Navigation Menus in Drupal

Posted March 11th, 2015 at 10:44 am.

Adding pages to your site’s left navigation menu

Note: Pages you add to a section’s left menu must also belong to that section. The left menu is only for navigating within a section. Links to other sections should be placed in the body of the page or the right column. Adding links to other sections within Drupal will break the menu.

  • If you’re creating a new page, make sure you’ve saved it at least once so Drupal knows which section it belongs to.
  • Once the page is saved, scroll down to the Menu Settings tab at the bottom of the page.


  • Check “Provide a menu link”
  • Edit the menu link title if you wish (by default, it will be the title of the page)
  • Select the parent item for the menu (for example, the parent of this Admissions page is “First-Year Students” because it belongs under the First-Year Students submenu.)



  • You may change the weight to put the items in the correct order; otherwise see below to drag and drop menu items to reorder them.
  • save your changes.

Reordering Menus

at , scroll down to My Sections and select your desired section, or go to the section (e.g.

Go to the “Manage Section” tab


Go to “Menus”

Click “list links” to view existing menu items.


Drag the arrows up or down to reorder items. Be sure to click “save configuration” when you are done. Save often if you are making a lot of changes.




Filed under: Drupal CMS Basics,Web Editing by Juliana Perry

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