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Main navigation bar

What is the main navigation bar?

The main navigation bar is the toolbar that appears on every intranet page, below the intranet logo/name, and above any page content.

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On this page, you will learn how to control which links show in your intranet's main navigation bar. You can show or hide links to the homepage, users' profile pages, and all top level pages.

To customize the appearance of the main navigation bar, see customize main navigation tabs.

Show/hide link to homepage in main navigation bar

The homepage is accessible by clicking the home icon on the left of the Application Toolbar. A link to the homepage does not show in the main navigation bar by default, but you can choose to display it there. To display the homepage link:
  1. Go to Administration Panel: Home section > Settings page.
  2. Under Layout: Main navigation bar, select the checkbox "Show a link to the home page in the main navigation bar".
     
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  3. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Show/hide link to a user's profile page in the main navigation bar

Users are always able to access their profiles from the right of the Application Toolbar by clicking on their profile photo or name and selecting "View profile". You can also make users' profiles available from the main navigation bar via a personalized link (For example, "Carolien's Place"), but this is not enabled by default. To show the link:
  1. Go to Administration panelHome section > Settings page.
  2. Under Layout: Main navigation bar, select the checkbox "Show a link to the user's profile page in the main navigation bar" to show the link.

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  3. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Show/hide link to top level pages in the main navigation bar

A top level page is a child page of the intranet homepage. When a top level page is created, by default the page shows as a link in the main navigation bar. If you have many top level pages, you may not want them all to appear on the main navigation bar. Too many pages results in the main navigation bar wrapping to the next line, and can look cluttered. Hiding some of the top level links solves this problem. If you hide a top level page from the main navigation bar, it is still accessible in the left hand tree-navigation directory (if you have chosen to show this feature).

To hide a top level page link:
  1. Go into edit mode on the top level page that you want to hide.
  2. Click All settings in the bottom right to open the settings dialog.
  3. Click the Layout tab.
  4. Uncheck the box "Display link to this page in main navigation bar".

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  5. Click Done.
  6. Click Save on the page.

Change top level navigation display name

If you choose to display a link to the homepage in the main navigation bar (as described above), the name of the link can be changed. The default name is Home.
  1. Go to Administration Panel: Home section > Settings page.
  2. Under Top level navigation display name, type the new homepage name for each language enabled on your intranet.

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  3. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

TIP: If you want to have users' first names in the navigation, place {NAME} in the field. For example "{NAME}'s Home".