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Primary Navigation - Responsive Element

Element Information

Primary Navigation is a site-wide navigation element. It is used to have a consistent navigation element across whole sites.Changes to Primary Navigation are done in the pane.

Detailed Tutorial

  1. Insert the custom element "Navigation-Primary"
  2. Define the element in the left pane
    • Open left pane (Primary Navigation)
    • Manage Navigation 


Step 1: From your template, insert a new element as "Navigation Primary" found under "1-Responsive Elements".

Element Gallery

Step 2: Open the left pane to define the element by moving your mouse over the left side of the page and clicking the orange arrow. Once the left pane is open, select the Primary Navigation tab at the bottom.

Left Pane


Next click the Manage Navigation button at the top.



Once the new tap or pop-up has appeared for managing the navigation, you can add a new item (with or without a parent) or edit/delete an existing menu option.

  • To add a new menu item... Click the Add New Item button
  • To edit an existing option... Click the pencil logo next to the item you want to edit
  • To delete an existing option... Click the "X" logo next to the item you want to delete
Add New Itme

Add New Item

First give your link a user friendly label name such as "Home" or "Athletics". Then choose whether or not you want the link to have a parent item to be listed under, or if you want the new item to be a parent.

Now give your item a link either Internal or External to:

Click the text box next to the URL listed "" to type in the extension to that page for an internal URL. Example: /cs-itcs/commonspot
Click the check mark next to "External URL" and then click in the text box next to the URL listed "http://" and type in the extension to that page for an external URL. Example:

When you are finished creating a new menu item, click the Create button.

Add New Menu Item

Update Menu Item
Here you can edit the label and URL of your menu item that was defaulted on setup or created when you added a new item. When you are finished updating the item, click Update.

See "Add Menu Item" (above) to see how to add an internal or external URL.

Update Menu Item

After you update and publish your menu, return to your web page and click the "Actions" drop-down on the blue menu bar, scroll down to "Clear and Update Cache" to see the changes you made to your primary navigation.

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