Research Instruction & Information Technology Group

How to Create a New Blank Page

Learn how to create a new web page in the CMS.

Plone 5 Users

Browse to the area of your site where you would like to put the new page. From the black bar, click Add new and then click Page.

When the form opens, enter the Title, which should be upper and lower case. Example: My New Page

Enter a one or two sentence description of the page:

  • A page description can be between 150-160 characters (a sentence or two) in length and should be in sentence form.
  • Include a variation of the main keywords in your description. Choose things you think your viewers would use.
  • Sell the benefit. Entice readers to click your link by writing a compelling description.
  • Add a strong call to action.
  • Write like a human. Make sure it sounds professional, but not robotic.

Add your page content, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Be sure to review the page to make sure the content is correct, and that there are no misspellings. When the page is ready to be published, from the black bar, click the arrow beside State, and then click Publish. This will change the state of the page to Published.

Everyone Else

Browse to the area of your site where you would like to put the new page. Click the Add new and then click Page.

Enter the Title, which should be upper and lower case. Example: My New Page

Enter a one or two sentence description of the page:

  • A page description can be between 150-160 characters (a sentence or two) in length and should be in sentence form.
  • Include a variation of the main keywords in your description. Choose things you think your viewers would use.
  • Sell the benefit. Entice readers to click your link by writing a compelling description.
  • Add a strong call to action.
  • Write like a human. Make sure it sounds professional, but not robotic.

Add your page content, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Be sure to review the page to make sure the content is correct, and that there are no misspellings. When the page is ready to be published, click the arrow beside State, and then click Publish. This will change the state of the page to Published.