This page tells you how to configure menus for the header and the footer.


The Enterprise Theme lets you embed a menu easily into the header and the footer. It's even possible to have different menus for different spaces. Furthermore, menus can be different depending on the users language.



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Related pages:



Adding, editing and deleting menus

  1. Choose the cog icon , at top right of the screen, then choose General configuration.
  2. Select Menus under Enterprise Theme in the left-hand panel. This will list the two default menus for the header and the footer as well as other menus that have been configured.


You can now:

Configure a menu

  1. Click the Configure link under Operations. This will open the menu structure of that menu.


Here you can:

Adding or editing a menu item

Clicking on the plus icon to add a new menu item or clicking the pencil icon to edit an existing one will bring up the following dialogue:

Type

There are four different types of menu items. Depending on which item type you selected, the field for the destination of the item will change.

TypeFiledMenu item is used for

Group

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grouping several items together. If this type is used on the top level of a menu, it acts as a drop-down menu. On the second menu level, groups are arranged horizontally and their children will be arranged underneath.

In the example below you see a header menu with the group Projects opened. The two child groups Star Fleet alpha and Star Alliance beta are arranged next to each other with their child items below them.

SpaceSpace pickerlinking to a space home page
PagePage search fieldlinking to a page
LinkAddress text fieldany other internet address such as http://www.bitvoodoo.ch, mailto://support@bitvoodoo.ch, etc.


Name

This is the name of the item that will be displayed in the menu.


Mouseover

This is a description that will be displayed when the mouse is hovered over the menu item.

Restrictions

If a menu item should only be visible to certain Confluence groups, those groups can be specified here. Leave this field blank if all Confluence users are allowed to see the menu item.


Open the link in a new tab

Use this checkbox if you want that a menu item is opened in a new browser tab.

Please note that only menu structures up to 3 levels are supported.

Embedding menus in the header and footer

The next step is to make sure the header and footer menus are displayed in the Enterprise Theme layout. To do this you have to configure the Enterprise Theme sections for the header and the footer. By default the header and footer sections already contain the macro Metamenu with the correct parameters set to display the Global Header and Global Footer in the header and footer sections.

Configure the header and footer sections:

  1. Choose the cog icon , at top right of the screen, then choose General configuration.
  2. Select Sections under Enterprise Theme in the left-hand panel.
  3. Click on the section for the header or the footer. This will open the editor for that section.
  4. Make sure the Metamenu macro is present in the section by:
  5. Configure the parameter of the Metamenu macro:

Having a different header and footer in a space

It is possible to have different header and footer menus in different spaces instead of the one defined globally. For this to make sense, at least one additional menu should be configured besides the Global Header and Global Footer. Please refer to the paragraph Adding, editing and deleting menus above.

To define menus in a space:

  1. Go to the space in which you would like to embed the menus.
  2. Navigate to the space administration. Please refer to the page Navigating to the Space Administration if you unsure how to find it.
  3. Select Sections under Enterprise Theme.
  4. Configure the Metamenu macro in the header and footer sections in the same way as you would do for the global sections. Please refer to the paragraph Embedding menus in the header and footer above.


For more information about editing sections go to the Sections documentation.

Why is my menu or my footer not being displayed?

This could have a couple of reasons:

Why are certain menu entries not being displayed?

If a menu entry is displayed or not depends on permissions and user profile settings. If certain menu entries are missing, please check (or let a Confluence administrator check):

How can I remove the Header (or Footer) menu if I don't want it?

By default the header and footer sections already contain the macro Metamenu to display a menu in the header and footer sections. But this macro can simply be removed:

Configure the header and footer sections:

  1. Choose the cog icon , at top right of the screen, then choose General configuration.
  2. Select Sections under Enterprise Theme in the left-hand panel.
  3. Click on the section for the header or the footer. This will open the editor for that section.
  4. Delete the Metamenu macro in the section. Save your changes.