Folders are built in a nested tree hierarchy and are the containers of all Solodev resources including files and folders to your actual website(s). Folders have a wide range of functionality in Solodev and can be modified and customized to suit your needs. A folder can be used as a document repository for a company Intranet or can be used to store HTML and/or STML files destined for the web. This section will teach you how to create and modify a folder in Solodev.
Folders are used to:
- Group assets together such as web files, other folders, stml pages, images, etc.
- Display nav menu items when a folder off the www root is placed directly into a dynamicDiv.
- Map categories to managers.
Common Folder Fields
When you add, update, or otherwise modify a folder, you will encounter the following fields.
|Folder Name||Name for the folder displayed on the back end (required and should be lowercase, devoid of spaces, and not use special characters)|
|Title||Name for the folder displayed on the front end|
|Description||A description of the folder and its contents|
|Website Properties||Set certain properties and control how a folder works with websites|
|Menu Name||Name of folder in a menu navigation|
|Rank||Rank order of the folder when displayed in the menu navigation|
|Layout||The way the contents of a folder will be displayed in the navigation, based upon predefined templates|
|Levels||How deep the elements in the folder will be displayed in the navigation|
|Datatable Category Group ID||The ID for a group of categories|
|Datatable Category ID||The ID for a specific category|
|Upload Image Field||Adds an image to the folder|
|Include in Website Navigation||Structures folder to display in navigation menus|
|Restrict Access in Website to Authorized Users||Allows access to the folder and contents to be password protected for website visitors|
Here are the actions you can perform pertaining to folders in Solodev.
|Add a Folder||Add a new folder|
|Update Folder||Update or otherwise change folder properties|
|Copy a Folder||Create a copy of a folder|
|Move a Folder||Move a folder to a new location|
|Delete a Folder||Delete a folder|
|Publish a Folder||Make a folder publicly visible your site|