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WCMS, version 8

Changing the Top and Side Navigation Menus

You will need to change the navigation menus if you want to add a link to a page so it appears in the top and side navigation menus on your pages, or you want to change a label that already appears in the menus.

The navigation menus are content blocks inside the _content/menus and _content/navigation folders within the WCMS. Each section of your site will have a separate side menu block but there is only one main top navigation menu.

A page will not appear in the top or side navigation menu unless it is added to the appropriate menu block.

Side menus

To add a link to the side menu block:

  1. Select the appropriate file in _content/menus (or _content/menu_blocks)
  2. Click on the Pencil icon to edit the block
  3. Click the + on an existing Menu Block Menu Item
  4. In the Item Label field, type the label that you want for the page in the side navigation menu
  5. Complete the internal link field (external links are not recommended)
  6. Click Save & Preview and then Submit

To change or remove a link in the side navigation menu:

  1. Select the appropriate file in _content/menus (or _content/menu_blocks)
  2. Click on the Pencil icon to edit the block
  3. If you want to change the label, then change the text in the Item Label field
  4. If you want to remove the link to this page, then select - for the existing Menu Block Menu Item
  5. Click Save & Preview and then Submit

Tip: You can reorder the menu items by using the up and down action arrows but be sure to reorder them the same on both the side and top navigation blocks.

To publish side navigation menu changes:

  1. Select the pages or folder of the pages that are using the side menu you changed
  2. Click the Cloud icon to publish then Submit

NOTE: The changes in your side navigation menu will appear in the WCMS right away, but the menu will not change on your website until all pages on which that particular side menu appears are published. If you are not sure what pages are using the side menu, select the side menu file and then open the hamburger menu and click "Relationships."

Top menus

To add a link to the top navigation menu block:

  1. Select the file labeled main_nav in _content/navigation
  2. Click on the Pencil icon to edit the block
  3. Click the + on an existing Menu Block Menu Item
  4. In the Item Label field, type the label that you used for the page in the side navigation menu
  5. Complete the internal link field (external links are not recommended)
  6. Click Save & Preview and then Submit

To change or remove a link in the top navigation menu:

  1. Select the file labeled main_nav in _content/navigation
  2. Click on the Pencil icon to edit the block
  3. If you want to change the label, then change the text in the Item Label field
  4. If you want to remove the link to this page, then select - for the existing Menu Block Menu Item
  5. Click Save & Preview and then Submit

To publish top navigation menu changes:

  1. Select the /assets/cinnamon/includes/[dept]/nav file and select the Cloud icon to publish it
  2. Under "Destination", check the box next to "www_includes_destination" and uncheck the box next to "www_server_destination"
  3. Click Submit