When you are creating a page type in EPiServer you have a lot of configuration settings you can do. You can set the default value, hide it from the Edit interface, make it mandatory and so on. For the built in properties it’s another story, you can set the default values for some of them, but that is pretty much it.

Probably the most common request for this functionality is how to hide the categories property/tab as it doesn’t make sense to display it if you are not using categories on your site. The same logic would apply to the URL segment property if the site for some reason doesn’t have Friendly URLs turned on. Mari Jørgensen wrote a blog post when EPiServer 5 was release on how to hide the categories property and Fredrik Haglund also wrote a piece on how to move properties to another tab.

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