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Plugin-Powered Navigation

If none of the native options work for your project, and you need to give the site administrators ultimate control over the site navigation, then one of the popular navigation plugins is the correct choice.

All of the options we’ve cov­ered so far require only native Craft CMs func­tion­al­i­ty. But if none of the pre­vi­ous options work for your project, and you need to give the site admin­is­tra­tors ulti­mate con­trol over the site nav­i­ga­tion, then one of the pop­u­lar nav­i­ga­tion plu­g­ins is the cor­rect choice. 

As of the writ­ing of this arti­cle, there are two pop­u­lar plu­g­ins for man­ag­ing nav­i­ga­tion in Craft CMS:

Both plu­g­ins offer sim­i­lar func­tion­al­i­ty. How­ev­er, accord­ing to the Craft Plu­g­in Store, Verbb’s Nav­i­ga­tion plu­g­in is more pop­u­lar, with about 14x the installations. 

They both cost only $19, which is a mea­ger amount to save your­self time and to have a nicer imple­me­na­tion for your clients or customers.

Here are all of the videos in Creating Navigation in Craft CMS:

1Introduction to Site NavigationThere isn't an official way to manage navigation in Craft CMS. Unlike other CMSes that offer built-in navigation management, Craft CMS leaves it up to the developer to decide the best implementation for the website. 02:47
2Static Navigation in Craft CMSStatic navigation is a set-and-forget approach to navigation, and it comes with the assumption that the navigation will not change very often. 03:17
3Partially-Dynamic NavigationA partially dynamic navigation is one that pulls in some navigation items via Element queries in Craft. A typical example of this is a drop-down that has additional subpages under the main navigation item. 04:07
4Global-Set-Powered NavigationIn this example, we create a Global Set in Craft and use it to build and manage the site navigation. The advantage here is that it allows someone, presumably the client or customer, to manage the navigation from the Craft control panel. This is helpful in some scenarios because it doesn't require the intervention of a developer or technical staff member. 05:46
5Structure-Powered NavigationAnother option when tackling navigation is to tie your content structure and navigation closely together using the Structure section to power the navigation. 06:39
6Plugin-Powered NavigationIf none of the native options work for your project, and you need to give the site administrators ultimate control over the site navigation, then one of the popular navigation plugins is the correct choice. 05:37

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