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TitleReplace special characters in page urls with a dash
URL Namereplace-special-characters-in-page-urls-with-a-dash
Article Number000179678
EnvironmentProduct: Sitefinity
Version: 11.x, 12.x, 13.x
OS: All supported OS versions
Database: All supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Question/Problem Description

How to configure Sitefinity to exclude some special characters (e.g. apostrophe (')) from the page URL and to replace them with a dash when generating the URL from the page title.

Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
This approach is applicable only when using the classic UI.
Error Message
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Enhancement Number
The url is mirrored from the page title and goes through a regular expression which matches any special characters or forbidden symbols and replaces them with "-" in the url.
In order to configure how page urls are generated from the page Title when creating the page through the Sitefinity backend UI perform the below steps:

1. Log in to the Sitefinity backend
2. Navigate to Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> ContentView -> Controls -> FrontendPages -> Views -> FrontendPagesCreate -> Sections -> MainSection -> Fields -> urlName
3. Update the regular expression in the RegularExpressionFilter field to match these characters


As an example, using the following RegEx will replace the apostrophe (') with the dash (-) from the page URL when generating the URL from the page title.

4. Save the changes
A regex tool can be used to test the regular expression such as
Last Modified Date10/15/2021 12:36 PM
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