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How do I make dynamic active links on my navigation?

Thread began 1/02/2020 12:36 pm by Jonas | Last modified 1/03/2020 9:34 am by Ray Borduin | 205 views | 2 replies |


How do I make dynamic active links on my navigation?

I want my navigation to be dynamic on all pages. So the current page is marked "active".

How do I create active links in the navigation?
There must be some way to do this, without repeating the same navigation on each page - and only adding "active" to the current page.

I have tried "include php" with the following code on the include file:
<li class = "nav-item <? php if ($ page == 'about') {echo 'active';}?>">
<a class="nav-link <?php if($page=='about'){echo'active';} ?> "; href = "../about.php"> About </a> </ li>

... and replace the "about" code on each page with the included navigation:
<? php $ page = 'about'; include ("../ includes / navigation.php"); ?>

I would like to use the WebAssist Plugin instead, but don't know how?

But I do not know if this is the optimal way?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You could use PHP to check the $_SERVER variable PHP_SELF, which will give you the current page name. Then compare that to the navigation page and add a class based on them matching to highlight the current page. This is something I could help with in a premier support ticket.

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Did this help? Tips are appreciated...


Thanks Ray for tips, I'll try to find more about this first, on my own.

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