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Guide to Navigation: Accordian Nav

Guide to Navigation: "Accordion Nav"

1.Enter CommonSpot and go to Manage : Navigation, as shown below.

·Items in the 1st level column (circled below) define top level selections on the page.

·Items in the 1st Level column define links, which, when clicked, expand to show the items in the 2nd level column.

·The order in which each section is displayed is indicated by the numeral that follows the name. This number is only for the convenience of the content contributor, and is never displayed. 

How Order Works

The items Get Started [1] and Support Systems [2] from the screen above appear in 1-2 order on the actual web page, shown below. 

Top level items

·Items that appear in the 2nd level column will appear when a 1st level link is clicked, as shown on the web page below.

2nd level items

Edit a 1st Level Link

 

1.Click the Edit (pencil) button in front of the 1st level link you wish to edit. The Edit window will open, as shown below.

1st level link edit

1.Enter a Label for the 1st level link.

2.URL: field:

·If there IS a 2nd level link, enter a # sign in the URL field because this 1st level link exists only to display 2nd level links.

·If thereIS NOT a second level link, enter a URL in the URL field.

3.Choose a Display Order number that will position this 1st level link among other 1st level links.

4.Because this is a 1st level (top level) link, select No Parent (Top Level) in the Parent field.

5.Click Submit to save your changes.

Edit a 2nd Level Link

 

1.Click the Edit (pencil) button in front of the 2nd level link you wish to edit. The Edit window will open, as shown below.

1st level link edit

1.Enter a Label for the 2nd level link.

2.Enter the URL you wish to open when this link is clicked.

3.Choose a Display Order number that will position this 2nd level link among other 2nd level links under this parent.

4.Select a Parent (the 1st level link, which, when clicked, reveals this 2nd level link.)

5.Click Submit to save your changes.

Add a 1st Level Link

1.Click the Add Link button to open the Add Link window, shown below.

1st level link add

1.Enter a Label for the new 1st level link.

3.URL: field:

·If there IS a 2nd level link, enter a # sign in the URL field because this 1st level link exists only to display 2nd level links.

·If thereIS NOT a second level link, enter a URL in the URL field.

4.Choose a Display Order number that will position this 1st level link among other 1st level links.

5.Select No Parent (Top Level) in the Parent Link field.

6.Click Submit to save the new link information.

Add a 2nd Level Link

1.Click the Add Link button to open the Add Link window, shown below.

2nd level link add

2.Enter a Label for the new 2nd level link.

3.Enter the URL you wish to open when this link is clicked.

4.Choose a Display Order number that will position this 2nd level link among other 2nd level links under this parent.

5.Select a Parent (the 1st level link, which, when clicked, reveals this 2nd level link.)

6.Click Submit to save the new link information.

Delete a Link

1.Click the Delete (trash can) button adjacent to the 1st or 2nd level link that you wish to delete.

2.Click Yes when asked to confirm that you wish to delete this item.