Folders

Content Folder Help

The Folder Tool Bar allows Editors to add folders to a site giving the site structure and order. They also have the ability to manage these folders by cutting, copying, pasting, or deleting them as they wish.

Icon Operation Usage
Add new content item Add Click this image to add a new folder within the current folder
Cut selected items Cut Click this image to Cut selected items
Copy selected items. Copy Click this image to Copy selected items
Paste previously copied items. Paste Click this image to Paste previously copied items
Delete selected items. Delete Click this image to Delete selected items
Note: You may only delete items that have a red asterisk (*) next to them.
Toggle selected items between public and not public. Toggle Public/Not Public Click this image to toggle selected item between public and not public
Edit this item. Edit Click this image to Edit the title of the folder or the folder ownership

The Folders can be ordered in the sequence of your choice. This sequence will determine in what order the items are displayed on the page. The following images are used for reordering:

Icon Operation Usage
Move this item to the top. Move to Top Click this image to move the selected item to the top of the page
Move this item up. Move Up Click this image to move the selected item up one spot on the page, in relation to the other content
Move this item down. Move Down Click this image to move the selected item down one spot on the page, in relation to the other content
Move this item to the bottom. Move to Bottom Click this image to move the selected item to the bottom of the page

SubSite Navigation

There are two basic forms of site navigation: Folder Breadcrumbs and Flow.

Folder Breadcrumb navigation lets the user navigate the site based on the structure of the Folders and Pages. A traditional menu can be displayed to allow the user to self-direct the experience. To enable Folder Breadcrumbs navigation select "Display breadcrumbs" in the SubSite Options Manager.

Flow navigation supports the Next/Previous model that provides a guided experience. Unless overridden by defining "Custom Previous or Next links", flow proceeds from the first page of the first folder to the last page of the last folder. To enable Flow navigation, select "Display Previous or Next links" in the SubSite Options Manager.

Tip! Make sure that your Folders and Pages are ordered to reflect the natural flow through your site. Place any popups or side branches at the end of the Lesson. That way you only have to override the Next/Previous settings for exceptions.

Helpful Hints

Add - When adding a new folder, a form is displayed asking for an ID and a Title. The title of the folder may be edited at a later time if desired. However, the ID becomes part of the URL for that folder. Use an ID that helps to explain the content location, but keep the ID brief. Shorter ID's will help keep the URL from becoming too lengthy several layers into the site. Also, each folder has a default page that becomes the first page displayed in the folder.

Cut - This icon acts like "cut" in the MicroSoft Excel program. The folder does not move from the location until it has been pasted into another location. Select the checkbox of the desired Folder before selecting the Cut icon.

Copy - This will copy the folder and all the content within that folder. Select the checkbox of the desired Folder before selecting the Copy icon.

Paste - This icon does not appear until a folder has been copied. A folder can only be pasted into another folder location. It cannot be pasted into a page location. Copy and paste will link content items unless "Enable automatic de-linking on paste as default" is checked in the SubSite Options Manager.

Delete - There is not an "undo" feature to retrieve items that have been deleted. Be sure to select only the items you do not want before deleting. Select the checkbox of the desired Folder before selecting the Delete icon.

Edit - The title of the folder or the folder ownership may be edited. The ID is permanent.