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Side Navigation

04/04/2018

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Some Background

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.

screen shot of page parameters