Menus

There are a few menu options available in WebPublish 3.0: The main menu navigation, known as the Default Menu, three configurable Footer menus.

Default Menu

When a site is first created, the Default Menu will automatically be used for the main site navigation. It allows you to add a menu structure with as many sub-levels as required in your site. To edit the links on your default menu, you can either follow the Basic Menu Updates tutorials on this page, or you can update menu links for specific pages following the Content / Editing tutorials.

Footer, Footer Menu 2, and Footer Menu 3

The Footer, Footer Menu 2 and Footer Menu 3 menus are available for you to configure customized lists of links to include in the footer of your site. To add and remove links to the individual menus, follow the step-by-step instructions in the Basic Menu Updates tutorials on this page. You can also update the headers that appear at the top of each of these lists.

Basic menu updates

The following tutorials are applicable for any menu type and provide step-by-step instructions on basic updates.

  1. Navigate to Structure > Menus
  2. Click "Edit Menu" for the applicable menu
  3. Locate the menu link that you'd like to modify and click "Edit"
  4. Modify the link as necessary
  5. Click "Save"

  1. Navigate to Structure > Menus
  2. Click "Edit Menu" for the applicable menu
  3. Click the crosshairs next to the menu link that you'd like to move
  4. Drag-and-drop the menu link to move it to where you'd like it to appear in the menu structure
  5. Click "Save"

Tip: If you have difficulty using the crosshairs, try another browser (anecdotally, it is reported that Chrome works best for this). Also, you may have to wait several seconds for the drag action to appear to be active. After you drag, hold your mouse click (do not let it go and drop the item) until you see the menu item move.

  1. Navigate to Structure > Menus
  2. Click "Edit Menu" for the applicable menu
  3. Locate the menu link that you'd like to disable and click Edit
  4. Uncheck the Enabled field. By disabling the link, the menu link will still exist, keeping the page's breadcrumbs the same; however, the link will no longer appear in the menu structure
  5. Click "Save"

Note: Adding a page to the menu when you first create it and then disabling it serves multiple purposes - the system will auto-generate a nested link path and add a corresponding breadcrumb. Disabled links also still display an active state on the main navigation tab that the page lives under, which further helps to orient users to their place on the website.

  1. Navigate to Structure > Menus
  2. Click "Edit Menu" for the applicable menu
  3. Locate the menu link that you'd like to delete
  4. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Edit button in the Operations column and click "Delete"
  5. You will be prompted to confirm this action. If you are sure, click "Delete"
  6. The menu link will be removed from the menu

Note: If a deleted menu link had child page menu items, they will still exist in the menu one level up from where they were before. It is often simpler to  manage/move these links before removing the parent menu item
 

  1. Navigate to Structure > Block Layout
  2. Locate the footer menu region that you'd like to update (Note: Footer Menu 1 is the right-most column, Footer Menu 2 is the centre column and Footer Menu 3 is the left-most column)
  3. Each region contains a menu block (see the Category column) - locate the block and click "Configure"
  4. Update the Title field according to what you would like to be displayed in the footer. You can optionally turn off the title by un-checking Display title
  5. Click "Save block." The title will be updated in the footer

Impact of 2020-12-09 release on menu behaviour

Previous click behaviour

  • menu item with no child pages > one click reveals the page
  • menu item with child pages > one click reveals submenu, two clicks reveals the page
  • forces the creation of page content for the parent menu item

New click behaviour

Any action on the site now requires only one click:

  • for menu items with no child pages > one click reveals the page
  • for menu items with child pages > one click opens a submenu; next click closes the submenu

What this means

  • any item in the menu that has an arrow/toggle indicating a submenu/child page(s) no longer links to a page

What you need to do

  1. Go to Structure > Menus > and under Main navigation, select Edit.
    In the menu structure, click to Edit each parent link (save time by opening each in a new window), and edit the link item by replacing the Link field content with <nolink> 
     
  2. Create an additional link in your menu and link it to that same page that was previously acting as a parent page. You might use a word like "Overview of..." in the menu text to indicate introductory content, or use entirely different menu text than before.

    – or –

    Where the content of that page was not of great value (often these only contain links to the pages below), keep the parent menu item but archive (unpublish) or delete the page.