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October 16, 2019 at 7:47 am #1036224Paul
I am using GP for the first time. I want to use the Sider layout for a specific purpose as a sort of control panel for topical reading with navigation on the left and allowing the user to click through a lot of links both internal and external, but maintain the left Sider menu so they can quickly and easily navigate back to the category root. I’ve done this in Joomla using integrated Wrapper but I don’t want to use Joomla! Is there a way to accomplish this?
TIA – PaulOctober 16, 2019 at 9:22 am #1036437DavidStaffCustomer SupportOctober 16, 2019 at 10:43 am #1036497Paul
Hi David, I’m trying to recreate something that I did about 20 years ago in html/frames then later did in early Joomla with the wrapper (iframe)… I don’t have an example but I want it to look the way Sider looks by default. From the desktop view, I want the “sider” menu on the left just as it. The purpose of this is for the end user to be able to quickly go back and forth through some linked articles without leaving the interface. The menu will link to pages on the site that have articles in that
So if I had a menu of categories on the left like this image and I clicked on Category 1:
I get those links then clicked one of the links and come up with a fancy article like this one:
October 16, 2019 at 10:43 am #1036498Paul
I included image links in there for example but they are not displaying here. Do you see them?October 16, 2019 at 11:15 am #1036532DavidStaffCustomer Support
Image links – when using a sharing site or cloud share just provide us the link, don’t add them as an image – but its fine i just opened the link instead.
So effectively its just the Sider site, with a Category menu for the navigation – each one linking to relevant archive. Not sure if theres anything i am missing but it should be as simple as importing sider, creating the category menu for your archives.October 16, 2019 at 11:40 am #1036556Paul
the sticking point is external links like the one in the second picture.October 16, 2019 at 11:57 am #1036574DavidStaffCustomer Support
So the category archives will only be external links and you need them to open within the existing site container ? – sounds complicated lol – would need some sort of Ajax call with an iFrame embed for the link to be displayed.October 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm #1036583Paul
It’s a mix of internal and external links.October 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm #1036629
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