Document properties


After you have uploaded a document into a Sitefinity CMS library, you can configure or modify various properties of the document. 

To do this, perform the following: 

  1. On Documents page, open the library where the document is located. 
  2. Locate and click the document.

The Document properties page appears. 

You can change the following properties:

Replace the document or change the title

  • To replace the document, click DocumentSettings (Document settings) button and then click Replace file.
    You can use this button to replace the document with another one, in case you want to update a document without having to reconfigure anything else. This replaces the file for all translations that use this file.
  • To use a different document for this translation, click DocumentSettings (Document settings) and then click Replace file for current translation.
    You can use this button to have different documents for the different language versions of your website.
  • Change the title of the document, by entering a new title in Title input field.
  • Change the library that the document belongs to by clicking Edit (Edit) button and selecting the new library in the dropdown box that appears.

Edit document details

To add details to the document, expand Details section.
The following input fields appear:

  • Author
    Enter an author of the document or edit the existing one.
  • Description
  • Other details

Manage categories and tags

Change the categories and the tags that are assigned to the document, by expanding Categories and tags section.

For more information, see Classify content.

Edit document URLs

By expanding More options, you can change the following:

  • The automatically generated URL of the document.
    Under URL, click Edit (Edit) and enter a new URL name.
  • The additional URLs for the document.
    Under Additional URLs, click  Add (Add additional URL), enter the URLs one per line, and press ENTER.
    Use the following convention /docs/<URL name>
    If you are using custom sources, you also must include the source and library in the URL - /docs/<source>/<library>/<URL name>
  • The URL to file
    Under URL to file, click Edit (Edit) and enter the URL that the file can be access through.
  • The additional URLs to file
    Under Additional URLs to file, click  Add (Add additional URL), enter the URLs one per line, and press ENTER. Use the following convention /docs/<URL name>
    If you use custom sources also include the source and library in the URL - /docs/source/library/<URL name>.

Fill out Custom fields

If you have added any custom fields for documents, all created fields appear at the end in automatically generated section Custom fields.
For more information about creating custom fields and hiding default fields, see Custom fields.

IMPORTANT: Some of the above fields may not be displayed when you edit the properties of a document because they have been hidden.

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