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Folders & Pages

It's all about site structure.

The skeleton of your site is created using pages and folders.  A page gives you a place to put up your information and the folder help you organize them into meaningful groups.  Below you will find instructions on how to do this, should you ever have the need.

Pages and Folders don't necessarily have to display in your site's navigation, so for more information on usnig Folders and Pages to create or modify your site's navigation, see the Navigation section of the training pages.


How to Create a New Folder:

  1. After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  2. Navigate to the section of your site where you would like to add another folder.  You should be seeing in the list of folders and pages all of the other items on the same level as the one you are going to create.
  3. In the upper right area of the Website Browser view, click on the "Add New" dropdown.
  4. Select "Folder".
  5. Fill in the "Title" field with what the folder should be named in your navigation.
  6. The "Name (URL)" field will automatically populate with the name of the folder as it will appear in dotCMS and in the web address associated with pages in this section of your site.
  7. The "Show on Menu" checkbox determines whether or not the new folder will be part of your site's navigation.
  8. Click "Save" when you are finished.

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How to Create a New Page:

  1. After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  2. Navigate to the section of your site where you would like to add another page.  You should be seeing in the list of folders and pages all of the other items on the same level as the one you are going to create.
  3. In the upper right area of the Website Browser view, click on the "Add New" dropdown.
  4. Select "HTML Page"
  5. The "Add/Edit HTML Page" screen will appear.
  6. Fill in the "Page/Menu Title" with the text that you want to appear in the navigation.
  7. The "Page URL" field will fill in automatically, but you need to replace the automatic text with the word "index". 
  8. Choose a "Template" for your page based on the area of the Colorado College site where your specific site is located.
  9. Click on the "Advanced Properties" tab.
  10. Unselect the "Show on Menu" checkbox.
  11. When you are finished, click "Save" or "Save and Publish".

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How to Duplicate a Page or Folder:

  1. After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  2. Navigate to the section of your site where the page or folder you are duplicating exists.
  3. Right click on the name of the item and select "Copy".
  4. In the left column folder tree, right click on the name of the folder inside of which you want your duplicate page or folder to exist.
  5. Select "Paste".
  6. Locate your new item in the list and double click on it to modify the tile and other applicable information.
  7. Click "Save" or "Save and Publish" when you are finished.

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How to Move a Folder:

  1. After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  2. Navigate to the section of your site where the folder you are moving exists.
  3. Right click on the name of the folder and select "Cut".
  4. In the left column folder tree, right click on the name of the folder inside of which you want your folder to be moved inside of.
  5. Select "Paste".

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How to Move Pages:

  1. After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  2. Navigate to the section of your site where the page you are moving exists.
  3. Right click on the name of the page and select "Cut".
  4. In the left column folder tree, right click on the name of the folder inside of which you want your page to be moved inside of.
  5. Select "Paste".

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