Creating a New Webpage

When you add a page to terminal 4 from the direct edit view it will defaulty add the page directly underneath the page you are on within terminal 4's site structure. For the sake of making pages easier for you and for everyone else to find within the site structure, be sure to place the pages you create in a logical location where it will be easy for you and others to find it later. This locaiton will also be the URL path of your site. Take this page for example.


The path for this site is
http://it.mst.edu/services/web-support/terminal-four/creating-a-new-page/.

Each bit of text between a set of slashes (/example/) is a page that "creating-a-new-page" is under, with it.mst.edu being the highest up in the list and "terminal-four" being last/lowest.

Don't worry if this doesn't make sense now, we will go in greater detail later in the documentation.

 

1. To create a new webpage, first you need to  Log in to the Terminal 4 Direct Edit view

(if you're already on the site you want the new site to be placed under, skip to step 4)

2. Once in the Direct Edit View, select the “Site Structure” button from the Terminal 4 banner and a dropdown menu should appear. 

 

The site structure button in the direct edit view of terminal 4 v.7.4

3. To navigate deeper into the site menu click on the little  The plus button next to items in the site menu that when clicked, will expand to show the sections below an item in terminal 4 v7.4Next to the section you wish to expand. Select the page that you wish your new page to be located under. You will then be brought to that page in the direct edit view

 

The dropdown menu from the stire structure button in the direct edit view of terminal 4 v.7.4

 

4. Once on the desired page click on the “Add New Page” button in the terminal 4 banner.

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5. A drop down box should appear with the options "Please enter page name" and " Please enter page title".

The drop down box from the terminal four banner in Terminal 4 v7.4

 

6. The page name is how the page will show up within the Terminal 4 site structure. Make sure use all lowercase letters and hyphens ("-") or underscores ("_") to indicate a space, for example, use "my-web-page" rather than "My Web Page" as the name.  Everything else will be stripped from the name, but in many cases, capital letters or special characters can cause issues later so make sure to only use the characters mentioned above . 

A screen cap of the the add new page drop down box with the page name section highlighted

 

 Page Name examples

A screen cap of the site structure with sites underlined to use as an example of page names.

 

7. In the "Please enter a page title" field enter the title you wish the page to have. The title is the name that will be displayed after the "Missouri S&T" in the browser tab / window. This content is allowed to have uppercase letters and spaces.

A screen cap of the the add new page drop down box with the page name section highlighted

 

A screen capture of an example of what the page tittle looks like when it shows up in a tab

 

8. Click "Add" and the page will be created.

The add button to add a new page from within the add page drop down box.

9. ‌The new page will be created but will contain no content by default this includes body content, sidebars, and slideshows. It is important that a newly created page has some sort of content on it though. A page with no content will be treated as if it does not exist within Terminal 4. When attempting to link to it from other sites within Terminal 4 and can lead to issues on other pages.

To add content to this new page, click on the “Add Content to Current Page” button in the Terminal 4 banner located furthest to the left. Choose "Body Content" as the new content type.

7-4_add_new_body_content_button

 

The body content type is where most of the content of a page, like text and photos, will go. You can have as many body contents as you would like to help organize the content on the page, but most pages only call for one or two.

10.  This is the body content window where you will do most of your page editing.

add body content window

 

11. The Name feild is what the content will be called within Terminal 4, be sure to name it something relevant. This will be important in later steps when only the name of a content will be visible.

The name category of the modify content box in terminal 4 v7.4

 

12. For the Title field enter the text that you would like to have as the text on the top of the page (the title is the slightly larger and bolder text found just above the content below it like the "Creating a New Page" text at the top of this page). This can be left blank if you so choose.

 

13. The Body field is where the content for the page goes.  When the name, title and body fields have been filled out, click "Add". This section can also be left blank if you're not ready to fill the page yet.

modify window - body section

14. When you are done making changes click "Update". Be sure to Approve Changes to make sure it updates on the actual site or if you're not ready to commit the chances you can leave the content un-approved.

15. Next, you can create a Section Link from any of your other pages to this page. Note: You cannot create the Section Link to your new page until you have Approved Content on your new page.‌