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Convert page types for pages (Legacy)

Describes how to convert page types for pages.



This legacy content applies to Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) versions 10 and 11.

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



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 panel displays.
  2. Select the scope and the page types you want to convert from and to using the property map table. In the hierarchy, you can convert a single page or pages (of specified page type) below a selected page.
  3. Optional: Click Test Conversion and Show Log to test a conversion before running it to get information, such as how many pages are affected by the conversion.
  4. Click Convert.

A page type with a language-specific property affects the converted page in the following ways.

  • Converting from a page type with a set language property to a page type with no set language property sets the default language property value on the converted page.
  • Converting from a page type with no set language property to one with a set language property sets each converted page's language version property value.

If you convert a page 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.