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Converting page types for pages (Legacy)

This topic describes how to convert page types for pages.

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Note

This legacy content applies to CMS versions 10 and 11.

Converting page types is useful for pages that were accidentally using the wrong page type, or if you want to move existing pages to a new and enhanced page type.

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Warning

You cannot undo a conversion. Content in the database may be removed permanently. Back up your database before performing the conversion. Also run a test conversion to determine whether an undesirable action might occur.

To convert existing pages from one page to another:

  1. Go to admin view > Content Type tab > Convert Pages. The Convert Pages pane appears.
  2. Select the scope, and select the page types you want to convert from and to, using the property map table. You can convert a single page or all pages (of specified page type) below a selected page in the hierarchy.
  3. Optional: Click Test Conversion and Show Log to test a conversion before running it to get information, such as how many pages that are affected by the conversion.
  4. Click Convert.

If a page type has a language-specific property, it affects the converted page in the following ways.

Convert from page type withConvert to page type withResult of conversion
A set language propertyNo set language propertySets master language property value on the converted page.
No set language propertyA set language propertySets language version property value for each converted page.

If you convert a page that is part of a mirroring channel, the conversion mirrors property changes for properties that do not have a changed name. The conversion does not change page types for pages at the destination. To convert the page type at the destination, manually perform an identical operation for the mirrored pages on the destination, or reset the channel and remove the affected pages from the destination.


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