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Sections and Folders

OU Campus uses a file management system to organize your web pages. When looking at Pages, you see folders as well. Like pages, folders can be added, deleted, renamed, etc., and have their own access settings.

An orange arrow points to a yellow folder icon in a list of files.
Here you can see both the "greek-life" folder and the section navigation file, "_sidenav.inc."

In OU Campus, a folder that contains other pages is referred to as a section. Sections often come with additional files to determine properties that affect every page in the section, such as color scheme or section title, and to configure the navigation for that section. These files are commonly labeled _props.pcf and _sidenav.inc.

Folders are used for storing files such as images or PDFs, while sections are used to contain web page content. Make sure you are choosing the right one for your purposes when you make a new folder or section.

Creating a New SectionLink to this section

When you create a new section, you create both a folder and files within the folder. These files include both an index page and any other files such as _props.pcf and _nav.inc, depending on how your OU Campus account is set up.

To create a new section:

  1. Navigate to Content > Pages and go to where you want the new section to be.
  2. Click the green +New button or use the dropdown menu next to it.
  3. From the template choices, locate "New Section" or a similarly-named template. Your choices vary depending on how your account is configured; you may not even have any new section templates available, depending on your access settings.
  4. Select the new section template and fill out the following fields:
    • Directory Name: defines the name of the section in the OU Campus file structure.
    • Page Title: the title of the index page of the section
    • Description: a short description of the index page
    • Add Navigation Item: adds a link to the index page to the navigation file for the new section
      Depending on how your templates were configured, you most likely have other fields available that are specific to your website.
  5. Click "Create" to make your new section. Now you can edit the index page of your new section.

Are you creating a new section to be used with RSS, such as a new News section? You must go into the section access settings after you've made the new section to assign an RSS feed.

Creating a New FolderLink to this section

To create a new folder:

  1. Navigate to Content > Pages and go to where you want the new folder to be.
  2. Click the green +New button or use the dropdown menu next to it.
  3. Select the "Folder" or "Create New Folder" option.
  4. Name your folder and click create. You now have a new, empty folder.

The option to add a new folder can be enabled/disabled with template groups.