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4/6/2018 1:18 PM
 
Hello..
We're starting to have to convert some WordPress sites over to DNN/Evoq. A lot of these sites have dual-menus at the top and some are dynamically created.

Since skinning isn't a strong point for a lot of people, it would be nice if DNN would release a free skin which included something similar to what their current website has as far as the top menus.

Anyone know of free examples which will allow us to create something similar and possibly dynamically? Parent page and sub page URLs are listed at the top.

Thanks..
 
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4/7/2018 8:19 AM
 
Jeff Maze wrote:
Hello..
We're starting to have to convert some WordPress sites over to DNN/Evoq. A lot of these sites have dual-menus at the top and some are dynamically created.

Since skinning isn't a strong point for a lot of people, it would be nice if DNN would release a free skin which included something similar to what their current website has as far as the top menus.

Anyone know of free examples which will allow us to create something similar and possibly dynamically? Parent page and sub page URLs are listed at the top.

Thanks..

I think with  https://demo.40fingers.net/dnn-ddr-de... one should be able to figure it out, although it's on a very low level (no styling) . I can add this  specific example if you want. (won't be styled though, just a proof of concept)
What I normally do is add a page "TopMenu" and show all children of that page on top.
Is that what you mean?

 
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5/17/2018 8:09 PM
 
Thanks for the reply..

If you look at this page: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-custom-menu-structures-in-wordpress

And scroll down to the "Types of WordPress Menus" section, you'll see what I'm talking concerning primary and secondary menus.

I haven't been able to find an easy way to accomplish this dynamically within DNN.

This alone looks to be a major step up for Wordpress and their menuing system. I'm actually impressed by this and wonder why DNN hasn't implemented anything like this.
 
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5/18/2018 7:45 AM
 
Jeff Maze wrote:
Thanks for the reply..

If you look at this page: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-custom-menu-structures-in-wordpress

And scroll down to the "Types of WordPress Menus" section, you'll see what I'm talking concerning primary and secondary menus.

I haven't been able to find an easy way to accomplish this dynamically within DNN.

This alone looks to be a major step up for Wordpress and their menuing system. I'm actually impressed by this and wonder why DNN hasn't implemented anything like this.

There's nothing I see on that page that can't be done using DNN.

But the concepts are very different. DNN is based on a page structure, in WP you kind of fake one.
But you do need more HTML /CSS knowledge for a menu like this in DNN, or a skin that supports it.
In DNN the menu's and their placement is part of the skin, not a setting in the CMS.

There are several ways to accomplish this.
A. Look for a skin with a top menu.

B. Hard code the links in your skin.

C. Add a root page called "TopMenu" and use that page as the start page for the DDR menu on top.
It will show the children of the "TopMenu" page.
That way you can add pages, links or even links to documents if needed.
Bit more complex, but very flexible.
https://demo.40fingers.net/dnn-ddr-demo-skin/DDR-Menu-NodeSelector exampel children of page A-B

<dnn:MENU MenuStyle="Menus/02.01-DDR-XSLT-UL-Classes" runat="server" NodeSelector="TopMenu"></dnn:MENU>

D. You could also add a pane at the spot you want the menu and use the HTML module or, even better, on of the "structured content" modules to dynamically add links. I would use Open Content, but there are other module that support this.
But thus does require more knowledge of DNN and modules.

But when you are looking for a "switch on the top menu" option in the site's settings, that's not available in DNN.




 
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