Create a Folder-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

Create a Folder

  1. Select the folder where the new folder should reside (parent).
  2. Select New > Default > Folder from the main menu.
  3. Enter a folder name for System Name (all lowercase, no spaces, hyphens between words). More on system names.
  4. By default, a newly created folder is set to inherit its parent folder's navigation setting, usually primary navigation. To change this, click the Metadata sub-tab to specify.
  5. Select a navigation behavior from the left navigation behavior drop-down.
    • Parent Folder Setting – Folder will inherit the settings of its parent folder, usually primary
    • Primary Navigation – Folder will appear as a primary item in the left navigation.
    • Secondary Navigation – Folder to appear as a secondary item in the left navigation.
    • Hide in Left Navigation Unless Selected – Folder will not appear as a main item in the left navigation. This option is usually used for folders that you would like to place in the header navigation.Navigation
  6. Click Submit
  7. Create an index page for the folder if it is to be part of the site's navigation (see index pages). If the folder is to be used solely for housing images or documents, disable the folder from indexing.