Folders

Folders are assets that are used to contain and organize other Home Area assets.

Overview

Folders are assets that are used to contain and organize other Home Area assets. When inside a site, the asset tree on the left is where your folders and their contained assets are displayed. Each site has a special folder called a base folder that contains all Home Area assets for that site. The base folder is the only folder that doesn't have a parent folder.

Clicking on a folder in the asset tree will expand it to reveal the subfolders and assets contained inside. To display the contents of the folder in the content pane on the right, click the arrow the right of the folder name, or right-click the folder and select View from the context menu.

When viewing a folder's content in the content pane, you can sort the contained assets by name, folder order, asset type, or last modified date. If a folder contains image assets, you can click the Gallery View button to display thumbnail images.

Folder Order

Folder order refers to the order of assets in a folder, which is different than their alphabetical or chronological order. For example, an index block for a dynamic navigation menu might sort assets by their folder order, allowing you to change their placement in the menu by changing their order. By default, newly-created assets are placed at the top of the list in a folder's order, but assets can be manually reordered.

reordering assets in a folder

To reorder assets in a folder:

  1. Sort the assets by folder order by clicking the Order column.
  2. Select an asset and use the Move to Top, Move Up, Move Down, or Move to Bottom arrow buttons at the top of the list.
  3. You can also click on an asset and drag it into place in the list to reorder it.
Note - Assets in the asset tree will always be displayed in alphabetical order for ease of navigation.

Creating a Folder

To create a folder:

  1. Click Add Content > Default > Folder.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name for your folder.
    • Note that the folder name will be included in the published URL. For example, a folder named "about" will appear as http://www.example.com/about when published.
  3. In the Placement Folder field, choose the folder where the folder should be created.
  4. In the Metadata tab, enter any necessary metadata for your folder (title, description, etc.).
    • You can change the Metadata Set for the folder in the Properties tab.
  5. In the Properties tab, configure the following fields:
    • Include when indexing - Enable this if your folder and its contents should be included in an index block for generating breadcrumbs or dynamic navigation, for example.
    • Include when publishing - Enable this if your folder and its contents should be publishable. A folder containing image assets, for example, might be enabled for publishing but not indexing.
    • Include in Stale Content report - Enable this if your folder's content should be included in the Stale Content report.
  6. Click Submit.
Note - When a folder is copied, links between assets within the folder will be rewritten to point to their appropriate copied counterparts.

Folders vs Containers

Folders and containers are both used to store and organize site assets. Folders are used to store publishable and non-publishable Home Area assets such as pages, files, and templates. Containers are used to store Administration Area assets such as Asset Factories, Configurations, and Destinations. Unlike folders, containers are not publishable.