Site Navigation

 

Your site came with a standard navigation bar based on the most common requests. As you customize your site, you may want to make changes to the Main Nav and add Sub Nav links.

**NOTE: Custom sites may use a more complex navigation structure that cannot be edited using the steps below.**

 

Editing Your Nav

Hover over the navigation menu to see the link to Edit Main Navigation. (You must be logged in as Administrator to see the link.)

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Click here to edit your navigation.

The screen for editing your nav is fairly intuitive.

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Organizing Your Nav

Click and drag the items to reorder your nav.

Use the arrows on the left to promote an item to the main nav or to demote an item to a subnav position.

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Click the Save button when finished.

 

Changing the Labels on Your Nav Items

If you want to change the wording of your nav items -- for instance, you might want to change About Us to say Who We Are -- simply hover over the nav item and click the Edit link.

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Once here, make the changes you want and click Save at the bottom of the page.

 

Adding Pages to the Nav

As you create new pages for your site, you will want to link them in your nav so people can find them. To add a page to the nav, click Add Another Nav Item at the bottom of the page.

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Simply click to select the pages to add to the nav. Then click the save button. The pages will be added to the end of your nav. Click and drag to position them within your nav structure.

 

Adding Custom Pages to the Nav

Use this feature to add links to your site navigation that are not site pages added by you. Things such as an Article List or Jobs Database are pages that come with your software.

To add these pages, you will need to know the exact URL used to access that page.

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First, navigate to the page that you want to link to. Then, copy the part of the URL immediately following the domain name. Lastly, select Add Another Nav Item again, but this time instead of using the dropdown menu to select a page, paste the URL of the page you want into the URL field.

 

Linking to External Pages

You can also use this feature to link to pages outside of your site. For example, if you want to link to the national organization's site, add a custom nav link and use the full URL in the URL field.

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Remember that the Site Navigation is the primary tool your visitors will use to quickly find things on your site. Keep it simple and well-organized!

 

 

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