Tool settings

This topic is intended for administrators and developers with administration access rights in Episerver.

Under Tool Settings you find miscellaneous functions for the integration and configuration of Episerver CMS.

Plug-in manager

Many functions in Episerver CMS are created as plug-ins, which can be managed from the Plug-in Manager. Selected parts can be activated and deactivated. If your organization has invested in additional plug-ins, you can also find them in the Plug-in Manager. After choosing a plug-in, choose which parts of it should be accessible in the Overview tab.

Change log

By default, all changes to pages, files and directories are logged in the Change Log system. You can filter the information in the Change Log, making it easier to find relevant information.

Rebuild name for web addresses

Use the Rebuild Name for Web Addresses function to change addresses in the address field. When a visitor views a page on a website based on Episerver CMS, a path to the page is shown in the address field, as in the example below. The address reflects the page's place in the website structure.

The names in the address field are created automatically from the name an editor has specified for the page. If an editor changes the page name, the name in the address field does not change. You can manually change name in the address field by changing the Name in URL field on the Settings tab in edit view.

Some pages have no value in the field for names in web addresses, for example, pages imported from other Episerver solutions. The Rebuild Name for Web Addresses function lets you create all web addresses for the website at the same time. You can also overwrite all existing addresses with new ones.

The Rebuild Name for Web Addresses function can affect links to the website. All internal links are updated automatically, so you do not have to worry about these. However, if other websites link to a certain page, that link may be broken. The function can also affect visitors' browser favorites.


Use mirroring to duplicate content between websites. Episerver CMS can mirror selected parts or an entire website, and can run automatically or manually. This is useful if you wish to create sections in a test environment then publish all information at once to the public section.

Mirroring jobs are executed at time intervals that you define, as described in Scheduled jobs.

To enable mirroring, a mirroring application must be installed and running. The application handles data transfer between websites and is run separately to the Episerver CMS source and target sites. You can configure source and target websites to use separate mirroring applications. It is also possible to install and configure a single mirroring application. Refer to Episerver World for more information on how to configure and work with mirroring.

Search configuration

You can configure different search providers depending on the type of content on your website. A search provider searches across the website for pages, blocks, files, categories, forums or page types, or products on an e-commerce website. Search results are available when searching in the global Episerver menu in edit view.

Enabling search providers

You can decide which search providers you want to enable, and the order in which they appear in the search hit list. To access these settings, switch to the admin view and select Config > Search Configuration.

  • Blocks. Allows for search in blocks.
  • Files. Allows for search in files.
  • Pages. Allows for search in pages.
  • Jump to. Makes it possible to jump directly from the search hit list to menu alternatives matching your search criteria.
  • Products. Allows for search in products if you have Episerver Commerce installed.
  • Find files, blocks and pages if you have Episerver Find installed.

You can drag and drop the search provider options to change the order between them. This controls the order in which the results are displayed in the hit list. Clearing a check box disables this search provider option.

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Episerver User Guide update 16-2 | Released: 2016-03-31 | © Episerver 2016 | Send feedback to us