Managing the Navigation Menu

You can easily manage the links that appear in the Navigation Menu of your website. You can have anything from simple navigation to a complex hierarchy with a tree of pages and subpages. 

Tip: the navigation of a website should be an easy process and not require the visitor to take much time in figuring out how to move through your site.

Most templates already have a Navigation Menu enabled in the Header block. A Navigation Menu can also be added to a Footer block. To learn more about enabling the Navigation Menu in these blocks, review the following tutorials:

Managing Navigation settings

To access Navigation settings, click on the Navigation Menu itself:userlmn_b2fdaf5567803cac24dbf6cdfe76735d.png

Then click Navigation settings:

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In Navigation settings, you can:

  • Add a new page to navigation by clicking the round + buttonScreen_Shot_2019-09-16_at_11.46.41.png
  • Manage Navigation Menu items: click on the gear Settings icon next to the page name. Screen_Shot_2019-09-16_at_11.51.09.png
    Here you can set a Navigation Menu item title and its click action. More on that below.

Once you are done making changes to the Navigation Menu, click Submit.

Adding new items to the navigation

To add a new item to your navigation, click on the round + button:

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From here you can set a Navigation Menu item title and its click action. Click on the drop-down menu under Click action to choose one of the following:

  • Open a page: this link would open a page on your website.
  • Make a phone call: this option allows visitors to make a phone call without leaving your website.
  • Send an email: this will allow your visitors to instantly send you messages.
  • Download a file: this link will allow a visitor to download a file.
  • Scroll to a block: this link will scroll down to another block on the page.
  • Open a web address: this link would open an external URL.

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Once you have chosen the click action, enter the new item name in the field below. Optionally, allow the link to open in a new window.

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Adding a link to a website page

If you would like to add a link to an exiting page of your site, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Open a page in the Click action menu.
  4. Specify the Title: for example, you want to add a link to the Services page. Type in Services as the navigation menu item title.
  5. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see the new item in your navigation.

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Make a phone call

Choose this option to allow users to make a phone call without leaving your website. Here is how to enable this option:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Make a phone call in the Click action menu.
  4. Enter your phone number in an international format:
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  5. Specify the Title: for example, Call Us.
  6. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see the new item in your navigation.

Send an email

When you enable this option, your visitors will be able to communicate with you without having to write down your email and leaving your website. Here is how to enable it:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Send an email in the Click action menu.
  4. Enter your email address:
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  5. Specify the Title: for example, Send us an email.
  6. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see the new item in your navigation.

Links to downloadable files

To add a downloadable file to your Navigation Menu, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Download a file in the Click action menu.
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  4. Click Choose a file and select a file on your computer. Click Open. The file will be added.
  5. Specify the Title: for example, Download our form here.
  6. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see the new item in your navigation.

Scroll to a block

You can make a link to scroll to a block on your page, here is how:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Scroll to a block option and pick a block from the drop-down list:
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  4. Specify the Title: for example, Read About Us.
  5. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see the new item in your navigation.

Links to external websites

If you would like to link to an external website, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Navigation tab in the upper menu of the Sitebuilder.
  2. Click on the round + button to add a new Navigation Menu item.
  3. Choose Open a web address in the Click action menu.
  4. On the external website, copy the URL of the page that you want to link.
  5. Paste the link in the Click action field.
  6. Specify the Title. It depends on where you link to, but you can use the external site name if not sure.
  7. Click Submit.

Once the changes have been saved, you will see your external website link in your site's navigation.

Other helpful articles

Expanding your navigation

Creating multi-language site navigation

Remove or hide a page from navigation

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