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Show or hide pages in the local navigation menu

The horizontal navigation menu is the main method for finding your way around a SiteBuilder website. We refer to it as the ‘local navigation’ because the menu's scope is constrained to the current website – for example, IT Services – rather than the entire University website.

The first row displays top-level sections and persists throughout the site, with sub-pages in the second row:

Example local navigation menu showing two rows

Pages are visible in the navigation by default. Occasionally though, it's useful to not show pages in the menu – for example, when you provide a different means of navigation in the page content itself. Note that hiding a page in the menu does not prevent visitors from accessing a page. To control access, restrict view permissions.

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Show or hide a single page via page properties

  1. Browse to the page you want to show or hide in the navigation.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit page properties.
  3. Under Change page properties, select Show in local navigation to display the page in the menu. To hide the page, unselect the checkbox.

    Show in local navigation property

  4. Select Save changes.

Show or hide multiple pages

This method is useful to specify the show/hide property for multiple pages that sit at the same level in your site structure – for example, the top-level sections immediately beneath your home page.

  1. Browse to the page above the pages you wish to show or hide.
  2. Go to Edit > More, then select the Sub-pages tab.
  3. You can see a list of pages below the current page. The open eye open and closed eye struck out eye icons denote whether or not the page is visible in the local navigation menu. Select the icons to show or hide the respective pages.

    Sub-pages tab

  4. Select Done.

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