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  • Hi, we have requirement where we need to create hierarchical structure for a publishing site. We need to have folders in pages library so that we can have different sections in the same site. I know folders are not supported in Pages library and even if they are enabled, the pages will be created at root level Pages library only. I cannot keep creating sub sites since we have a very long and wide navigation structure.

    Our options are either to use folders in a Pages library and create pages in those folders or create multiple Pages libraries in a single site. Please let me know if anyone has come across such problem and if there is any workaround for it.

    Thanks in advance.
    • Edited by Mahesh Purama Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:17 PM spelling
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, August 23, 2009 4:18 PM ECM question (From:SharePoint - Development and Programming)
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:16 PM

Answers

  • In ECM (Enterprise Content Management), folders can often be replaced by metadata and views.
    You can add a new column (let's call it "category") in the Page library and create a view that groups your pages by category.

    Serge Luca

    Serge Luca; blog: http://www.redwood.be
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:21 PM
  • Both scenarios you've mentioned are not supported. The only way to get things done is to either use meta data with custom views or to create subsites.


    w: http://blog.mastykarz.nl | t: @waldekm | c: http://imtech.codeplex.com | c: http://www.imtechvelocity.nl
    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:10 AM
  • Hi Purama,

    Like the other contributors have said, the best way to replicate folders is to use Metadata but personally I'd just carry on creating sub-sites, mainly because this makes sure that your pages stay within the navigation structre and it makes them a lot easier to follow and a lot more logical.

    Mike

    Monday, August 24, 2009 1:03 PM

All replies

  • In ECM (Enterprise Content Management), folders can often be replaced by metadata and views.
    You can add a new column (let's call it "category") in the Page library and create a view that groups your pages by category.

    Serge Luca

    Serge Luca; blog: http://www.redwood.be
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:21 PM
  • Not a Programming question as far as I can see,

    Moving to the ECM forum as this is about a publishing site and because the answer received so far points to ECM.

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    Sunday, August 23, 2009 4:17 PM
  • Both scenarios you've mentioned are not supported. The only way to get things done is to either use meta data with custom views or to create subsites.


    w: http://blog.mastykarz.nl | t: @waldekm | c: http://imtech.codeplex.com | c: http://www.imtechvelocity.nl
    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:10 AM
  • Hi Purama,

    Like the other contributors have said, the best way to replicate folders is to use Metadata but personally I'd just carry on creating sub-sites, mainly because this makes sure that your pages stay within the navigation structre and it makes them a lot easier to follow and a lot more logical.

    Mike

    Monday, August 24, 2009 1:03 PM
  • You can create folders in the Pages library with SharePoint 2010. You might want to upgrade your farm to the most current version of SharePoint to address your needs.


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