Sitebuilder Plus: Create A Site Navigation Menu

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The site navigation is what visitors use to go from one web page to another easily and quickly. It's a "global" element meaning that you can create the Site Navigation Menu once, and then add it to multiple pages without having to rebuild all of the links and details. Any change you make to that Site Navigation Menu on one of those pages will be applied to every page that the menu is on.

Here is how you can set up your navigation menu:


  1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  2. Click Insert in the top toolbar and select More from the drop-down menu. When the secondary drop-down menu appears, click Navigation Menu.




  3. In the small window, Create a new Site Navigation Menu and click Ok.


  4. Enter a name for your navigation menu or leave the default name in there and click Ok
  5. .

  6. A placeholder box will appear on your page. To the right, in Site Navigation Menu Settings, there are editing tools available in the tabs.


  • Basics Tab

  • The Basics tab will allow you manipulate if you want your navigation menu to be horizontal or verticle

  • Style Tab

  • The Style tab allows you to customize how your links appears. You can make your links buttons, text, or even import your own images to use.

  • Effects Tab

  • The Effects tab allows you to create some different effects such as mouseovers and selected page colors to help make your navigation menu more appealing.

  • Links Tab

  • The Links tab is where you will setup you page link.


  • Click on the + sign to the right of Link List to add pages to the site navigation menu.




  • In the small window, select Existing Page or File and click Browse.


  • Select the page name that you want to link to. Then, click Ok and Ok again.


  • You'll now have Link1 in your link list. With that link selected, look below the link list and you can rename Link1 to something more relevant (like Home).


  • Repeat these steps to setup all your pages and links.


  • Once you are done setting up your navigation menu, click Save and Publish to see your changes on your live site. You can also copy and paste this menu to any of your other pages so every page is linked to the others.
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    The site navigation is what visitors use to go from one web page to another easily and quickly. It's a "global" element meaning that you can create the Site Navigation Menu once, and then add it to multiple pages without having to rebuild all of the links and details. Any change you make to that Site Navigation Menu on one of those pages will be applied to every page that the menu is on.

    Here is how you can set up your navigation menu:


    1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




    2. Click Insert in the top toolbar and select More from the drop-down menu. When the secondary drop-down menu appears, click Navigation Menu.




    3. In the small window, Create a new Site Navigation Menu and click Ok.


    4. Enter a name for your navigation menu or leave the default name in there and click Ok
    5. .

    6. A placeholder box will appear on your page. To the right, in Site Navigation Menu Settings, there are editing tools available in the tabs.


    • Basics Tab

    • The Basics tab will allow you manipulate if you want your navigation menu to be horizontal or verticle

    • Style Tab

    • The Style tab allows you to customize how your links appears. You can make your links buttons, text, or even import your own images to use.

    • Effects Tab

    • The Effects tab allows you to create some different effects such as mouseovers and selected page colors to help make your navigation menu more appealing.

    • Links Tab

    • The Links tab is where you will setup you page link.


  • Click on the + sign to the right of Link List to add pages to the site navigation menu.




  • In the small window, select Existing Page or File and click Browse.


  • Select the page name that you want to link to. Then, click Ok and Ok again.


  • You'll now have Link1 in your link list. With that link selected, look below the link list and you can rename Link1 to something more relevant (like Home).


  • Repeat these steps to setup all your pages and links.


  • Once you are done setting up your navigation menu, click Save and Publish to see your changes on your live site. You can also copy and paste this menu to any of your other pages so every page is linked to the others.
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    Photo of Janice7134

    Janice7134

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    Wow! Wish I had this website construction capability. Why is mine different? Is it because it's a storefront website?

    Having said that, I have the same problem - I copied a page template from one that was commonly available, but have no idea how to have the navigation bar show the new page
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    JORGE3994

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    i try to do this process but it changes all the pages. i think i have to make a subdomain in order to do this. like apple.com the default language is english but as you surf you can select spanish and the site appears like this es.apple.com instead of just apple.com but i don't know how to do this.
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    Marney0644

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    I followed the instructions and the problem is fixed. Thanks!!

    thank you so much !!!
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    Rafael9030

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    These instructions are outdated and don't apply to the latest website builder version.
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    They are perfectly valid for the many Sitebuilder sites left on our service. You can read this topic, https://community.homestead.com/homes... and see if it helps for the new builder.
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    Barry4378

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    These instructions do not remedy my problem of the links no longer being linked.  I have recreated them, but they don't navigate from one page to another.  I am losing customers because my website no longer functions.  Please advise.
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    Randy5825

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    I followed this but did not have the Navigation buttons. Still looking for help.
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    Duane3052

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    when I go to my site on the internet, it does not have the bar to access the other pages. How do I correct this problem?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    when I go to my site on the internet, it does not have the bar to access the other pages. How do I correct this problem?.
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    ktico2106

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    I just put up a three page website, but only the first page shows. Any suggestions? If you would like to check it out to know what I'm talking about, go to kevincoughlinktico.com. Thanks for your help.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    A great title.
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    ESTHER4477

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    How can you set this up with storefront?
    just built a web site on here and had an about us page and a news page but when u go to the actual site there is no option to see those other pages what do i do

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    help.
    Hi,
    How can i get my other 2 pages i create to show up on my website
    www.enchanted.com?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Only the home page published.
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    sbonk6078

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    i created a page but can't figure out how to list it doesn't show on my website

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    website help.
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    Aubrey T

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    Hi there!

    The steps above should help you add links on your site to your new page(s).

    Let me know if you have any trouble.

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    Ron7320

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    Bs They do
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    WF5594

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    OK. I don't have a plus sign??
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    Aubrey T

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    Hi WF!

    The plus sign is next to "link list" on the Links tab. What do you see there? Do you mind sending a screenshot of what you see?

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    Ronson2423

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    I have changed the page name and link titles where I can find anywhere to change them. Problem is the old links are still popping up and people are telling me they see them sometimes. How can I completely change the navigation menu choices and edit them from the preset template?
    Thank you,

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Page titles.
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    Hi Ronson2423,

    You can use the instructions above to create a new navigation menu.

    Regarding the page title, you can edit this by clicking Page Info > Basics Tab
    (in sitebuilder desktop).

    Hope this helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    OMG, how do you link the quick store when you create a new site navigation menu? Why should I even have to because the first nav menu kept wigging out? Why am I paying for this awful service?
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    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    I deleted my navigation and I tried to hit undo but it's not working.
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    Hi stay2262,

    Welcome to the community!

    You can use the instructions above to add your navigation menu back. Rather than selecting create new, select use existing.

    Thanks!

    Ehsan
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    oiclan63940

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    I am still having trouble clicking on my navigation menu. I did what your troubleshooter suggested, and still no action. Please help. It is urgent I get this up and running.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Navigation menu dead.
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    Hi Oiclan -

    Sorry for your frustrations! Upon looking up your website, it looks as though you added a text box for your navigation links, rather than the actual navigation menu element. I would delete the text that you have on your site and follow the steps above on adding the navigation menu.

    Hope that helps!

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    Actually the text boxes are better for SEO purposes than the 'canned' navigation option. If you choose to go with that one be sure you also have a site map that the Search Engines can follow - an xml site map is recommended for sites with more than 5 pages and in addition a regular site map page is helpful. The canned navigation is great because it does change the navigations across the site and for larger sites this is helpful. BUT it does not change the placement - so if you add to or subtract from the navigation the placement on the pages will change.
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    I am not able to click on my menu bar, what's going on? I've tried your posted suggestions, but still no activity or changes. Please contact me immediately, I really need my website running!

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Dead menu.
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    Hy oiclan63940,

    You've added a text box to your page as a menu, however, they're not hyperlinks (text that is a link). Use the instructions above to create a navigation menu and let me know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks!

    Ehsan
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    my website is full in english but i have some costumers that only speak spanish i try to make modifications on the menu bar but everything looks like is going to change on the full site. how can i solve this problem? thanks...

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How can make two menus for my website one in english and the other in spanish?.
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    Hi JORGE3994,

    Welcome to the community!

    You can create as many navigation menus as you'd like. Take a look as this post on using the Master Template feature to learn how to make changes to all of your pages or just one.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    i try to do this process but it changes all the pages. i think i have to make a subdomain in order to do this. like apple.com the default language is english but as you surf you can select spanish and the site appears like this es.apple.com instead of just apple.com but i don't know how to do this.
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    OLDCOACH232403

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    How do I create an navigation menu since I lost if from my pages

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    LOST MY NAVIGATION MENU.
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    Hi OLDCOACH23243,

    Welcome to the community!

    Using the steps above, you can select use existing versus create new, if you'd like to add the menu that you deleted.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    Myra7444

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    I'm trying making changes in sitebuilder for my website but I somehow deleted the bar that I and others can access other pages that I also created...how do I get it back?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    How do I replace the bar that gives access to additional pages on the website?.
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    Hi Myra7444,

    Welcome to the community!

    Using the instructions above, click use existing instead of create new.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    lisainftw2726

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    I created a 3 page web site and the only page that can be viewed is the homepage. What happened to the other 2 pages? How do I get to them?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Where did my pages go?.
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    Hi Lisa -

    Thanks for writing in!

    It looks like all of your pages are in Sitebuilder and can be viewed by choosing the different pages from the "view page" dropdown menu in Sitebuilder. However, they are not visible when you view your live site, since you do not have a Site Navigation Menu on your page. Please check out this post on how to create one.

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    DONNA0907

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    when I go to my site to view it the about us page does not show, but when I click on publish it opens up in a new window.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    my about page is not showing what do i do..
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    HI Donna -

    Thanks for writing in! It looks as though you'll need to add a Site Navigation Menu to your home page to link to your About us page. Check out the post above for more info.

    Thanks,
    Aubrey
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    j9696

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    ok
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    rdrakepainting7418

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    When doing my 3 pages of my website www.richarddrakepainting.com why am I only seeing on page?

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    When publishing a website.
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    Hi rdrakepainting7418,

    It looks like you don't have a menu or links/buttons to any of the other pages. You can use the instructions about to create a menu for your site which will allow you and your visitors to navigate through the different pages you've created.

    Hope this helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    sixstringsup8361

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    I have finally completed my editing and have published my site...requesting that all pages be published. However, only the home page appears at this time. I haven't been able to view the other three pages. What do I need to do at this point...or how do I make the "About Us", "Services" and "Contact Us" tabs at the top to work?or can you fix it for me? Thanks!

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    The entire site needs to be seen!!.
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    Hi sixstringsup,

    I see that you've successfully published all of your pages. You will need to either link your text to the other pages or add a site navigation menu. I'd recommend adding the site navigation menu by following the steps listed above. That way, you can make the changes to all pages of your site at the same time. It will save you time and if you want to change the links later - you can do it all in one place.

    Hope that helps!

    Angela
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    Dick7268

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    I was attempting to delete one link ( Services) and modify Products to Products and Services - Instead I deleted all page links -

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    I have lost my page links while trying to edit them. Help.
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    Hi Dick7268,

    Sorry for the delay -

    Use the instructions above but select use existing rather than create new to get your old menu back (you can create a new one if you'd like).

    Hope this info helps, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    Dani4874

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    Hello,
    I have tried to publish our website of westsideministorage.net and the only page that publishes is the home page. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks,
    Dani

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    Website only publishes home page of site..
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    Hi Dani,

    Please use the instructions above to create a navigation menu for your website.

    Let me know if you need further assistance, thanks!

    Ehsan
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    Naomi9781

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    I accidentally deleted the tool bar at the top that links to all of my pages. The "undo" button did not recover it. I have not published yet. How do I get it back?!?

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    Deleted a Toolbar. OOPS! Help!!.
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    Hi Naomi9781,

    Select use existing rather than create new and it will add your original menu back to the page.

    Thanks,
    Ehsan
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    Chris9584

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    I am having a problem with the site navigation menu not showing up on new published page.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    site navigation menu problem.
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    Ehsan Zaheer

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    Hi Chris9584,

    Sorry for the delay -

    Looks like you've already resolved it, but for future reference, you can use the instructions above and select existing to add the menu to a page.

    Hope this helps, thanks.

    Ehsan
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    Bill2741

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    How do I make it so those viewing my webpage know how to go to the second page? I only see one page when I look at the webpage, but I am suppose to be able to access 3 pages. Is that not for one site? I want people to turn to the next page...how do I do it?

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    How do people get to my second page?.