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  • David F. Hill 122 posts 242 karma points
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 01:44
    David F. Hill

    Link to document not working; Preview is working

    Hello Umbraco Colleagues,

    I have a strange problem that's creating a lot of difficulty in a project that's about to go live.

    I have a number of published nodes (all the same document type) that I cannot view by their "page name" url. It's as if the template is not being applied.

    Clicking the "Link to document" link does not work, nor does typing in the page name directly in the browser.

    However - if I click the "Preview" button in the umbraco UI, I am able to see the page with the template applied. Also, if I type in the node ID in the browser, I am able to see the page.

    ("/Privacy.aspx" does not work but "/3529.aspx" does)

    I have tried everything I can think of to no avail.

    Any suggestions are welcome.  (Umbraco v. 4.0.3, IIS 7)


    David Hill

  • David F. Hill 122 posts 242 karma points
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 03:01
    David F. Hill

    Update -

    I have identified the issue and will describe it just in case someone else encounters the same thing:

    Duplicate node names.

    There was a set of other nodes with identical names that appeared earlier in the sort order.

    These nodes had no template associated with them. When the url of that name was input, the earlier node was being referenced but nothing was displayed because there was no template attached.


  • bob baty-barr 1180 posts 1294 karma points MVP
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 04:47
    bob baty-barr

    +1 for working it out and posting for others to learn!!! Excellent work David!

  • Shaun 248 posts 475 karma points
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 13:20

    Hi All

    I'm seeing identical behaviour, but I have no Identically named nodes. I only have 2 nodes in the content section, home and test.

    The "Link to Document" section in the properties tab only displays the root - "/" for each page.

    I can access the pages by clicking preview, but the page names are not displayed in the browser window, only the nodeid.

    I'm running 4.6.1 on a windows 2003 box using .Net 4.0

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks



  • Shaun 248 posts 475 karma points
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 13:33

    Ignore me. I had everything running off the root, I moved the test page below the homepage and all is fine now.

    I could have sworn older versions of Umbraco let you pop everything in the root though. 

  • syed raheel abbas 4 posts 24 karma points
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 04:05
    syed raheel abbas

    Hi guys,

    I am a starter in umbraco cms.

    I am seeking things with watching DocumentType Video on Umbaco.TV

    I am facing a problem when i publish my page

    Link to document shows only "/" sign with link to localhost only.

    Problem is irritating me when ever i reinstall the umbraco cms.

    I am stuck up at a point and cannot move further.


    Please tell me any suggestions




  • Doug Mackay 56 posts 155 karma points
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 12:37
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