Adding a web page

UNIVERSITY WEB SERVICES

Adding a web page

Creating your page

From the New Content dropdown or the New Content Widget, select "Page."

 

Page Name

This is the name you see in the content tree and the web address for your page so you should follow some rules just for this item.

Do NOT:

  • Allow Cascade to choose this name or your page will not carry distinct information with it for search engines.
  • Use upper case letters. Web servers are case sensitive so if you make a mistake using upper case when trying to link to your page, your link won't work. Keeping it all lower case will make linking to your page easier.
  • Spaces or special characters other than a dash. Web browsers may handle special characters differently so just don't use them. Dashes (-) are safe.

If this page will be the main landing page for a directory or a folder AND you want it to appear on your navigation, you must name the page “index.”

Once all the items have been filled follow the instructions for “Saving and submitting your changes.” Caution: Remember that if you are saving your form results to a file, you must also submit and publish your Form Results folder.

Page Title

The page title of your page should be a short and concise title that willl appear in the left hand navigation. Here you CAN and should use upper and lower case, some limited special characters and spaces.

Display Name

The display name is technically an optional item. However, if you do not fill this in, your page name will not be filled in on the browser tab.  Also, you can use this offer an alternate, shorter title to indicate your page in the "breadcrumb" at the top of your finished page.

Display Navigation

Most likely, you will never need this. The "yes/no" option here allows you to turn off the navigation for that page. You probably do not want to leave your user lost without a left-hand navigation so you will almost always leave this the way it is.

Include in Left Navigation

Choose "no" here if for some reason you don't need to put this page on your left-hand navigation. You might use this if you want to add a page of links to other pages.

Next steps

You may want to save and submit this page at this point to check your navigation, or go on to add a banner to your page, add and edit text the page body or add features to it. If all is well, then you may want to publish it.