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Split control loop into 2 columns/ footer menus/ multi column lists




6 January 2011 at 4:38pm Community Member, 218 Posts

Hi all,

not sure if this is the BEST way to do it, but i just spent half an hour searching the forums and have managed to put this together, so thought i'd share!

i wanted to list some items in a footer menu, using control of page URL.
but there were too many for one column, so i wanted to split the list.

here's what i did:


         <% control Page(properties) %>
         <% control Children %>

   <dd> <a title="$Title" href="$Link">$Title</a></dd>

         <% if Pos = 4 %>
         <% end_if %>
<% end_control %>
<% end_control %>

so now, it lists 4 items, then closes the list and starts a new one, then continues the control loop.
once it runs out of items to list, it closes and ends.

works perfectly for my needs!

but if anybody knows a cleaner solution please do share.