WiscWebCMS - Responsive Template (rst) - Navigation Settings

This document explains the options in the Navigation Settings menu in Page Information.

Navigation Settings are located in the Page Information menu. You can access the Page Information link at the top of each page.

Navigation Settings

  • Menu label: This setting controls what is displayed in the navigation menus of your site. Users will see this in the navigation of your site and it should ideally be short and descriptive, so that users can have reasonable expectations of what they will find on the page. For example, for a page that describes your organization, department, or group, you might use a Menu Label of "About Us."

  • Show in navigation: This setting controls where the page shows up in the navigation. Your options are:

    • Breadcrumbs Only: The page will not show up in navigation, but breadcrumbs will show to tell the user where they are in the site. This is useful when you have child pages that you don't want to display in the navigation, but you want users to know where they are on the site. For example, you may have Home > About > News appear in your navigation, and all news articles will be set to Breadcrumbs Only, so that each news article will display Home > About > News > Article Title.

    • Main: The page will show up in the main, top navigation bar.

    • None: The page will not show up in navigation and breadcrumbs will not be displayed. This option is useful for pages that are unique and don't ever need to be navigated to by users. A good example is a form/survey completed page, where you thank the user for completed a survey or form.

    • Sidebar: The page will show up in the side navigation.

    • Utility: The page will show up in the navigation at the very top of the page. Many sites use external links in their Utility navigation to link to common links like My UW-Madison, the wisc.edu home page, or other related sites.

  • Mega Menu Columns: More information coming.

  • Sidebar navigation: Turns side navigation on or off.

  • Breadcrumbs: Turns whether or not you see breadcrumbs on the page on or off.

Managing Child Pages

Child pages are CMS pages that fall under the current page in the CMS hierarchy. Another term that is often used is sub-page. Their main purpose is to organize your site and create navigation for your users that is easy to use.

  1. Open Page Information and then Open Page. Afterwards you will find Manage Child Pages in the Child pages section underneath Navigation Settings.


  2. This section will show you all of the existing Child Pages and allow you to add new Child Pages.

Updating a Child Page

Clicking on any of the Child Pages will bring up that page. You can update the settings from the page.

Adding a New Child Page

  1. Click on the red dot next to Manage Child Pages.

  2. Click on Create and Connect Page.

  3. You can add these different page types:

    • Blank Page: Found in the initial Foundation Pages folder. An entirely new page that will be created underneath the page you're currently on. In SmartTree, it will branch off on another list of child pages.

    • External Link: Found under Placeholder Pages (Shared).

    • File Download: Found under Placeholder Pages (Shared).

    • Link to Existing CMS Page: Found under Placeholder Pages (Shared).

    • Navigation Header: Found under Placeholder Pages (Shared).

  4. Enter a headline.

  5. The child page is created and will appear in your list of Child Pages. Click on it to edit settings and add content.

Keywords:child page pages menu label mega menu columns sidebar breadcrumbs   Doc ID:43577
Owner:Cody L.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2014-09-16 14:19 CDTUpdated:2015-06-02 14:04 CDT
Sites:WiscWeb CMS
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