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How to customize navigation

by ledwell published Feb 11, 2014 10:50 AM, last modified Aug 16, 2016 10:50 AM
Shows you how to easily exclude or include content types across the entire site in your Navigation and Tabs.

If you find yourself using "exclude from navigation" a lot then you probably want to take a step back and think about what you trying to have the navigation show. For example in my usage I really only want to see "Pages" and "Folders". I do not want my images showing up in the navigation, I also don't want events or news showing up in the navigation. I can choose what content types I want plone to show in the navigation by editing the "navigation" setting in "site setup".

You will need to have at least manager access to edit "site setup"


  • Log in your site
  • Click on the "Site Setup" from the menu under your name in the personal toolbar. OR The URL for site set up is https://MyWebsiteURL/@@overview-controlpanel
  • Select "Navigation"
  • Check the "Displayed content types" that you want to see in the navigation *sceenshot below
  • Save
  • Test
You should now only see the content types you have chosen appearing in the navigation.