Brightspot CMS User Guide

Creating a navigation


A navigation is a consistent piece of content that appears at the top of each page in a site. Enterprise-grade navigations typically include links to different pages and sections, such as product offerings, solutions, use cases, company information, and more.

Navigations follow the rules of content hierarchy. If you define a navigation at the global level, it flows to the site level, then the section level, and finally the asset level.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders a navigation.

Example of a navigation on the front end.png

To create a navigation:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. Select the site for which you want to configure a navigation.
  3. Click search, and type Navigation.
  4. Using the following tables as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  5. Click Save.
Field Description
Navigation Choose Select from the list, then, in the second list, choose Create New.
Note
This second dropdown list is also where you can select and apply an existing footer.
Internal Name Enter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
Items Click add_circle_outline and select one of the following options from the list:
  • Simple Navigation Item—Adds a link to an internal or external asset, like a page describing a use case, or a page outlining a solution you provide.
  • Social Navigation Item—Adds a link to a post on a social network, like a tweet.

    Simple Navigation Item fields

    Field Description
    Main tab
    Title Select one of the following options from the list:
    • Navigation Link—Adds a link to an asset in Brightspot.
    • Navigation Text—Adds simple text.
    Text Enter the name of this simple navigation item's link or text.
    Description Enter a description of this simple navigation item to accompany its link.
    Note
    Description is only available for simple navigation items that are links.
    Link Select an internal or external asset for the simple navigation item's link.
    Note
    Link is only available for simple navigation items that are links.
    Sub-Navigation tab
    Sub Navigation Click add_circle_outline and select one of the following options from the list:
    • Grouped Sub Navigation Item—Adds a grouping of navigation links that pop out underneath the parent simple navigation item.

      Grouped sub navigation item example.png

    • Navigation Link—Adds an asset as a link that pops out underneath the parent simple navigation item.
    • Social Navigation Item—Adds an asset from a social network you select that pops out underneath the parent simple navigation item.
    Styles tab
    Navigation Dropdowns Select a number from the list to set the number of dropdown columns in the simple navigation item.
    Navigation as Button Toggle on to convert the simple navigation item from link text to a button.

    Social Navigation Item fields

    Field Description
    Social Service Select a social network provider from the list. Brightspot displays the icon of the social service provider you select.
    Text Enter text to accompany the social network provider icon.
    URL Enter the URL of the post from the social network.
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