Digital

Changing the left hand navigation

This applies to

  • Site co-ordinators and site editors

Site editors can change the order and name of items in the left hand navigation, and can create links which redirect to pages on other sites.

  1. Reordering links in the left-hand navigation
  2. Renaming links in the left-hand navigation
  3. Hiding and showing pages in the left-hand navigation
  4. Linking to a definitive source page on another site in your left-hand navigation

Reordering links in the left-hand navigation

MySource Matrix organises pages in a hierarchical tree structure or asset map. The order in which the pages are in the asset map is the order in which they will be displayed in the left-hand navigation of the website. If you want to change that order, you need to reorder the pages in the asset map by moving them.

To move a page in the administration interface of Matrix:

  1. Left click once on the icon of the page.
  2. Move the positional indicator that appears to where you wish to move your page to by moving your mouse without depressing any buttons. It will alternate between a black line between assets, and a black transparent box that surrounds the asset name and icon (see the example below). When the indicator is a line, the page you are moving will be created at the same hierarchical level of the assets either side of it. If the indicator is a box surrounding a page, the moved page will become a child of that page.

    Screenshot of navigation tree in Matrix
  3. Left click and select 'Move here' and then click Next in the confirmation window that appears.
    Screenshot moving a page in Matrix
  4. The left-hand navigation of the website will re-order to reflect the order of pages in the asset map.

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Renaming links in the left-hand navigation (and breadcrumb trail)

All pages in MySource Matrix have a 'full' name and 'short' name. Both the full and short names are initially set to the name that is used when creating the page.

The full Page Name is displayed in the sandstone title block.

Screenshot page name in top block

The Page Short Name is displayed in the left-hand navigation and breadcrumb trail.

Screenshot page name in navigation

To modify either name:

  1. Right-click on the page name in the asset map and select the 'Details' screen, or choose Details form the right top drop down command box.
    Screenshot right-click on page name
  2. Acquire the locks and scroll down to the Page Name and Page Short Name fields to edit, pressing Commit when done.
    Screenshot page name fields
  3. The name entered in the Page Short Name field will display in the left-hand navigation.

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Hiding and showing pages in the left-hand navigation

Pages in MySource Matrix can be either TYPE_1 links, which means they are visible in the navigation, or TYPE_2 links, which means they are hidden.

You can identify pages that are TYPE_2 (hidden) by an orange dot with two white stripes on their associated asset icon.

To change a page's link type:

  1. Right-click on the page name in the asset map and select the 'Linking' screen
    Screenshot page linking
  2. Acquire the locks and change the Link Type drop down menu to TYPE_2 to hide the page in the left-hand navigation. Press Commit when done.
    Screenshot link types
  3. The page will no longer be visible in the left-hand navigation.

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Linking to a page on another site from the left-hand navigation of your site

If you want to link to a definitive source of information hosted on another site in your left-hand navigation menu, you should create a 'linked' instance of the page in your MySource Matrix website.

Say you want the 'About Perth' page from the Future Students website on your site, but don't want to just link to that page as you don't think the other Future Students content is relevant to your audience.

To do this:

  1. Left click once on the icon of the About Perth page in the asset map.
  2. Move the positional indicator that appears to where you wish the linked About Perth page to be on your own site by moving your mouse without depressing any buttons. It will alternate between a black line between assets, and a black transparent box that surrounds the asset name and icon (see the example below). When the indicator is a line, the page you are linking will be created at the same hierarchical level of the assets either side of it. If the indicator is a box surrounding a page, the linked page will become a child of that page.
  3. Left click and select New link here from the pop-up menu, and click Next in the confirmation window that appears.
    Screenshot linking pages
  4. The About Perth page will now be accessible in your website in the left-hand navigation.

When the About Perth page is updated the 'linked' version of the page in your website will also update.

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