Creating a New Page

How to create a new page on your site.

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Last reviewed: November 4, 2022

Tip: Unlike other apps, right-clicking and double-clicking have no special function. Instead, select an item then look for additional tools or menus to appear.

Creating a New Page

  1. From the Sites Console, select a parent page, by clicking its thumbnail.
  2. A toolbar will now appear at the top of the page. Click Create.
  3. A dropdown will open. If you are permitted to create a new page at that location, you will see Page as an option. Click Page.
  4. After a short delay, a series of windows will appear.
    1. Choose a template. Click Next.
    2. Basic page properties: provide a Title. The rest is optional. *   
  5. A message will display; "Success. Your page has been created."

* If you leave the Name field blank, UBCMS will create a name for you, based on your title (lowercase characters with hyphens replacing spaces or special characters). But this may have undesirable results--always check your new name after the page is created.

When viewed in the browser tab, search results, or bookmarks, UBCMS page titles will always end with ' - University at Buffalo'. This suffix is generated by the UBCMS.

Tip: To later change a page's Title, edit its Properties.

Select the page in Site Console then click Properties in the toolbar at the top of the window, or in the page's Edit console, click the equalizer icon in the top left, then click Open Properties.

Tip: The page's name becomes part of its URL, and is also used in SEO. When naming a page or a parent page that will have children, it is important to use machine readable as well as intuitive language, and to be concise so the overall URL does not become longer than necessary.

Identifying a Site’s Live URL

The URL of a published website will depend on its location or path in the UBCMS. Page URLs may also vary due to any redirects, vanity URLs or other features set up for that site.

Sites under /content/www/ will begin with For example, /content/www/ubcares/ will become, and /content/www/ubcares/etc will become, and so on.

Sites at the same level as /content/www/ will have their top level page prepended to For example, /content/nursing/ will become, and /content/www/nursing/etc will become, and so on.

Additional Settings

When you create a page, you can adjust a number of settings, a few of which are outlined here. (All these settings are accessible later through page Properties and some are described further in the Features Library.)

  • Hide in List and Hide in Navigation help you to adjust how this new page (and any future children) appear on your published site.
  • Tags, to help build bundled lists of shared content pages, or to channel them precisely where you want them.
  • Vanity URLs allow the page to take traffic redirected from another UBCMS URL.
  • Scheduling On / Off Time allow you to pre-set a specific time when the page will be live (or disabled).

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