A section is valuable when you have several topics that are related, grouped into one section. Utilizing sections is a great way to manage a site's content effectively and will provide the end user with clues to related content. This is also the ideal approach to managing the length of the sidebar navigation.
Creating a new section in OU Campus is essentially, creating a folder/directory. Once you create your new interior section, OU Campus will automatically include a home page (index.pcf), an department navigation include file (_nav.inc), and properties file (_props.pcf). Do not delete these files at any time, as it will cause your page development process in OU Campus to not function. Get in touch with the UIW Web Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding removal of files on your department sites.
Starting at the top level of your department site in the Pages List view, click the New button (or, the drop-down indicator arrow as mentioned earlier when creating a new page) in the upper right corner of the screen.
There are two options when creating a new interior section:
Once you’ve made your selection, you will be directed to a dialog window that prompts for information related to this section and the landing page (index.pcf) that is automatically created in this section. Note that each field has helper text in italics to explain how this information is used. Be sure to read this, as it will assist in creating a well-tagged section valuable for end users and for search engines.
Click the Create button at the bottom of the window when complete.
You have successfully created a section and your first page (index.pcf) in that section. You will next be directed to the new landing page (index.pcf) for your newly created interior section. You can continue with building your content.
* NOTE: Though the section menu link appears in the side navigation when viewed above, you must publish the department sidebar navigation menu include file (_nav.inc) at the top-level of your department site for it to be visible to the World Wide Web. Also, it is recommended to publish your new section AFTER having created blank pages as placeholders for content to appear in this section.