This article includes a list of best practices that you can use to keep your website's site map optimized for your residents.
Move Pages Quickly and Easily. The Site Map tool allows you to see the page tree and expand to view the structure and organization of the full pages. Move pages with drag-and-drop by hovering over the page and dragging in live edit mode.
- Reasoning: This allows you to view page hierarchy and easily move pages as needed.
- Use Mega Menus to enhance a user's ability to navigate the site.
Hide pages that are not the highest priority and do not need to be displayed within the Mega Menu.
- Reasoning: This helps to achieve a more balanced and clean look of the menus overall.
Top visited pages should be at a higher level within the navigation.
- Reasoning: These pages should be within reach of 1 to 2 clicks for quick and easy navigation.
List pages in alphabetical order for pages where it makes sense.
- Example: Sections such as Departments.
- Ensure pages are categorized where they would make the most sense to a visitor and are under the correct parent pages.
Create a linked page to link to an external page on another website. Do not create a page and place a link within.
- Reasoning: Linked pages eliminate unnecessary steps for your users.