Create a Page

Showcases creating a page in the UBCMS. [4:08]

Two options for completing this exercise...
  1. Request a Self-Paced account on the Training Server. Then just follow the instructions as is.
  2. If you already have access to the main Author Server, adapt the instructions to fit your own site.


UBCMS webpages are created in the Author environment. UBCMS websites have a parent-child structure, where the home page is the ultimate parent of the entire site. Your home page then has several children, or secondary pages. Each secondary page may have its own children, and so on down through your website. Think of that when you choose where your new page will go.


1. Log into the UBCMS.

2. Open the Sites Console and navigate to your site; e.g. Sites + Self-Paced Training + {your site}.

3. Choose a parent location in the Content tree (for this exercise, just select your home page).

4. Click Create in the upper right. A wizard will open.

5. Choose a template. The 'Standard Page with Right Sidebar' will work well for most standard webpages and for this exercise. Click Next.

6. Provide a Title and Name.

  • The Title is a descriptive label, which will be displayed in the navigation and other links. It should be short but intuitive for your visitors, and fit in the context of the rest of your website.
  • The Name is used to identify your page and will appear in URLs. It can only include letters, numbers, or hyphens.
    • If you like, try adding a few spaces and an ampersand or brackets – you will get an error and the UBCMS won’t let you add those characters.
    • You can also leave the Name field blank and the UBCMS will fill in your Title, lowercase with hyphens, just like our example. But if you choose this approach, double check the Name after the page is created to be sure nothing undesirable happened.

7. You can also adjust all the other Properties settings here, but for now, we will leave those alone.

8. Click Create and then Done.

9. Your new page will appear at the bottom of the folder.

10. Observe the position of the new page. New pages are always added at the bottom of the parent folder.

Optionally, open this new page in your site and observe its position within the site navigation. Don't be surprised by dummy filler content on new pages.

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