Moving/renaming assets

Applicable to: all assets | Skill level: advanced

Goal: Move an asset within your site, and/or change its system name.

Moving assets from one folder to another and/or changing their system names (particularly pages, folders and files) should be done with the utmost caution and only when necessary. These actions can affect the structure of your live website and, if done improperly, can lead to broken links, confusing navigation and inaccurate content.

Moving or renaming an asset within Cascade does not automatically cause a corresponding change on the web server(s) to which it has been published. Assets that are moved or renamed must also be un-published from the remote server(s), and then re-published at their new name/location, to avoid 1) orphaning them and 2) having different versions of the same asset in multiple locations on the web.

Moving or renaming assets can create broken links on any asset linking to the one you're moving/renaming. Please be sure to revise any additional pages/assets to reflect this.

PLEASE NOTE: Most UCOP content editors do not have permission to publish or unpublish to or from the live website. If you do not have access to the production server, you should not move or rename files [file icon], pages [page icon] or folders [folder icon], for the reasons described above. Please contact the help team at cascadehelp@ucop.edu and ask them to perform these actions for you.

All UCOP content editors can freely move or rename blocks [block iconand references [reference icon]. Since these assets do not have their own URLs, they do not affect site structure.

Moving a file and changing its system name can be done using the same action within Cascade, called Move/Rename. Using this command, you can move an asset to a new folder, change its system name, or do both at the same time.

Steps to change the system name of an asset

  1. Navigate within Cascade to the asset you want to rename, and select the Move/Rename tab.

  2. Provide a new System Name. Be sure to follow proper naming conventions, and to provide a file extension.

    Note: To change an asset's Display Name or Title, you'll need to go into the "Edit" tab and make changes there.

    give asset a new system name

  3. Cascade gives you a warning in red text about un-publishing the asset from its former location on the web server(s). Select the checkbox next to Unpublish Content.

  4. Submit.

  5. The asset will need to be re-published at its new name/URL.

Steps to move a file to a different folder

  1. Navigate within Cascade to the asset you want to move, and select the Move/Rename tab.

  2. Under Parent Folder, browse to the new folder in which you want this asset to live.

    move an asset to a new folder

  3. Cascade gives you a warning in red text about un-publishing the asset from its former location on the web server(s). Select the checkbox next to Unpublish Content.

  4. Submit.

  5. The asset will need to be re-published at its new location/URL.