Change Navigation portlet settings

Navigation portlet settings can be changed manually:

You can hide, show, delete portlet or choose portlets’ order

  • add /@@manage-portlets to the address of your website;
  • use options displayed near Navigation portlet;
  • use navigation arrows to change portlet position.

If you add /@@manage-portlets to specific address of your website page, the newly created portlet will be shown only on it.

Plone portlet settings

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You can display only the contents of the current folder

  • add /@@manage-portlets to the address of your website;
  • click on the Navigation portlet;
  • tick ‘Only show the contents of the current folder’ checkbox on the Edit page.

Edit Plone navigation portlet

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You can manage Navigation tree depth (TD), start level (SL) and root note

Let’s create, for an example, Folder 4 with such location settings: Home -> Folder 1 -> Folder 2 -> Folder 3 -> Folder 4.
To change Navigation portlet settings:

  • add /@@manage-portlets to the address of your website;
  • click on the Navigation portlet;

Edit Plone root node

If SL is ‘0’ then all higher  levels you are currently in will be displayed.

Plone portlet start level

If SL=1 (which are default settings) then main navigation tabs won’t be displayed. The higher number is the less levels will be shown.

Start level default

You can manage tree depth (TD) - the number of subfolders that will be displayed in Navigation portlet.
TD=1

Plone portlet tree depth

TD=2. The higher number is the more level will be shown in the portlet.

Tree depth

You can choose any folder as a root for navigation and it will be displayed on all the pages.

Plone root node

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You can remove certain folder from navigation portlet

  • click on the folder -> Edit;
  • pick Settings tab and tick 'Exclude from navigation box'.

Exclude from Plone navigation

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