The simple menu shows all pages that exist within the current level in the navigation, as well as pages that appear in the parent levels.
The menu has the option to personalise the experience of users visiting the site, showing them only sections or pages that you have given them permission to access. Permissions are totally granular so you will be able to configure them in any way you choose.
The menu has a wide range of configuration settings making it very flexible.
The local-view menu is often used when there is a very deep navigation structure, as it acts almost as a breadcrumb control and menu at the same time. For this reason it is very popular on local government sites.
There are wide ranges of implementations. Like all other navigational controls, it uses a standardised markup and has a wide range of configuration settings.
These are some, but not all of the other menu options which Contensis offers:
Folder summary list
The folder summary list provides a list of elements within a particular navigational section. It can be useful when you have a large navigational structure but a small amount of content for sectional pages. This menu can be used in place of those sectional pages.
The accordion menu is similar to the simple menu XML but has sections open to reveal child pages as you hover or click on them.
Dynamic jump menu
Use the dynamic jump menu when you have very long pages of content. The menu can be built into a template as standard, and turned on using a meta data checkbox. The menu creates a link to each of the headings on the page so visitors can jump to the area they need.
Related items shows a list of items you have defined in the CMS as having a relationship with the current piece of content. It is normally presented as an ordered or unordered list, and can be styled in any way you choose.
Quick links menu
The quick links menu is a dropdown menu, normally bound to a folder of links within the CMS. You would normally add it to the main template of a site for users to access from any point on the site.
The Tag cloud control is often used in blogs, but could be used as navigation anywhere on a site. The control renders a set of tags sized by the number of times a tag has been used. The more times a tag has been used, the larger the item will appear in the cloud.
The sitemap XML will be used in virtually every content management implementation. The control provides a sitemap of an entire site or just a subsection. Every piece of content can be included or excluded from the sitemap.
The A-Z control can be used for an entire site A-Z or for subsections, such as a product A-Z or a news A-Z. Every piece of content can be included or excluded from the A-Z.
Most large sites use a breadcrumb control. Contensis has a breadcrumb control built in as standard.
The content ticker uses simple scrolling animation to display information from upcoming events and current news items. This is a great way to keep users informed without taking up a lot of space on the page.