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Best way to hide some menu item


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Possibles

Community Member, 16 Posts

12 January 2012 at 3:52am

Hello

I have this scenario where a website has 2 main section (A and B) those are not part of the menu they are hardcoded (maybe they should be)

Their main menu is common exept for 2 or 3 items that changes or dissapear . So my question is is there a best way to dynamicaly hide some menu item depending on a global variable or something else

If someone could give me a link to some doc or tutorial I could use for that it would be greatly apréciated

Thanks

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

14 January 2012 at 4:30pm

You can hide given pages in the CMS by unticking the 'Show In Menus' checkbox under the behaviour tab.

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Possibles

Community Member, 16 Posts

15 March 2012 at 12:41am

Hello Willr.

I just saw your answer.

I can not do it like that, because the visiblity of my menu item depends on wich section A or B I'm. Those sections are not a menu level in my scenario they are defining a global variable to select the visible and not visible menu item.

Thanks

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JonoM

Community Member, 103 Posts

15 March 2012 at 3:13am

Edited: 15/03/2012 3:16am

You could define something like this on your Page class

public static $db = array(
   "HideFromMenuA" => "Boolean",
   "HideFromMenuB" => "Boolean"
);

Then for your main menus something like this for Menu A

<ul>
   <% control Menu(1) %>
      <% if HideFromMenuA == 0 %>
         <li class="$LinkingMode"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the &quot;{$Title.HTMLATT}&quot; page">$MenuTitle</a></li>
      <% end_if %>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

And this for Menu B

<ul>
   <% control Menu(1) %>
      <% if HideFromMenuB == 0 %>
         <li class="$LinkingMode"><a href="$Link" title="Go to the &quot;{$Title.HTMLATT}&quot; page">$MenuTitle</a></li>
      <% end_if %>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

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Possibles

Community Member, 16 Posts

15 March 2012 at 4:45am

Thanks a lot

It looks great and simple.

The only problem I have now is how to trigger those bollean values with my 2 hardcoded buttons

Thanks

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JonoM

Community Member, 103 Posts

15 March 2012 at 5:21am

What do you mean by hardcoded buttons? Can you post your code?

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Possibles

Community Member, 16 Posts

15 March 2012 at 5:26am

Hello

These are two hardcoded button <a href> buttons in the Page.ss template
But I guess it is not the good solution as they could never relate to the bollean variables.

I will first try to set up your code and see how it goes from there

Thanks for your help

T