Create your menu

Your site menu, i.e.site navigation, can be created ahead of time or at the same time you create pages.

Create a menu link its page at the same time

  • Start creating a page.

  • On the right side of the screen there is a section MENU SETTINGS.

    NOTE: The right pane is a much lighter color than the rest of the page.  When you roll over it the color will normalize to the rest of the page and you can access the settings.

    menu settings on right of page
  • Expand MENU SETTINGS.

    expanded menu settings
  • Check Provide a menu link to show the corresponding fields.

    click provide link checkbox
  • Enter the Menu link title.

    This will be the text that appears in the navigation.

  • Select the Parent item in the dropdown.

    • For a link to be on the top level of the navigation, keep the dropdown set to <Main navigation>. 

    • For a link to display underneath the top level navigation, choose which top navigation link it will live under.  It will display when users rollover to top navigation link.

Create a menu link to a previously created page

  • Click Shortcuts on the global administrative menu and then click Menu.

    click menu from global navigation
  • Click the Add link button

    add link button
  • Enter the Menu title link.

    This will be the text the displays on the menu.

  • Enter the Link.

    This is the URL users will go to when they click the navigation link.

    There are 2 ways to find the URL for an internal page:

    1. Start typing in the page title and the system populate a list of titles that match from which you can select.
    2. Navigate to the page you want to link to and copy the URL and paste here.  See instructions for linking internally.
    enter fields for link

By default, the Enabled checkbox is checked.  The menu link created will be visible.

If you uncheck Enabled, the navigation link will not display for users. If you disable a parent link, its children will be promoted up the navigation tree.

 

Setting a menu link as just a label

Sometimes it is useful to have a parent link - a menu link with nested menu links -  simply act as a label and not go to any page if clicked, especially if your site does not have enough content to warrant a separate page of each menu item.

In the following example the menu can be set so that no page displays when the user clicks User Guide or Content Editor or Features.  

 

examples of parent links

NOTE: Be consistent with your treatment of parent links.  Either make all or none act as labels.

  • Click on Menu

    interface for selecting menu
  • Click the Add Link button

    add link button
  • Enter the Menu link title, Link and click Save

    For the Link field enter #

    interface for entering in vaules

Done! This link now is in your menu and will not go to a separate page when clicked.