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Create Assets in Cascade

There are new features added to the "new" dropdown in Cascade. This page will go through each one.

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Create New Page

A page is where your content will normally appear on your site. Visit Create and Edit a New Page on how to use this asset factory.

New Block - Content

Blocks are content for your webpage that is wrapped up in complicated code you'd rather not deal with. In this block you can create an accordion, quick-links, wysiwyg, and contact blocks that you can then add to your page. Visit Content Blocks to use.

New Block - Multimedia

Blocks are content for your webpage that is wrapped up in complicated code you'd rather not deal with. In this block you can place images, slideshows, galleries, and videos, that you can then add to your page. Visit  Multimedia Blocks to use.

New External Link

There are a few uses for creating a "New External Link"

  • To place a link into a quick-links block.
  • To place a link into your navigation.

Examples of External Links

  • Links outside of Upstate.edu (eg. something from cnn.com or an outside research site)
  • Links outside of Cascade (eg. as of 3/2016 the Upstate.edu homepage is not in Cascade)

Visit Creating External Links for complete information.

New Folder

  • Folders are used to group items that relate to one another. For example, a group of pages describing and explaining treatment options for something like prostate cancer would logically be grouped into the same folder so that the left menu navigation all relates to the same topic. Folders should not be used for a single page though, as this removes the page from the main navigation flow making it more difficult to use a site.
  • Index page created automatically - Due to the way our website is setup, every folder meant to contain pages (aka not images, pdfs, or files) must have an index page inside it too. Thankfully, when you add a new folder via the asset factory, an "index" page will be added automatically. If this new folder is meant as a subfolder inside images, pdfs, or files, you can just delete the index page that was created.
  • Display Name is taken from Folder - The created Index page works the same as regular pages, but it's display name is taken from the display name of the folder. When someone visit the URL of that folder, it will show the content from the index page. New sub-folders can be created within the pdf, files, or images folders, but you may have to delete the automatically-generated "index" page.
  • System Name "intra"- Any asset or page within "www.upstate.edu" is available for anyone outside the Upstate system. To make an asset or page viewable only to those on the Upstate campus, move it into a folder named "intra". You can create an intra folder the same way you do a regular folder (see above) but the file name needs to be called "intra" to work (the display name can be different). Just with regular folders that have pages, "intra" folders need to have an "index" page associated with it as well. Keep all internal-only PDFs in an "intra" folder within the "pdf" folder (eg. pdf/intra/filename.pdf), and all images in the "images" folder (eg. "images/healthcare/intra/filename.jpg).