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Sorting your pages

So now you have all the pages you want, at least for now and you look at the navigation and realize, Oh goodness they need to be alphabetic.  Do I need to move each one?  Or even a simple "that page at the bottom, needs to be at the top" can look daunting if you are looking at the pagetree (especially if you are in the View module).

However, sorting or reorganizing pages is really pretty easy.  Let's take a look at the super easy way using The "Functions" module.

Sorting pages using function

  1. This select seems to only have "Wizards".  There may be other functions available as add ons.  
  2. Choose "Sort pages" or "Create multiple pages".
  3. This table shows the subpages to the page that you currently have highlighted in the pagetree. 
  4. You can sort using any one of these columns
  5. Reverse your current order

You can sort either by clicking on the column header or by clicking one of the list under "Sort these pages by:" (#4 above).  And you can reverse the current order they are in.

You cannot undo this, Typo3 will prompt you with a "are you sure" dialog before doing the sort.

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Manually moving pages using the List Module.

Okay, maybe you don't want to alphabetize the pages or any of the other sorting criteria that the function offers.  You can still use those arrows in the list module to move pages up, down, below (as subpage) or above (as page at same level as current page), thus reordering your pages the way you wish your users to see them.

What are those arrows?

  1. Move up in list
  2. Move down in list
  3. Move this page to the position after the current parent page (Inwards)
  4. Move this page to be a Subpage of of the page above (Outwards)

Moving a page inwards

"Move this page to the position after the current parent page (Inwards)".  A simple movement, difficult to explain in a brief statement.

If you click this arrow, the page will move to the same level as the page you have highlighted in the page tree, it will move to the position after the page you have highlighted.

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Moving a page outward

Not quite as difficult to explain it is still hard to get into one statement.  Moving a page outward means moving it down as a subpage to the one above it in the list.

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