Create, Name, Save a Page-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

Create, Name, Save a Page

Create a New Page

  1. Start by selecting the parent folder (i.e., the folder where the new page should reside in) in the folder structure on the left. From the menu bar at the top select New > your-website > 2 or 3 column template on which to base your new page. If you have requested special pages types such as News pages or Bio pages, they will also show up in the drop-down menu.

    Create Page
  2. A new page will open.

Name Your Page in 2 Places: Title and System Name

  • The Title gets displayed in the left navigation, the breadcrumb navigation, and the browser's title bar.

    The title may contain capitalized letters and spaces (e.g., About Us, Contact Us).  The title is the "user-friendly" name of a page and should be written with user readability in mind. The title also plays an important role in search engine optimization so great care should be taken to ensure the title contains the top keywords associated with the page.

    Under the Content sub-tab, enter Title.

  • The System Name gets displayed in the URL.

    The system name should consist of all lowercase letters, numbers, or hyphens (e.g., about-us, contact-us).  A system name should never contain spaces or special characters (do not use $, %, &, @, etc.). The system name is the technical name of the page or folder, and is written for operational purposes in the CMS and on the Internet. More on system names.

    Under the System sub-tab, enter a System Name (if this is the first page of the folder, be sure to give it a system name of index).

    System Name
  • Display Name (OPTIONAL, and only used to override the left navigation and breadcrumb name when the title is too long.)

    EXAMPLE: the title of a page might be "January 5, 2007 - New Help Center Hours." The breadcrumb would appear as |Your Website| > News > News Archives > 2007 > January > January 5, 2007 - New Help Center Hours. To shorten this, make the display name "Jan 5, 2007 ." The breadcrumb would then appear as: |Home| > News > News Archives > 2007 > January > Jan 5, 2007.

    Under the Metadata sub-tab, type the new Display Name as you want it to appear in the left navigation and the breadcrumb navigation.

    display name

Save a Page

New and existing web pages are saved in the current folder by default. After working on a page, you have three choices:

SUBMIT will save the file. It will also check the Spelling, Links and Accessibility, if you check those options under the Advanced Options setting near the bototm.

SAVE DRAFT allows you to return to the file to make more edits.  By choosing Save Draft you won't be switched out of Edit mode and your work will not be committed to the active version of the web page until you are done and click Submit.

CANCEL will abort any changes you made.

Save a Page to a Different Folder

  1. To save your new or existing web page in a different folder, follow the steps below:
  2. Select the System tab and click the Parent Folder icon.
    Saving location
  3. Browse the folder structure and select the folder where you would like the web page to be saved.
    choose folder
  4. Click Confirm.
  5. In the system window, click Submit to save the web page.