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Multi-level Menu Help


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peacho

21 July 2008 at 4:06pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Thanks a ton! I've refined it a little, and will probably continue to as I figure more things out with it, but that got it working about 98% as I wanted. :)

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S0crates9

19 October 2008 at 10:36am 27 Posts

For some reason I just don't understand how these menu's derive. For example, I am using the Nature4web template to learn from and they have the following code:

<h3>Navigate</h3>
<ul id="Navigation">
<% control Menu(1) %>
<li>
<a class="$LinkingMode" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle<span></span></a>
<% if Children %>
<% if LinkingMode = section %>
<ul id="Sub-Menu">
<% control Children %>
<li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
<% if LinkingMode = current %>
<a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% else %>
<a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% end_if %>
</li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>
<% end_if %>
<% if LinkingMode = current %>
<ul id="Sub-Menu">
<% control Children %>
<li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
<% if LinkingMode = current %>
<a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% else %>
<a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>

<% end_if %>
</li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>
<% end_if %>
<% end_if %>
</li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>

what I want to achieve is a third level menu which I would assume includes a block like:

<% if Children %>
<% control Children %>
<a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% end_control %>
<% end_if %>

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

The menu nav should appear as follows:

Home
Section
Sub-Page

but the sub-page never renders or when I've gotten it to partially work, it shows up at Section level instead of Sub-page level...

thanks for anyone's help in advance!

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Willr

19 October 2008 at 3:44pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Its because you have that wrapped inside a <% if LinkingMode = current %> . this will only return true if you are on the section page. You need to change that to if LinkOrSection = section which will return true if you are on that page (eg the main section page) or a child of the section page