Left-Hand Menu: Shorten List of Items

The left-hand list of items is the navigation bar, visible on each page of the website. For any section, the navigation bar is a list of the items in that section. (This is why you can't put your cursor on the navigation bar and make changes. Well, anyone is welcome to try, but...) The only way to change a navigation bar list is to go to the contents view, and then add or delete items. Every time you add an item to the folder in view, the navigation bar will grow longer.

The good news is that you can make the navigation bar look shorter, and you don't have to delete items to do that. Instead you can keep items right there in your folder while hiding them from navigation view.

 To hide a single item from navigation:

  1. Be sure you are logged in to the website
  2. In Contents, select the item that you would like to hide from navigation. (Clicking the item in the navigation bar itself won't work.)
  3. Click on the 'Edit' tab and then click the 'settings' button
  4. Check the box next to 'exclude item from navigation'
  5. Select 'Save'


Hiding multiple items from navigation:

 

  1. Be sure you are logged in to the website
  2. Within your current folder, click Contents, Add New, and create a new folder
  3. In the original folder, click Contents
  4. Select the items to exclude from navigation by checkmarking the box next to the item
  5. Click Cut (Not Delete, ok? Right?) Items won't disappear from the original folder until they are pasted
  6. Immediately, right away, before doing anything else with your busy life, open your new folder
  7. Click Paste
  8. Treat this new folder according to steps 3, 4 and 5 from above

 

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