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How to Add Drop Down Navigation - User Menu


Your user menu contains links to additional features and areas within your platform which are useful for your users. You can alter the list of items shown within this area to include or exclude links based on what you feel is most relevant to your users. This guide will show you how to add and remove user menu items from your platform.

Step 1 - Navigate

To make these changes you’ll need to navigate to the Theme settings page, this can be found by going to the following, whilst logged in as a site administrator:

Site Administration > Appearance > Theme settings

Step 2 - Create

With the Theme settings page open, scroll down to the “User menu items” section. It’s within this area that you can make changes to the custom user menu items on your platform. 

By default, your platform will have the following custom user menu items:

  • Profile
  • My learning
  • Calendar
  • Messages
  • Private files
  • Reports

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Creating a new user menu item

In order to create a new navigation menu item, you will need to add your menu item to the “User menu items” text area using the following format: 

Textname, componentname | Link to the area

This will create a new user menu item within your user menu area, with the “textname, componentname” being the name of the menu item and the link provided being what the user is sent to when they click the menu item. 

Deleting a user menu item

If you wish to delete a user menu item, then you can simply delete the line of text for that particular user menu item and this will remove it from this area. 

Additional information

Where possible, we advise against creating too many menu items as it can potentially overcrowd your navigation menu and cause confusion for your users. 

You can also create dividers within your list of menu items for additional clarity by adding the following on a separate line:

- ###

Step 3 - Save

Once you have created your new menu items you can then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “save changes” in order to implement these changes on your platform. 

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