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How to make top menu sections without content and jump to the first child?


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3 September 2008 at 5:29am Community Member, 470 Posts

I'd like the same type of thing, except I don't need a link outputted from a certain parent page. I need just a blank <a> tag produced from a page in the sitetree, no redirects.

The reason being I am building a suckerfish navigation menu so I still need the <a> tag produced for the parent, so when a user hovers over it, the suckerfish menu is displayed listing the child pages.

Is this at all possible?


3 September 2008 at 7:28pm (Last edited: 3 September 2008 7:29pm), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

Hmm, one way I think you could achieve this would be to override the Link() method on your page-type. This means that for that particular $Link in the template loop for the menu there's nothing returned, thus you can do <% if Link %><a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a><% else %><span>$MenuTitle</span><% end_if %> - or something similar.



class UnlinkedPage extends Page {

   function Link() {
      return false;


class UnlinkedPage_Controller extends Page_Controller {



It's kind of a theory more than anything. I'm not sure if there'll be any side effects from a page not having a valid Link() method, but it's certainly worth a try I believe.