Adding a Page

To add a page to your site

  • Go to Add content in the gray toolbar at the top of your browser window
  • Select the type of page layout you'd like, either Article for a main column and right sidebar, or Article wide for single content area
  • Give the page a title
  • Set the Section which dictates which group can edit the page
  • Add your content. See Editing an Article

Menu Settings

Under Menu Settings, check “Provide a menu link.” More options will then appear.

Menu Link Title

The menu link title is how the page will display in the navigation. It is by default set to the title of the page when the page was created. This is changeable, but make sure the menu link title is either the same as the title of the page or something similar enough so users know where the menu item will lead.

Description

It is not necessary to fill the description item.

Parent Item

The parent item is navigation item one level above this page in the page hierarchy. Always select the parent item from the pulldown menu. It is organized in hierarchical fashion. Each lower level is indented, with the highest level being the main menu, the second level being the six main sections of the main navigation (About, Academics, Admissions, Administration, Student Services, and News/Events), and lower levels branching off into different departments.

It is important that you select the correct parent item, or you may be unable to locate your page.
» Never leave this field as the default value.

 

Weight

Weight controls what order this item will appear in the menu. A negative weight will make the item “float” higher up in the menu. A positive number will sink it down. The weight is relative to other items that share the same parent. If you don't know that, menu items can be moved afterwards via the Manage menu interface.

Set the URL

The URL for the page will have to be manually created. When setting the URL, the general conventions are to follow the path of the page. For example, a new page entitled "My Content" placed under "About the College", which is under "About Barnard", should have the URL barnard.edu/about-barnard/about-college/my-content. For the main site, the first part of the default path can be eliminated. In our example, we would leave out /about-barnard and make the link barnard.edu/about-college/my-content.

This is the same for pages on subdomains where there is no default. Departmental pages are subdomains, e.g. english.barnard.edu, set URLs for these via Domain-specific Paths - fill in the rest of the path in the text box below the domain. Setting the path specific to the domain allows everyone to have about, courses, faculty, etc. without turning the pages into about-2, courses-0, faculty-5.

The path should reflect where the page is in the navigation. For example, let’s say you are creating a page about Financial Information to be included in the Course Catalogue. The Parent Item in the navigation is Course Catalogue (http://barnard.edu/catalogue), making the path catalogue/financial-information.

Remember: 
› do not begin with a slash
› use all lower case letters
› use hyphens or underscores - no spaces, no ampersands
› to be search-engine friendly, try not to abbreviate

 

Departmental, Center and Library sites:

Publishing Options

Until Published is selected in this section, the page will remain in draft state which is not visible to visitors.