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Creating a Menu Item that links to a Category

Creating a Menu Item that links to a Category

  1. Log on to your site using the Administrator Login.
  2. Go to Menus > Main Menu  (or whichever menu you'd like to create the menu item in) and click Add New Menu Item:

    Create Menu Item1
  3. Enter a Menu Title (see #1 below). You may leave the box for Alias blank; one will automatically be generated.
  4. (Optional) If you want your new menu item to display as a dropdown selection, go to the Parent Item drop down menu and select the pre-existing menu item that you would like the new menu item to appear under (see #2 below).  If you leave "Menu Item Root" selected for Parent Item, your new menu item will appear as a top-level item.
  5. Next to the box for Menu Item Type, click the Select button (see #3 below).

    Create Menu Item2
  6. A pop-up window will open. Choose the appropriate menu item type from the list.  Click Articles, then click Category Blog (see #2 below):

    menuitemtypeblog

  7. Once this option is chosen, there will be a field titled "Choose a category". Select the appropriate category from the drop down list:

    menu-item-choose-category
  8. Click Save & Close to the upper left: Save & Close

 A "Category Blog" is appropriate for displaying a smaller category or a category with shorter articles (such as "News" or "Announcements"); for larger categories or categories with longer articles (such as faculty pages or course descriptions), a "Category List Layout" may work better.

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