When a group contains many nested sub-groups, subnavigation can help audiences find topics they’re most interested in.
When and where subnavigation displays
The subnavigation will display in a grid next to the group lead art, if the Topic page template is selected in the story layout tool. It will display horizontally if the Default or House or show page template is selected.
If a group with subnavigation has any sub-groups, they’ll inherit the same menu.
If a story’s primary group has subnavigation, it will also display on the story.
Format the link list
All links should be formatted with Markdown, like so: [Title](link). If you’re not familiar with this format, here’s a handy Markdown guide.
Use a relative link (the part of the URL following the domain) if linking within the site, or the full URL when adding external links.
The first item should generally be a link to the parent group. This will only display when the subnavigation is presented horizontally. A line break must be included between the first item and the start of the list.
The remaining links should be added to a list. Each list item can be defined using *, + or -.
To add an optional dropdown item within the subnavigation, indent the list item with two spaces or a tab.
Here’s a complete example:
* [first subgroup](/first-subgroup)
* [second subgroup](/second-subgroup)
* [third subgroup](/third-subgroup)
* [optional dropdown link](/optional-dropdown-link)
* [a second dropdown link](/a-second-dropdown)
Update the group settings
- From your homepage, open Quick Admin > Groups.
- Find the applicable group or hub.
- Select Edit group settings (pencil icon).
- Add the markdown list to the Subnav markdown field.
- Click Save.