Creating a New Page

To add any new page other than a homepage or department page,* you will create a new Inner Page.

  1. In the navigation panel, select the folder in which you want to place your new page.
  2. From the toolbar select New > Inner Page. Your new page will appear, starting on the Content sub-tab. The Content tab is the only tab in which you will work.

    New page screen
  3. Enter a System Name at the top of the Content screen.

    The System Name will appear online in the URL (.html will be automatically appended during publishing). It is also the name that is displayed in the navigation panel in Cascade. The system name will not show up on the page or in the browser title. For example, the URL for a page with the system name “about” will be www.brandeis.edu/your-site/about.html

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

Note: If this page is the first page in a new folder, you must give it the System Name “index”. Every folder must have a page called index for your navigation to function properly and to prevent dead links on your site. (Exception: Folders for storage, such as an images folder.)

Below System Name is Parent Folder, the location on your site where the new page is located. Make sure the correct Parent Folder is selected. You can change the Parent Folder by clicking on the Browse button and selecting a new one.

Browse for correct parent folder

Enter the Title of the page in the Inline Metadata section of the Content screen. Please use title case for page titles.

Enter Title in the Inline Metadata section
The Title will appear in four places: The browser tab title, the headline of your page, the label in the navigation and in the page breadcrumbs. 

Where you find page title on webpage
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.

  1. Uncheck the Include in Navigation checkbox if you don’t want this page included in your site’s navigation.

Note: If you leave this box checked and don’t include a title (see step 4), the System Name of the page (see step 3) will show up in the navigation.

5. Click Submit to save your progress.

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.

Include when publishing and include when indexing checkboxes

You are now ready to add content to your page. Refer to other topics in Building & Editing for more information on creating your new page.

*To create a new homepage or department page, please contact cmshelp@brandeis.edu.