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How do I add a dropdown navigation menu to my Moodle site?

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2013 05:07PM GMT

The custommenuitems setting allows you to create a drop down menu that can be displayed by themes that support it.

Currently all themes that are provided with Moodle 2.x support this custom menu.

Moodle custom dropdown navigation

To customise these you need to navigate to:

  • Site Administration > Appearance > Themes > Theme Settings

In the Custom Menu Items box create the custom menu by entering items, one per line into the settings.

The content of each item is constructed of three elements, each separated by a | (Shift + \) character. The elements are label | url | tooltip.

  • label - This is the text that will be shown within the menu item. You must specify a label for every item on the menu.
  • url - This is the URL that the user will be taken to once they click the menu item. This is optional, if not provided then the item will not link anywhere.
  • tooltip - If you provide a URL you can also choose to provide a tooltip for the link that is created with the URL. This is optional and if not set the label is used as the tooltip for the menu item.

Example menu

You can use the text below as a sample to copy, manipulate and paste in the custom menu item text area.

Home|http://www.synergy-learning.com
About|http://www.synergy-learning.com/about/who_we_are.php
-Jobs|http://www.synergy-learning.com/about/jobs.php
Platforms|http://www.synergy-learning.com
-Moodle|http://www.synergy-learning.com/moodle/index.php
--Hosting|http://www.synergy-learning.com/moodle/moodle_hosting.php
-Mahara|http://www.synergy-learning.com/mahara/index.php
--Mahara Training|http://www.synergy-learning.com/mahara/mahara_training.php
Blog|http://www.synergy-learning.com/blog
-Twitter|http://www.twitter.com/synergylearning
-Facebook|http://www.facebook.com/synergylearning

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