Creating an Index Page for a Subsite
How to create the default page for a subsite (folder).
Website Files & Folders
Websites are made of files and folders accessible by the public.
Asking For a File (Page)
Let's look at the following URL:
When you go to this URL, you are requesting the file (page) "press-releases.cfm" inside the folder "news-media."
What Happens When We Don't Specify a File?
Now let's use the following URL:
The above URL requests the "news-media" folder, but doesn't say which file you want. So how does it know what to show you?
Index pages come up by default when a user goes to a folder and does not ask for a specific file.
When you ask for:
The website assumes you want the file "index.cfm" inside the folder "news-media."
This means that going to the above URL is exactly the same as going to:
Creating an Index Page
Creating an index page is exactly the same as creating any other page in CommonSpot, with one exception:
- Page Name: The page name (in the standard metadata) must be "index"
That's it! Follow the instructions for creating a new page, but instead of creating a name from the page title, use "index" instead.
If you already have a page that you would like to turn into an index page, rename the page to "index" by going to Actions >> Rename Page.