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Possible to have a Squarespace-like sidebar using CMS?


#1

Looking to create a similar sidebar navigation like Squarespace’s Help section using Webflow’s CMS. Is it possible?
Here’s a link to SS’s Help site: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206756327


#2

Screenshot_2017-07-27_090714

That’s just a list of links that point to the headings in that page. Nothing to do with CMS functionality.


#3

I’d like to accomplish this using the CMS and make it dynamic. Was hoping to do this using Multi-reference fields, but that’s not possible.


#4

Oh, this sidebar didn’t load for me earlier and I just saw this

Screenshot_2017-07-27_090728

This looks like article categories with subcategories. I don’t think the CMS does subcategories well.

If the naming structure of the “Article Category” collection list is something like this:

Getting Started/Overview
Getting Started/Signing up
Getting Started/Getting around Squarespace
Getting Started/Design resources and tips
Account and Billing/Overview
Account and Billing/Login and password
Account and Billing/Billing
Account and Billing/Special programs and offers
Account and Billing/Contributors
Commerce/Getting Started

You should be able to hack together the same menu using custom code.


#5

I’ve been able to make a sidebar with 2 levels, albeit, kind of manually. But the third level is something I’d like to achieve, but have no idea how to do that. An example would be:

- Getting Started / Overview / Starting with Squarespace

or basically following this format:

- Category / Subcategory / Article

Thanks for any help!


#6

Yeah I don’t think you can nest collections, so I suggested having all expandable menus as subcategories and then use JavaScript to build the menu (split the name using the “/” character and group them under the same top level name)