By using the SiteWizard Menu Editor you can create you very own custom menu structure with multi-tiered levels that allow you to group similar items together in one section on the menu bar. This then eradicates the need for over long navigation bars, which can make websites look messy.
Please Note that before you create your menu, we recommend you use the Page Names section of the editor to name your pages as well as give them all an Alternative HTML file name. Although you can adjust the menu items once they have been added, we believe doing it this way is a much more efficient way of working.
Because Internet Explorer 7 has tightened its security, you will need to customise its settings to enable you to use the Modify button in the Menu Editor's toolbar.
Once you have named all your pages you can add them to your menu by following these simple steps:
Figure 6.0 Adding an item to the menu is as easy as selecting it from the drop-down list and hitting the ADD button.
As well as using the drop-down menu to insert an item you can also manually add a link. This is a very handy tool for linking to other people's sites (e.g. Google) as well as referencing an Anchor on a specific page.
The SiteWizard Menu Editor allows you to add a link to somebody else's website that either opens in a new browser window or directs your site to theirs.
We recommend that when you link to an external site you always do this in a new window. This way the user can always come back to your site by closing down the new window.
Figure 6.1 Add a link to an external site couldn't be easier.
Just remember to add http:// before the domain name to open the site in a new window.
Before you add an Anchor link onto your menu, you need to create the Anchor points onto your web page. For more information on how to so this, please refer to Section Two of this guide.
Figure 6.2 By appending a hash and the name of an Anchor you have set up you can jump to a specific section on a page.
Now that you have created your menu structure, you may feel that the order of your pages isn't quite right. By using the Move Up and Move Down buttons you can change the position a page link appears on your menu.
The SiteWizard menu system allows you to add sub-menus to your navigation system. This means that you can have extra menus showing up when the mouse hovers over specific items in the menu bar. It has also been designed so that you can have sub-menus coming off the sub-menus!
You cannot create a second level sub-menu without having a first level sub-menu before it. If you try to publish a menu where this occurs, the second level sub-menus will not be shown.
Figure 6.3 Click on the + Sub Level button to add a second tier to your menu.
If you have added a menu item and for some reason the content for that page has changed, the SiteWizard Menu Editor allows you to edit both the page name as it appears on the menu and the alternative HTML name.
If you are using Internet Explorer 7 to edit your menu then please see the section at the top of this page entitled Using the Menu Editor with Internet Explorer 7 as its security settings will need to be modified.
Once you have created and edited your menu structure the last thing you need to do is hit the Save Changes button so that all your amendments are finalised. If you would like to abandon your changes at any point, just hit the Cancel Changes button.
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