Menu items are used to control web pages permissions for a group or audience. Menu codes are set against each role and can be shared across different roles. 

Use menu items to maintain the following properties:

  • Menu Title
  • Authentication
  • Head and Layout Template that determines the look of the page (Classic sites only)

Step-by-step guide

To create a new menu item on an existing menu:

  1. While logged into your website, navigate to Content / Advanced Content → Menu Editor (zMenus.aspx). 

  2. To select the required Menu Code, click its radio button.
  3. To access the top level menu items, click Parent Items.

  4. Identify where the new page will be located on your navigation structure (For example, it can be at the top level of the navigation or in a footer menu. Or as a hidden link that you can use and post on Social Media so users who arrive at the site will not see it).

  5. If this is a top level menu item, continue to Step 7. If this is a sub-level item, select the top level menu it will belong to ('Preferences', for example), then click Menu Items.
  6. To create a new menu item, click New.

  7. Set the value of the fields as needed:




    Menu Item CodeUnique value for this menu items's codeA unique code with no spaces.
    Parent ItemPre-populatedThere is no need to edit this field.
    Label for the Navigation PaneUser-friendly name for the menu itemIf the item is visible in the navigation panel, this text will be displayed to the user.
    DescriptionDescriptionThe Description is useful for site Administrators, and is not generally visible to end users.
    Page NamePage Name

    If the page is a standard application page, enter the page name and append ".aspx".

    If this page is custom content, e.g., a static page like 'About Us', leave this blank.

    Custom Page CodeSelect from dropdown listApplicable for custom pages only. 
    SequenceNumeric value relative to the other pages in the menuIf this item is in a navigation menu, this is the order the menu item label will appear relative to other items.
    Requires AuthenticationYes / NoYes - the user will be required to login before viewing this content.
    No - the user will be not be required to login to view content.
    HiddenYes / NoIf this item is hidden, it will not appear in the navigation menu (but can be accessed via hyperlink)
    NOTE - If this is a sublevel item and the top level menu its is hidden, this page will be hidden as well.
    Layout TemplateDefault Layout TemplateChoose the layout of this page.
  8. To save, click OK.

Other fields on this page provide different function for the application. These fields will retain their default value.

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