CMS: Creating a New Folder or Page for the Website
Learn how to create new pages and folders in the campus CMS.
Steps to Take
When you need to create a new page, you can either create a new page from a blank template, or you can copy an existing page and then edit it with new content.
Search for duplicate content on UC San Diego sites (Google)
- In large sites like Blink and TritonLink, there may already be a page that covers your topic.
- If there is, link to that page instead of creating a new page with duplicate content.
- If you need information added to the page you've found, coordinate with the person responsible for that page.
- If you aren't sure who is responsible for a page, ask us: email@example.com.
Create the new folder or page
In web hierarchy
- Drill down to the folder where you want the new page or folder to appear. The page will be created in this location by default.
- From the menu bar, select Add Content / Page - "type" or Folder
- If you are creating a page, choose an appropriate template.
- Available templates will depend on what the site manager has made available.
- Enter the Name and Metadata for your new page or folder.
- Complete any content fields as needed.
- Click Save & Preview
- When you create a new page, it will automatically save in your drafts queue and can't be published until you click the Submit button.
- You can access your drafts from My Content in the top black navigation bar.
- Once the new page is in the site hierarchy, e.g., /Blink/finance/cash, it can be published at any time.
- Some sites are published every weekend (Blink and TritonLink)
- Any CMS site can be published by any user with access to that site. If you don't want a new page published, you need to disable it from publishing.
- Click Save & Preview
- Click Submit
In Draft section
Create the new page in a draft folder that is disabled from publishing and indexing (it won't show up in any site navigation).
- Blink and TritonLink have draft folders set up for individual users, e.g., /_draft/your-name
- If you need help creating a draft channel in your site, contact Workplace Technology Services.
- When you're ready to publish the page to production, you'll need to move it to it's final destination.
Naming the Page
You will need a system name and a title for your page.
- System name:
- This will determine part of the page's URL (web address).
- If it is to be the main page for this folder, the name should be "index."
- All folders must have an "index" page to comply with UC San Diego website standards.
- It should be short but descriptive
- Do not include spaces, capital letters or special symbols. These can cause errors with search.
- This is crucial for search results. Choose something that:
- Will distinguish your page from other pages
- Reflects what is actually on the page (not a 'cute' or 'clever' title)
- Is something your users will search for (again, not 'cute' or 'clever')