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  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 12:56
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    We really nned a mega menu on our lastest Umbraco 8.9. Whilst I am not a fan, our data is so vast and deep I can only see a mega menu working

    Has anyone come across any packages or tuts that explain how to build one?

    We would want full control so we can CCS it, so it looks exactly like we want it

    Any ideas or help would be great. I am not a .net developer but not stupid as I used to be a PHP and classic ASP dev once

    Cheers for any advice

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 15:54
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    Just had a thought?

    How come Umbraco.com has a mega menu of sorts, but one cannot be made without some serious time spent on development?

    Could Umbraco release this code, or isn't Umbraco built using Umbraco

    Cheers

  • Steve Morgan 1276 posts 4214 karma points c-trib
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 16:32
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    Hi Paul,

    What do you mean by mega nav? Just a few drop downs on the main items or multiple columns with images and full whizz bang? It can mean so many different things.

    You're best to either build it yourself or find a front end example in flat css / html and then ask how for help to make that into a simple bit of razor.

    It's usually fairly easy to implement these things but each one is usually very customised to it's design so there's probably not a generic package if that's what you're looking for?

    Basically you just want a site settings node - to add a Mega nav tab / section and then build something up using nested content / blocks.

    Steve

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 18:35
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    I mean a Mega Menu

    Not with necessarily with images but with multiple columns. I am not sure that images would make a huge amount of difference.

    I really need a drop down with two or three columns. We have a lot of data to display and currently the site is almost impossible to navigate.

    We have 2000 pages in reality, split in to 6 main categories, each with around 20 sub cats and each one of those about 10 -15 sub-sub cats

    Cheers

  • Marc Goodson 1427 posts 9600 karma points MVP 5x c-trib
    Dec 04, 2020 @ 20:21
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    Hi Paul

    Would this package help you get started?

    https://our.umbraco.com/packages/website-utilities/meganavv8/

    In terms of letting editors organise which pages to include in the mega nav?

    Regards

    Marc

  • Huw Reddick 298 posts 944 karma points
    Dec 05, 2020 @ 08:09
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    I assume you mean something like

    enter image description here

    I use meganavv8, you will need to write your own template I'm afraid, but it isn't too difficult. I don't have access to the code at the moment so can't post an example until Monday.

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 05, 2020 @ 15:45
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    If you could give an example of the code that would really help a lot

    Cheers

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 05, 2020 @ 15:41
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    I think that I actually only want two columns with a hover drop down.

    I have attached an example

    MegaNav 8 does not look compatible with Umbraco 8.9

    enter image description here

    That appears with a hover over the main top menu link

  • Huw Reddick 298 posts 944 karma points
    Dec 06, 2020 @ 11:17
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    Hi Paul,

    I'll try to remove my custom stuff and give you a basic example of what I did, it does use meganav8 though, but the principle would be the same for any construction if you are not able to use meganav, you would just have to query your content pages instead.

    It may be tomorrow unfortunately as I have to go out later and not sure how long I will be.

  • Steve Morgan 1276 posts 4214 karma points c-trib
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 10:14
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    Hi Paul,

    Do you want pages to be automatically listed based on your content structure or for a fully flexible but manually edited nav?

    Is your site using Bootstrap or any front end frameworks?

    Steve

  • Marc Love (uSkinned.net) 349 posts 946 karma points
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 10:59
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    Hi Paul,

    I can see from your screenshot that this is actually the demo content of our uSkinned themes. Our themes come with a mega navigation datatype which allows you to create this type of structure. You have complete control over the pages that you want included, internal links, external links, icons etc.

    Cheers,

    Marc

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 12:39
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    Hi Mark

    Yes correct. I am not allowed to use theme and this was just an example I grabbed to make it look a bit simpler. My menu would be slightly different

    Thanks for you reply

  • Steve Morgan 1276 posts 4214 karma points c-trib
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 11:01
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    Hi,

    Here's an example to get you started if you want to have full, pickable menu nodes (not all use cases want this as editors have to add pages to the nav manually).

    It's based on the first codepen I could find so not sure how good the css is - but you should be able to tailor what's below to any situation.

    Firstly create a site settings node if you don't have one already (create the doc type first and allow at root if you don't have one already) and put it in the root of your site.

    enter image description here

    Now create (or check if you already have a Single Url picker) - this is just a data type using the Multi Url Picker but with max links set to 1. This will be for your top level nav item.

    enter image description here

    Now create a Doc Type with no template called Nav Item - ensure that you go to Permissions and set this to be an "Element type".

    enter image description here

    Back to data types and create a new data type Nav Block List

    enter image description here

    Right now we need to add this to the site settings doc type. So add a new doc type field called "Main Nav" that is of type Nav Block List.

    enter image description here

    Now you can go add some nav items as content to get us started:

    enter image description here

    Ok - so now we can add nav items to the content - picking pages and adding a variable number of child links... here's some front end code you can just put in your master template for now (although you should create a partial and put the css in your actual css).

    <style>
        body {
            background: #222326;
            font-family: 'Lato', sans-serif;
        }
    
        #primary_nav_wrap ul {
            left: 0px;
            top: 0px;
            list-style: none;
            position: fixed;
            background: #121314;
            color: white;
            margin: 0;
            padding: 0 display: inline-table;
            width: 100%;
        }
    
            #primary_nav_wrap ul a {
                display: block;
                color: #9C9C9C;
                text-decoration: none;
                font-weight: 700;
                font-size: 22px;
                line-height: 32px;
                padding: 15px 15px;
                background: #121314;
                font-family: "HelveticaNeue","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
                -webkit-transition: all 150ms linear;
                -moz-transition: all 150ms linear;
                -ms-transition: all 150ms linear;
                -o-transition: all 150ms linear;
                transition: all 150ms linear;
            }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul a:hover {
                    color: white;
                    background-color: #2d2f33;
                    text-shadow: 0 0 2px white;
                    -webkit-text-shadow: 0 0 2px white;
                    -moz-text-shadow: 0 0 2px white;
                    -o-text-shadow: 0 0 2px white;
                    -ms-text-shadow: 0 0 2px white;
                    -webkit-transition: all 150ms linear;
                    -moz-transition: all 150ms linear;
                    -ms-transition: all 150ms linear;
                    -o-transition: all 150ms linear;
                    transition: all 150ms linear;
                }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul a:active {
                    color: #8ABF29;
                    background-color: #2d2f33;
                    -webkit-transition: all 50ms linear;
                    -moz-transition: all 50ms linear;
                    -ms-transition: all 50ms linear;
                    -o-transition: all 50ms linear;
                    transition: all 50ms linear;
                }
    
            #primary_nav_wrap ul li {
                position: relative;
                float: left;
                margin: 0;
                padding: 0 background: #121314;
            }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul li.current-menu-item {
                    background-color: #222326;
                }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul li:hover {
                    background-color: #222326;
                }
    
            #primary_nav_wrap ul ul {
                display: none;
                position: absolute;
                top: 100%;
                left: 0;
                background: #121314;
                padding: 0;
            }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul ul li {
                    float: none;
                    width: 200px
                }
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul ul a {
                    line-height: 120%;
                    padding: 10px 15px background: #121314;
                }
    
    
                #primary_nav_wrap ul ul ul {
                    top: 0;
                    left: 100%
                }
    
            #primary_nav_wrap ul li:hover > ul {
                display: block
            }
    
        div {
            color: #9C9C9C;
            font-size: 22px;
            box-shadow: inset 0 0 0 #222326;
            -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 0 0 #222326;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 0 #222326;
            -o-box-shadow: 0 0 0 #222326;
            -ms-box-shadow: 0 0 0 #222326;
            padding: 20px;
            -moz-border-radius: 10px;
            -moz-border-radius: 10px;
            -webkit-transition: all 300ms linear;
            -moz-transition: all 300ms linear;
            -ms-transition: all 300ms linear;
            -o-transition: all 300ms linear;
            transition: all 300ms linear;
            -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
            -moz-border-radius: 10px;
            -o-border-radius: 10px;
            -ms-border-radius: 10px;
            border-radius: 10px;
        }
    
            div:hover {
                font-size: 22px;
                color: white;
                -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 0 20px black;
                box-shadow: inset 0 0 20px black;
                -moz-box-shadow: inset 0 0 20px black;
                -o-box-shadow: inset 0 0 20px black;
                -ms-box-shadow: inset 0 0 20px black;
                padding: 20px;
                -webkit-transition: all 300ms linear;
                -moz-transition: all 300ms linear;
                -ms-transition: all 300ms linear;
                -o-transition: all 300ms linear;
                transition: all 300ms linear;
                -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
                -moz-border-radius: 10px;
                -o-border-radius: 10px;
                -ms-border-radius: 10px;
                border-radius: 10px;
            }
    
        a {
            color: #9c9c9c;
            -webkit-transition: all 100ms linear;
            -moz-transition: all 100ms linear;
            -ms-transition: all 100ms linear;
            -o-transition: all 100ms linear;
            transition: all 100ms linear;
        }
    
            a:hover {
                color: white;
                -webkit-transition: all 100ms linear;
                -moz-transition: all 100ms linear;
                -ms-transition: all 100ms linear;
                -o-transition: all 100ms linear;
                transition: all 100ms linear;
            }
    
        th.dash {
            color: white;
            font-size: 16px;
        }
    
        .verticalLine {
            border-left: thick solid #ff0000;
        }
    
        hr.small {
            width: 300px;
            border-color: #8ABF29;
        }
        /*
        hr.small:hover {
        width: 300px;
        border-color: #3498db;
        }
        */
    </style>
    
    <nav id="primary_nav_wrap">
        @{
    
            var siteSettings = Model.Root().Siblings().FirstOrDefault(x => x.ContentType.Alias == "siteSettings");
    
            var navLinks = siteSettings.Value<IEnumerable<BlockListItem>>("mainNav");
            if (navLinks != null && navLinks.Any())
            {
                <ul>
                    @*  to do class="current-menu-item" on any active node *@
                    @foreach (var navLink in navLinks)
                    {
                        var navLinkContent = navLink.Content as ContentModels.NavItem;
                        if (navLinkContent.Link != null)
                        {
                            if (navLinkContent.ChildLinks.Any())
                            {
                                // nav item with children
                                <li>
                                    <a href="@navLinkContent.Link.Url">@navLinkContent.Link.Name</a>
                                    <ul>
                                        @foreach (var curChildLink in navLinkContent.ChildLinks)
                                        {
                                            <li><a href="@curChildLink.Url" target="@curChildLink.Target">@curChildLink.Name</a></li>
                                        }
                                    </ul>
                                </li>
                            }
                            else
                            {
                                // simple - single item
    
                                <li><a href="@navLinkContent.Link.Url">@navLinkContent.Link.Name</a></li>
                            }
                        }
                    }
                </ul>
            }
        }
    </nav>
    

    Credit for front end codepen : https://codepen.io/brandon4117/pen/dnwqH Brandon Loehlein.

  • Steve Morgan 1276 posts 4214 karma points c-trib
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 11:05
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    This is just a working example. If you want two columns you can either have full flexibility and add ChildLinksCol1 and ChildLinksCol2 or use flex and wrap them - probably better to do that latter for responsive reasons.

    HTH

    Steve

  • Paul 14 posts 84 karma points
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 12:43
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    Wow, thanks Steve, that is very appreciated. I will have a look and see if I build this on my test site

    I will get back to you on my progress but wont hassle anymore.

    Thanks very much

  • Steve Morgan 1276 posts 4214 karma points c-trib
    Dec 07, 2020 @ 12:50
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    Hassle away!

    There are a million ways of doing a mega nav - this might not be what you need. Keep asking questions - I'm sure this forum will get you up to speed.

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