We just got updated to SharePoint 2013 platform and I have now for 2 days been fighting with what seems to be a typical Microsoft issue :(

When creating pages or wiki pages the url seems to be 100% linked to the page heading. This creates very ugly urls which is not very user friendly.

In older versions of sharepoint there were a way around this where I first gave the page a url name like 'this_is_my_new_page' and thereafter renamed the page to 'This is my new page'. In this way I kept nice urls and good headings.

However in 2013 if I change the page name the url dynamicly changes with it :( ... what a mess this will create if people update the wiki headings all links to that site is lost :(

I want to be able to set the url and page heading independently, is there a way to do this?

  • url: how_to_use_this_library
  • page heading: How To Use This Library`

Default url would be How%20To%20Use%20This%20Library.aspx which is NOT user friendly!


When creating links between Wiki pages, you can use link format [[MyNewPage|My New Page]], which will use the spaced string as the title.

I understand this is only 10% answer to your question, but better that than nothing.

  • Thanks for your reply. However this only affect the text in the links. When opening the page in the link the page heading will still be equal to the url: MyNewPage
    – stine
    Feb 2 '16 at 12:28
  • Decreased percentage to 10%.
    – Jussi Palo
    Feb 2 '16 at 13:05

You can try and use javascript to change the site page title if needed. Insert a script editor webpart to the page and use the following script:

<script> document.getElementById("DeltaPlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea").innerHTML="New Site Title"; </script>

"New Site Title" is where you insert your new page Title

Reference is found here

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