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Changing Your Navigation Menu

The navigation menu is used to structure the content of your site and is created using a simple unordered (bulleted) list.

Navigation File

The navigation menu can be updated from a single nav.html file, which makes the maintenance of your navigation simpler and provides more flexibility for adding future pages. This file can be found in your site's includes/ folder by clicking Files > Includes from your site homepage.

The nav.html file contains an unordered list (bulleted list) showing the menu items. Sub-menus are entered as indented list items.

In TMS, the contents of an includes/nav.html file will look like the example below:

Using the example above, the navigation that will appear on the home page of the site will display only the top level navigation, showing:

Site Home
Staff
Research
Teaching

If Staff is selected from this list, the navigation will then display the staff sub-menus, as follows:

Site Home
Staff
   Academic Staff
   Admin & Support Staff
Research
Teaching

Similarly, selecting Research from the navigation and then Publications from the sub-menu list will look as follows:

Site Home
Staff
Research
   Publications
      Current Publications
      Archived Publications
   Seminars
Teaching

Adding New Menu Items

Inserting a new section on the navigation menu is as simple as typing in the text on a bulleted list, much as you do in Microsoft Word.

This new text will now need to link to a new page that will hold the relevant content. To create a new page, please read the creating new pages section of the Web Guide.

 

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