Plone Drop Down Menu

Plone Drop Down Menu (qPloneDropDownMenu, Products.qPloneDropDownMenu) product allows managing multilevel drop-down menus in Plone.

Plone Drop Down Menu

Drop-down menu implemented by qPloneDropDownMenu Plone product is search engine friendly.


After product installation you will see Drop Down Menu item under Add-on Product Configuration in Site Setup. Here you can edit a list of items of your top level menu (global tabs).

To add submenu to the certain menu item, you need to add unordered list inside of top level menu item (<li>...</li>) after its title (<a></a>):


Sample menu with 2 submenus - in this example we added submenus to our Members and Events tabs:

<li id="portaltab-index_html" class="plain"><a href="" accesskey="t">Home</a></li>
<li id="portaltab-Members" class="plain"><a href="" accesskey="t">Members</a>
<li><a href="">John Doe</a></li>
<li><a href="">Mary Major</a></li>
<li><a href="">Olha Pelishok</a></li>
<li><a href="">Mark Rentan</a></li>
<li id="portaltab-news" class="plain"><a href="" accesskey="t">News</a></li>
<li id="portaltab-events" class="plain"><a href="" accesskey="t">Events</a>
<li><a href="">Past Events</a></li>
<li><a href="">Calendar</a></li>

You can click regenerate menu button on drop down menu configlet form to reset menu. This can be useful in case html of menu code is broken. Generated code is based on status of Automatically generate tabs in your Navigation settings (so, if you want to regenerate menu you should pay attention to status of Automatically generate tabs in your Navigation settings). However, you will loose your previous code of menu with all submenus after you click regenerate menu.

Note: For Plone below 2.1 to use drop_down.css add <dtml-var drop_down.css> line to your portal ploneCustom.css.

Supported Plone versions

  • Plone 2.x, 3.x - - use qPloneDropDownMenu 0.2.1 release
  • Plone 4.0 - use Products.qPloneDropDownMenu 3.0 release


    • Myroslav Opyr
    • Vitaliy Podoba
    • Taras Melnychuk



    We've been using Quintagroup's dropdown tool as well as parts of one of their skins for several years... Quintagroup products have been very helpful.

    July 2, 2010
    Mark Underwood
    Applied Visions Secure Decisions Division

    Thank you!! This is a wonderful product. Works great.

    March 30. 2009
    John Yeko

    Thank you for a great product! It works and I can use it. This is a miracle considering I know almost nothing about plone and programming...

    November 27. 2006
    Rowan Geddes

    ...thanks for a great product.

    April 03. 2007
    Joel Belog

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