A side navigation (left or right) is available for your website. It can be set up for just one page, for a folder or for the entire site. Individual content managers can set up their page navigation, but folder-level or site-wide side navigation set-up requires the assistance of the IT Web Team. Don't hesitate to reach out to the IT Web Team for assistance.
Setting Up A Side Navigation for Your Webpage
To add a side navigation to your webpage, you will need to have a side navigation file that you want to use already created. Websites created after February 2017 will have a _sideNav.inc file at the root of your site that can help you get started. Websites created before February 2017 will typically have a _leftNav.inc file at the root of your site which can also be used to help you get started.
NOTE: If you have not used your side navigation file up to this point, you can rename your _leftNav.inc to _sideNav.inc, but it isn't necessary.
Setting the side navigation for your page requires you to work inside your page parameters. You navigate to your page parameters following these steps:
- Click Content --> Pages
- Select the page where you want to include the side navigation
- Once the page is checked out (yellow lightbulb), click the Properties button
- Make sure you are looking at the Parameters for the page
- In the Parameters you will be looking at Custom Settings --> Side Nav Options
Choose where side navigation will appear
Your choices are Hide, Show Left or Show Right
Path to Side Nav
The default is the side navigation file (_leftNav.inc or _sideNav.inc), if you want a different file, select your alternative file, or type in the file path (/folder-name/_sideNav.inc)
Title of Side Navigation
This allows you to choose a mobile-friendly side navigation title that will appear when your webpage is viewed on a mobile device
Don't forget to save and publish your page.
Use Gray Left Nav
The gray option is only available for left navigation, not right navigation
Save & Publish
Be sure to save and publish to see the added side navigation.