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Is it possible to limit the number of navigation items output?

I'd like to limit the number of top level navigation items.

I'd also like to only limit them by template e.g. I want to limit the amount of header items in the header, but the footer navigation items should not have this restriction.

Is this possible?

Jay George

Jay George 2 points

  • 4 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

You'd create a navigation group and hand-select the items you want to be included in that group.

OK, I understand that, but this is more to prevent the user getting trigger happy.

From your answer, I'm presuming this is not possible? I'll find a way around if not, but wanted to check I wasn't missing something.

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

It's always possible. You can test for the current perch_item_index in the template and only output the link if it's below your chosen threshold.

For anyone looking for the solution, it would be something like this:

    <ul class="nav-menu">
        <!--* Output a maximum of 5 items -->
        <perch:if id="perch_item_index" match="lt" value="6">
        <li<perch:if exists="current_page"> class="current-menu-item"</perch:if><perch:if exists="ancestor_page"> class="current-menu-ancestor"</perch:if>>
            <a href="<perch:pages id="pagePath" />"><span itemprop="name"><perch:pages id="pageNavText" /></span></a>
            <perch:pages id="subitems" encode="false" />