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Adding Sub Navigation on Section pages


This article explains how to manage Sub Navigations that appear on Section pages (including the website homepage).


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

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Manage existing Sub Navigations

To review the existing Sub Navigations, go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Section Sub Navigation.

You see a full list of the current Sub Navigations for your website. The following options are available:

  • (A): Order: Use the drop-down menu to change the position of a Sub Navigation. The position applies in Pangea CMS only and does not impact visibility on the public website.
  • (B): Title: Check the Title for the Sub Navigation that is only displayed in Pangea CMS.
  • (C): Visibility: Check if the Sub Navigation is visible or hidden on the public website.
  • (D): New Sub Navigation: Add a new Sub Navigation.
  • (E): Edit: Click the Edit icon to edit an existing Sub Navigation.
  • (F): Delete: Click the Delete icon to delete an existing Sub Navigation.
  • (G): Live View: View the website homepage. If the homepage uses Sub Navigation, you can see it at the top of the page. The Live View is cached, so it does not immediately update based on any changes you make.



Create a new Sub Navigation

To create a new Sub Navigation:

  1. Go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Section Sub Navigation.
  2. Click New Sub Navigation.

On the Sub Navigation Title tab, you need to define the Title for the Sub Navigation. The Title helps identify the Sub Navigation in Pangea CMS, but is not visible on the public website.

To add a link to the Sub Navigation, select Sub Navigation Items > New Link Item.

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.

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.

After configuring the link, click Add Item.

You can continue to add additional links. All of the links for the Sub Navigation are displayed under the Sub Navigation Items 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.




Add a Sub Navigation on Section pages

To add a Sub Navigation on a Section page:

  1. Go to Sections > Sections in the top menu.
  2. Select the Section page where you want to add the Sub Navigation.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Section Sub Navigation, and use the drop-down menu to select the Sub Navigation you want to add.
  5. Click Save Settings.

The Sub Navigation is now added on the Section page. You see the Sub Navigation on the Section Editor screen.


NOTE: You need to add the Sub Navigation individually on each Section page where you want to display it.



Hide a Sub Navigation

You can hide a Sub Navigation so that it is not visible on the public website. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Navigation Menu > Section Sub Navigation.
  2. Click the Edit icon next to the Sub Navigation you want to hide.
  3. Tick the box next to Hide Item, then click Save.

The Sub Navigation is no longer visible on any Section pages. You also cannot add the Sub Navigation to a new Section page while it is hidden. To make the Sub Navigation visible again, follow steps 1-2 above and untick the box next to Hide Item.

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

  1. Click the Sub Navigation Items 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 Sub Navigation. However, other links 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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