Create and edit an accordion menu

Setting up an accordion menu

  1. To begin, you need to contact the Web Team via a Service Desk request so we can add the framework of the accordion menu on your page. Please include the asset ID of the page and a general overview of the structure of your accordion menu in the request description.
  2. Once we have added the framework of the accordion menu to your page (see image below), you will be able to add and edit your accordion menu items.
  3. Don't forget to make sure your main page and the accordion menu item pages are made live when you've finished setting them up.

Adding an accordion menu item

After the framework of the accordion menu is set up, you will be notified of the location of the assets that provide the content that appears in the accordion menu. These pages/assets are either going to be located directly under the page where your accordion menu is nested, or will be collated together in a separate folder.

  1. To add a menu item to your accordion menu, log in to Edit+ and create a new standard page in the location as directed. (See Creating a page asset for further instructions if necessary.)
    NOTE: The title given to this standard page will appear as the heading of the menu item in the accordion menu.
  2. Under the Metadata tab for your newly created page, go to the 'Menu.Description field' and untick the 'Use default' check box.
  3. Add your content to this field using the same formatting, heading styles, etc, as if you were adding it under the Content tab.
  4. Make the page/asset live via the Details tab. (See Making assets live for further instructions.)

Editing an accordion menu item

Locate the menu item page/asset which requires editing. It will either be a direct child of the page on which the accordion menu is nested, or it will be located in a specifically created accordion menu items folder. If you can't find it, please contact us via a Service Desk request

Amend menu item heading

  1. To alter the menu item heading, go to the Details tab of the applicable page asset in Edit+ and amend the Page Name and Page Short Name as needed.
  2. Save and make asset live if necessary.

Amend menu item content

  1. To alter the menu item content, go to the Metadata tab of the applicable page asset in Edit+ and amend the Menu.Description field as needed.
  2. Save and make asset live if necessary.

Changing the order of menu items

Please go to our Changing the menu order guide for further instructions.

Please note: If your accordion menu items are stored in a folder you will need to go to the folder asset to change the menu items and not to the asset in which the accordion menu is nested.