With these settings, you can:
- Add menu links to your interface
- Add dropdown menus
- Change the behavior of your menu links
- Target menu links to specific patron types or languages
With the Menu Links settings in Aspen, it’s easy to make sure patrons have ready access to your resources.
Menu links can be added to the top of the page above the search bar, or in the drop down on the right-hand side of the page.
Creating Menu Links
- Head to Aspen Administration → Primary Configuration → Library Systems.
- Click into the library system setting you’d like to create menu links for and scroll down to the Menu Links section.
- Clicking Add New will populate empty link fields where your link information will go.
Single Menu Link
To create a single menu link, give the link a name in the “Category” field. You’ll use this same name in the “Link Text” field. To include an icon next to your link, visit the FontAwesome URL and past the icon name in that column. Then specify a URL for your link in the URL field. If you’re linking to another page created with Web Builder, you can simply use the URL alias (“/help”).
Nested Menu Links
To create a set of nested links, you’ll first decide the name of the menu Category. This is the text that will become the header of your menu link. You’ll create one link entry for each link in your menu. In this example, the Category is “Education,” and the Link Text fields contain “Articles,” “Videos,” and “Admin videos.”
Moving Menu Links
There are two options for menu link placement: along the top menu bar, and within the hamburger menu.
Visit Primary Configuration → Library Systems, then scroll down to view your existing menu links.
Use the scroll bar to scroll over to the right. You'll see several columns of checkboxes for additional options.
To display your menu link in the top menu, check one or both of these options:
To display your menu link in the hamburger menu, leave the two "Top Menu" options unchecked.
To display a set of nested links in the hamburger menu, click "Show Expanded" to have all links within a link category show at once. Otherwise, users will need to click the link header to expand the nested links.
The icons used in menu links come from Font Awesome: https://fontawesome.com/v5/cheatsheet/free/solid
Here are some popular icon codes used on Aspen library catalogs with the type of link they typically correspond to. Just copy and paste the word to have the icon appear in Aspen.
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