Squarespace makes creating drop down menus relatively straightforward; it should take only minutes for it to be up and running.
This code snippet allows you to have your menu appear upon click or hover and meet web accessibility requirements for keyboard navigation. Add it to the header via Advanced Settings and Code Injection section of your website.
Create a Folder
Drop-down menus are an effective way to give your Squarespace website a sleeker aesthetic or increase user-friendliness, but their implementation will differ depending on your template. First, create a folder in your main navigation by visiting Pages Overview page and clicking + icon then selecting Folder from drop down options then entering name for new folder – next simply drag pages you want included into drop-down menu into this new folder!
Nested folders on Squarespace can help your visitors navigate your website more intuitively by organizing navigational elements into easier subfolders. To create one, click on the + icon in Pages Overview page and choose “Folder.” Enter a name for it before dragging pages into it – you can even reorder pages within it by dragging up or down.
Once you’ve created a folder, linking it to your Squarespace website’s main navigation is easy. Simply visit your Pages Overview page and click the + icon; choose “Folder”, input a name for its menu item, reorder by dragging up or down, and add its link. It will immediately appear in your menu so visitors can click it for additional content or even open up drop-down menus by clicking it!
Your nested menu’s background color can also be tailored to complement other elements on your website, for instance the header or site background.
One thing to keep in mind when editing a nested menu is that its entire row will be updated, meaning if you’re working on one section of your navigation you may need to reorganize to accommodate all of your changes. While this may be annoying at times, keeping consistency throughout is key so visitors have an easy time finding what they’re searching for.
Add a Page
Drop-down menus can help your website or store organize its various categories more efficiently and provide users with access to many more pages than would be possible without one. Squarespace makes adding one simple, giving your site or store a professional appearance while improving navigation.
If you need a page that links to an external website or social media platform, creating a page and selecting the “Contact” Page Layout option from the page layouts is the way forward. This allows you to set up a form which collects any required visitor data. This tool is invaluable as it can help avoid spammy comments on your site while increasing email subscribership and keeping track of messages coming through to your business from visitors visiting it.
Once you have added the folders and pages that you would like to appear in it, you can reorder them by hovering over a page name and clicking-and-dragging it up or down in your menu. If one or more no longer need an item in it’s place you can simply delete it by hovering over its name and clicking on its garbage emoji which will appear to its left.
Add a Link
Drop-down menus can make navigation much simpler for visitors of your website. Squarespace makes them simple to create and customize, adding professional flair that keeps customers online for longer.
Once you’ve identified the page to edit, click the pencil icon to open up an editing screen where you can change menu titles or items as necessary before saving all changes with one click of a Save button.
Add anchor links to individual sections of your page for easier navigation, e.g. if you have long pages broken up into sections such as an FAQ page with separate questions for each topic and anchor links for each query – that way when clicked they take readers directly to that part of the page instead of going back up top!
To link to a specific section on a page, first choose which section you would like to link to, and add a code block where you want the link to appear. When replacing “anchor-name” in the code block with its actual name of said section; make sure it’s short and descriptive so customers can easily recognize where the link takes them.
Once you have added the link, you can test it by clicking it. If you would like the menu to appear upon click or hover, this can be adjusted in the CSS settings for the menu.
CSS Settings offer various configuration options that enable you to tailor how a drop-down menu displays, including changing its “appearOn” value from “hover” or “click.” Furthermore, font size and style can also be altered here, along with adding background color options or even uploading your own background image (this can help add your logo or other branding elements into the drop-down menu).
Add a Button
While drop-down menus can help organize the content on your website, they may also become a distraction for visitors. Many websites struggle with how best to incorporate these menus without overloading their navigation bar and making the website appear disorganized and chaotic. Squarespace provides a solution that will enable you to build a more user-friendly and organized site.
To add a button to your Squarespace website, log into your account and choose an edit site dashboard. Next, navigate to the section of your page you’d like the button, click an insert point, select Button from the menu, edit its label text box as needed and link directly to its destination page – or use any combination thereof!
Once your button has been added, the next step in styling it is defining a CSS class name for the menu item and setting its display property to none – this way it won’t appear by default – then set margin and padding values on div to accommodate drop-down menu contents and text-decoration property to “none”, so your menu items won’t have bright blue backgrounds with underlined text like regular links do.
This code will change the line height of a menu to make it simpler and more user-friendly, as well as its margins and color – further increasing visual contrast with its background.
Once you’ve added a drop-down menu to your Squarespace website, it is essential to test and ensure all is functioning as planned. To do this, launch the browser version of your website and hover over menu item(s) until submenus opens; if they do not, adjust styles using Site Styles panel if needed.