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1Quintagroup Plone Drop Down Menu
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3  The product allows Plone websites to update multilevel portal
4  dropdown menu and edit it within Plone.
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6  "Product Homepage":http://quintagroup.com/services/plone-development/products/ |
7  "Download":http://sourceforge.net/projects/quintagroup
8
9  (c) "Quintagroup":http://quintagroup.com/ , 2005.
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11  support@quintagroup.com * quintessence of modern business
12
13Requires
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15  Plone 2.0+
16  CMF 1.4.7+
17  Zope 2.7+
18
19Install
20
21  1. Install with Quick Installer.
22
23  2. For Plone below 2.1 to use drop_down.css add '<dtml-var drop_down.css>'
24     line to your portal ploneCustom.css.
25
26Usage
27
28  You have a list of items of your top level menu, which you can edit in
29  'drop down menu' configlet form. Now, to add submenu to the certain
30  menu item, you need to add unordered list inside of top level menu
31  item ('<li>...</li>') after its title ('<a></a>')::
32
33   <ul><li>...</li>...<li>...</li></ul>
34
35  To make your changes live click 'save' button.
36
37  Sample menu with 2 submenus::
38 
39   <li id="portaltab-index_html" class="plain"><a href="http://example.com/" accesskey="t">Home</a></li>
40   <li id="portaltab-Members" class="plain"><a href="http://example.com/Members" accesskey="t">Members</a>
41       <ul>
42           <li><a href="http://example.com/Members/jdoe">John Doe</a><li>
43           <li><a href="http://example.com/Members/mmajor">Mary Major</a><li>
44       </ul>
45   </li>
46   <li id="portaltab-news" class="plain"><a href="http://example.com/news" accesskey="t">News</a></li>
47   <li id="portaltab-events" class="plain"><a href="http://example.com/events" accesskey="t">Events</a>
48       <ul>
49           <li><a href="http://example.com/events/previous">Past Events</a><li>
50           <li><a href="http://example.com/calendar">Calendar</a><li>
51       </ul>
52   </li>
53
54  In this example we added submenus to our 'Members', and 'Events' tabs.
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56
57  Customize the following elements in your's css files to
58  changed the appearance of drop down menu:
59
60    * #portal-globalnav - global navigation bar
61    * #portal-globalnav .csshover li.plain a, #portal-globalnav li a - global navigation link
62    * #portal-globalnav .csshover li.plain a:hover, #portal-globalnav li a:hover - global navigation link hover
63    * #portal-globalnav .csshover li.plain ul, #portal-globalnav li ul - global navigation drop-down box
64    * #portal-globalnav .csshover li.plain ul li a, #portal-globalnav li ul li a - global navigation drop-down link
65    * #portal-globalnav .csshover li.plain ul li a:hover, #portal-globalnav li ul li a:hover - global navigation
66      drop-down link hover
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68
69You can click  button on 'drop down menu' configlet form to reset menu.
70This can be usefull in case  broken html of menu code. Generated code is based
71on status of 'Automatically generate tabs' in your 'Navigation settings'
72(in Plone 2.1+). However you will lose your previous code of menu with all submenus
73after click on 'regenerate menu'.
74
75If you want to 'regenerate menu' you should pay attention to status of
76'Automatically generate tabs' in your 'Navigation settings' (in Plone 2.1+).
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78
79Authors
80
81  * Myroslav Opyr
82
83  * Vitaliy Podoba
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