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Add or update a menu item linking to an external url

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To add a menu item linking to an external url:

  1. Go to Menus > Main Menu (or the menu where the menu item is located)
  2. Click New
  3. Under Select Menu Item Type, click External Link
  4.  In the Title field, type the name of the menu item that you wish to display to the end user
  5. In the Link field, enter the full url of the external link (i.e., http://www.yourlink.com)
  6. Under Parent Item, select the appropriate menu item the new link should fall under.  If it is a main level item, do not select anything.
  7. For Access Level, leave it as Public. If you have a password-protected area of the site and wish to only display this menu item to logged in users, choose Registered.
  8. In On Click, Open In, select "New Window with Browser Navigation".  NOTE: This is to follow standard web practice of opening external links in new windows in order to keep your own website open for the end user.
  9. Click Save
  10. In the Menu Item Manager, use the green arrow keys to shift the order of the new menu item in relation to existing items

To edit a menu item linking to an external url:

  1. Go to Menus > Main Menu (or the menu where the menu item is located)
  2. Open the menu item you wish to update
  3. In the Link field, update the url to the full url of the external link (i.e., http://www.yourlink.com)
  4. Click Save
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