About site navigation


There are several different types of site navigation available on GovCMS websites. Dropdown navigation can also be set up so that the menu items drop down when a mouse hovers over them. The following screenshot shows the main navigation menu in the header region.

Other navigation types

Other types of navigation include:

  • A sitemap

  • Breadcrumbs

  • Sidebar ‘blocks’ with links to sub-pages

  • ‘Go back to’ links that take the user back to the parent page in the navigation hierarchy

The GovCMS training website features only one level of navigation/menu structure. However, GovCMS allows for up to nine levels within the menu system.

Note: Web best practice suggests no more than three levels of navigation should be used if possible.

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