What is the node ID (or static link) and URL alias linking to my page / action?


When you create a new page or action, Impact Stack automatically sets the title of the page as alias (= supporter-friendly URL). When you update the title of an action, a new URL alias is automatically created, and the old URL alias redirects to the new one.

Knowing this, how can I be sure that everyone in my team and at more onion knows which action I am talking about?

The so-called node ID (or static link) is what is used to identify exactly which page you are working on. The node ID is unique to every page and never changes. When a page is cloned, a new node is created, with a new node ID.

An easy way to find out the node ID of an action when logged in into Impact Stack is to hover over the edit button of the page and look at the link behind the button. It is usually located at the bottom left of the screen.
This link looks something like https://your.impact-stack.org/node/123/edit. In this example, "123" is the node id of the page and https://your.impact-stack.org/node/123 would be its static link.

A second way is to simply click on the "Edit" button of your page and then copy the URL from there, just removing everything after the node/123 part.

And, which URL should I use for my supporters?

Usually, the title does not provide a nice or short URL alias: too long, too much useless words, etc. Also, the static URL with node ID is not at all a pretty URL to share. So, it is recommended to use a custom URL alias for your action when mobilising your supporters.

You can set the URL alias yourself in the editing interface, with the following steps:

  1. access the Content step of the action editing interface
  2. Scroll down and open the advanced settings, via the "Show advanced settings" checkbox
  3. Choose the "URL path settings" tab
  4. Deactivate the "Generate automatic URL alias" checkbox
  5. Add your URL alias of choice
  6. Save your changes
  7. You're done!


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