Folder Menu Items: Creating & Editing

How to create and edit folders of links in your applications slideout menu.

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What Are Folder Menu Items

Folder Menu Items are labels that exist in the slideout menu's links area. Members can toggle or open the folder menu item to reveal link menu items organized "within" it. Admins create and customize the folder menu item's name and all of the link menu items within it.

Folder menu items and their links within are a powerful way to organize your network and what you want your members to focus on, even if those things are other touchpoints outside of your network.

To learn more about Menu Items in general, read, Menu Items Overview

How To Create Folder Menu Items

  1. In the Control Center, go to: Community Settings > Menu Items and

  2. To create the folder menu item, click the "Create Menu Item" button, and select "Folder Menu item".

  3. Give the Folder Menu Item a name. This will be the label for the primary language of the network. Consider the length of the name so that it fits in the menu without being truncated.

  4. Premium: Networks with the subscriptions addon activated will see a "Premium" setting. Turn this on for this folder menu item to be included in community subscription products.
    To learn more, read: Premium Menu Items

  5. Add folder menu links, links that will appear when a member toggles open the folder menu item.

    1. Click the "+Add Folder Menu Link" button. This will open a sidebar area on the right to create your folder link menu item.

    2. Give the folder link menu link a name by entering it into the Link Menu Item Name field.

    3. Select the Link Menu Item Target. This is where members will go when they've clicked/tapped on the link menu item. The options are;

      Member: Link to a profile in the network. Search & enter by username.
      Post: Link to a published post in the network. Enter the post ID.
      Group: Link to a group in the network. Search & enter by group name.
      Event: Link to a published event in the network. Search & enter by event name.
      In-App Browser Link: Load a web link without leaving the app (Web: iFrame, Mobile: In-app browser). Enter the URL.
      External Browser Link: Load a web link outside of the app (Web: new browser tab, Mobile: default browser application). Enter the URL.

    4. To add the link to the Folder Menu Item, click the "Create Menu Link" button.

  6. There is no limit to the number of link menu items that can be added to a folder menu item. Add more by clicking the "+Add Folder Menu Link" button.

  7. Save the Foldern Menu Item and all the link menu items within it by clicking the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. This will immediately make the Folder Menu Item available to your network.

  8. You can now return to the Menu Items table to rearrange and/or hide/show your new Folder Menu Item.

Editing Folder Menu Items & Their Links

  1. To edit a folder menu item and/or the links within it, from the Control Center, go to: Community Settings > Menu Items

  2. In the table of Menu Items, click on the row of the folder menu item you would like to edit -or- hover over the row and click the "edit" (pencil) icon.

  3. This will bring you to the folder menu item page where you can edit the name of the folder and the links within it.

  4. Change the folder menu item name and any of its translations in the Folder Menu Item Name field(s).

  5. To delete, show/hide, and arrange the folder links, go to the Folder Menu Links table at the bottom of the page, hover over the row of the link you would like to adjust, and use the icons on the right of the row to: Delete, Edit, Show/Hide, and arrange order.

  6. To edit the folder link, click on the row of the link you would like to edit -or- click the edit (pencil) icon when hovering over the row. This will open up the sidebar area where you can edit the name of the link and the target destination. Note that you can not edit the target type.

  7. Click the "Save Changes" button to save the changes made to the link.

  8. Changes are not live yet! Click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the Folder Menu Item page to commit all changes. Your Folder Menu Item changes are now live!

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