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

The topmost page in the navigation is 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.

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 buttons on the right hand drawer to add either: * a Custom URL to any web address; or * a Browse page for items 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 blocks display three pieces of information: the block type (Custom URL), the label which is the text which will appear in the site navigation menu, and the url.

URL block with the label “RRCHNM” and url chnm.gmu.edu URL Block

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

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

If you want to refine the Browse block, you can use the Query to create a search query that returns the desired results.

Browse block with the label ‘Browse’ and no query Browse block

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.

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