Manage Your Weebly Site's Navigation Menu
Posted by ASO Admin on 27 February 2020 08:02 AM
The pages you create for your website will appear as links in the navigation menu at the top of your website. This way, your site's visitors can immediately click to whatever page catches their interest via your site's navigational menu (sometimes referred to as the 'nav').
The list of links that live at the top of your Weebly site is your navigation menu, also known as 'the nav' or your site's menu. Generally, when you hover your mouse over your site's menu each item will be highlighted as you move over them.
Each page you add will add an item in the navigational menu of the same name, up to ten pages. If you have more than ten pages on your site those extra pages will dropdown underneath a More top-level navigational menu page, and you'll have to click on them from that dropdown list.
In the next two sections you'll learn how to organize your pages and subpages. In the two sections after that, you'll learn how to hide a page from the navigation menu or to create a navigational menu link that actually goes to another website.
As you add pages to your site, they appear in both your site's navigation menu and are stacked in a list found in the sidebar of your Pages tab. Where a page appears on this Pages list directly controls where it appears in the navigation. For instance, if it is in the top slot, like 'Welcome!' is below, it will be the first item in your site's navigation menu (on the left side of the menu).
The above order of this sites pages makes the navigational menu of the site look like the following:
To reorder the pages on your site, and therefore your website's navigational menu:
So, if you went all page crazy and have upwards of ten pages on your site, you won't see them all on your top navigational menu. Those eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and beyond, pages will get dropped down under a More page in your navigation menu.
To organize your subpages as children of an existing page:
Sometimes you want a page to exist on your site but you don't necessarily want it to be visible in your site's navigation menu. For instance, if you want to add your resume or a downloadable form to a page but don't want anyone to see that it's there unless you link them to it.
To a hide a page from the navigation menu:
Generally, you want most, if not all, of the links in your site's navigation to link to a page within your own site. But sometimes, you may want to link that nav menu item to another page. You can lead them to your Twitter page, an outside blog, a partner's site, and more.
To create a navigation link that leads to another site:
You can do the above with any page on your site aside from the Home page. Need help? Get in touch.