Site navigation

Menus are a collection of links (menu items) used to navigate a website. The core Menu UI module provides an interface to control and customise the menu system. Menus are primarily displayed as a hierarchical list of links. By default, new menu items are placed inside a built-in menu labelled Main navigation, but administrators can also create custom menus.

The GovCMS installation profile contains five menus:

  1. Administration (administrative task links)

  2. Footer (site information links)

  3. Main navigation (site section links)

  4. Tools (user tool links, often added by modules)

  5. User account menu (links related to the active user account)

You can customise menus in the menu administration functionality by:

  • Creating new custom menus

  • Adding new menu items

  • Reordering menu items by setting their "weight" or by dragging them into place

  • Renaming menu items

  • Changing the link title (the tooltip that appears when you mouse over a menu item)

  • Moving a menu item into a different menu by editing its Parent property

A menu item will only be shown to a visitor if they have the rights to view the page it links to. For example, the admin menu item is not shown to visitors who are not logged in.

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