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Sections and Folders

Omni CMS uses a folder-based file management system to organize your web pages. Like pages, folders can be added, deleted, renamed, and have their own access settings.

A folder that contains other pages is referred to as a section. Sections often have 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

Use folders for storing files such as images or PDFs and use sections to contain page content. 
Expanded New button with folder, section, page options

Creating a New SectionLink to this section

Create a new section to make a folder with an index page, a properties page (_props.pcf), and a navigation page ( Files created in your section folder vary depending on your Omni CMS account setup.


To create a new section:

  1. Go to the Content Pages location where you'd like to create a new section.
  2. Click +New.
  3. In the "New Content" box, click New Section or a similarly-named template.
    • Your choices vary depending on how your account is configured; you may not have a new section template, depending on your access.
  4. Complete the "New Section" box, as follows:
    • Directory Name: Enter the section name that will appear in the URL and the Omni CMS file structure.
    • Page Title: Enter the title of the index page.
    • Description: Enter a description of the index page.
    • Add Navigation Item: Select "Yes" from the dropdown to add a link to the index page in the navigation file for the current directory.
  5. Click Create.

Are you creating a new section to be used with RSS, such as a new News section? Go to 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. Go to the Content > Pages list showing the location where you'd like to create a new folder.
  2. Click +New.
  3. Click "Create New Folder."
  4. Name your folder.
  5. Click Create.

Administrators can enable/disable the option to add a new folder with template groups.