Ohio University

CommonSpot: Creating a New Page

Step 1) Go to the Subsite Administration for the site where you want to create the page. Do this by following this example: author.oit.ohio.edu/subsite/admin.cfm (This tutorial will work in the /demo0/brad/ subsite.)

Step 2) Click the New menu button at the top of the Subsite Administration interface and choose the Page... button.

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Step 3) Find and click the subsite where you want to create the page and click Next.

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Step 4) Use the template gallery to pick a category where your template is saved and then click next Next.

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Step 5) Find your template in the list, click on it to hightlight it, and then click Next.

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Step 6) Fill in the Create New Page form.

Create New Page Form Details:

  • Name - the value you enter here will become the page's file name, ending with a .cfm file name extension
  • Title - The title of the page, used within CommonSpot. This value can apear in breadcrumbs, page indexes and other built-in CommonSpot elements.
  • Title Bar Caption - The title to appear in the browser title bar. This value is also populates the <head> tag of the resulting HTML document. Normally, the Title and the Title Bar Caption should be the same.
  • Description - Provide a brief summary of the page's content. The value here is populates the <meta> description tag in the resulting HTML document.
  • Category - Choose a category that could be used for finding this page later from within CommonSpot.

Step 7) Click Next.

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Step 8) If you see the custom properties prompt, accept the default settings and click Save.

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If you followed the directions correctly, your browser will navigate to your newly created page.