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 Site Content menu, select the folder in which you want to place your new page. To do this, hover over the name of the folder and click the right-facing arrow ( > ).
  2. From the (+)Add Content menu select Inner Page.
    Add Content menu with red arrow pointing to it
    Inner page outlined in red
  3. Your new page will appear in a modal (pop-up) window, starting on the Content sub-tab. The Content tab is the only tab in which you will work.

    screenshot of new page screen with all available content types and fields in the CMS
  4. Enter a Page Name (previously System Name) at the top of the Content screen.

    The Page Name will appear online in the URL (.html will be automatically appended during publishing). It is also the name that is displayed in the Site Content menu in the CMS. For example, the URL for a page with the system name “about” will be www.brandeis.edu/your-site/about.html. 

Best Practice: Keep page names short; use 1-3 relevant keywords; only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes. Do not use spaces or underscores.
New in Cascade 8: The system will reject any names that do not meet these requirements.

Note: If this page is the first page in a new folder, you must give it the Page 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 Page Name is Placement Folder (formerly Parent Folder), the location on your site where the new page is located. Make sure the correct Placement Folder is selected. You can change the Placement Folder by clicking on the folder. The Chooser Panel will open to allow you to select a new destination for the page.

Enter the Title of the page. Please use Title Case when composing page titles (for example: All Residence Halls not All residence halls).

Enter Title in the Inline Metadata section
The Title will appear in four places: The browser tab title, the heading 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 better your page will perform in relevant search results.

  1. Uncheck Include in Navigation 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 Page Name of the page (see step 3) will show up in the navigation.

Note: If you don’t plan to publish your new page immediately, un-check the Include when publishing and Include when indexing boxes in the Configure section. 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.