Managing the Menus

This tutorial describes how to manage the navigation menu on your website.  It is organized around the following topics:

Adding Items to Your Menu

Deleting a Menu Item

Customizing Menu Items

Creating Submenu Items/Multi-Level Menus

Resetting Your Menu


Getting Started

To manage your navigation menu, you must first log into your website by clicking on the Login link at the bottom of your home page.

After logging into your website, you will be be directed to the dashboard.  In the Dashboard Menu, scroll down to the MyOilSite section and choose Menus.


Adding Items to Your Menu

You can add different link types into your menu, these are split between panes left of the menu you’re currently editing.

  1. Locate the pane entitled Pages.
  2. Within this pane, select the View All link to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.
  3. Select the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each Page’s title.
  4. Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
  5. Click the Save Menu button once you’ve added all the menu items you want.

Your custom menu has now been saved.


Deleting a Menu Item

  1. Locate the menu item that you want to remove in the menu editor window
  2. Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the menu item/box to expand it.
  3. Click on the Remove link. The menu item/box will be immediately removed.
  4. Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.


Customizing Menu Items

  1. Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the menu item to expand it.
  2. Enter the values for the required fields that you want to assign to the item.
    1. Navigation Label – This field specifies the title of the item on your custom menu. This is what your visitors will see when they visit your site.
    2. Change menu item visibility – This sets the permission level required to see the link.  You generally won’t use this option.
    3. Move – This provides quick options to move your menu item to another spot on the menu.  Alternatively, you can move your menu items using drag and drop (see next section for details).
    4. Original – A link to the original source of the menu item (e.g. a link to view the post or page)
  3. Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.


Creating Submenu Items/Multi-Level Menus

When planning the structure of your menu, it helps to think of each menu item as a heading in a formal report document. In a formal report, main section headings (Level 1 headings) are the nearest to the left of the page; sub-section headings (Level 2 headings) are indented slightly further to the right; any other subordinate headings (Level 3, 4, etc) within the same section are indented even further to the right.

The  menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the ‘child’ underneath its ‘parent’ and then drag it slightly to the right.

  1. Position the mouse over the ‘child’ menu item.
  2. While holding the left mouse button, drag it to the right.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  5. Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.

Resetting Your Menus

If you wish to reset your menu back to its original state, return to your Dashboard and scroll down in the left-side menu until you find the Recovery section.

Under Recovery, choose the Website Reset link.

On the page that opens, click the “Reset Navigation Menus” button under the “Reset Menus” section.  This will restore the original menus for the website.