Changing a URL for the same hub page

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  1. Bungy Bill profile image62
    Bungy Billposted 7 years ago

    I have somehow mixed up the intended URL on my Hub page! How can I change this without losing the Hub?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which hub is it, Bungy Bill? I will go and see what the url looks like from your profile.

      1. Bungy Bill profile image62
        Bungy Billposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        the hub is>the-basic-training-of your-favourite-puppy<  I intended the hub to be >Travel-&-work-Overseas< !! My email

        1. Dale Hyde profile image86
          Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Since I first replied I have researched this based on the information given below by ngureco, and found out that he is correct, that there apparently is no way to change the url.  You could leave it the way it is or delete the hub and then recreate a new one.  Not sure how you got the puppy url in there as I always see it the url generated automatically from the title of the article.  Irregardless, it did happen as I can see.  Sorry I could not offer a better solution, however, this is a new forum post, and I could be wrong.  You may want to let some time go by and see if someone of more knowledge can assist you and possible suggest a way for what you are wanting to do.

          Great hub by the way!

          1. Bungy Bill profile image62
            Bungy Billposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Dale. I had intended to do the Hub on the puppy training so probably (obviously!) overlooked the URL when I started the travel hub. I guess I will start a new Hub & copy and paste the text . The photos will take a little longer!! Experience is a great teacher1 Cheers.

            1. Dale Hyde profile image86
              Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I know that is true Bungy Bill, about experience is a great teacher!  I have done hundreds of articles over the years and I lost count of how many times I have had to recreate an article... We are luck for the copy/paste tool, no doubt!  Have a great day and good luck.

  2. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    Here on Hubpages, URL can not be changed once created. The same is true of your username.

    What you can do, unfortunately you do not want to do it, is to delete that hub and start all over again with your favorite URL.

  3. 2uesday profile image79
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Hello Bill, sorry if you already know what I am explaining here. I too have read there is no way to alter a URL once it is set up.

    This is how I would make a new page from the existing one, if anyone knows a quicker way I would like to read about it too.

    If not, this may be useful for anyone who has a similar problem.

    The photos you used in your hub will have been added to the 'album' of photos that are there once you have loaded them to make a hub page. So it will not take as long to set them up as in the first hub ( loading time is faster if using the album photos.

    The 'my album' photos are accessible - when you are in edit mode - and open a new photo capsule instead of clicking upload for the photo click 'my photos ' (I think that it says something  like that). You can then scroll through the photos you have uploaded for the hubs you have made until you get to the ones you want to use in the new hub.

    It will probably be easier to just unpublish the hub you are not happy with the URL on and then you could have two windows open to work from - the old and the new hub to copy the info across or to check layout order etc.

    When you have your new hub as you want it, you can then either remove all the travel info  from the 'old hub' so that you can use the URL for your puppy hub or delete it. Some times it is worth retaining an old (aged) URL but if it is very new it will not make much difference. Hope this helps someone, I figured  out how to do this because it happened to me a couple of times. In my case I will blame multi-tasking as it sounds good.

    1. Bungy Bill profile image62
      Bungy Billposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks 2tuesday. That is pretty much what I have done. Appreciate the tip about the album though that was something I had not picked up on. Have published another hub today on Building an environmentally home. I hope I have not done the over promotional thing?


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