Most pages on your LeadSite can be edited from the dashboard, but sometimes it's just easier to start from scratch, especially if you want to, for example, replace a custom page with a Squeeze page, or create a custom team page instead of using the one created by the Team App.
This comes with a caveat: two pages cannot occupy the same slug link. If you try to create a page with a slug that already exists in your LeadSite, one of two things will happen: either the new page won't show up at all, or the page editor will automatically add a numeral to the slug of the new page to prevent an overlap. If you use a new slug, you may end up with broken or incorrect links throughout your site
But there is a way around this, and we will show you how in this article.
Let's start with two pages. We want to replace this custom page:
…with this similar page made in Squeeze:
The first thing we want to do is unpublish the original page from its current URL slug.
Open the page in its respective app, in this case, the Pages editor. In most cases, you have three options:
- Switch the page status to Draft
- Move the page to the Trash
(NOTE: Squeeze pages cannot be recovered from the Trash — if you choose to delete a Squeeze page but you don't want to lose it, Clone the page first)
- Change the permalink/slug
Once the original page has been unpublished from the slug we want to use, it's time to move the new page into its place. In this case, using the Squeeze app:
Create the new page, or if the page has already been created, click the Edit button on the page you want. Follow through on the editing procedure until you reach the What should we call this Squeeze? section.
Hover over the URL and click the Edit button that will appear (if this is a new page, you will need to name and save the page first):
Change the URL slug to the exact same slug you want to replace from the old page, then click Save.