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Several menu's


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25 June 2009 at 8:26am Community Member, 182 Posts


how can i make several menu's?

For example:
One top menu in a horizontal bar AND one the bottom of the page...

When i make a page i would love to have the option to select the menu this page should show up.

Can some help me out with this?


26 June 2009 at 2:35am Community Member, 9 Posts

It's not possible in itself to have 2 menus in SS but with a little tweaking and organization it can be done. First you need to setup your site to have a "Menus" node. Hide that node so it doesn't show in MENU(1).

Then, create a "TopMenu" and "LeftMenu" page under that. Now all items under those menus will be the pages to appear under those menus. So you could have:

- Menus
- - TopMenu
- - - Item1
- - - Item2
- - - Item3
- - - Item4
- - LeftMenu
- - - Item1
- - - Item2

This will create a structure for later, now the template:

In your template, you'd have to do this:

control Page('LeftMenu')
control Children
<a href="">...</a>

This portion will load the page "LeftMenu" and you can easily do it for "TopMenu" too. Then using a control Children, you can loop all the children items.

Was that clear?


26 June 2009 at 3:13am Community Member, 182 Posts

That's really clear....

I will come back to you on that, when i am tweaking the design!

Thanx man.

P.s this could be in SS itself obviously.