One of the biggest additions in the latest update to datAvenger is the ability to control your site’s navigation. To modify your site’s nav, head into the Settings tab and click the link under ‘Your Navigation.’ There are two ways to do navigation in datAvenger: automatic and manual.
Automatic navigation control
Automatic is the no-worries approach to creating usable navigation on your site. When the automatic mode is selected, datAvenger will fill your site’s nav with all of the pages on your site in alphabetical order. The best part about automatic navigation is that it will automatically update whenever you add a new page on your site. (The ‘404’ and ‘XML Sitemap’ system pages will not be displayed in nav.)
Manual navigation control
If you want more control of your site’s nav, select the manual option. The box on the left lists the pages that will be shown in your navigation, shown in the order they will appear (top to bottom). The box on the right shows the remaining pages on the site. If you want to move a page to your site’s navigation, just click on it in the right column and drag it to the left column. To remove a page from nav, simply drag it from the left to the right column.
While you’ll need to come back whenever you want to change the navigation on your site, the manual option gives power users the ability to show only what they want.
If we designed a site-specific layout for you, you may not have the navigation control option available for your site. We can enable navigation control on most custom layouts, but there may be some exceptions. If you don’t have the navigation control option for your site and would like it, please contact us and we’ll discuss what we can do.
To coincide with our datAvenger name refresh, we’ve made a new walkthrough video for the datAvenger admin area. You’ll even be able to see some of the new features we haven’t discussed on the blog yet (but will soon!) including navigation control and theming.
Here at Sephone we’ve had two content management products for quite a while: datAvenger and datAvenger lite. datAvenger lite has always been our basic content manager, and datAvenger provided more options for companies that need more control and flexibility. (We have a product comparison of the two products available on our site.)
With some of the latest additions to these products, we’ve realized that the names of these applications don’t reflect the companies aren’t as accurate as they could be. If you’ve visited the admin area for a datAvenger/datAvenger lite site today, you may have noticed that we’ve rolled out a name change to both applications. Here’s what you’ll see:
- If you’ve been working in datAvenger, your content management application is now called datAvenger Pro.
- If you currently use the latest version of datAvenger lite (the one with the blue header bar), your application is now simply called datAvenger.
You’ll see these changes in the text of the application, the logo, and references to the applications on our sites.
There are a few key points to keep in mind for this transition.
- The people who visit your site won’t be affected by this change at all. The only changes you’ll see are in the administration area of your site.
- The administration area will remain the same other than references to your application’s name. This change does not affect any functionality.
- Your invoices from us will reflect the name change, but the amount you are billed will not change. This is only a name change, not a pricing change.
Thank you for your understanding during this transition. Please contact us if you have any questions.