2 Customizing the main navigation

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Overview

By default, some links are provided as entry points to the wiki. Wiki administrators can deactivate these links in the configuration manager if needed. In addition, you can also add new links below the entrypoints (admin permissions required). Please note that no hierarchical links can be created. Therefore, it makes sense to mainly set up links to the most important topics and to portal pages that contain additional links or page lists.

Editing the main navigation

To open the menu editor:

  1. Click Edit sidebar at the bottom of the navigation menu. If the page does not exist yet, you will see a notice on the page.

Menu editor

Visual menu editor is available from BlueSpice 4.2.


To add a new menu header using the menu editor:

  1. Click Add new element to create a new menu header.
    Add a new menu heading
    Add a new menu heading
  2. Enter the text for your menu header. In a multilingual wiki, you can also enter a message key.
    Enter a heading name
    Enter a heading name
  3. Click Done.

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.


Source edit mode

To add new links:

  1. Change to source editing mode.
  2. Create one or more navigation links (with or without section heading). The following example shows a link to the page "Company" with the label "Our company" and an external link to the BlueSpice website with the label "Website". The links are grouped together under the section heading "Quicklinks":
    *Quicklinks
    **Company|Our company
    **https//www.bluespice.com/de|Website
    
  3. Save the page. The links are now shown in the main navigation.


Link labels may collide with system messages. If this is the case, simply append the HTML-code for an empty space to the description:

**Portal|Portal 

Deactivating standard links

The standard links can be deactivated in the configuration manager. The following settings are available under Feature > Skinning:


BlueSpiceBookshelf:

  • Show entrypoint "Bookshelf"

BlueSpiceDiscovery:

  • Show entrypoint "Mainpage"
  • Show entrypoint "All pages"
  • Show entrypoint "Recent changes"

BlueSpiceSocial:

  • Show entrypoint "Timeline"

BlueSpiceSocialBlog:

  • Show entrypoint "Blog"

Group-specific navigation

It is possible to show navigation elements for specific user groups only. Please note that the pipe symbol (|) between the page name and its label has to be escaped as {{!}} within this function.

This syntax is defined in the extension UserFunctions.

{{#ifingroup:sysop,widgeteditor |
*Test2                       
**somepage{{!}}Some page
|}}
Note:Anytime the page is saved using the visual menu editor, the parser function will be overwritten and no longer works!


Additional customizations

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