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Give subnavigation main navigation power

by ledwell published Sep 09, 2008 04:44 PM, last modified Aug 16, 2016 10:49 AM
shows you how to make it so that you have normal navigation on most pages but on occasion make a folder show only its contents in the nav tree.

Shows you how to make it so that you have normal navigation on most pages but on occasion make a folder show only its contents in the nav tree. An example of this might be if you had a College that has departments and you want the departments to have their own navigation and not show the College navigation.

Create & Customize Navigation Portlet

  1. Have your regular site built with normal navigation. 
  2. Create a folder that you want to have its own nav appear.
  3. Have a couple pages already created so you can see the changes. If you don't and you follow these steps you wont have any navigation appear at first.
  4. Make sure you are on the "department" container by choosing the "contents" tab
  5. Choose "Manage Portlets"
  6. Choose " Add Portlet" - "Navigation"
  7. Give your Navigation a "title"
  8. Root Node 
    1. Choose the folder you want to be the folder that contains the objects you want that will generate your navigation. In our example choose the "department" folder. In slightyl older versions of plone you have to choose "browse" and find the folder. In 3.1.4 you have a series of radio buttons and can choose the folder you want to use.
  9. Choose "Include Top Node"
  10. Start Level should be "0"

Block Parent Portlets

You probably don't want to see the main navigation so we need to block the parent portlets. I tend to block everything by default and add back the portlets I need later but you can be more sergical if you want.

  • Choose "Parent Portlets" - "Block"

Save Setting

All this is for not if you dont save the settings.

  • Choose "Save Settings"

 

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