Manage Menus

You can add, remove and rearrange menu items.

IMPORTANT Please read before making any changes:

  • Removing a menu item does not delete a page. Pages can only be deleted in the Pages section of the Dashboard
  • Many pages appear in more than one Menu (usually the Main menu and a section sub-menu eg Patient Information)
  • If you change the order of a section sub-menu you must change the order in the Main menu as well
  • Adding a new page does not add it to a menu unless it is a Top level page (eg it has no parent page)

Add, remove or re-order menu items

  • Log In to the Dashboard
  • Click on Appearance > Menus in the left-hand menu
  • You will now be in the Menu admin area

 

menu admin

  • Select the Menu you wish to Edit from the drop down list at the top of the page and click the Select button.

select menu

Re-order Menu items

You can drag and drop menu items on the right-hand side of the window to re-order them. Make sure you don’t accidentally indent a menu item unless it is a sub-menu item. Although it is possible to create sub-sub-menu items these will not display correctly on the site. You should only use the top level and one sub-level in your menus.

sub-menu item indented

Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Remove a Menu item

Click on a Menu item to reveal the settings for that item.

item settings

Click the red Remove link.

Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Add a Menu item

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When looking at a Menu in the Menu admin area you can see a box titled Pages on the left. Within that box are three tabs Most Recent, View All and Search.

  • Click the View All tab to see a list of all pages on your site
  • Tick the box next to a page you wish to add to the menu
  • Click the Add to Menu button (NB: new menu items are always added to the bottom of the menu)
  • Scroll down to see the new menu item if required and drag it into the correct position in the menu
  • Click Save Menu to save your changes
  • Remember to make sure you add the page on both the Main Menu and the Sub-menu if appropriate.

 Editing the Helpful links menu in the footer

If you wish to add, edit or remove a Helpful link in the footer menu please do the following:

  • Login to the Dashboard
  • Click on Appearance > Menus in the left-hand menu
  • You will now be in the Menu admin area
  • Select the Helpful links menu from the drop down list at the top of the page and click the Select button.

Select menu

  • You can edit an existing link in the main area of the page by clicking on the small triangle in top right corner of the menu item

Open menu item

  • The URL box should contain the web link you wish to link to. It must be a full address with the http part. Eg http://bbc.com/
  • The Navigation label is the text that will appear as the link in the menu. Keep it as short as possible.
  • If you wish the link to open a new browser window tick the box. We recommend that you don’t do this as it can confuse people with visual impairments.
  • Save your changes using the SaveMenu button at the top right or bottom right of the page.

Add a New web link to the Helpful links menu

  • Once you have navigated to the Menu editing area and selected the Helpful links menu as detailed above click the Links title on the left.

Adding a new link

  • This will open a new link as shown above
  • Enter the full web address you wish to link to including the http part. Eg http://bbc.com
  • Enter the link text Eg The BBC Website
  • Click the Add to Menu button (links are always added to the bottom)
  • Drag the link up to the required position if required.
  • Save Menu using the Blue buttons at the top or bottom right of your screen.