Creating a New Page

A page can be a parent to one or more child pages, as well as a child of its own parent. All together, these nested 'families' of pages make up your website, and your home page is the ultimate parent for your entire site.

Shared Content pages are discussed separately.

On this page:

Read more about Page Properties.

The page name becomes part of its URL, and is also used in SEO. When naming a page or a folder that will contain pages, it is important to use machine readable as well as intuitive language. Separate words with hyphens and do not use spaces, underscores or special characters. For example, if you are creating a folder titled "Our Images," use "our-images" as the title. < read more about page names

Creating a New Page

  1. Select the Websites console.
  2. To create a new page, navigate to what you want to become its Parent page in the Page Tree View.
  3. In the List View, select New..., then New Page
  • In the Title field, assign the page a title.
    • This will be the page's title, which will appear in the navigation on the left sidebar and the Title component at the top of your new page, as well as a browser's Title Bar.
    • Remember that people often have many tabs open, so the first few words are critical to help them relocate your page among the many they have open.  

When viewed in the browser tab, search results, or bookmarks, all UBCMS pages will always end with ' - University at Buffalo'.

  • If you leave the Name field blank, UBCMS will populate a name which follows best practices for naming documents, based on your page's title.
    • The Name will be in all lowercase characters with hyphens replacing any spaces. If you prefer to name your file something else, you may enter it in the Name field.

> Read more about naming UBCMS pages

  • Select a page layout (see examples below).
  • Click Create. Your new page will appear in the List View.

If you later need to change the title of your page, you can do so by editing the Page Properties. Right click the page in the List View, or use the sidekick in Edit view.

Identifying a site’s future URL

The URL of a published page will depend on the path in the UBCMS and 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/ubmd/ will generally become, and /content/www/ubmd/etc will become, and so on.

Page Template Examples

Additional Settings

When you create a page, you can adjust a number of additional settings, including the following:

  • 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 existing UB URL.
  • Scheduling On / Off Time allow you to pre-set a specific time when the page will go live.
  • plus title and description controls that adjust how the page will be show in lists and carousels.

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