Site structure is built and organized in two locations in mojoPortal:
- In Page Settings
- Add/Edit Pages
Page Settings is either accessed at the time you create a “New Page” or by clicking “Page Settings” on an existing page. The second item, “Parent Page” allows you to select where this page fits in the hierarchy of the site. The selected page determines where on the navigation/menu bar(s) the page link will appear. With this feature we can categorize or nest content. If your site has less than twenty web pages, this will be a drop-down list. If the site has more than twenty pages, then "Parent Page" will have a "Browse" link that opens up a dialog view of all the pages on the website for you to select from.
There are currently two primary navigation/menu bar UF layouts: the first layout contains a top navigation bar with a drop-down menu for Child Pages and the second layout has the top navigation (with drop-down menu) and a left navigation sidebar for Child Pages (see screenshots below). The layout with the top and left navigation bar is a good choice for content-dense websites with multiple categories of content; otherwise the top-only navigation bar can be used.
If "Root" is selected as the Parent Page, then the new page will be displayed at the top (or root) navigation level of the site. In the below screenshot, "Scholarships" is a child of Root (top level) so it defaults to the top navigation. "James W. Kynes Scholarship" is a child of "Scholarships" so it is listed underneath "Scholarships." Each subsequent child of "Scholarships" will be displayed in the drop down navigation below the previously added page. "Application" is a child of "James W. Kynes Scholarship."
When using the UFRedesignLeftNav skin, the above will be true, and additionally, by default, the second level pages *and their children* will be displayed in a left hand navigation sidebar as well. In this example, if the UFRedesignLeftNav skin is selected for "James W. Kynes Scholarship", then "James W. Kynes Scholarship", "Application", "About James W. Kynes", "Recipients", ... "Contacts", and "Transfer Scholarships" will all be visible in the left navigation. See below screenshot.
This is the default setting, however the pages that are displayed in the left navigation sidebar can be customized by request to only show 2nd level pages or third level pages instead.
- To access Add/Edit Pages, click either “Page List” or “Administration” from the grey Admin Panel
- If you clicked “Administration”, from there click “Add/Edit Pages”
- This shows a tree with every page of the website in a hierarchy
- We can see what pages are children of other pages because they are indented beneath their parent pages
- Select a page by clicking it with your mouse
- From here we can click the up or down arrows to move the pages up or down the navigation hierarchy
- We can also view, edit, and delete the pages by clicking the appropriate icons