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Navigation

The Navigation is where you can see all of the pages on your site. Hover over the Navigation and click Edit Navigation to add, copy, delete, hide, and move pages on your site.

 

Note:

For information about editing the Style of your Navigation, refer to the Style area of the Support Center.

Hint:

Some templates offer drop-down navigation. Use our Template Filter to figure out which.

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Editing the Navigation

To edit the navigation, hover over the first-level navigation links and click the Edit Navigation button. By editing the Navigation, you can adddeletehidecopy, and move the pages of your site.



Adding

You can add pages to your site by following these steps:

 

  1. Hover over the existing navigation area and click Edit Navigation.
  2. Click the plus (+) sign icon.
  3. Type in the name of your new page. 
  4. Click Save.

 

This method will add a page below an existing page in your navigation. You can also add a page to the bottom of your navigation by clicking the + Add a new page button.


Copying

If you will be creating several pages with a similar structure, you can copy existing pages by following these steps:

 

  1. Hover over the existing navigation area and click Edit Navigation.
  2. Click the overlapping squares icon next to the page you wish to copy.
  3. Change the name of the copied page.
  4. Click Save.

 

Note:

Only JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness users have the ability to copy pages.

Hint:

If you're setting up an online store, first create a "template" page that has the basic structure for the way you want to display information about each of your Store Items. For example, add a Heading, the Store Item, a Photo Gallery or Store Catalog, Share Buttons, and any other information you think appropriate for your Store Item pages. Then you can copy this page each time you want to create a new Store Item page. Don't forget to hide it in the navigation!

Deleting

To delete a page from your site, click Edit Navigation and click the trash can icon next to the page you wish to remove.

 

Warning:

Deleting a page is permanent. After confirming the deletion of a page, all Elements that were on that page will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

Hiding

Sometimes it's necessary to create pages that you don't want to show up in the navigation. You can still directly link to these pages, but they won't have a link in the navigation area. To hide a page in your navigation, follow these steps:

 

  1. Hover over the existing navigation area and click Edit Navigation.
  2. Click the eyeball icon next to the page you wish to hide.
  3. Click Save.

 

Hidden pages will be crossed out while in edit mode. You can click them, then switch to view mode to get the URL for these pages.

 

Hint:

There are lots of reasons you may want to hide a page. For example, as a photographer you may want to create a page for photos specific to only one of your clients. You can hide the page from the navigation and send your client a direct link to the page instead.

Moving

You can move pages either to change the order of the links in the navigation or to turn pages into subpages. Move pages by following these steps:

 

  1. Hover over the existing navigation area and click Edit Navigation.
  2. Click the up or down arrows to change the order of pages in your navigation.
  3. Click the right arrow to make a page into a subpage of the page above it.
  4. Click the left arrow to move a subpage up one level in the navigation.

 

Hint:

To move pages up and down more quickly, you can use the up and down arrows on your keyboard instead.

Subpages

A subpage is any page of your site that is not part of the main navigation. For instance, your main navigation may contain links to pages called Home, About, Contact, and Store. Each of those pages can contain subpages — the links to these subpages will only be visible when someone visits the page that contains them (or, with some templates, if they move their cursor over the drop-down navigation).

 

Jimdo has 3 levels of navigation, which means you could have a page called "Store," a subpage of "Store" called "Clothing," and a subpage of "Clothing," called "T-shirts."