Navigation Layered

In this article, we're going to discuss the Navigation Layered element. We'll touch on its settings as well.

  1. Navigation Setup
  2. Design Settings
  3. Links Settings
  4. Where Is the Toggle?
  5. Customize
  6. Demo
  7. Summary

The Navigation Layered element works like this. There's a toggle button that, when clicked, shows a menu that slides from the side.

Navigation Layered Example

It's similar to how the Content Area Off-Canvas works. The difference is that Content Area lets you put your own custom content while Navigation Layered only displays a menu.

To add this element, search "navigation" and drag "Navigation Layered" on the canvas.

Navigation Layered Element

The difference between the Navigation Layered and Navigation Layered element is that the second-level menu items will show in a layered fashion and as a separate page. There is a Back link at the top of the layer to go back to the previous one.

Click on the Menu tab.

Navigation Layered Menu

Below are the available sections:

Navigation Layered Advanced Setup

Setup

The settings under Setup are:

  • Assign Menu - Pick the menu to be used for the Navigation which you have set before in WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Menus.
  • Base Font Size - Set the base font size of the navigation menu.
  • Sub Menu Trigger - Decide if you want the sub-menu of the Navigation opened by tapping the Anchor or the Sub Indicator which is the arrow showing next to the actual anchor.
  • Back Label - The Navigation Layered element shows a separate page to navigate to the sub links. The way to go back to the top-level links is to click the Back Link. This option is the way to set the label of that link.
  • Current Link - Enable this option to make the current page link active. The active link style can be different by color or underline defined as particles.
  • Ancestor Link - Enable this option to make the parent of the current link active. It will show if the current link is a child of another link.
  • Graphic - Enable this option to show the graphics of each link. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Menus and expand each of the links in the menu, and you will be able to select the graphic for the link.
  • Primary/Secondary Particle - Use the particles to have a distinct style for the active links. You can enable the particles using these options, but to actually fine-tune the particles you need to use the top breadcrumb of the Navigation Layered element to access the Menu > Top Links > Particles or Menu > Sub Links > Particles.

Design Settings

The only available setting under Design is the Margin.

Navigation Layered Design Settings

The margins you set here will affect the entire menu with respect to the white off-canvas container. In the screenshot below, the one boxed in red is the entire menu. So if you set the Top Margin to, let's say, 1EM, it will move 1EM down compared to where it was positioned before.

Navigation Layered Example

Now let's set the links. To view the available settings, click on the Links Tab.

Navigation Layered Top Links Tab

You'll be able to see these available settings:

Navigation Layered Top Links Settings

Setup

The setup controls consist of:

  • Base Font Size - The font size used for the top links.
  • Width & Height - The width and height of the links Can be changed to any required value.
  • Min Width & Height - The minimum width and height the links should be.
  • Max Width & Height - The maximum width and height of the links.
  • Background - Offers two options one called Base base is the background color of the links at all times apart from on hover. And the second option called Interaction interaction is the background color of the links on hover and when the links are interacted with.

Content Flex Layout

The Content Flex Layout controls consist of:

  • Layout - Either set to Row or Column
  • Reverse Layout
  • Wrap Children
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical

Click here for more information about the Flex layout.

Margin

The Margin layout controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allow you to link up every option within the Margin controls so when you change one value, all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each margin option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right-hand side margin.
  • Bottom - Sets the bottom margin
  • Left - Sets the left-hand side margin.

Padding

The Padding controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allow you to link up every option within the padding controls so when you change one value, all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each padding option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right margin.
  • Bottom - Sets the bottom margin.
  • Left - Sets the Left margin.

Border

The Border controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Allows you to link up the border control for all sides or unlink sides to control each border side individually.
  • Style - Sets the style of the border such as dashed, dotted, etc.
  • Width - Sets the width of the border in pixels by default. Or click on PX to change the value to the units you'd like to use (EM, REM)
  • Color - Sets the color of the border.

Border Radius

The Border Radius controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link all sides of the border to control all border-radius options at the same time, rather than configuring each value individually. If you unlink sides. You can set the border-radius controls individually.
  • Top Left - Set the top left radius of the border.
  • Top Right - Set the top right radius of the border.
  • Bttm Right - Set the bottom right radius of the border.
  • Bttm Left - Set the bottom left radius of the border. Note: You won't see any effect by changing the Border Radius values unless you have already set your Border controls.

Box Shadow

The Box Shadow controls consist of:

  • X-Offset - Set the offset of the border shadow for the X-axis.
  • Y-Offset - Set the offset of the border shadow for the Y-axis.
  • Blur - Set the blur of the box-shadow.
  • Spread & Position - Set the spread and position of the box-shadow.
  • Color - Sets the color of the box-shadow.

Text Setup

The Text Setup controls consist of:

  • Enable - A simple on or off option set this to Off if you want icon only links
  • Text Overflow - Set text-overflow to enable.
  • Primary Text - The main text of the link.
  • Secondary Text - Add secondary text under the primary text. Default is empty (no output).

Text Margin

The Text Margin controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allow you to link up every option within the Margin controls so when you change one value, all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each margin option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right-hand side margin.
  • Bttm - Sets the bottom margin
  • Left - Sets the left-hand side margin.

Primary Text Format

The Primary Text Setup controls consist of:

  • Font Family - A font selector for the primary text. Default is inherit or you can select a font that's set up within the Font Manager.
  • Font Weight - The font-weight for the primary font selected. Available weights depend on the font family selected.
  • Font Size
  • Letter Spacing
  • Line Height
  • Font Style - Normal or Italic
  • Text Align - Left, Center, Right, Justify.
  • Text Decoration - Underlined or Strikethrough.
  • Text Transform - Uppercase (force all text to be uppercase), Capitalize (forces the first letter in each word to be a capital), Lowercase (forces all text to be lowercase).
  • Text Color - offers two options. 1: Base, sets the base color of the text. 2: Interaction. Sets the text color when interacted with (on hover) etc.

Primary Text Shadow

The Primary Text Shadow controls consist of:

  • X-Offset - Set the offset of the text-shadow for the X-axis.
  • Y-Offset - Set the offset of the text-shadow for the Y-axis.
  • Blur - Set the blur of the text-shadow.
  • Spread & Position - Set the spread and position of the text-shadow.
  • Color - Sets the color of the text-shadow.

Graphic Setup

The Graphic Setup controls consist of:

  • Enable - Enable or Disable the output of a graphic. When Graphic setup is set to On, you'll see another option within the Graphic Setup controls and another two set of controls called Graphic Margin and Graphic Icon.
  • Type - Select what type of graphic you want to use either an Icon, Image Or Toggle. Only shows if Enable is set to On.

Graphic Margin

The Graphic Margin controls consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allow you to link up every option within the Margin controls so when you change one value, all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each margin option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right-hand side margin.
  • Bttm - Sets the bottom margin
  • Left - Sets the left-hand side margin.

Graphic Icon

The Graphic Icon controls only show if you selected the icon option in the Graphic Setup control, and the controls consist of:

  • Font Size & Secondary - If you check the Secondary box you'll see a new option called Secondary Icon.
  • Width & Height - The width and height of the icon
  • Color - offers two options. 1: Base, sets the base color of the icon. 2: Interaction. Sets the icon color when interacted with (on hover) etc. Icons for navigation menus are setup within the WordPress Admin > Appearance > Menus.

Sub Indicator Setup

The Sub Indicator Setup controls consist of:

  • Enable - Either output a sub-indicator (on) or don't output a sub-indicator (off) the sub-indicator is for sub-navigation links and shows if you have child links of a parent link.
  • Font Size - The Font Size used for the sub-indicator.
  • Width & Height - The Width and Height of the sub-indicator defaults to auto.
  • Icon - Icon Picker to select an icon for use as the sub-indicator.
  • Color Base - The base color for the sub-indicator when not being interacted with.
  • Color Interaction - The color used for the sub-indicator when being interacted with (on click, on hover, etc.).

Sub Indicator Margin

The Sub Indicator Margin layout controls only shows if the Sub Indicator Setup is set to On and consist of:

  • Link Sides - Link sides allow you to link up every option within the Margin controls so when you change one value, all values change. Or you can unlink sides and set each margin option individually.
  • Top - Sets the top margin.
  • Right - Sets the right-hand side margin.
  • Bttm - Sets the bottom margin
  • Left - Sets the left-hand side margin.

Interactions Setup

The Interactions Setup controls consist of:

  • Text - The text interaction, how the text changes on hover. Available options include: None, Slide Top, Slide Left, Slide Right, Slide Bottom, Scale Up, Scale Down, Flip X, Flip Y.
  • Graphic - The graphic interaction, how the graphic changes on hover. Available options include: None, Scale Up, Scale Down, Flip X, Flip Y.
  • Particles - When you enable Primary Or Secondary particles you'll see new controls and options for the particle setups. This allows you to add particle effects on hover, great to make your menu stand out!

Primary Particle Setup

The Primary Particle Setup controls consist of:

  • Location - Where the Primary Particle effect will display.
  • Placement - Where the Primary Particle effect will display relative to the Toggle.
  • Scale & Delay - Wether to Scale X, Scale Y or Scale all along with the delay in seconds of the effect.
  • Transform starts from - Where the transform of the effect takes place.

Primary Particle Style

The Primary Particle Style controls consist of:

  • Width & Height - The width and height of the particle.
  • Radius & Color - The radius of the particle effect along with its the primary color.
  • Inline CSS - Any inline CSS you wish to apply to the particle effect.

Secondary Particle Setup

The Secondary Particle Setup controls consist of:

  • Location - Where the Secondary Particle effect will display.
  • Placement - Where the Secondary Particle effect will display relative to the Toggle.
  • Scale & Delay - Wether to Scale X, Scale Y or Scale all along with the delay in seconds of the effect.
  • Transform starts from - Where the transform of the effect takes place.

Secondary Particle Style

The Secondary Particle Style controls consist of:

  • Width & Height - The width and height of the particle.
  • Radius & Color - The radius of the particle effect along with its secondary color (for interactions).
  • Inline CSS - Any inline CSS you wish to apply to the particle effect.

Where Is the Toggle?

If you use the Navigation Layered element in the content section of the website using the Pro content builder or the Cornerstone plugin, or if you use the Left or Right header mode in the Pro Header Builder, you will see that there are no Toggle options available, and the Navigation Layered element will show the menu items vertically.

That is an intended effect as that is what those situations need.

Customize

The customize section consists of controls to customize the element if you are into HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Navigation Layered Customize
  • ID - Use this option to set an HTML ID for the element. The ID should be unique on the page.
  • Class - Use this option to set an HTML Class for the element. You can use the class for your custom CSS code.
  • Element CSS - Use this option to have better control over the element to access the inner tags of the element using $el as the CSS selection. Click here for more detailed information.
  • Hide During Breakpoint - Use this option to hide the element on different device sizes. Click here for more information.
  • Custom Attributes - Use this option to add a custom attributes to the wrapper HTML tag of the element. Such as data-info=123. You can use the option to inject custom information into the element to use on your customization code.
Custom Attributes

Demo

To see a live demo of the Navigation Layered Element click here.

Summary

Now you know how to add inline menus using the Navigation Layered Element. You've learned the various settings available to customize the design of the main links (top links) and the sub-menu items. With this basic knowledge, you can virtually achieve any great-looking navigation without touching any code.

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