When originally designed it was expected that events would be planned, and then their associated details pages created.
It was not anticipated that dates would change after the planning, but it turns out to have happened quite regularly.
As a result it has proven necessary to move the details to a new page.
Since the automated systems use the page name to determine listing on other pages, and the ordering, this process is
not quite as simple as perhaps one might hope.
In essence, we need to:
- Create a new event page with the details ...
- Stop the old page from being included in listings ...
- ... but not delete it, as someone may have bookmarked a link to it.
In detail ...
| Since this does seem like a long process, and since
Colin does claim it's fairly simple, he is in the process
of producing a tool similar to the "Create Event" tool that
will make it all much simpler and semi-automatic.
One possible process is then as follows. This will seem like a long list, but it's quite logical,
and once done once or twice it's quite straight-forward:
- Open the edit page for the existing event,
- Certainly we will need to edit the existing page, if only to mark it for deletion.
- Open another copy of that page,
- This will become the new page
- Change the URL in the second page to use the new date,
- The date format in the page name should be clear.
- That's what need to be changed.
- Copy the contents of the existing event to the new page,
- This avoids having to re-enter the same information all over again.
- Adjust the date in the new page
- In the contents of the page, because it's changed.
- Save the new page
- Remove the contents from the old version
- Put "Moved" and the name of the new page
- The name of the new page is needed as a forwarding address for people.
- Also put "Delete this page soon" so it's easy to find and tidy up later.