The Site Content tree

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The Site Content tree

Note: Search engines use the words in your web addresses know what is in your pages. That address is constructed out of the names of the folders containing your web pages. Choosing folder names thoughtfully will increase your site's SEO (Search Engine Optimization)!

Whether you have a site already or are beginning with a starter site, you will want to familiarize yourself with the “Site Content tree.”

Use the Site Content tree to organize your content into folders that share pages with similar topics. Your attention to organization here affects three things:

  1. Your ability to find content while you work on your site.
  2. The ability of search engines to find information that matches search terms.
  3. Your site visitors' ability to find information since Cascade will be building your site out of the folders and their names.

The Site Content tree

Once you are logged in, at the top left of the screen, you will see the site dropdown. It lists only the sites you have permission to edit. Click the name of the site you are editing and the Site Content tree will open.

Once expanded, you can click on folder icons to get a quick preview of content within the folder without having to actually move into the folder. You can also right click on items in the Site Content tree to access a quick menu of options for that item. And if you want to access specific folder content, click on the > mark next to the folder.

 

Basic Icons

Most of the icons you will encounter in the content tree will be familiar to you, but there are a few that may seem new:

Page: A single web page in your site.
Block: Do not disturb these. They help establish how a site functions.

File: A file such as a .pdf or Word document

External Link: A link to a document or page on a different site.

Reference: An asset that represents a link to another asset within your site.

Folder: A directory holding files.