Getting Started: Customizing the Navigation

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Your TeamPages website comes with default pages included the navigation. You can remove items, add pages and links, and rename items in your settings area. Let’s get started!

Navigate to your Menus & pages settings area. You will notice that there are two listings of nav items. The items on the left are the items in your current menu bar. The items on the right are all the items you are not currently using.

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Click and hold to drag items between the sides. You will notice a yellow box appear, indicating where the menu item will land. Put it in the order stack where you would like it in the menu bar (top to bottom = left to right).

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IMPORTANT – Whenever you make a change to your menus and pages, you must click save at the bottom of the menu stack to see it appear in the live menu.

 

You may wish to group items together in dropdown menus to clean up your navigation. Click the blue ‘New Dropdown Menu’ button to create a dropdown. 

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Drag the dropdown into place in the stack and add any items you want into the dropdown box.

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Once I hit save on my dropdown menu, I can see it in action.  Dropdown menus can be placed within dropdown menus if needed.

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You can add as many pages as you like to your TeamPages site. Click ‘New Page’ to get started. TeamPages Navigation

Once you save your new page, it will appear in the available menu options list. You will notice all custom pages have edit and delete buttons on the right.  Also included in the available options are any forms you have created.

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Much like adding a custom page, you can add a custom link. If you have an external website you want to link to directly from the navigation, click new link to add in your URL.

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Any menu item can be renamed to suit your organization. Simple double click on the text to rename the menu item.

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By default, you will be editing your ‘main’ menu. This is the menu bar that runs across the top of the page.  You also have access to a secondary menu and, for some themes, a tertiary menu too. The secondary menu typically shows either just below the main menu or on the left side of the page.  Here is a visual breakdown of the main (1), secondary (2), and tertiary (3) navigation placements on each theme.

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You can activate these other menus by choosing to edit them in the dropdown menu.

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If you are running a league, club, or organization with sub-teams, you will notice that you can also control what information is on each menu at every level.  

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You get to decide if your main organization menu stays in place at each level, or is replaced with team-specific nav. We recommend having a consistent league or club navigation as your main nav, and letting the team navigation use the secondary nav spot.

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If you need help getting your menus and pages set up on your TeamPages website, you can contact our friendly support team anytime at support@teampages.com.


Helen Wilkinson

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Helen Wilkinson is a user experience designer and web developer at TeamPages.

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