Use Case: Add content folders



As with directories on a filesystem, foldersin a CMF Site allow Content Creators to partition their content into manageable groups.



  1. Navigate to the folder in which you would like to create sub-folders.
  2. In the "Folder contents" view of the folder, select the "New" button.
  3. From the list of addable portal types, select "Folder" by clicking the adjacent radio button. Supply an ID [1] for the new folder in the input field at the bottom of the page, and click the "Add" button.
  4. The system will create the new folder using the ID you supplied, and present you with a form for editing the folder's properties.
  5. Supply appropriate values as follows:
    a "human-readable" title for the folder.
    a brief paragraph summarizing the use to which the folder is put.
  6. Click the "Change" button. The system will update the folder's metadata using the values you supply.


..[1] Don't confuse the folder's ID with the its Title. ID's cannot contain special characters (e.g., comma, asterisk, brackets, parentheses, etc.) A good practise is not to use spaces in an ID either. The ID is used in the url to reach the folder's content, so any character which is not allowed in a URI is not allowed in the id (see: URI RFC).