Mega navigation

Mega navigation

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Mega navigation menus

Mega navigation menu displays menu links in multiple columns so customers can browse large catalogs quickly and easily. Add multiple sub-menus along with a featured image, text, and links to customize your mega nav.

Note | If you have multiple languages enabled, you need to add separate mega nav blocks for each language. After adding a mega nav block in your default language, set up Multi-lingual mega navs by using translated link names for the Dropdown parent link.

There are 5 available mega nav blocks with different styles and features.

Default
Display a basic mega nav with a custom header and navigation layout.
Promotions
Display multiple promo areas with featured images and links to your products, collections, or other pages.
Collection images
Display collection images in the mega nav when visitors hover over collection links.
Promoted products
Display and link to selected products with their details and thumbnail image.
Promoted collections
Display and link to selected collections with their title and image.

Watch video tutorial

Watch the tutorial video below for a step-by-step walkthrough to set up your mega nav menus.

1. Create a nested menu list

The mega navigation menu uses the Main menu selected in the Header section settings. For the mega navigation, you first need to create a nested menu with 3 levels of links.

We will look at our Stiletto theme demo as an example:

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The top-level link is "Footwear" with two nested sub-menus. Hover over the Footwear link opens the mega navigation menu.

The 2nd-level links ("Shop by type" and "Shop by color") display as titles for each column and contains the 3rd-level links to collections.

Here's what the Main menu looks like in the Shopify admin with the three nested link levels:

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STEPS

In your Shopify admin:

  1. Click Navigation under Online Store in the admin panel.
  2. Select the Main menu or the menu you want to edit.
  3. Add a top-level link (for example: "Footwear") in your Main menu that will open the mega nav and contain the nested sub-menus.
  4. Add your 2nd-level menu links and use the drag handles ⋮⋮ to move them under the top-level link.
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    In the demo, the 2nd-level links are "Shop by type" and "Shop by color".

  6. Add your 3rd-level menu links and use the drag handles ⋮⋮ to move them under the 2nd-level links.
  7. In the demo, the 3rd level links are collections.

  8. Click Save.

2. Add mega nav menus

Once you have created your nested menus, you can now add mega nav blocks to your Header in the theme editor.

Note | If you have multiple languages enabled, you need to add separate mega nav blocks for each language. After adding a mega nav block in your default language, set up Multi-lingual mega navs by using translated link names for the Dropdown parent link.
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STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click the arrow beside the Header section.
  2. Click (+) Add block and choose either the Compact mega menu or Full width mega menu.
  3. Enter the exact name of the top-level link (e.g. "Shoes") in the Dropdown parent link field.
  4. If you have multiple languages enabled, you need to add separate mega nav blocks for each language. Duplicate the first mega nav block and enter the translated name of the top-level link for the Dropdown parent link. For step-by-step instructions, refer to Multi-lingual mega navs.

  5. Change the Column count to display your menu lists between 1 and 5 columns.
  6. (For Compact menu.) Use the Total column width slider to expand the total width of the mega nav and the space between the menu lists and image.
  7. Choose whether to show Column dividers.
  8. Click Save.

Add multi-lingual mega navs

If your store has multiple languages, you need to add separate mega nav blocks for each language, and enter the translated link name for the Dropdown parent link.

For example, if your store has 2 languages (English and German), you will need 2 mega nav blocks. For the first mega nav block, use the default language for the Dropdown parent link (e.g. "Shoes"). For the second mega nav block, use the translated link name for the Dropdown parent link (e.g. "Schuhe" for German).

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STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click the arrow beside the Header section.
  2. Click on the mega nav block that uses the default language.
  3. Click More ... at the top of the block settings, and select Duplicate.
  4. The duplicated block settings will open after you click Duplicate.

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  5. Enter the translation of the top-level link name in the Dropdown parent link field.
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    For example, if the default link name is "Shoes", enter the translated link name "Schuhe" for German.

    You can check the exact word for the translated link by using the language selector in the theme editor preview.

  7. If your mega nav block has promotional text, add translations in the block setting or in your translation app.
  8. Click Save.