Creating a simple navigation

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Creating a simple navigation

Once you have a directory structure set up in your Site Content Tree, you will want to make sure that you make your left hand navigation functional.

The "index" or landing page

You may notice that though you have folders in place, Cascade still isn't building a navigation for you.

In this example, you cannot access your "dept" folder or the "subfolder" inside it from your navigation. Cascade CMS will need a landing or "index" page inside the folder in order to include it in the navigation. This will be the page a visitor will click on to see the top page in that directory.

To add an index page

  1. Enter the directory you want to add your page to
  2. Choose "page" asset factory from your new content drop down
  3. Enter the Page Name "index" being careful to use only lower case
  4. Give your new page a Title. This should be readable, informative and can contain spaces!
  5. Make sure that you say "yes" to including the page in your navigation and to showing the navigation.

You can go ahead and fill out the rest of the page following the instructions for adding a new page to your site  but for now at least save and submit your page to check your new navigation.

 

Every page you add to this sub folder or directory will add a new page under your landing or index page and their presence will be indicated by a plus (+) sign next to the landing page.