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Custom external links within navigation control


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Andrew Houle

Community Member, 132 Posts

6 November 2008 at 6:48am

I want to link to external pages within my navigation. Is it possible to check the urlsegment within the control loop? Something like this:

<ul class="ir nav">
   <% control Menu(1) %>   
      <li class="ir-$URLSegment"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode"><em>$MenuTitle</em></a>
         
         <ul id="sub-$URLSegment">
            <% control Children %>
               <li><a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a></li>
               
            <% end_control %>
            <% if $URLSegment="admissions" %>
            <li><a href="#">Test Link</a></li>
            <% end-if %>
         </ul>
      
      </li>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

Basically I want to use the $URLSegment variable to test if I'm on the admissions page, and if so print links accordingly.

Thanks for the help.

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

6 November 2008 at 9:52am

Edited: 06/11/2008 9:52am

yes, but withing <% %> tags, you drop the dollar sign and the quotes. Also use == instead of =.

ie:

<% if URLSegment == admissions %>
<li><a href="#">Test Link</a></li>
<% end_if %>

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Andrew Houle

Community Member, 132 Posts

6 November 2008 at 10:53am

Perfect! That works great, thanks for your help!

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Andrew Houle

Community Member, 132 Posts

6 November 2008 at 10:59am

I just realized my logic is screwy. I need the navigation to add links to external pages. For instance, the prior logic only added the "Test Link" where URLSegment == admissions. I need it to add that test link all the time under the admissions navigation. Is that possible? I'll keep looking.

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Hamish

Community Member, 712 Posts

6 November 2008 at 12:04pm

Move it into the control loop. At the moment you have it outside of the control loop.

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Andrew Houle

Community Member, 132 Posts

7 November 2008 at 4:05am

Unfortunately even though that logic seems better, the "Test Link" doesn't appear in the menu. Here is what my code looks like now:

<ul class="ir nav">
   <% control Menu(1) %>   
      <li class="ir-$URLSegment"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode"><em>$MenuTitle</em></a>
         
         <ul id="sub-$URLSegment">
            <% control Children %>
               <li><a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a></li>
               <% if URLSegment == admissions %>
                  <li><a href="#">Test Link</a></li>
               <% end_if %>
            <% end_control %>
            
         </ul>
      
      </li>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

Sorry to keep this going, I was just hoping this sort of thing would be rather simple.

Thanks again for your help!