Create a Folder-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

Create a Folder

  1. Start by selecting the parent folder (i.e., the folder where the new folder should reside in, usually your main website folder) in the folder structure on the left. From the menu bar select New > Default > Folder.

    Create Folder
  2. Enter the desired name of the new folder under System Name (all lowercase, no spaces, hyphens between words). More on system names.

    Create Folder
  3. By default, a newly created folder is set to inherit its parent folder's navigation setting (which is often the primary navigation setting).  If you want your folder to be a different type of navigation item (e.g., secondary or header) you may designate that setting at this time. Click on the Metadata sub-tab to specify navigation behavior for the folder.

    Metadata Tab
  4. Under the Custom Metadata heading, select the desired left navigation behavior:

    Navigation
    • Parent Folder Setting – This default setting indicates that the folder will inherit the settings of its parent folder (which is often the primary navigation setting).
    • Primary Navigation – Select this option if would like the folder to appear as a primary item in the navigation menu (see example below.)
    • Second Navigation – Select this option if you would like the folder to appear as a secondary item in the navigation menu (see example below.)
    • Hide in Left Navigation Unless Selected – Select this option if you do not want the folder to appear as a main item in the left navigation menu. This option is used for folders that you would like to place in the header navigation. When this setting is selected, the folder will appear at the very top of left navigation only when a user is within this folder on the website. The folder will not be visible in the left navigation when a user is in any other section of the website.

      Navigation
  5. After you have selected the left navigation behavior, click the Submit button. Your folder has been created and should now appear in the folder structure on the left.
  6. Be sure to create an index page for the folder. For your reference, please read about index pages.