3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2010 5:19 AM by Dominic Michael

    Change Global Navigation Links

    Beewax2278 Level 1

      OK, i have a site up and running for my customer, which they are extremely happy with being able change the pages and information. However, the dreaded question came when they asked "How do i add another page to the global navigation"


      Currently the global navigation is locked in a dreamweaver template, so that i can spider through any changes easily enough through the other pages...there are quite a few.


      I can;t exaclty say you cant add a new gloabl navigation page to a CMS website!


      So does anybody know how i can allow the client to add a link to the gloabl avigation than will appear on all the other pages....without having to manually go to every page to add the new link?


      I have looked a little bit into Server Side Includes, but if anyone has any suggestions...i would love to hear it please.


      It would be good if you could have an adminstrator change a dreamweaver tempalte page via contribute should they wish to makea global change.


      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Change Global Navigation Links
          CVK-USA Level 1

          Short answer: I think SSI is the way to go especially considering Contribute CS5...


          I ended up placing the main menu into an editable region for one of my clients.. he's happy with it. I guess with recent Contribute versions, a library object might work as well.

          • 2. Re: Change Global Navigation Links

            Same here. My client wants to edit sidebar

            menu's which are server side includes. I've read all the instructions for editing permissions in Admin.




            But after all that, when I get to actually trying to cursor into the sidebar "editible region" it won't allow my cursor.


            I have a work around but I subbornly want to make it work like the instruction say.


            What am I missing here?



            Contribute CS5


            • 3. Re: Change Global Navigation Links
              Dominic Michael Adobe Employee


              The templates used to create pages having the code for left frame:




              <div id="leftsidebar_frame">


              <div id="leftsidebar_content">




                                               <!--#include virtual="../fw-includes/fw-menu-left.ssi"-->






              <!--LEFTSIDEBAR FRAME END-->




              Please change it to:


              <div id="leftsidebar_frame">


              <div id="leftsidebar_content">

                                              <!-- #BeginEditable "leftmenu" -->

              <!--#include virtual="../fw-includes/fw-menu-left.ssi"-->

                                              <!-- #EndEditable -->



              <!--LEFTSIDEBAR FRAME END-->


              And remove <!-- #BeginEditable "leftmenu" --> and <!-- #EndEditable --> from the included fw-menu-left.ssi file.


              Hope this helps you.