How the IUP Menu System Works

  • For each folder in your site, you can define a single Local Menu to display. Follow this link to edit an existing menu.

    Note: Websites that have been converted to the new, responsive design now have automatic menus. Web maintainers for converted sites do not need to edit their menus.

    Rules for Menu Display:

    While site maintainers have considerable leeway in organizing their sites, there are certain rules that must be followed so as not to confuse visitors. Consistent navigation is key to all of this. Here are the requirements for the IUP menu system:

    • Every folder with more than piece of one html content must have a menu (not including PDFs or any other non-html content, or html that is a Configuration file or meant as Extra Content. If in doubt, ask the Web Team.).
    • Each menu must contain every html content item within that folder, plus the main content page of every immediate subfolder. No other items are permitted on any given menu—nothing from any other folder nor any non-html item (such as PDFs, Word docs, etc.).
    • If you want visitors to have access to pages that are not allowed in any particular menu, those links can be in the page’s text and/or in a collection attached to the page.
    • If you have News and/or Events pages, they must be listed first and second on the main menu (News, Events). If you have an About page, it must be listed last on the menu. The order of menu items between these is up to you.


    1. If there’s a menu in the folder, it gets displayed
    2. If not, the menu from the Workarea folder above it gets displayed