About site navigation


There are several different types of site navigation available on GovCMS websites. Menu items can be created within the main header, in the sidebar and in the footer. Dropdown navigation can also be set up so that the menu items drop down when a mouse hovers over them.
Image of main navigation areas

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.