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Creating a New Page in the CMS

Learn what you need to consider when creating a new page in the CMS.

Options for new pages

When you need to create a new page, you can either create a new page from a blank template, or you can copy an existing page and then edit it with new content.

Make sure that you aren't duplicating content

Search for your topic in your site and in all UC San Diego sites. In large sites like Blink and TritonLink, someone else may have already created a page that covers your topic. If they have, you should link to that page instead of creating a new page with the same content. If you need additional information added to that page, coordinate with the person responsible for that page. If you aren't sure who is responsible for a page, ask us at wts@ucsd.edu.

Choose a location for the page

When you create a new page, it will automatically save it in your drafts queue until you click the Submit button. Once you click Submit, it will part of the site hierarchy and can be published. You can access your drafts from My Content in the top black navigation bar.

Once the new page is in the site hierarchy, e.g., /Blink/finance/cash, it can be published at any time. Some sites are published every weekend (Blink and TritonLink) and any CMS site can be published by any user with access to that site. If you don't want a new page published, you need to disable it from publishing:

  1. Click the Edit icon
  2. Go to the Configure icon
  3. Uncheck "Include when publishing":

    Uncheck include when publishing screenshot
    • Click Save & Preview
    • Click Submit

Or, you can create the new page in a draft folder that is disabled from publishing and indexing (it won't show up in any site navigation). Blink and TritonLink have draft folders set up for individual users, e.g., /_draft/your-name

If you need help creating a draft channel in your site, contact Workplace Technology Services. When you're ready to publish the page to production, you'll need to move it to it's final destination. 

Decide on a page name

You will need a system name and a title for your page.

  • System name: This will determine part of the page's URL (web address). Choose something that:
    • Is short but descriptive
    • Has no spaces, capital letters or special symbols. These can cause errors with search.
  • Title: This is crucial for search results. Choose something that:
    • Will distinguish your page from other pages
    • Reflects what is actually on the page (not a 'cute' or 'clever' title)
    • Is something your users will search for (again, not 'cute' or 'clever')