Manage menus

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Main Page > User manual > Administer > Manage menus

ICA-AtoM includes a menu customization feature that allows administrators to change menu labels, move menus to different positions on the page, create new menus and delete existing menus.

Menu list page

To see a list of menus, click the "Admin > Menus" menu. This will open the menu list page.

Some menus have a lock icon next to them; this means that they cannot be deleted, although they can be edited.

Menu edit page

Edit an existing menu

In the menu list, click on a blue menu link to edit the menu. This will open the menu edit page. You can edit the name, label, parent, path or description of the menu. Click "Save" in the button block to save the changes.

Move a menu

There are two ways to move a menu:

  1. In the menu list page, click on the up or down arrow to the left of each menu link.
  2. In the menu edit page, use the drop-down menu in the "Parent menu" field to select a new parent menu. For example, if you wish to make the "Archival institution" menu a sub-menu of the admin menu in the main menu, select "Admin" from the drop-down menu.

Add a new menu

Users may add new menus to link to items such as new static pages or external URLs (e.g. ""). Users could also add menus to link to new actions or modules (such as new edit templates), but such actions or modules would need to be created first by developers working directly with the code.

  1. Click the "Add new" button in the column header on the menu list page. This will open an edit page for the new menu.
  2. Creating a new menu for a new static page called "exhibits"
    In the "Name" field, enter a name for the menu.
  3. In the "Label" field, enter the label (this need not be the same as the menu name).
  4. In the "Parent" menu field, use the drop-down menu to select a parent menu.
  5. In the "Path" field, enter the URL of the menu.
  6. In the "Description" field, enter descriptive information about the menu if desired.
  7. Click the "Save" button in the button block.
  8. The "exhibits" static page menu has been added to the user menu, next to "home"
    The new menu should be visible and should link to your static page or external URL.

Delete a menu

To delete a menu, click on the delete button in button block in the menu's edit page. Although this action cannot be undone, the menu can be restored as a new menu, see add a new menu, above.

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