mojoPortal Tips: How to Link A Menu Item to An External Page

It’s not a common practice, but there are times when it’s necessary to link to an external site from your primary navigation menu. Recently, one of my clients requested this feature to allow their site users to connect directly to a third-party remote-viewer application. This is how to solve the problem in mojoPortal.

The first step is to create a new page in your mojoPortal implementation.

1) Log into your mojoPortal instance as an administrator

2) Click “Add New Page” on the grey administration bar at the bottom of the screen.

3) Enter your title at the top of the page, as you wish it to appear on the navigation menu.

4) mojoPortal will automatically generate a “friendly URL” in the field labeled “URL”. Backspace over the entry in that field, and enter the external URL you want the page to link to instead (including the full “http://” portion).

5) Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

6) Return to the home page of your site, and click on the navigation element corresponding to the page you just created; you will be routed to the external link you entered when you created the page.

If at a later point in time you need to change the URL, you’ll have to access the page via “Administration”>”Add/Edit Pages”. Highlight the page you need to change in the listing, and click the small wrench at the side – this will take you to the Settings for the page, where you can update the link.

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