unable to use symbols!

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Hi there, my site is www.sab-security.co.uk currently i have a few pages on the site whos page names consist of symbols such as & and +, since the Yola update i can no longer use these symbols . . . . . . help!
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Stephen Bradfield

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Andi North, Mangopear Media

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Hello Stephen,

A Yola engineer may be able to offer you an answer to why they have done this but I can only assume it is for stability issues.

To insert the & sign, why not try using <!--- & ---> (Without the - and --- bits, they stop it from actioning on the forum).

Hope this helps you out.

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Hi Stephen,

I have recently replied to your email in this regard. If you're trying to rename your pages the page will automatically revert to lowercase and will put in dashes where you have a space between your text. The reason why this occurs is because this will be the URL name for your page. URLs do not contain capital letters, spaces or special characters.

However, there is a way to rename your pages so that it comes up as you would like on your navigation menu. Here are the steps:

1. Click the "Edit Menu" button on the top toolbar.
2. A dialog box will open up with a list of all your pages. Click on the blue link that says "Edit".
3. You will see two boxes that say "Label" and "Hover Text". The Label is the name that appears in the navigation menu of your site. Hover Text is the text that pops up when someone moves their mouse pointer to one of the tabs in your navigation. Type in your desired text in those two boxes.
4. Click "OK" and your navigation will be updated with the changes you made.

Please let us know if you struggle with this.