Editing Navigation in MightyMerchant

These instructions are intended for users with sites on MightyMerchant v5. Navigation on sites running older versions of MightyMerchant may function differently -- if you have questions, please get in touch with us using our support services!

On MightyMerchant v5 sites, you have the ability to control which categories and items appear in your dropdown menu navigation and in your footer navigation by setting navigation flags, or "nav flags" for short. You can view and edit your nav flags by clicking directly on the name of a category or subcategory in the site manager.
For example:

Once you've clicked directly on the name of a category/subcategory in your site manager, it will take you to the "Edit" page. At the bottom of this edit page you will find the navigation flags.

The following is a list of nav flags used on most responsive sites. Each flag has a yes or no option:
Please note that these are the default names of these flags -- the names of the flags on your site may have been altered to clarify their function on your site. If in doubt, please get in touch with us via our support form!

  • Main Nav Level 1
  • Footer Nav Level 1
  • Nav Level 2
  • Show Items in Nav

Adding/Removing Categories and Subcategories from the Navigation

To add or remove categories and subcategories from the navigation, you will use one or a combination of these three flags:

  • Main Nav Level 1
  • Footer Nav Level 1
  • Nav Level 2

Please refer to the descriptions of these flags below to decide which one(s) you need to change.

Main Nav Level 1

Setting the Main Nav Level 1 to "Yes" for a category or subcategory means that this category/subcategory will appear in the top level of the dropdown menu, as shown below.

Nav Level 2

Setting Nav Level 2 to "Yes" for a subcategory means that this subcategory may appear in two places, depending on which additional flags are set: 

  1. In the dropdown menu under its parent category (whichever category it is inside). The parent category must have its Main Nav Level 1 set to "Yes" for the subcategory to display.

  2. In the footer under its parent category. The parent category must have Footer Nav Level 1 set to "Yes" for the subcategory to display.

Footer Nav Level 1

Setting Footer Nav Level 1 to "Yes" for a category or subcategory will make the category or subcategory appear in the footer navigation.

Adding/Removing Items from the Navigation

Although you may see nav flags on the edit item pages, they are not currently supported by most websites. To add items to the navigation, you will want to edit the category that the items are inside, and set "Show Items in Nav" to "Yes." For the items to display in the dropdown menu, you will also need to have Main Nav Level 1 set to "Yes" for that category. For the items to display in the footer, you will also need to have "Footer Nav Level 1" set to "Yes."

Caution -- setting a category with many items to show items in the footer may cause unexpected changes to the layout of your footer!