Moving/renaming assets

Applicable to: all assets | Skill level: advanced

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

PLEASE NOTE: You should not move or rename files [file icon], pages [page icon] or folders [folder icon].
Please contact the help team at cascadehelp@ucop.edu to perform these actions for you.

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.

You most likely do not have the ability to un-publish from the production server. So, moving or renaming an asset, even though you un-publish from dev, will leave it on the production server with no way to then un-publish it, leading to multiple, possibly erroneous versions of the asset being online. Though you might not see the asset on your website, it will still be findable by a search engine or anyone who has bookmarked the old URL

Assets you can move or rename

  • blocks [block icon]
     
    (but check Relationships to make sure the block isn't being used on other pages)
  • references [reference icon]

Assets you CANNOT move or rename

  •  pages [page icon
  •  files [file icon]
  • folders [folder icon]

If you need to move or rename a page, file or folder, contact cascadehelp@ucop.edu to request that it be deleted.

If you need to move or rename, a block or reference:

Steps to change the system name of an asset

  1. Navigate within Cascade to the block or reference 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. Submit.

  4. Check the Relationships tab to determine which assets link to this block and should be re-published.

Steps to move a file to a different folder

  1. Navigate within Cascade to the block or reference 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. Submit.

  4. Check the Relationships tab to determine which assets link to this block and should be re-published.