Overview[edit | edit source]

In BlueSpice 4, an additional custom menu is integrated as a mega menu. This menu can be created and edited by users with admin rights. The link-icon (1) is only displayed once the corresponding page has been created.

Custom menu screenshot
Custom menu: (1) open menu, (2) edit link, (3) menu items

Visual edit mode[edit | edit source]

Visual menu editor is available from BlueSpice 4.2

Click Edit menu (2) to switch to edit mode.

If you are just starting out with the custom menu, you can start by editing the default Nav Menu item.

editing interface
editing interface: menu header (1), edit header name (2), add link to heading (3), add new menu header (4)

To edit the NavMenu item:

  1. Click the icon for opening the edit dialog. (1)
  2. Click Edit Node.
  3. Enter the text for your menu header. In a multilingual wiki, you can also enter a message key.

</nowiki> To add links:

  1. Select Add new subitem from the dropdown menu of the menu header.
    add a link
    add a link as a new subitem
  2. Enter the page name as the link target and the label that you want to show:
    enter link info
    enter link info
  3. Click Done.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3.
  5. Click Save changes.
Note:If you use the parser function {{#ifingroup:... to display navigation elements in the source code, you must always edit the main navigation in the source code. In visual editing mode, saving removes any parser function or semantic queries.

Adding links in source editing mode[edit | edit source]

To create a menu header:

  1. Create the first menu header. Menu headers are marked with a single asterisk (*);
    * Important pages
  2. Add the links for this menu header. Links are marked with two asterisks (**) and have the following syntax:
    ** target page|label


* Important pages
** Special:Blog|Blog
** IMS:Policies|Policies
* BlueSpice
** https://bluespice.com|BlueSpice Homepage
** https://bluespice.com/category/news-know-how|News

After the custom menu has been created, it can now be modified directly via the Edit menu link (see screenshot above).

Delete the custom menu[edit | edit source]

To remove the custom menu link-icon from the wiki, the MediaWiki:CustomMenu/Header page must be deleted. The page can be restored via the deletion log.

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