Menu items are buttons that can perform tasks.

There are 6 different menu types available:

  • Submenu
  • Publication link
  • Issue Link
  • Web link URL
  • Jump to a page
  • JavaScript Command

Submenu

Further menu items can be placed in a submenu, which can help you sort or categorise your menu. Only one further submenu can be placed within a top-level submenu.

Submenus reveal their content when the reader hovers their mouse over it or taps it on their touchscreen device. If there is no content within the submenu, it will not display.

Submenu items themselves cannot perform any other task, they can only reveal more menu items.

Publication Link

When selected this menu type will open another publication within your account. If no issues are published within the publication, the menu item will not display. You can also specify whether the publication should be opened in a new tab or the current tab.

If your publications are a part of a suite of related documents, you will need to apply the menu to all of these related publications in their publication settings.

Issue Link

When selected this menu type will open another issue within your account. You can specify whether the issue should be opened in a new tab or the current tab.

If your issue is unpublished you can tick to use a temporary link

Web Link URL

When selected this menu type will open a web link, either in the current browser tab or a new tab. The link must include http:// or https://. The web link can be to any website.

You can use the Web Link URL item type to navigate to specific issue or a publication. There is no item type for issues.

Jump To Page

Specify a page number that the menu type should navigate to. Note that this page number will be the same for every publication that uses the menu, so it’s important to consider whether the menu item will behave as expected across publications.

You can also select the riffle to page option. This will navigate the user page-by-page as opposed to turning directly to the specified page.

JavaScript Command

For advanced users that have an understanding of PageTiger’s JavaScript API, this menu item type can be used to perform advanced interactive tasks like loading an interactive module.

Example

  • You may wish to add a Contact Us option to your menu.
  • To begin, open the interactivity area for your issue and add a More Information module.
  • Select the module on your page and copy the JS Command by selecting the copy icon shown below.
  • Now edit your menu and add a Javascript Command menu item type.
  • Paste the JS Command into the Javascript Command menu.
  • When this option is selected from the menu, the More Information module will open as shown below.

Top tip!
Include a link to the search box in your menu using the Javascript Command menu item type. Simple enter javascript:ptiTools(null)

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