases, the Sort Order of the pages in Umbraco is how they will be ultimately be reflected in your websites sub navigation.

Choosing a Sort Order #

  • Name - Alphabetically lists the pages by name. Default order is Ascending.
  • Creation Date - Lists the pages by their date of creation. Default order is Ascending.
  • Sort Order - Lists the pages by the sort order, numerically. The sort order is the order the pages were in before you began the sorting process. (Example: you have dragged and dropped a few pages, but decide it's not the order you would like. Click the "Sort Order" label to reset the pages back to their original order.)
  • Custom - Drag and drop pages to your preferred order. (Example: sort pages by your website's individual needs, such as ranking of importance.)

Sorting Pages #

  1. Right click on the page you want to sort pages under (also known as a "parent" page, one level above the pages you want to sort). Note: If you are unable to right click, you can also open the "parent" page and click the "Actions" drop down from the top right corner.
  2. Click  Sort.
  3. To the right of the page listing, a duplicate listing will appear. Drag and drop pages (Custom), or click the labels (Name, Creation Date, Sort Order) to sort them.
  4. Click Save. Note: To see your changes reflect in the page listing, you may need to refresh.