Changing Title After Hub is Published

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  1. Sage Williams profile image59
    Sage Williamsposted 8 years ago

    Hello Fellow Hubbers,

    My question is not how do I change the title after a hub has been published.

    My question is how will this effect links that I have already sent out. Will the links automatically be updated when I change the title or will they no longer work?

    Can anyone help me out on this one?  I have been searching and searching.  Can't seem to find the answer anywhere.

    I am having second thoughts after I published my last hub.

    Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Sage

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    Sage:

    Even if you change the title of your hub, the URL will remain the same, so all the links you have already posted/emailed will still work.

    1. Sage Williams profile image59
      Sage Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for such a fast reply.  I will be sure to check out your hubs.

      Sage

  3. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    I've changed a title of a still unpublished hub - can I change the URL as well?

    1. Greg Cremia profile image60
      Greg Cremiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am still new and learning but the only way I know how is to start a new hub and copy everything over and then delete the original.

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The only thing you can do with the URL is put a tracker in place.

      This won't actually change the URL for the Hub, because the URL's are locked into what has already been named.

  4. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    No way! It's not published but I've really done a ton of work on it already. If it's not yet published, I'd think that the URL would not be set in stone.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You would have to start a new hub with a different URL, copy all of your work over to the new one, and delete the other unpublished hub.

      The URL is "set in stone" the moment you hit "Continue" at the bottom of the Create a Hub page. It's best to think about the URL and what it should be before starting. It is no problem for the URL to be shorter and more generic than the title.

  5. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    Cagskill and Jeffrey, thank you so much for explaining that. Been here for a year and still don't know the half of it.

    1. shazwellyn profile image67
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You might need to delete and start again with a new URL if you aren't happy with the first.  Hope this helps x

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I've changed many titles after re-thinking.
    As others have said, URLs are forever. If they weren't-- any backlinks you already have would be lost.
    There's no problem with the two not matching up.

    1. nick071438 profile image52
      nick071438posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      AFTER reading Maddie Ruud's answer to your query- all I can say from experience as a fellow hubpages hubber- is that said response is gospel truth.  Hubbers- new and old alike- must be guided by it.

 
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