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  • Sergi_Jini
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    Hello everyone,

    I am migrating my site to SS and trying to add secondary menu apart from main one (f.eg Home, Career, About us, Contact). I'm a bit new to silverstripe and can't find a solution/advice that will simply explain a walk through. Particularly, when I am adding new pages through CMS, links to them are listed all together in a website

          <% loop $Menu(1) %>            
                <li><a href="$Link" title="$Title.XML">$MenuTitle.XML</a></li>         
    <% end_loop %>

    What I need is a secondary independent menu that would list only particular page links, something like "Show in menus?" option in CMS page settings..I've tried adding a custom field to page object via MySQL and to filter it with "IF" statement in above loop but no use..

    Thanks for any help

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  • Webdoc
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    Re: Secondary independent menu Link to this post

    Have u tried this - Menumanager - i have used it in some websites: http://www.seadmed.ee/

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  • Sergi_Jini
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    Re: Secondary independent menu Link to this post

    Webdoc thanks!

    Works as expected.

    Installation steps just in case:
    Put "silverstripe-menumanager" and "silverstripe-gridfieldextensions" in root folder of your Silverstripe.

    https://github.com/heyday/silverstripe-menumanager
    https://github.com/ajshort/silverstripe-gridfieldextensions

    Rebuild the db - http://localhost/your-site/index.php/dev/build?flush=1

    There might be some errors during rebuild, asking to change Private declaration to Public. I didn't went too deep for the reason but it worked.

    After db rebuild you must have extra item in CMS called - Menu Management. Works pretty simple and intuitive. I've created 2 menu sets and associated my pages to them accordingly. You can nest them in layouts by:

          <% loop $MenuSet('your_menu').MenuItems %>
                <li class="$LinkingMode"><a href="$Link" title="გადადით $Title.XML გვერდზე">$MenuTitle.XML</a></li>   
          <% end_loop %>

    As you see $MenuSet('your_menu').MenuItems is used instead of $menu(1).

    Enjoy.
    Thanks Again

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