Add Drop Down Menus & Sub-pages

With SiteSwan, there's no limit to the number of pages you can have on your sites. However, after a while, the pages don't fit on one line on the navigation bar. So, to keep your sites looking clean, you may want to use Dropdown Menus on the navigation bar.

A Drop Down Menu is a smart way to categorize or group together similar-type pages. For example, if you're building a site for a Landscaper who wants separate pages for all of the different services they provide, you may want to create a dropdown called "Services" with sub-pages for each individual service (i.e. Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Design, Irrigation, Land Clearing, etc.).

Here's how to add a Drop Down Menu to your sites:

 

STEP 1

Log into the site and go to the "Pages" tab. Click "Add Drop Down Menu"

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STEP 2

Enter the name for the dropdown menu. In this example, we use "Services." Then click "OK"

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STEP 3

To complete your Drop Down Menu, you now have to assign pages to the Drop Down Menu as "sub-pages." You can either add new pages, or use existing pages for this. When editing the page, use the option "Make sub-page of:". In this example, we've created a new page called "Lawn Maintenance" and are making it a sub-page of "Services."

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STEP 4

You can add as many sub-pages to the Drop Down Menu as you'd like. You can also mouse over the Drop Down Menu on the Pages tab, and click-drag the sub-pages to vertically re-order them.

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To edit an existing Drop Down Menu, click on the name of the Drop Down in the Pages tab. You will be presented options to edit the name or delete it.

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Site visitors will now see a down-facing arrow next to the Drop Down Menu on the navigation bar as an indication that it has sub-pages. Visitors will be able to mouse-over (or touch - on touch devices) to reveal the sub-pages for easy site navigation.

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BONUS:

You can assign sub-pages to other pages in addition to Drop Down Menus. Even Off-Site links can be made sub-pages of other pages or Drop Down Menus.

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