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Your navigation bar is critical for people to find information on your website. It should be well labeled, organized, and linked to the appropriate pages. If you have numerous pages of information, consider adding drop-downs for your navigation menu. If you want to add, delete or reorder your navigation, this tutorial will show you how. 

Changing/Deleting Items in Your Navigation

Step 1: On the sidebar, there is a gold gear icon labeled “Website Configuration.” Click the dropdown arrow to find the navigation section. Click on "Navigation."

Step 2: After clicking on the Navigation window, scroll to the “Main” option. This section will show you the current pages/links on your main navigation menu.

Step 3: You will see that each item on your navigation list has edit, move, and delete options. If you want to delete a page from your navigation bar, simply press the trash icon here. It will not delete the entire page, it will simply remove it from the navigation.

Step 4: If you want to change the order of your main menu, click and hold the arrows icon to drag it to the position you want.

Adding to the Navigation Bar

Step 1: On the same main navigation section, click “Add” at the bottom.

Step 2: Click the “Add Link” button. This will open a side tab where you can add one of three options:

  1. A URL link to take you to a different page that isn't on your website
  2. A page you’ve already created in Umbraco
  3. A media source like a photo, video, or PDF. 

We'll go over each of these in more depth below. 

Linking to a URL

If you have another website you want to link to, simply insert the web address in the URL box and title it. You don't need to put anything in the Anchor / querystring box. Check the "Opens the linked document in a new window or tab" option.

Having the URL open in a new tab keeps your visitors from losing your site and straying too far from your services.

When you are done, press submit.

Linking to a Page on Your Site

If you created a page under the home menu, drop down the home icon and find the page you want to add to the navigation bar. You can also use the search function to find your page. Click on the page you want to add. Once you click it, a checkmark will appear verifying that it is the page you selected. Then press submit.

Linking to Media

Click the select media button and choose the file you want; a green checkmark will appear. Then press submit.

Creating a Dropdown Under Your Main Navigation Items

Step 1: If you want to create a sub-menu under one of your existing navigation headers, click and hold the page you want to make a subpage and drag it to the page you want it to fall under. Shift your cursor slightly to the right so the page tabs in.

Step 2: Press save and publish. 

Check your website's navigation bar to make sure all of the pages and sub-menus are linking properly.

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