Navigate from child to other parent in header nav - RESOLVED

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I'm trying to figure out how I can make a child navigate to another parent. My menu is as follows, where the child asterisks should lead to the parent asterisks as indicated. arrows indicate 2nd level li's.

Home
About Us
>Who We Are
>Executive Management Team
>Case Studies
>Partners * (to go to parent "PARTNERS")
>Affiliations
Services
>Clinical Data Repository * (to go to parent "eLLUMINATE")
>End to End Data Management
>Electronic Data Capture
>Data Standardization
>Data Reporting
eLLUMINATE * (destination for child "Clinical Data Repository")
NEWS & EVENTS
PARTNERS * (destination for child "Partners")
CONTACT
>Info
>Directions

my site is at: eclinical.exstream.tv

I read somewhere that you could do external links, but this sounds like it wouldn't be the best way to go about it. Please tell me if I'm incorrect in thinking this.

lackadaize
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Adreco replied on at Permalink Reply
Adreco
Yes, adding an link instead of a page under Home is a very straightforward way to do this if there is some reason not to drag the Partners page under About Us.
lackadaize replied on at Permalink Reply
lackadaize
well the client wants the Partners page to appear both as a child of "ABOUT US" and as it's own heading in the header nav as "PARTNERS". So you're saying there are no drawbacks to formatting the child pages as external links to the other parents?

The other thing I have to consider is that the page descriptions of the children are being displayed when you hover over their parents. If I format one of the children as external links to another parent the description no longer displays when I hover over their parents.
bryanlewis replied on at Permalink Reply
bryanlewis
I believe you can create an alias of a nav item. Is that what you are looking for?
lackadaize replied on at Permalink Reply
lackadaize
I tried doing an alias of the child address for the other parent but it didn't end up doing anything. I think it's because it's up a level in the nav structure.
bryanlewis replied on at Permalink Reply
bryanlewis
You can always create a custom nav item and re-direct it to a specific page.
lackadaize replied on at Permalink Reply
lackadaize
Im not sure how to do this. It's hard for me to visualize just what you mean.
drbiskit replied on at Permalink Best Answer Reply
drbiskit
The easiest (and most user friendly with C5) way that I know to achieve this is to use the brilliant (+ free) Page redirect addon from Mnkras...

First, install this addon:
http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/page-selector-attribute...

And then this:
http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/page-redirect/...

They are both free, and once installed, will add a page attribute called 'Page redirect'. This allows you to simply redirect any page in your site to another.

Hope that helps.
lackadaize replied on at Permalink Reply
lackadaize
It'd be great if those add-ons were intergrated into the core. That was incredibly easy. Thanks a bunch for the help.
drbiskit replied on at Permalink Reply
drbiskit
Agreed, but at least they are free.
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Glad it worked for you.