Make sure you are already logged in. Navigate to the section under which you want to add the new section. Click the "Owner" link in the Tool Bar. In the page that appears, click the "Add a Subsection" link under the "Sections" heading.

The following is a brief description of each field.

1. Name
This is the name of the section as it will appear in the Navigation Bar, search results, etc.
2. Browser Title
By default, the Name of the section will be displayed in the browser's title bar when you are in a specific section. If you would like to provide a specific title, you may do so using this field (which will replace the default).
3. Shortcut
The shortcut provides a quick and convenient way for you to provide a user-friendly URL to your section. If the homepage for your nTreePoint site is, for example,, and you have a section in that site named "Support", you could provide a shortcut called "support", which would allows users to access the section directly by browsing to A shortcut can be used for any section in your nTreePoint hierarchy, regardless of how deep the section is within the hierarchy.

Note: Even though nTreePoint allows different sections to have the same name (as long as they are not siblings sharing the same parent), shortcuts must be unique for the entire hierarchy.

4. Description
This field is used to provide a brief description of the section. Although it is currently used primarily as the description in the News and Events RSS feeds, it may be used for other purposes in the future.
5. Owner (login)
Each section must be owned by one (and only one) user. If you own the current section and would like to own the subsection, simply enter your own login; otherwise, enter the login of the owner or click the "Browse..." link to open a pop-up window that will allow you to search for the user.
6. Homepage Label
If this section has an external page that it uses as its homepage, or if there is another external site or page that relates to this section, this is the text that users will be able to click that will take them to the Homepage URL.
7. Homepage URL
This is the URL that users will be taken to when they click the Homepage Label.
8. Custom Interface
Note: This section of the form is only visible when a section is being updated by an administrator. In other words, the section must have been added already, then an Administrator must be updating the section.

There are three custom interface options:

None: The custom interface options are not enabled for the section.

Section Owner and Administrators: The Section Owner will be able to access the custom interface features (as well as any Administrators).

Administrators Only: Although the custom interface features will be enabled for the section, only Administrators will be able to access them.

9. Access Level
There are three possible access levels:

Public: If a section is public, all users who have access to the system will be able to access the section and the information added to the various tools within the section.

Use Parent's Access Level: This means that if the parent section has an access level of Public the current section will have an access level of Public. If the parent section has an access level of Private the current section will have an access level of Private. Note that if the parent section, at any time, changes its access level, the change will automatically be reflected for the current section. Additionally, if the parent section has an access level of Private, the parent's User Access List will be used to determine which users have access to the current section.

Private: If a section is private, only users who are in the section's User Access List will be able to access the information added to the various tools than have been enabled for the section.

10. Tools
This is where you choose the tools that you would like enabled for the section. The list will include all available tools within the system that are available to be enabled for a section. All tools can be enabled, no tools can be enabled, or any combination of tools can be enabled. The tools that are enabled in this list will appear in the Tool Bar whenever a user navigates to this section.

For each tool, there is a "Hidden" checkbox. If this checkbox is checked for a specific tool, the tool will still be enabled within the section, but it will not appear in the Tool Bar for anyone other than valid Tool Managers for that tool within the given section, the section owner, or nTreePoint administrators. If the tool itself is not checked, the "Hidden" setting is ignored.

11. Default Tool
If a tool is selected from this list, then when a user clicks the name of the section in the Navigation Bar, the user will be taken directly into the tool within that section instead of to the summary page. The user will still be able to access the summary page by clicking the "Summary" link, but the default view of the section will be within the selected tool. Note that if a tool is selected that has not been enabled within the section, an error message will indicate that the tool must first be enabled before it can become the default tool.

After you have entered all the required information, click the "Add" button. If there are any problems with the information, you will be instructed to make the appropriate changes; otherwise, the new subsection will be added and you will be taken to the Summary Page of the new section.