This feature is available in the evolve Plus premium theme version

Side Navigation

 

Introduction

 

The evolve Plus theme comes with a Side Navigation template that lets you automatically put a set of pages into a group and then have a menu for the group appear in your sidebar. You do this by setting up parent and child pages. This menu automatically appears on each page in this group.

 

Creating Pages

 

Group Page

 

Add a new page and name it something appropriate - 3. From the Page Attributes box, leave the Parent field blank (no parent at all) - 4 and change Template to Side Navigation - 5. Add any content needed into the visual editor as needed. When everything has been completed, remember to hit the Publish button.

 

Side Navigation Group Page

 

Parent Page

 

In order to add more side navigation menu items, simply create another page, and choose the just created Parent page as the parent - 4, and also remember to change the Template to Side Navigation too - 5. When everything has been completed, remember to hit the Publish button.

 

Side Navigation Parent Page

 

Sub Page

 

When wanting to make a second level or more depth Sub page(s), choose an already created Side Navigation page as the Parent - 4, and ensure Side Navigation is set from the Template field located at the Page Attributes box - 5. The parent template chosen must be a page that already has the Side Navigation set for Template. Set the Order if you like - 6. Default will be alphabetical. When everything has been completed, remember to hit the Publish button.

 

Side Navigation Sub Page

 

 

Below are instructions for configuring styling of the side navigation. You will need to go to Appearance   Customize   Side Navigation in order to access controls for these options.

 

Customize

 

Side Navigation General

 

General

 

Side Navigation Settings

 

In the general settings are available following options:

  • Display Heading
    • enables/disables the heading of side navigation
    • Side Navigation Heading
  • Heading Title
    • sets the heading text, if enabled
  • Enable Show/Hide All Switcher
    • enables/disables the switcher which toggle all sub items
    • Side Navigation Switcher
  • Enable Icons List Style For Items
    • this option enables the icon list style for all items
    • Side Navigation List Icon
  • Top Level (Parent) Items List Icon
    • this option sets the top level items list icon
    • Side Navigation Top Level List Icon
  • Sub Items (Children) List Icon
    • controls the sub items list icon
    • Side Navigation Sub Item List Icon
  • Sort Items Based On
    • defines the type of items order
  • Order Of Items In Navigation
    • sets the order of the items - descending or ascending
  • Enable Root (Top Level Page) Navigation Item
    • this option enables the root navigation item - group page - in the navigation
    • Side Navigation Group Page Item
  • Enable Sticky (Fixed Position) Side Navigation
    • enables/disables the sticky navigation feature - fixed position on scroll
  • Enable Widgets Area On The Side Navigation
    • enables/disables the widgets area in the navigation
    • Side Navigation Widgets Area
  • Side Navigation Default Sidebar 1
    • sets default sidebar with widgets displayed in the navigation area
  • Sidebar Position
    • controls the widgets area position shown in the navigation
  • Navigation Background Color
    • controls the background color of the side navigation
    • Navigation Background Color
  • Navigation Text Color
    • controls the text color of the side navigation items
    • Navigation Text Color
  • Item Badge Background Color
    • controls the background color of the badge in the side navigation
    • Side Navigation Item Badge
  • Item Badge Text Color
    • controls the text color of the badge in the side navigation

 

Single Item

 

When adding a new group page, parent page or a sub item page, when you scroll down to the Page Options box and select the Side Navigation section, you can set an unique list icon to it which will overwrite the icon set through Customize   Side Navigation   Top Level (Parent) Items List Icon or Sub Items (Children) List Icon - if set. Also a Badge option is available which you can use to add an extra tag to any item.

 

Side Navigation Single Item

 

NOTE: It is possible to add as many side navigation page groups as you wish as long as the first group page is different for each group.