Content Menus - Overview
A Phrontex content menu is a structured arrangement of headings and pages. To find out about the system drop-down menus go to Drop-down Menus
As well as displaying content for your users, you can also download an entire menu of pages as a single document.
Changing your content menu
If you have access to more that one content menu, you will see the Select menu icon. Click here to reaveal the list and select the content menu that you want to use.
Tip - when creating or editing a custom menu, first display the All content menu.
Custom content menus
You can create any number of content menus. For example, you might want different menus for different groups of users (such as a head office menu and a branch office menu) and you might want to create downloadable documents as information packs, induction and training kits, or documents to support tenders or filings.
The advantage of using a content menu to create a document for download is that the content is generated from the latest approved pages and always consistent - generated from the same pages. Your users will be literally on the same page.
A content menu may contain:
- Pages: you can select pages explicitly and drag them into the section
- Page types: you can add a list of all pages of one type. See Listing types. The listing can be:
- an alphabetical list
- a hierarchical list, if the page type has been set up with parent page fields. (For example, position pages are set up with a reports to field.)
- a structured list with sub-headings based on properties and Custom properties of the pages
- Tags: you can add a listing of all pages with one or more tags.
To find out more about how to build custom content menus, see Create or edit a content menu
Menus and page permissions
A menu as presented to a user will only include the pages for which that user has view permission. When editing a menu, you can review what it will look like by choosing Display menu and selecting the Effective user. Note that the listing will also be filtered by your view permissions.
Pages that have never been approved (ie, that exist only as drafts) are only included in the menu for users who have edit permission for that page. Users with no edit permission will not see them.
The All content menu
There is one built-in content menu: All content. This includes all approved pages for which the user has view permission, arranged alphabetically by page type.
This menu is displayed by default when you are editing content or creating another menu, because it shows you all of the pages to choose from.
You can insert cross-references or add a page to the menu that you are working on by dragging the page from the all content menu.
Setting the default menu
System managers may change the system default menu as follows:
- Select Settings from the system drop-down
- Choose the menu in the Default menu field.
Make sure your users have view permission for this menu.
Set a user’s menu
To set the menu for a user: display the user profile. Under Settings, choose the page selection in the Menu field, or choose — Use system default – to use the system menu