Use the Navigation tab of the Sites to manage the navigation, or menu, or your site. You can add links, browse pages, and your pages to the navigation, arrange them, and delete links from the navigation.

Editing navigation with a drawer on the right side of the screen for adding links

For every item in the navigation, you have three options: view (box with arrow icon); edit (pencil icon); or delete (trash can icon). Parent navigation pages also have a gray square with a black triangle which collapses or expands their child pages.

Close up of two navigation sections. The top is "Quotes" which has a dark gray square on the end of it containing a black triangle pointing down. The bottom navigation section is called "Share a quote" and does not have the gray square

Set Homepage

By default, the topmost page in the navigation acts the main page for your site. Note that custom URLs will not work as a home page - the topmost item in your navigation must be a page.

You can set the homepage without changing the order of your pages using the Select a homepage section in the righthand drawer. This section has a dropdown which lists all the pages in your site. Simply select the page which you want to use as your homepage.

Select a homepage dropdown open to show all the pages in this site

To change which page is used as the homepage, select a different page from the dropdown. If you want to revert to using the top page in the navigation, click the 'x' to the right of the page name in the menu (circled in red in the below image).

Select a homepage set to Map page

Adding Navigation

Add to the navigation of the site using the options on the right hand side of the page. There are two sections: Add a custom link and Add a link to a site page

To add a link you can use the Add a custom link options on the right hand drawer to add: * a Custom URL to any web address; * a Browse page for items on your site; * a Browse page for item sets on your site.

Or you can add one of your pages, which should be listed in the right-hand drawer below the Add a custom link dropdown. If you need to find a specific page, begin typing the page title in the search box with the helper text Filter pages which appears directly below the text “Add a link to a site page.”

Custom URL link option displays three pieces of information: the link type (Custom URL), the label which is the text which will appear in the site navigation menu, and the url.

URL link option with the label “RRCHNM” and url URL Block

Browse links create a browse page for resources already associated with your site. There are options to create a browse items page and a browse item sets page.

You can change the label of the link to reflect what, specifically, site visitors will browse.

Browse page form with the query element

To refine the Browse page, you can use the Query interface to create a search query that returns the desired results.

Click the Edit button to reveal the advanced search interface in the drawer. Once you are satisfied with the pool of items in your search, clicking the Apply button will set the pool of items for the Browse page.

Advanced search query drawer

Once a query has been set, you can click Edit to update the pool of items. You can click Advanced Edit to directly edit the query string. Finally, you can Clear a query to start over. If you have cleared a search in error, you can Restore it.

Browse page form with the edit query element

Site Page

Site page blocks create links to pages you have built for your site. The page field indicates which page is in use, as does the block title. You can change the label for the page link in the navigation, as in the example image below. Note that changing the label does not change the page title.

Page block with for the page Custard Page 2 labeled “More Custard” Site Page block

If you have many pages, you can use the Filter pages field to find the names and slugs of specific pages.

Be sure to click Save before leaving the Navigation tab to save changes. If you do not want to save changes, click the Cancel button.

Editing and Arranging Navigation

When you add a link block it is automatically expanded. To collapse an open link block, click the edit (pencil) icon in the upper right corner of each block, next to the delete (trash) icon. When you arrive at the Navigation tab after saving changes or from the main site edit page, the navigation items should be collapsed; open the block by clicking the edit (pencil) icon.

The topmost item in the navigation is the main page for your site.

You can arrange your navigation links by dragging and dropping them into your preferred order. Nest links by dragging the desired child link on top of the desired parent link; when you do so a small black triangle should appear to the left of the parent block.

The block for Custard Page 2 - the child page - hovering over the block for Opening Page - the parent block. In this image, Custard page 2 is the child link; Opening Page will be the parent link, as indicated by the small black triangle on the left

Omeka S allows for multiple levels of nested navigation.

Deleting Navigation

To delete a link from the navigation, click the delete (trash can) icon and then click Save. If you accidentally click the delete icon, you can click the undo (back looped arrow) icon before click save to cancel the deletion.

Two link blocks, one of which is highlighted in red and marked for deletion

In this image, the delete icon for browse has been clicked; the block now displays the undo button instead

NOTE: Deleting a parent block from the navigation will also delete any child blocks.

Parent and child block marked for deletion