You have a variety of ways to manage your pages as you edit them.
# Preview Page
You can preview a page by clicking on the preview page icon next to the save button. It will open up the page in a new tab, and works for Public and Hidden (unlisted) pages.
# Publish Pages
When pages are created, they will go live instantly. If you do not want your page to go live, make sure the page is set to **Hidden**.
# Hidden Pages
To unlist a published doc, go to the Public/Hidden dropdown and ensure that it's set to **Hidden**.
There is no confirmation box when unlisting pages. Changes will take effect immediately.
Hidden pages are hidden from the site navigation, but users with direct links will still be able to access the pages.
# Change Page URL
Click the three dot menu above your page's title and select the **Edit Metadata** option. The **Page Slug** section is located at the bottom of the Edit Metadata pop-up menu, where you can edit the page URL. Don't forget to hit **OK** to save the change.
# Page Options
Hovering over any page reveals two options:
A three dot menu where you can **duplicate** the page, **move** the page to another category, or **delete** the page. If the page has any related subpages, you'll need to move or delete the subpages in order to delete the page
A plus icon which allows you to add a related **Subpage**
## Add Subpage
Subpages are nested within the parent page where the "+" icon was clicked. To create a regular page, click the "+" icon next to the Category name.
The "+" icon is not available on subpages.
## Clone Page
If the duplicate page is saved with the same Page Title, ReadMe will add "-1" to the page URL.
Example: Original Page URL: /docs/introduction Duplicate Page URL: /docs/introduction-1
## Delete Page
You must confirm that you want to delete the page, as it we cannot recover it if deleted.
# Reorder Page
Press and hold to drag a page to any other location, including other categories, and then drop it in its desired location. Subpages will move with the page being dragged.
You can also use the **Move to** function located in the three dot menu next to each page to move a page or subpage between categories.
There is no confirmation box when reordering pages. Changes will take effect immediately.
# Moving Categories Between Documentation and Reference
There is a three dot menu next to each category name. Within that menu there's an option to **Move to API Reference **if you're in the Guides section and **Move to Guides** if you're in the API Reference section.
# Using the ReadMe Docs API
You can also manage your docs using our [Docs API](🔗), which allows you to return, update, delete, create, and search documentation pages.
# Syncing ReadMe Docs with CLI
Our [rdme CLI tool](🔗) can help sync your Markdown docs. This is useful for CI, or customers who may keep their documents hosted in a repository. There are a few things to remember when sync'ing your Markdown docs with rdme:
## Markdown Directory Format
Make sure you're using a flat directory structure:
We only accept files within a directory, but no subdirectories underneath that.
## Markdown File Format
Make sure each file has the following required header fields in the above format: **title**, **slug**, and **[category](🔗)**. You can add other headers too such as `
hidden` (boolean) to hide your document when sync'ing. Please visit <https://docs.readme.com/reference/updatedoc> for more header fields.
Make sure that your **slug** matches the actual Markdown file name. If my page slug is **file-test** then the file name itself will need to be named **file-test.md** If the slugs differ from the file name, we will upload a new file and cause duplicates!
## File sync commands
Use the following commands to sync your files: