Header and Expandable Menu

You can add an expandable menu on your desktop and tablet sites, making it easy to create modern sites that have great design flexibility. Choose from several expandable menu layouts, and customize them as you like, adding widgets, rows, and columns.

The expandable menu layout for mobile offers more customizations and a way to display widgets in the header and a menu that is always visible.

You can change the layout of the header to a predefined layout that includes buttons, click to call, store cart, social icons, and more. You can add any widgetto the expandable menu from the widgets panel.

Desktop and Tablet


Select the Expandable Menu Layout

To select an expandable menu layout for your site:

  1. In the left panel, click Design.
  2. Click Site Layout.
  3. In the Desktop section, select Expandable menulayout.
  4. In the Tablet section, select the layout on the left.

Desktop and Tablet Header

After selecting the expandable menu layout, a hamburger icon displays in your site header. Click the hamburger () icon to see the expandable menu.

To edit location of the expandable menu in the header:

  1. Hover over the header, click Header, and then select Edit Design.
  2. In the Layoutsection, click Left or Right.

Desktop and Tablet Expandable Menu

To configure the expandable menu:

  1. Click the hamburger () icon to open the Menu Design editor.
  2. On the Layout tab, click the existing layout to select a menu layout.
  3. On the Style tab, you have the following options:
    • Enter from. Select Top or Side.
    • Entrance effect. Select Cover or Push.
    • Width. Move the slider to set the width of the expandable menu when expanded. The width of the menu is defined in percentages to fit all screen sizes.
    • Background. Configure the background color or image.
    • Close icon color. Select a color for the close icon, and close icon background color.
  4. On the Spacing tab, change the padding.

The expandable menu can have up to 3 rows, and each one is fully customized.

Note

If the Desktop and Tablet have the same site layout (both expandable or both top bar), all customizations are the same for both. In case they are different, each device needs to be defined separately.

If you do not see the header features mentioned above, you may be using the old header. To update to the new header, click the header in desktop and tablet view. An automatic backup is created when you update the header.

Note

This step only applies to existing sites. It does not pertain to new sites.

Mobile Header


To edit the mobile header:

  1. Hover over the header, click the Header label, and then select Edit Design.
  2. On the Layout tab, click the existing layout to select a menu layout. The mobile header offers layouts that display widgets such as social links, phone numbers, and more. The header layouts are fixed, so you cannot add new widgets, but you can edit or remove them.
    When you add a store or use the multi-language feature, more layout options are available that include the icons for the store shipping cart and the multi-language feature. If you do not have the store or multi-language enabled, these layouts do not appear.
  3. Click Left or Right for the Menu icon position.

Mobile Navigation

To edit the expandable menu, open the menu in mobile view. The menu editor automatically opens for you to edit.

  1. On the Layout tab, click the existing layout to select a menu layout. The expandable menu offers multiple layouts that can display the social links, contact information and more. You can add any widget to the expandable menu, add columns, sort the columns to be next to each other or on top of each other. However, when you switch from one layout to another, it deletes all content that you added into the menu, taking only the widgets in the chosen layout.
  2. On the Style tab, you have the following options:
    • Enter from. Select Top or Side. When Top is selected, move the height slider. When Side is selected, move the width slider.
    • Entrance effect. Select Cover or Push.

Recent Updates to Mobile Layouts

On September 8th, 2019 three mobile layouts were removed as they were not used very often. The two remaining layouts are more up to date and useful.

If you already have a site with one of the layouts that was removed and you select another layout, the layouts that have been removed will disappear, but you will be able to restore them from site backup.

To update the new mobile view header, click the header in mobile view. An automatic backup is created when you update the header.

Note

This step only applies for existing sites, it does not pertain to new sites.

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