Note: This page discusses EditMe's default configuration for new sites. Your site may have been changed to behave differently.
The Menu area contains a dynamic navigation tree for your site. New pages will be appended to the bottom of this list of pages (if this isn't happening, see Default Page Setup below). Any page that specifies the Menu page as a parent on the Organize tab of the editing screen will be included in this top-level navigation list.
You can change the order of pages in this list by editing your site's Menu page and clicking the Organize tab. Simply drag and drop pages in the navigation tree to reflect the desired order. Changes are saved automatically.
As this list grows, you'll likely want to nest links within other links to create a hierarchical structure. You can do this by working with the Organize tab in the editing screen.
For example, say you have the following pages: Fruit, Apples, Oranges, McIntosh. By default, when you create these pages, you'll get a list of links in your Menu that looks like this:
It would make sense to organize these pages into a hierarchy, like this:
You can do this by dragging and dropping pages within the tree on the Organize tab of the editing screen until the correct tree is reflected there.
Nesting pages like this allows a large structure of pages to be navigated on the site without creating lots of clutter in the Menu area.
Default Page Setup
If your site isn't adding new pages to the Menu area by default, complete these steps to configure your site's Default page to list new pages there by default:
- Click Special Pages or Templates (the link depends on what Skin you have applied to your site). You can also navigate directly to http://YOURSITE.editme.com/_SpecialPages
- Select Templates from the Page Type drop down. This will list all the template pages on your site. You should see one named Default. This is the template used for all new pages, unless some other template is selected.
- Select the Edit action to edit the Default page.
- Switch to the Organize tab and add Menu as a Parent page.
Test the change by creating a new page. It should be listed in your menu navigation automatically.
Also see: Page Relationships: the Organize tab