Clear site navigation is crucial for a positive visitor experience. Using too many subpages can look cluttered and make it difficult to find relevant information. Using overview subpages is a great way to reduce subpages from site navigation yet still allow visitors to find what they need quickly and easily.
An overview page, often referred to as a landing or gateway page, serves as an intermediate step between a user's initial interaction and the main content or navigation of a website. It can be designed to provide a smooth transition, offer choices, or present essential information before users proceed further into the website.
The video below illustrates the concept of an overview subpage in Zoomforth. This way you can create one subpage with links to other pages throughout the site, instead of having them displayed in the navigation bar.
How to setup an overview subpage
To begin, create the overview subpage. On this page, you will need a method of organization and presentation to showcase your links, such as different categories and/or sections that include image tiles or a list of internal links that direct to a subpage when clicked. Once the overview subpage is created, follow the steps below:
In your Site Editor, click Edit beside the subpage name that you wish to hide in the navigation bar.
Tick the box beside Don't show in navigation.
On the overview subpage, select a text or image tile, then type the text that will be linked to the hidden subpage.
Highlight the text, click Link in the toolbar.
Select Internal Link from the button options.
Select the hidden subpage in the Destination Subpage dropdown.
You can choose if you want the text to be displayed as a Button, or as a Hyperlink.