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

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Community Member, 219 Posts

6 January 2011 at 4:38pm

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.