Index Pages

Every published folder on your site needs an index page in order for your site’s navigation to work properly. You can think of the index page as being the home or default page of your site and of any folders within your site.


When you click on either of these URLs, you will see the same content.

Why? In the first URL, since no page is specified within the Ethics Center site, a web browser automatically shows the page /index.html.

The same is true for subfolders on a site. The following two URLs will show you the same page: the index page for the news folder on the Ethics Center website.

Quick Tips

  • Your index page is the home page of your site. Do not change the System Name to anything other than index.
  • Each folder needs in index page, so you will probably have multiple index pages throughout your site in different folders.
  • Folders without an index page will not display any other pages within it.
  • The only folders that do not need index pages are folders that you use as storage, such as an images folder or documents folder. These folders aren't used for navigation, so you don’t need an index page.