The New Page dialog enables you to add a page to a site. The dialog only adds regular pages.
- To add a new section page, see Maintaining Site Navigation and Structure.
- A home page is created when you create a new site. For information, see Working with Sites.
You can access the New Page button from the Editor view of CM1 by selecting Sites view in the Finder. To enable the link in the Finder toolbar, select a site folder, section folder, folder or page. The new page will be located in the site folder, section folder, or folder that you selected. If you select a page, the new page will be located in the folder containing the selected page.
Click to open the New Page dialog.
Select a template: Scrolling set of thumbnail representations of all templates on the site. Select any of the templates for your page. By default, the first template is selected, so if you do not select a template, CM1 uses the first template.
Page Link Text: Required. Text representing the page in any system-generated links. All characters are valid.
Page Title - Required. Title that appears at the top of this page or in the page tab when you view it in a browser. When you initially enter a value into Page Link Text, it is also entered into Page Title, but you can change it.
Page Name: Required. The name of the page, as displayed in the Finder. This value is also used as the name of the page HTML file when the site is published. When you initially enter a value intoPage Link Text, it is also entered into Page Name, but you can change it.
Some characters are known to cause issues with published URLs on some systems. To assist you in avoiding problems, we have identified a number of characters that are invalid and a few others which are not recommended in a published URL. Upper-case letters are converted to lower-case letters. Invalid characters are automatically stripped from the field as they are typed or pasted in. Characters that are not recommended are either stripped from the field or replaced by a "-" character when initially typed in, but you can go back and retype or paste the character in if you are sure you want to use it.
The following invalid characters are automatically omitted from the Page Name:
- characters that are not valid in file names on Microsoft Windows operating systems: \ / : * ? " < > |
- characters that are not safe in URLs:
- # (hash, pound, or octothorpe; used in HTML anchors);
- ; (semicolon; used to append jsession IDs to URLs); and
- % (percent sign; used to encode or escape characters in URLs).
Since the Page Name field is automatically filled with the value in the Page Link Text field, Page Link Text characters that are invalid for the Page Name are automatically omitted for convenience. Spaces and underscores are technically valid, but are known to be problematic on some systems, so they are converted to dashes to improve search engine optimization. You can manually change the dashes back to spaces or underscores.