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Navigation controls

Standard menu controls are covered in the create a menu article, all additional navigation controls are summarised below. 

Folder summary list

The folder summary list gives you an overview of content within a specific navigational section. It is useful when you have a very large navigation structure but a small amount of content for pages within the section.

Dynamic jump menu

The dynamic jump menu can be used to create a table of contents for a given page. This can be used to take any set of headings from a page (H1 - H6) and create links to those areas on the page dynamically, allowing users to jump to the exact section they are looking for. A dynamic jump menu can be used in both a page or in a template.

Related items

Related items shows a list of pieces of content you have explicitly stated are related in the Relationships section when editing a piece of content. 

Quick links menu

The quick links menu will create a drop-down menu usually bound to a folder of links within the CMS. Usually this will be added to the base template of a website so they can access it from any part of the site.

Tag cloud

A tag cloud can be useful for certain areas of the site, such as a blog or articles section; although it can be used anywhere on the site. The control will display a list of tags in differing sizes depending on how many times the tag is used in a piece of content.

SiteMap XML

The sitemap XML navigation control will create a sitemap of either the whole site or just a sub section. Every piece of content can be included or excluded from the sitemap.

Site A-Z

As with the sitemap, the site A-Z can create an A-Z listing of all of a site or just a sub section, such as a product catalog or news section. Likewise every piece of content can be included or excluded from the A-Z listing.

Breadcrumbs

Most sites make use of breadcrumbs, and Contensis is no different. A breadcrumb control allows a user to see where they are on the site in relation to the site navigation structure.

Content ticker

The content ticker uses simple scrolling animation to display information from upcoming events and current news items. This is a great way to keep users informed without taking up a lot of page space.