UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Navigation List

BreadcrumbsThe navigation is a "reserved" area in the left column for listing pages within the subsite. A page does not have to be included in the navigation; but to have a topic listed in the navigation, it must be a page in our CMS and must be marked for inclusion.

The top item in the Navigation is the title of the Index page for the Subsite.

A page that has a plus sign next to it indicates a Child site Index page and clicking the plus sign will reveal the pages contained within that Child site that have been marked to include in the navigation. 

Clicking the Child site Index page will take you to that site and display only its own navigation. Users click the breadcrumbs to return to the main Subsite.

 

To include a page in the navigation, go to "Properties" and choose "Custom."

Properties

Custom PropertiesCheck the box next to "Add to subsite navigation"

Enter a priority based on the rank top to bottom (1-100).

Leaving the default of 50 for all pages will produce an alphabetical list.

Keep your navigation items to a minimum.

Use Child sites to group like pages.

IMPORTANT! In authoring mode, navigation changes will appear in the left column right away. However, the change will not appear to visitors until the next day.

Page Redirects

It is possible to include a page in the navigation that redirects to a page in a different subsite or to a page on a website outside our domain (external URL).

Create a new page as you normally would using a simple URL and the Title that you would like to see displayed in your navigation.

Insert New Element > Miscellaneous > Redirect

Click the round gear > Data and type (or paste) the full URL (including http://www.uwrf.edu) of the page to which you want the user to go.

Submit/Activate the page (top right) so it appears in the navigation.