Adding Folders

Folders are containers for storing and organizing content in your site. At the same time, folders define the various levels of your site's navigation.

How to add a folder to your site

  1. Navigate to the location in the site where you want the new folder to be located.
  2. On the green menu bar, click Add new... button and then select Folder from the drop-down menu (you must be logged in to see the add item menu):
    Add a Folder
  3. You will see a blank Add Folder screen.
  4. In the Title field, enter a title for your new folder.
  5. If desired, enter a short Description of the information the folder will contain. Entering a description is optional, but encouraged. The description appears in search results, in the summary content lists, and in hovering text boxes that appear when a user rests the mouse pointer over a link to this folder. When a site visitor searches your site, the results will display the Title first, then the Description. So descriptions are helpful for your site visitors to find content they are looking for.
  6. Click Save. The main content area automatically switches to the view tab so you can view your folder.
  7. To publish your folder, click the red Private button on the green menu bar and then select Publish from the drop-down menu. Your new folder is now visible in the navigation and is accessible to all site visitors.

Icon IdeaTip: New folders are displayed in the navigation when they are published. If you want to prevent a folder from appearing in the navigation, see Excluding Items from the Navigation.

Change the Display of a Folder

As containers of other items, folders can display their contents in a variety of ways. You can even select an item within the folder to be the default view or title page of the folder. For detailed information see Folder Display Options.