Navigation plugin for Craft 3

2.6.0 2020-03-28 09:37 UTC



This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.1.0 or later.

A version compatible with Craft 3.0.0 can be found here


To install the plugin, follow these instructions.

    cd /path/to/project
    composer require studioespresso/craft-navigate
    ./craft install/plugin navigate



craft.navigate.raw will give you an array of the items you added to the navigation, with children for each if you have those. For each node you will have access to:

{% set nav = craft.navigate.raw('navHandle') %}
{% for node in nav %}
	{{ }}
	{{ node.url }}
	{{ node.classes }}
	{{ }}
	{{ node.children }}
{% endfor %} 

This gives you complete control over the HTML & CSS used to display your navigation.

Here's an example of how to show a navigation and it's possible children using a twig macro:

{% import _self as macros %}
{% macro renderNode(node) %}
    {% import _self as macros %}
    <li class="{% if node.classes|length %}{{ node.classes }}{% endif %}">
        <a  href="{{ node.url }}" class="{% if %}active{% endif %}" 
        {% if node.blank %}target="_blank" rel="noopener"{% endif %}>{{ }}
        {% if node.children|length %}
            {% for child in node.children %}
                {{ macros.renderNode(child) }}
            {% endfor %}
        {% endif %}
{% endmacro %}

    {% for node in nodes %}
        {{ macros.renderNode(node) }}
    {% endfor %}


The render function gives you the option to let the plugin build the HTML for you. You can add the following options:

{{ craft.navigate.render('navHandle', {
    wrapperClass : 'navbar',
    ulClass: 'navbar-nav',
    listClass: 'nav-item',
    linkClass: 'nav-link'
}) }}

This will return HTML, with the classes you specified, based on how Bootstrap does navigations


Since 2.3.0, headings can be added to make it easier to build larger navigations with mulitple sections or columns. To make full use of this you check check node.type == "heading" and add the html you need in the condition.

These only work on multiple levels (eg: 3 headings on the top level, each with navigation items on deeper levels).

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