Last updated 5 April 2009. Created on 13 June 2008.
Edited by parekhd, bekasu, baronmunchowsen. Log in to edit this page.

Drupal has basic functionality which allows you to limit the menu to which a new link can be added through the Menu Settings fields on the Content authoring form.

This is of particular use when you want to only let users add content to a menu of your choosing. A common request is to 'hide the navigation menu' from the content authoring form, and only allow users to add pages to the main menu structure (e.g. Primary links) of the site. This is achievable through Drupal 5, and semi-achievable through Drupal 6.

Drupal 5

Drupal 5 allows you to select either an individual menu to which users can add links to when creating content, or to allow all site menus to be visible.

  1. Visit
  2. Look for the Content authoring form settings fieldset at the bottom of the page
  3. Make your selection from the drop-down:
    • Show all menus (default - will show all of the menus in your site and default to the Navigation menu)
    • Primary links
    • Secondary links
    • Custom Menu 1
    • Custom Menu 2
    • ...
  4. Click Save configuration

Drupal 6

Drupal 6 allows you to select which of your site menus is selected by default in the content authoring form. All other menus are still visible/accessible within the Menu settings drop-down, but you can shepherd your user to use the menu of choice.

  1. Visit
  2. Look for the Default menu for content form item at the top of the page
  3. Choose which menu you want to appear by default from the drop-down
  4. Click Save configuration

Further Resources and Reading

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waynen’s picture

1. "Visit"

Gives error 404 page not found.

merzikain’s picture

You did change to your domain name, right?