The anchor widget helps site visitors quickly navigate through your site for pertinent information without endless scrolling. When users select an anchor item, they will be taken to that location on the page.
Using the menu for the anchor widget is optional. You can have individual anchor items without showing them in the menu.
1. Separate the content in individual widgets according to anchor points.
2. Drag the anchor from the content tab on the right hand side of the page and drop it above the associated content.
3. Select "Edit" and provide an AnchorID that is unique to the page and menu title.
4. Here you will also select how the anchor will appear in the menu.
5. Select "Save" and repeat this process until all of your content has an anchor.
The video below will walk you through how to use the anchor widget:
If you choose to use the anchor menu on a page, be sure not to use layout template "two" on your page. This layout automatically adds two separate menus on the left and can create confusion for site visitors. You can change the template under the "Layout" option on the right hand side of your page when editing. If you need both menus, consider the layout option below.
The following instructions allow site builders to have an anchor navigation menu in the right-hand column of the page while keeping the main side navigation menu in the left-hand column of the page.
4. On the top right hand side of your page, click the content tab to get back to your content widget list. Your page should now look like this:
5. Drag the side navigation widget over to the Column 1 content area. PLEASE NOTE: the navigation items here are managed in the "Title and properties" of the page, not in the navigation widget itself.
6. From here, you can setup you anchor navigation as normal. If you choose create an anchor navigation menu, it will automatically populate in the narrow column on the right.
There are various reasons to link to an anchor on another page. You could have a glossary page that you would like your audience to be able to reference when a word is presented on a page. There could be a blurb of information nestled on a page that is relevant to a topic of discussion on another page. Regardless of the reason, it's easy to do so. Now that you know how to create an anchor, you will learn options for how to link directly to an anchor from another page.
The first option is for a site builder to create an anchor menu. You'll need to start on that page, and be sure to be in "View" mode from the dashboard so the link is accurate.
The second option is for a site builder not to have an anchor menu. The steps are very similar, but the link is not provided. Again, you'll need to start on the page with the anchors and instead of view mode, you'll want to be in the edit interface for this page.