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Arrange Navigation

Navigation is a site-wide element that appears on every page; learn more about the navigation elements. While navigation is automatically generated as you build your site, configuration options are available to arrange your navigation and create external links.

Method 1: Drag and Drop

Changing the order of items in the navigation can be accomplished with a simple drag and drop maneuver.

  1. Select the parent folder in the asset tree of the items you wish to rearrange; this is often the site's base folder (i.e, the top-most folder containing your site name)
  2. In the workspace, click on the column heading Order so that the items are in ascending chronological order
  3. Drag and drop the items into the desired order; the item in the first position will be first in the navigation
Reordering folders in the CMS user interface

Your cursor will change to a four-headed arrow when dragging and dropping items into place.

Method 2: Move Tools

Assets can be moved up or down using tools provided.

  1. Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Drag & Drop method
  2. Select a single asset's checkbox in the workspace
  3. Use the tools that appear near the top to move the asset
    1. From left to right:

      1. Move to top
      2. Move up one position
      3. Move down one position
      4. Move to bottom

Additional steps are provided below for specific areas of navigation.

The icons for moving an item in the navigation.

After selecting an asset's checkbox in the workspace, tools become available to move the asset into a new position. Notes: The tools are available only after the assets have been chronologically ordered; the tools are not available if more than one asset's checkbox is selected.

Top Navigation

Top Navigation is the horizontal menu that is visible on every page. While editing a folder, the setting for Navigation Area must be set to Primary for it to appear in the Top Navigation. Follow the steps below to rearrange the items.

  1. Select your site's base folder (i.e, the top-most folder containing your site name) in the asset tree
  2. Use one of the methods above to rearrange the items into positions 1-10

Side Navigation

Side Navigation is the slide-out menu that contains Primary (upper) and Secondary (lower) areas. Follow the steps below to move items into a specific area.

  1. Primary - Items in the Top Navigation are also placed in the Primary area; additional items (beyond the Top Navigation's 10 item limit) can also be added
  2. Secondary - Items can be manually placed in the Secondary area by editing the folder and for the setting Navigation Area select Secondary
    1. Use one of the methods above to rearrange the items into position

Just a friendly reminder...

Each time you modify the navigation, you will need to perform a full-site publish.