On mobile, quick links give easy and direct access to content in the platform. Next to important and most viewed pages or news channels, the navigation bar is also the perfect place for engaging plugins and to showcase content that is relevant over a short period of time.
Any first level menu items in the content menu can be added to the quick links navigation bar.
Additionally, the following features can be added as quick links:
Adding a Quick Link to the Navigation Bar
- In the admin interface, navigate to Menu.
- Navigate to the menu item you want to add to the navigation bar.
Only first-level menu items can be added as quick links.
- Click the gear wheel.
A dialog to edit the menu item opens.
- Under Icon, select the icon you would like to display for this link in the quick links bar.
- Activate the toggle Quick links.
After activating the Quick links toggle, new fields will display with additional configuration settings for the quick links bar.
- Under Short name, provide a name for the quick link.
This name will be visible to end users in the mobile quick links bar. If you do not add a short name, only the icon will display. The short name is only used for the quick link.
- Optionally, under Position provide a number that indicates in which order the quick links will be sorted.
The position number is a relative position that takes into account visibility settings. So the quick links navigation bar can look different for each user, depending on the content’s visibility settings and this position number. The quick links navigation bar holds a maximum of 5 quick links.
- Click OK.
- Click Save.
How Users Will View Quick Links Navigation Bar for Mobile Devices
How many quick links are possible?
The navigation bar shows a maximum of five quick links. Fewer are always possible, even just one quick link.
If more than five menu items are configured as quick links, only the first five are displayed in the navigation bar.
Visibility settings are taken into account in the placement of quick links on a user’s navigation bar. Users only see the quick links they have access to. For example, if you have location specific pages visible only to specific user groups, each user only sees the quick link for their respective location.
Visibility settings can cause the number of quick links displayed in the navigation bar to differ from user to user, but the number of quick links will never exceed five. If a user doesn’t have access to any of the content linked in the navigation bar, the navigation bar will not be displayed for this user.
How are quick links sorted?
Without further configuration, the quick links will be sorted in the order of the content menu.
When you provide a position, this influences the order of the quick links. One is the first position. Position numbers can be not only one to five, but even from 1 to 100. This allows for fine-grain sorting in organizations with a lot of content and different target groups.
Can I use quick links with Spaces?
In case you add quick links for several spaces, the quick links are sorted in the order of the spaces. For each space, the position number can start again from 1. If there are more than 5 quick links from different spaces, only the first 5 are displayed. Quick links from spaces that are further down in the Manage spaces view, will possibly not be visible.