Main Menu

Main menu

Use the Main Menu section to create the structure of your website and build out your pages. The Main Menu provides a site map of all the pages in your navigation structure where you can see at a glance which pages live where, and easily add new ones.


Main Menu Structure

  1. Go to the Shortcuts toolbar and select Main Menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page. In the New menu item field, enter the menu text to display for your navigation.
  3. Select type of page in the drop-down menu under the Target column. You have several options:
  • Placeholder: A placeholder's only purpose is to give you a sense of what the navigation structure will look like. Placeholders aren’t real pages and must be replaced with valid page content at some point.
  • One of the available content types (Basic Page, Frequently Asked Questions, etc.): enter the page content and Save.
  • Existing content: Select a page that’s already been created. It is a way to create additional links to existing pages without duplicating them or moving them. 

    Note: You’ll have menu troubles if you select a page that has already been placed in the menu structure elsewhere, as Drupal won’t know which is the ‘real’ parent page.

New menu item


Change the Parent Page

Your new page is at the top level of your navigation. This may not be where you want it to live. You may want it to be a subpage in one of your site's sections. There are several ways to change it.

Click and Drag

  1. Grab the crosshair and drag the page to where you want it to live. 
  2. Click Save configuration.

Drag the page

Advanced Menu Selection

  1. On the far right (under the Operations column) click the drop-down arrow by edit content and select configure item.

    Configure item
  2. Click Advanced Menu Item Settings to open it. This exposes the Parent link drop-down. Use this to select the new parent item of your page.
  3. Click Save.

    Parent item