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navigation tab depending on what page

Thread began 11/03/2014 1:50 pm by Christopher West | Last modified 11/03/2014 2:57 pm by MikeyT | 485 views | 4 replies |

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

navigation tab depending on what page

Hi there, ok I got a question relating if this is at all possible as Im just planning and wondering if its even possible.

...the idea is to have my main menu navigation in a seperate php file (which I can then use a php include to place it on each page...this is simple to do) However...I want to go once step further and want the meny tab to be highlighted depending on what ever page the user is on...So for example:
index.php will have <?php require_once('plugins/menu.php'); ?> (the menu will be a series of tabs) So when the user is on the index.php page the "Home" tab will be highlighted or if the user is on the contact.php page then "Contact Us" tab will be highlighted on the menu) But Im scratching my head if this is at all possible. As the usual way to do highlighted tab menus is to put a class="selected-tab" inline css on the associated menu tab link.

Any thoughts?

Chris

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It's posible to do, but will take hand coding to accomplish.

You will need to use the Server PHP_Self variable and compare that to the link, if they match set the css

we could help implement this in a premiere support appointment:
http://www.webassist.com/premier_request.php

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MikeyT

I've used the method outlined in this article from A List Apart on many occasions. It may be what you're looking for - especially the second half of the article pertaining to the php method.

http://alistapart.com/article/keepingcurrent

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

MikeyT you are a legend! The link you provided is perfect and so easy to impliment :)

Appriciated
Chris

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MikeyT

Anytime, Chris. That tutorial has been a life saver for me on many occasions - glad to pass it on.

Cheers.

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