Dynamically linked content
In any website is important that users can find their way to the
information that they are looking for in the shortest time
possible. If users cannot find what they are looking for then
they are likely to move on.
One way of making content easily accessible is to generate links
to related content, or to provide a list of latest news
inigo CMS handles these types of menus by
housing a "linkmenu" in the template. This linkmenu can
then be setup to display a list of links based upon criteria
which users can specify within the editor. When editing
a page which contains a linkmenu, an editor is displayed
within the page, allowing you to change the parameters used to
select which links to display.
The criteria you specify in the linkmenu editor
will determine which pages are included in the list of links
that appear on your website.
Each inigo CMS web page is based upon a template that
is created to allow you to edit a page within the predefined
structure, look and feel for your website. As such
you can choose to included pages that use certain templates,
normally a link menu would only include pages using one
particular template, but any number can be included.
Within a website a number of areas can be setup and pages can be
categorised as belonging to a particular area, this concept can be
utilised by link menus to include only pages in a particular
area. For example if you wanted a list of related links you
may select to only include pages in the same area as the page
containing the linkmenu.
You can also select the ordering of items displayed in the list,
this can be done by based upon text areas within the pages to be
linked to, meta data attached to those pages, or simply on date
added or page title.
If all that wasn't enough then you can select to only include
pages from a specific folder that you have setup, the above graphic
shows the editor for the linkmenu you see on the lower left side of
The best thing about link menus is that when you
add a new page to your website it
will automatically be displayed within any linkmenu
where it fulfils the criteria. This means less work for
you and people visiting your website are always presented
with the latest information available.
NEW - Link menus
now support integration with
Multimedia folders within your website. This means
that you can gain exactly the same benefits you do with normal
pages in linkmenus for all of your images, and other multimedia
files. When used with our Automatic thumbnail generator this
can allow you to display image galleries with minimal effort.
Simply upload a new image to the appropriate multimedia folder and
the thumbnail image will automatically be generated and
displayed on your site. To make this work effectively you
should always specify appropriate Meta Data, describing your images
when uploading them, this enables the link menu to give meaningful
descriptions of images.
This features can also be utilised very well if you maintain a
list of press cuttings as pdf documents (or images). All
you would need to do make a press cutting available in your pages
would be to upload it using the inbuilt multimedia file