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Adding items in the Primary Navigation menu


This article explains how to manage the items in the Primary Navigation menu.


NOTE: For general information about Pangea website navigation, refer to the alternative article below:

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Manage existing menu items

To manage the existing Primary Navigation menu items, go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Primary Navigation.

You see a full list of the current menu items. The following options are available:

  • (A): Order: Use the drop-down menu to change the position of an item. The position is reflected on the public website.
  • (B): Title: Check the Title for the item that is displayed on the public website.
  • (C): Link: Check the page or URL that the item points to (if applicable).
  • (D): Visibility: Check if the item is visible or hidden on the public website.
  • (E): New Menu Item: Add a new item.
  • (F): Edit: Click the Edit icon to edit an existing item.
  • (G): Delete: Click the Delete icon to delete an existing item.
  • (H): Live View: View the website homepage. You can click (three lines) to open the Primary Navigation menu. The Live View is cached, so it does not immediately update based on any changes you make.



Add a new menu item

To add a new menu item:

  1. Go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Primary Navigation.
  2. Click New Menu Item.

You can add either of the following item types:



Add a direct link

A direct link is a clickable menu item that opens a new webpage.

Under Link Settings, you can choose one of the following link types:

  • Link to Zone: Add a link to a Category archive page.
  • Link to Section: Add a link to a Section page.
  • Link to Special page: Add a link to a Special page from your website. This includes podcast pages, RSS pages, broadcast schedules, and more.
  • Manual link: Add a link to any page by entering the URL.

NOTE: The Title Only option is intended for adding a submenu.

You also need to enter the text for the link under Link Text. This text will be visible on the public website.

The remaining steps differ according to the option selected under Link Settings. You may need to define the following settings:

  • Zones: Select the Category archive page that the link will point to.
  • Sections: Select the Section page that the link will point to.
  • Special pages: Select the Special page page that the link will point to.
  • URL: Enter the URL that the link will point to. Use either format below:
    • A full URL (such as https://rferl.org)
    • A slash followed by the URL slug for a page from your website (such as /home)
  • Pop-up properties: Define how the page opens. The following options are available:
    • None: The page opens in the same window.
    • New tab: The page opens in a new tab.

Click Save to confirm and apply the changes.



Add a submenu

A submenu is a clickable menu item that expands to reveal a collection of links.

To add a submenu, you need to select Title Only under Link Settings. You can then enter the Title for the submenu under Link Text.


NOTE: You cannot use a link as the Title for a submenu. For this reason, Title Only is the only valid option for creating a submenu.

To add a link inside the submenu, follow the steps below:

  1. Tick the box next to Column Submenu, then select the Column Links tab that appears.
  2. Click New Link Item.
  3. Configure the link according to your preferences. The available options are the same as for adding a direct link.
  4. After configuring the link, click Add Item.

You can continue to add additional links. All of the links for the submenu are displayed under the Column Links tab. The following options are available:

  • (A): Order: Use the drop-down menu to change the position of a link. The position is reflected on the public website.
  • (B): Edit: Click the Edit icon to edit the link.
  • (C): Delete: Click the Delete icon to delete the link.

Changes are not applied until you click Save.




Hide a menu item

You can hide a menu item so it is not visible on the public website. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Primary Navigation.
  2. Click the Edit icon next to the item you want to hide.
  3. Tick the box next to Hide Item.
  4. Click Save.

The item (including submenu links) is no longer visible on the public website. To make the item visible again, follow steps 1-2 above and untick the box next to Hide Item.

You can also hide an individual link in a submenu. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the Column Links tab.
  2. Click the Edit icon next to the link you want to hide.
  3. Tick the box next to Hide Item.
  4. Click Update Item, then click Save.

The individual link is no longer visible in the submenu. However, other links and the Title remain visible. To make the link visible again, follow steps 1-2 above and untick the box next to Hide Item.




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