Adding and Editing Folders

Folders are assets that hold other assets. They are used to add hierarchy to your site navigation or as containers for non-page assets (images, PDFs, etc.).

Creating a New Folder

  1. From the navigation panel, select the folder under which you wish to add the new folder.
  2. Select New > Folder from the toolbar.
    Select folder where you want to add new folder

3. The System sub-tab of the Create tab should appear.
System tab displays when you add a new folder

Assign the folder a System Name. This is the name that will appear next to the folder in the Cascade navigation panel, and will also appear online in the URL.

Best Practice: Keep names short; use only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes. Do not use spaces or underscores.

Beneath System Name is Parent Folder, the directory path in Cascade for the new folder. Look here to ensure you are creating the folder in the correct place.

Find Parent Folder

  1. Under the Inline Metadata section, enter the Title of the folder. This is the name that will appear in the left-hand navigation of your site if you want it to display there, in your site’s breadcrumbs, or in the title bar at the top of a Web browser. This information is critical, as search engines index this information and rank pages accordingly. The more descriptive the title, the higher your page will rank in relevant search results.
    The folder title shows up on breadcrumbs, in the navigation, and in the browser title
    Check the Include in Navigation checkbox if you want this folder to be included in your site’s navigation.

Note: If you don’t plan to publish your new page immediately, unclick the Include when publishing and Include when indexing boxes under the System sub-tab. The first box prevents accidental publishing; the second prevents the asset from appearing in the site navigation.

Note: If the page titles of the index page and the folder are exactly the same, only one will show up in the page title in the browser. Be careful not to use close variations for each title. For example:

If your folder title is News and Events and the title of your index page is News & Events, your breadcrumbs will read: News & Events | News and Events | Your Department | Brandeis University.

If your both your folder title and your index page title are News & Events, your breadcrumbs will read: News & Events | Your Department | Brandeis University.

  1. You should now see the Asset created successfully banner and the new folder should be in highlighted in the Navigation Panel.
  2. In order for this folder (and it’s pages) to show up on the navigation, you need to create a new page labeled “index” for your folder and publish the entire folder. To have it show up in the navigation on other pages, you need to publish your entire site.

Editing a Folder

  1. From the navigation panel, select the folder you wish to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. From there, you can edit the Title of the folder, check/uncheck the Include in Navigation checkbox, or check/uncheck the Include when publishing or Include when indexing checkboxes.
  4. Click Submit.

You will need to publish the folder for these updates to show up on the live website.

Creating a Folder for Storage

We encourage you to create folders and sub-folders within your site to store similar assets together, like images and documents. This helps maintain a tidy structure that is easy to navigate when you work on your site.

1. Place your cursor on the location you would like your new folder to be created. If you want it to be created at the top level of your site, select your Base Folder. If you want to create a sub-folder of news images in your images folder, place your cursor on your images folder.

2. From the toolbar, click on New then Folder.

Select New > Folder

Assign the folder a System Name. This is the name that will appear next to the folder in the Cascade navigation panel.

Best Practice: Keep names short; use only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes. Do not use spaces or underscores.

Beneath System Name is Parent Folder, the directory path in Cascade for the new folder. Look here to ensure you are creating the folder in the correct place.

folder details

Delete the default text for Title, since a storage folder will not be displayed on your site. Also, leave Include in Left Navigation unchecked for the same reason. Leave the rest of the options as is and click Submit.

Your folder should now appear in your asset list. With your new folder selected, you may now Upload files into your folder.

Folder Storage Tips