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How do I show or hide a page in the navigation menu?

The horizontal navigation menu is the main method for finding your way around a SiteBuilder website. We refer to it as the ‘local navigation’ because the menu's scope is constrained to the current website, e.g. IT Services, rather than the entire University website.

The first row displays top-level sections and persists throughout the site, with sub-pages in the second row:

Example local navigation menu showing two rows

Pages are visible in the navigation by default. Occasionally, however, it's useful to not show pages in the menu. There are two methods to show or hide pages:

  • Show or hide a single page via page properties
  • Show or hide multiple pages

Show or hide a single page via page properties

  1. Browse to the page you want to show or hide in the navigation.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit page properties.
  3. Select Show in local navigation to display the page in the menu. Alternatively, unselect it to hide the page:

    Show in local navigation property

  4. Select the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.

Show or hide multiple pages

This method is useful to specify the show/hide property for multiple pages that sit at the same level in your site structure – for example, the top-level sections immediately beneath your home page.

  1. Browse to the page above (the parent) of the pages you wish to show or hide.
  2. Go to Edit > More > Sub-pages tab.
  3. You can see a list of pages below the current page. The open or closed eye icon denotes whether or not the page is visible in the local navigation:

    Sub-pages tab

  4. Toggle the eye icon to specify whether the page is displayed or hidden in the navigation.

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