Navigation Block

Use a Navigation Block to create and manage a set of links to other Web pages.

Examples

An example of how a Navigation Block is displayed in the content section of a web page is available below. Examples of how Navigation Blocks are displayed in the global navigation area of a web page are available to the left of this web page.


Available elements

Edit group heading
Sets the title of the Navigation block. If no heading is set, the title will be "Navigation" and should be set.

Edit link properties
Displays the options available for editing a link which includes changing the link text, connecting or referencing a Web Press page, removing the link, adding more links and changing the order of the links.

Best practices

  • Provide a descriptive heading.
  • Strive for seven or fewer links per block.
  • Strive for short link names (four or fewer words) that match the destination Web page title.
  • May be used as a connection point for Web pages when another navigation connection is not available.

Creating a navigation block

  1. For creating a Navigation Block in the Local Navigation area:
    1. Open the Web Page where you want to create the Navigation Block.
    2. Select Edit navigation for this page in the navigation area to the left.
  2. For creating a Navigation Block in the Global Navigation area:
    1. Open the Web Page where you want to create the Navigation Block.
    2. Select Edit site-wide navigation in the navigation area to the left.
  3. For creating a Navigation Block in the Content area:
    1. Open the Row Block where you want to create the Navigation Block.
    2. Select Edit column contents of the desired column.
  4. Select Create and Connect Page on the pop-up window.

    Edit link element options
  5. Select the Navigation folder in the Content Class Groups box.

    Content class groups window
  6. Select Navigation Block from the List of Content Classes box below the Content Class Groups box.

    Navigation content classes window
  7. Select OK when the Edit Properties box appears.

Editing a navigation block

  1. Open the Navigation Block you want to edit.
  2. Select Edit group heading to edit the heading text.
  3. Complete any desired link changes:
    1. Create a new link
    2. Edit an existing link
    3. Remove an existing link
    4. Reorder the existing links
  1. Select Edit link properties of a navigation link adjacent to where you want to place the new navigation link.

    Edit link element window for navigation block
  2. Select Expand Dynamic Link.
  3. Input the desired number of navigation links you want to create in the Add dynamic link(s) field.

    Expand dynamic link window
  4. Select if you want to place the new navigation link(s) above or below the current navigation link you selected.
  5. Select OK when finished to create the new navigation link(s).
  1. Select Edit link properties of the navigation link you want to edit.

    Edit link element window for navigation block
  2. Input the desired link text into the Link name field.
  3. Select the corresponding option to set the desired type of link:
    1. Create a new web page (Create and Connect Page)
    2. Connect to an existing MSU web page (Connect Existing Page)
    3. Reference to an existing MSU web page (Reference Page)
    4. Link to a website not in Web Press (Edit URL)
    5. Create a jump link (Edit URL)
  1. Select Edit Link Properties of any navigation link.

    Edit link element window for navigation block
  2. Select Delete Dynamic Link to remove the selected navigation link.
  3. Select Yes to finish removing the navigation link.
  1. Select Edit Link Properties of any navigation link.

    Edit link element window for navigation block
  2. Select Edit Dynamic Link Order to reorder the navigation links.
  3. Select OK when you are finished reordering the navigation links.