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CMS Navigation Menus

Navigations are, in essence, the "glue" that tie the functionality of the system together. An instance can have an unlimited amount of navigation trees. Navigation trees can contain pages, links, modules, applications, and even other navigations.

There is typically a set of 3 navigation trees that comes with your site, all of which are editable by you. The amount of pages, links, modules, applications, etc. that you can add and manage to these navigations is unlimited.

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Selecting a Navigation Tree

To find the navigation you want to edit, click on the "CMS-Logic" tab and look for the "Navigations" section. The navigations should be named based on their role in the web site. For example "Header Navigation" will appear in the top of your site. Clicking on any of these navigations will bring you to the navigation interface described below.

Finding the navigation tree

Using the Navigation Interface

From this screen, you can easily edit all of the content in a navigation tree. The layout is separated into two sections as seen below:

Parts of the navigation

Managing Existing Content (Left Side)

Parts of a navigation item

 

 

A. Type of item

Hover over the icon to determine what kind of item it is, in other words, "where does this item lead the visitor?" Items can be pages, links, apps (like news) or even other navigations.

B. Sort Order

As the name suggests, this number determines how an item is sorted. You may change sort orders to any integer and click the "Update Sort Order" button at the bottom of the page. Sort order is only relative to the branch the item is in. For example, consider the sort order's below:

  • (10) My Pages
    • (0) First Page
    • (10) Second Page
    • (20) Third Page
  • (20) More of My Pages
    • (10) Another Page
    • (12) Yet Another Page
    • (99) Also, Another Page

It is important to take from this example that changing the sort order of "First Page" or "Second Page" has no effect on the order in which "My Pages" and "More of My Pages" is output. This is because they are on different levels of the navigation. Furthermore, the sort order of "First Page" has NO effect on "Another Page" because they are on different "branches" of the navigation.

C. Edit Navigation Relationship

Clicking the name of the item will bring up an interface to edit the "what and where" of the item in relation to the navigation. Note that this does NOT edit the actual content of whatever the link leads to, just how it is displayed in the navigation. For example, the "Link Title" shown below only effects the title of the link displayed in the navigation, it will not change the page title once a user clicks the link to go to the page on your website.

Update navigation relationship

D. Expand/Collapse Branch

The "minus" and "plus" icons are used to make life easier in very large navigations. You can click these buttons to show or hide the "child" items (AKA items underneath) of the parent item. Note that these buttons have no effect on your actual website.

E. Edit Item's Content

This link will allow you to edit the content of the item. For example, if the item is a page this icon will lead to the "Page edit screen". If the item is a news app, clicking the edit button will go to the news application interface.

F. Activate/Deactivate Item

Clicking this button will activate or deactivate an item. An active item will display on your web site, a deactivated item will not. This is useful for developing content without actually allowing anyone to see it until you are done.

G. Remove item from navigation

This icon will remove the item from the navigation. It will NOT delete the item. For example, if you remove a page from the navigation, it will then appear in "Unassigned Pages" of the "Add Pages" section. Likewise, deleting an item that links to a news app will only delete the link to that news application, not the actual news articles it contains.

Adding New Content (Right Side)

Adding a new web page or existing web page

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Adding a Link

If you wish to add a hyperlink to your navigation tree, it is very similar to adding a new page.

To add a link to your navigation tree, click the Add a link "add link" button located in the top right of the "Add Content" window to the right.

Adding an App

You can add links to dynamic modules such as FAQ's and News directly into the navigation tree.

To add an app link, click the name of the app in the "Apps" window on the right side of the screen. You can also create new apps by clicking the "New App" button in the top right of the "Apps" window.

Adding a Navigation Tree

In addition to pages, and modules, you can also add another existing navigation tree right into the tree that you are editing. This practice is only recommended for large amounts of pages that may not need to be in one huge navigation. Generally, it is not needed.

To add a navigation tree, click the name of the existing navigation tree in the "Navigation Trees" window to the right.