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The CMS Sitemap content type enables you to create several kinds of automatic menu (link) lists. You are encouraged to use one of these automatic menus instead of manually maintaining a list of links using the RTE because the menu links are automatically accessible will not become broken links if a page is moved.

All menus in this page are outlined by blue dotted lines to help you find them.

To insert any of these menus

  1. Insert a new content element
  2. Choose Sitemap content type
  3. On the General tab, choose the menu type you want to insert
  4. In the Selected Pages selector, click the folder to select which pages should be included in the menu. Clicking the orange right arrow button to show sub-pages, then clicking the plus sign next to each page is the fastest way to select many pages at a time
  5. Save and publish as usual

Sitemap

The most obvious type of Sitemap is Sitemap. This is the type of menu you might assume would appear when choosing "Sitemap" content type.

  1. Insert a new content element
  2. Choose Sitemap content type
  3. On the General tab, enter a Header
  4. From the Menu Type menu, choose Sitemap
  5. In the Selected Pages selector, click the folder to select where the sitemap should begin. To show a hierarchical menu of all pages in your department, choose the department main page. You can also choose a different page, to show a partial department sitemap
  6. Save and publish as usual

Example:

Menu of subpages of selected pages

A menu of subpages of selected pages is somewhat similar to a Sitemap menu type, except that only one level of pages below the selected page will be displayed.

To illustrate, if a department pagetree looks like the following, with nested pages

A comparison of Sitemap versus a Menu of subpages of selected pages looks like

Using the same pages selected for the Menu of selected pages, an example:

Menu of subpages of selected page including abstracts

This is the same as a Menu of subpages except that the Abstract field from each page follows the page title.

Example:

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Menu of subpages of selected pages including sections

A menu of subpages of selected pages including sections is similar to a menu of selected pages, except that all sections in the page are also displayed. It is like a menu of selected pages combined with a section index for each page.

Example:

Menu of selected pages

A menu of selected pages enables you to create a list of links to a hand-picked collection of pages in your department. The pages do not need to be adjacent in the pagetree, so this is a very flexible type of menu.

Example:

Section index (page content marked for section menus)

The section index generally appears at the top of the page.

Additional details are provided.

An example of a section index appears at the top of this page.


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Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012 6:10:50 PM