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2/20/2017 3:49 AM

I guess I must be the only one that get's annoyed at this, but why is it when you're setting up a pages Link URL to a 'child' page (under that same parent), the parent page you're setting the link from and all its child pages aren't available from the subsequent page selection list? 


In almost every site I make these days, I have a list of parent pages in the navigation panel, where one or more of the top level pages are in fact just links to sub-level, child pages under the parent, but setting these up has always been difficult. Does anyone else experience this? 



My work around is to setup the child page content in the parent page, then setup the child page with the 'link to' url, but this is a clumsy way of completing what I would have thought would be a regular requirement?


Does anyone have any other work arounds?


Thanks in advance.

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2/20/2017 4:38 PM
If the parent page is "disabled" I think that they behavior you described is "working as designed." If you temporarily remove the "disabled" property from the parent, I think that you can select eh parent or its children.

As an aside, it seems like this would be a good place to use the DDR menu to create a list of child pages of the parent.

Joe Craig
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2/21/2017 9:06 AM
which DNN version are you running?
There used to be a couple of DNN versions, where "disabled" falsely disabled the whole branch from being used as redirect target.
Joseph mentioned the workaround for this issue.

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2/23/2017 7:38 PM
Using 8.00.04.

So, If I create a parent page called "Products" using DNN's default page tools, and set it's viewing permissions to 'all users'. Then create a child page for 'products' called 'overview' and also set it's view permissions to all users. I would expect that I should be able to go to the page settings of 'products', go to the advanced settings tab, scroll down and expand 'other settings', select page from the link url, then under the page selection list, I SHOULD be able to select "overview" by expanding' products', however 'products' isn't visible in the list, so it isn't possible to create a 'page link' to a child of the page your working from.

All pages have view permissions. All pages are active. The page list simply excludes the page you're currently on from the menu, thereby excluding all of it's subsidiaries.

It's been like this forever. My work around has always been to setup the content that I want on 'overview' in the parent 'products' page, then to do the page link from 'overview' vs the way I would like it.

My suggestion would be to stop excluding the active page you're working from in the page selection list and to simply display all pages.

Hope this clarifies.

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