You can add Main Navigation links that lead visitors to filtered lists of content by category or tag. This can encourage visitors to stay engaged by finding content that interests them.
A popular approach is to add links to different categories of one Blog Page. You can also use this method for products, gallery/project images, events, and album tracks.
Tip: Product Pages can automatically include their own category navigation. To learn more, visit the guides on the Classic and Advanced Products Pages.
Before you begin
To follow this guide, you'll need:
- A collection page with at least one item, like a Blog Page with at least one blog post.
- Any tags and categories you want a link for added to at least one collection item. To learn how to tag or categorize content, visit Adding tags and categories.
Create a tag or category navigation link
To create a navigation link that leads to a page of content in a specific category or with a specific tag:
- In the Home Menu, click Pages.
- Click the + icon next to Main Navigation (or another section).
- Select Link from the New Page menu.
- In the Link Title box, enter the name of the link as you want it to appear in the menu.
- Click Click to add URL.
- The link editor will open. Click the Content tab.
- Select the collection page with the items you want to filter into the page. For example, if you're linking to blog posts, select the Blog Page containing the posts.
- Next to the page name, click the down arrow.
- Click Choose Tag or Chose Category.
- Select the tag or category.
- Click Save.
- The tag or category link will display in the Main Navigation menu. When a visitor clicks the link, they'll see a filtered list of content with that tag or category.
- Repeat this step for every tag or category you want to add to your navigation.
Tip: To create a drop-down menu of these links, add multiple links to a folder in Main Navigation. You can name that folder something like Tags, Categories, or Topics. To learn more, visit Using folders.
Continue tagging content in your collection. The filter will include collection items with the same tag or category automatically.
For help, visit Troubleshooting link issues.
Add other tag or category links
You can add tag and category links to other places of your site. For example, you can turn an image into a link to a category with a clickthrough URL. Find steps for all link types in Adding links to your site, and follow this guide starting at Step 6.