First, a note:
The block types "Auto-Nav" and "Page List" are pretty similar, but they have some distinct differences. Both block types automatically generate a navigation based on the criteria you select. How do you know which one to use?
- If you're adding a primary or secondary navigation menu to a page as a matter of course, use the Auto-Nav block. It will give you a simple list of pages under a certain page in your site, with adjustable levels of sub-pages visible, and will automatically update when you change or add new pages to the hierarchy.
- If you want to add a list of page types on a summary level page--for instance, a listing of all "blog" page types on your site, with a short description after each page--or you want to have an RSS feed option available for your listing, use the Page List block.
Edit your page
Put your page into edit mode and click the "add to" block area in the part of the page you want to add an auto-nav to. Choose "Auto-Nav" from the list of block types.
Choose how your nav should behave
Nav elements should appear: In this drop-down menu you select how you want the pages to be ordered in the nav. They can be arranged how they are in the sitemap, chronologically/reverse chronologically, or alphabetically/reverse alphabetically.
Viewing Permissions: You can choose to display pages that users may not actually have access to if you like. By default this is off. This means that if a visitor does not have viewing access to a certain page, it won't show up in this auto-nav block either.
Display Pages: Here's where you choose what level of pages are displayed. Choose the appropriate level you want to display.
Include selected page as top node in list: Select this if you want your current page added to the top of the auto-nav.
Sub-Pages: Choose the amount of sub-pages you want displayed, if any.
- No sub-pages: This will display only the top level of the nav you've selected.
- Relevant sub-pages: Only displays the sub-pages relevant the page you're currently viewing.
- Display breadcrumb trail: Shows only the trail of pages that led you to the current page.
- Display all sub-pages: Shows all sub-pages.
Sub-Page Levels: Here's where you choose exactly how many sub-pages are shown.
- Display sub-pages to current: Shows all sub-pages that led you to the page you're currently viewing.
- Display sub-pages to current+1: Shows all sub-pages that led you to the page you're currently viewing, plus another level below the page you're viewing.
- Display all: Shows every sub-page attached to every page under the level of nav you've chosen.
- Display custom amount: You choose how many levels of sub-pages you want your nav to display.
When you're satisfied with your settings, click "Add" to add the auto nav to your page.
Save your changes
Exit edit mode to save your changes.