Kentico CMS

Managing Pages

Kentico Content Management Overview

General content management options


Creating a new document

Check out the video on how to create a new page here!

  1. Top Left of the screen click on Content
  2. Within the content navigation tree, select the parent document that your new document will be a subpage of.
  3. On the document actions area, click on New 
    content management highlighting the New button
  4. Select Standard to create a new web page.

  5. This will redirect you to a new screen to choose your page template. Select the desired template and click Continue.
    Continue button

  6. Naming the page:

    • On the Document name field, make sure to use a short, clear, and unique name. Kentico will auto adjust to lower case letters and insert hyphens when the space bar is hit. Do not combine words together to avoid hyphens; this is not search engine friendly (please see the SEO documentation here). The Document name is the name that will show on the document's URL and within the content navigation tree.

New Document name field

Deleting a page

Typically only Primary Publishers can delete documents. To delete a document, first click on the document you want to delete then click on the Delete button in the content management toolbar. You will be given two options on what to do with the deleted document. We recommend the second option of displaying alternate pages when visitors try to access a deleted document; this option also gives publishers/editors the ability to restore the document.


Deleting documents options


Typically only Primary Publishers can restore deleted documents.

  1. Under My Desk menu, click on Bin.
  2. Click it and you will see all the deleted documents below.
    My Data Bin button location
  3. Find the deleted document and click Restore.
    deleted doc recovery button
  4. Now you can switch back to the Content tab and you will see the restored document added back to the default location.

Note: Do NOT click on the X. The document will be permanently deleted, and will never be restored.

Changing document order

The order documents appear in on the live site navigation is determined by the order they're in within the Content Navigation Tree. Moving documents within the same parent document will not break hyperlinks. If you move the document out of the level, then it will break any existing hyperlinks. Example: If I want "bizforms" to appear above "kentico" on the live site, then I can click and drag it above "kentico." If I move it to be at the same level as "documentation" or "calendar" then I will break the hyperlink.

Kentico Content Tree levels

To move a document within the same level of the content tree:

  1. Click the page you want to relocate in the content tree and click the Down or Up button in the document action toolbar. You'll see that your page has been moved.
    content management up down buttons
  2. Now switch to the Live site view mode (if your page is already published) and you will see that your page has been moved in the site navigation as well.

Moving documents to another section

Before doing this, it is best to contact the Office of Advancement, who can help ensure a usable and consistent information architecture for your wesbite. The email is

To move a document to another level of the content tree:

  1. Click the page you want to move in the content tree. Then click the Move button in the document action toolbar.
    content management move button
  2. In the web dialog, click on the document where you want to move your page (e.g. the technology top level) and then click the green Move button at the bottom right corner.

Move document window example

Your page has been moved to the chosen location.

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