Navigation, Masthead & Footer 

Main Navigation

The main navigation is controlled in the site's main _props file. To edit the navigation on a site, do the following:

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the main _props.pcf file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “edit”
  5. Click the green “edit meganav” button
  6. To add a parent item
    1. Add a new row
    2. In the left column, type the text you want to appear in the main nav
    3. Highlight the text
    4. Select the insert/edit link icon
    5. Using the file finder, navigate to the file you want the text to link to
    6. Click “insert”
    7. Click “okay
  7. To add a sub nav item
    1. In the right column, add a bulleted list
    2. Type the text you want to appear in the sub nav from the main parent item
    3. Highlight the text
    4. Select the insert/edit link icon
    5. Using the file finder, navigate to the file you want the text to link to
    6. Click “insert”
    7. Click “okay”
    8. Save
    9. Publish

Side Navigation

Adding a Side Navigation

Contact stratcomm@lsu.edu or submit a helpdesk ticket at helpdesk@lsu.edu to enable a side navigation.

Editing a Side Navigation

The side navigation is controlled in the nav.inc file of a directory. To edit an already existing side navigation, do the following:

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the _nav.inc file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “edit”
  5. To add an item to the side navigation
    1. Add a bullet 
    2. Type the text you want to appear in the main nav
    3. Highlight the text
    4. Select the insert/edit link icon
    5. Using the file finder, navigate to the file you want the text to link to
    6. Click “insert”
    7. Click “okay
  6. To delete an item from the side navigation
    1. Highlight the link
    2. Select "Remove Link" icon from the toolbar
    3. Delete the text and the bullet
  7. Save
  8. Publish

Masthead

The main _props.inc file also controls the site's masthead. To edit the name which appears in the mastead:

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the main _props.pcf file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “Properties”
  5. To change the site name, update the "Department Name" text field
  6. To change the link, update the "Department Link" masthead
  7. Save
  8. Publish

Parent Item

To add a parent item, do the following:

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the main _props.pcf file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “Properties”
  5. Check the box by "Parent Bar Display"
  6. Check the box by "College Name Display"
  7. Add the parent name in the "College Name" text field
  8. Add the link to the parent item in the "College Link" text field
  9. Save
  10. Publish 

Footer

Contact Information

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the main _props.pcf file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “edit”
  5. Scroll down to the footer
  6. Click the green “edit footer address” button
  7. Make edits – If inserting a unit name, it is best practice to link the unit name back to the unit’s homepage.
  8. Save
  9. Publish

Social Media Icons

Social icons will default to the university's main feeds. If you want to change the links, do the following:

  1. Log into Omni
  2. Navigate to the directory you want to edit
  3. Check out the main _props.pcf file by clicking on the lightbulb, making it yellow
  4. Select “edit”
  5. Scroll down to the footer
  6. Click the green “edit footer social” button
  7. Highlight the social media name (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.)
  8. Click on the insert/edit link icon in the toolbar
  9. Paste your social media channel’s url
  10. Click the blue “ok” button
  11. If you want to delete an icon, place your cursor in the same cell as the item you want to delete. Right click. Select “row”. Select “delete row”.
  12. Save
  13. Publish

Uneditable Region

Two areas are unediable in the footer. The left area, which includes webmaster info and required links, and the copyright statement beneath the social icons.

Need Help?

Don't see the answer to your question? Email helpdesk@lsu.edu, stratcomm@lsu.edu or contact our team directly with your question and we'll get on it as soon as we can.

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