With the content elements of the menu group, navigation menus can be created in no time. The individual items of a menu are generated as links that lead to corresponding pages/contents. The range of tools extends from menus of individual pages and subpages to section menus. Whenever a page is very complex, a menu provides the user with the necessary overview of all contents.

Zusammenfassungen

With the content element Abstracts you create a menu of the subpages of a selected page. For each subpage that has a table of contents, this is displayed as a summary. This TYPO3 content element can be used to create a page with a small number of subpages.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a header, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

Click the Page button or the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page that contains subpages. In the page properties of each page you will find a field for a table of contents in the Metadata tab. This text is displayed as a summary.

Abstracts in Frontend

Categorized Content

The categorized content menu creates a link list with content elements of the selected categories. In order for links to be generated, a category must be assigned to a content element. In addition, the content element must have a title so that it can be displayed as a link. Without a title, a content element will not appear in the menu.

Tab General

When you create the content element, you will see a red exclamation mark in the General tab, indicating that this TYPO3 content element has not yet been filled in correctly. Categorized content can only be saved when at least one category is selected.

Headline

If you want to add a heading to the element, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected Categories

In this field, you can see all categories available in the system. Choose categories for which you want to display a menu of content elements. You do not need to consider any other fields or setting options.

You can assign categories in edit mode of a content element in the Categories tab.

Categorized Content in Frontend

Categorized Pages

The categorized pages menu creates a link list of pages that are assigned to one or more certain categories. A selected category must be activated in the page properties in the Categories tab for a page to appear in the list.

Tab General

As you create the menu, you will see a red exclamation mark in the General tab, indicating that this TYPO3 content element has not yet been filled in correctly. Categorized pages can only be saved when at least one category is selected.

Headlines

If you want to add a heading to the element, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected Categories

In this field, you can see categories that exist in the system. Select categories for which you want to output a menu of pages. You do not need to consider all other fields.

You assign categories in the page properties on the Categories tab.

Categorized Pages in Frontend

Pages

The content element Pages creates a menu of individually selected pages. In contrast to automatically created menus, you can decide which pages should appear in the menu. For example, if you want to create a menu for your page and you don't want certain pages listed, simply select the pages yourself using this content element.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

Click the Page button or the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page in the page tree of the context menu. Repeat this with all the pages you want to be listed in the menu. 

Pages that are not activated in the frontend menu (the URL is accessible, but the page does not have a navigation point) are not displayed in the created menu. You set whether a page is visible in the page properties in the Access tab.

In the page tree you can see which pages are activated in the menus and which are not. Pages that are not activated are marked by a paler color/greyed out in the page tree.

Pages (Menu) in Frontend

Subpages

The Subpages content element creates a menu of the subpages of selected pages. In opposite to the Pages menu, a link of the selected page will not appear in the frontend, but links of its subpages. If a page contains no subpage(s), nothing is displayed in the generated menu. Only subpages one level below the selected page will be displayed, meaning that sub-subpages will not be considered.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

Click the Page button or the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page from which you want to output subpages as a menu. Repeat this with all pages you need.

Subpages that are not activated in frontend menus (URL is accessible; page is not in the navigation) are not displayed in the created menu. If the selected page is not activated in the menus, but the subpages are, they are listed anyway.

You can see whether a page is visible in the page properties in the Access tab of the page. In the page tree you can see which pages are activated in the menus and which are not: The symbol of non-activated pages is paler/greyed out.

Subpages (Menu) in Frontend

Recently updated pages

The recently updated pages content element creates a list of the 10 most recently updated subpages of a selected page. For example, select the home page as the starting point. The user will then receive an automatic overview of updated pages of the website. A disadvantage of this content element is that it uses a comparatively large amount of memory.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only

Selected pages

Select a page or a page branch from which the last updated pages should be listed. If you select a branch that does not contain any of the 10 most recently updated pages on the entire website, the menu in the frontend will remain empty.

To add a page, click the Page button or the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page from which to list the updated pages. Repeat this with all pages you need.

Recently updated pages in Frontend

Section index

The Section Index creates a menu of the page contents of a particular page. This can be useful if a page contains a particularly large number of elements/information, as known from Wikipedia pages. The menu uses the headers of individual content elements to generate the menu. Content elements without headings are not linked.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

The selected page will be listed as the first item in the output menu, followed by all the content elements it contains. Content elements without headings are listed 'empty' and are not linked. For a complete menu, content elements must have a header.

To add the starting point, click on the Page button or on the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page from which you want to display content elements as a menu.

Section index in Frontend

Section index of subpages from selected pages

With the Section Index of subpages from selected pages you create a menu of the subpages of a specific page and their sections, similar to the simple Section Index. Again, the headings of the content elements/sections are used to generate a link. Use the menu to display a complex page with subpages containing only a few content elements each.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

The selected page is not displayed in the menu, but only the sub-pages and the content elements contained in them. Content elements without headings are listed 'empty' and are not linked. So for a complete menu, all content elements must have a title and subpages must be available. The order of the pages corresponds to the order in the backend. The content elements are listed under each link of a subpage. The screenshot shows that such a menu can become very long. Therefore, it should only be used in appropriate places.

To add a page, click on the Page button or on the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page whose subpages and sections you want to output as a menu.

Section index of subpages from selected pages in Frontend

Sitemap

The sitemap automatically generates a complete menu of all pages and subpages. All you have to do is add this element (insert a heading if necessary) and Save - done. Pages that are not activated in the menus are not listed in the sitemap. The setting for activating pages in menus can be found in the page properties on the Access tab.

Tab General

Sitemap in Frontend

Sitemaps of selected pages

If you only want to create a menu of a selected page and its subpages, use this TYPO3 content element. In opposite to the menu of subpages, not only the first level of subpages is displayed, but all existing page levels, if they are activated in the menus. Pages can be activated in the page properties on the Access tab in the menus.

Tab General

Headlines

If you need a heading, enter it in the field provided, as you know it from the content element Header only.

Selected pages

The selected page is not listed in the menu, but only all subpages and sub-subpages. Pages that are 'not activated in the menus' are not output. The subpages of such pages are also not displayed, even if they are 'activated in the menus'.

All pages and subpages are displayed in the order in which they appear in the backend.

To add the page, click the Page button or the folder icon to the right of the field. Select a page whose sub-pages and sub-sub-pages you want to appear in the menu.

Sitemaps of selected Pages in Frontend

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