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Sitefinity How-To: Customizing Navigation

Recently, while researching the differences between personalization vs. customization and its impact on websites, I was inspired to find ways to customize the Sitefinity CMS for users.

I spent the next week doing daily searches on Google and in Sitefinity’s own documentation to discover the ways in which developers and admins can customize their experience. At the end of the week, I had compiled four comprehensive step-by-step documents on how to customize various aspects of the CMS such as customizing navigation menus, forms, text boxes, and even widget templates. Sitefinity’s backend allows for hundreds more customization options than what’s offered out-of-the-box, so I encourage users to read through the documentation to unlock the full potential of the CMS.

Customizing Navigation

Sitefinity provides great navigation features out-of-the-box, but users of Sitefinity can easily customize their navigation menus with custom page fields. A feature as of Sitefinity 7.0, custom page fields allow for user-defined pieces of information to be added to sites. The process is very simple and requires no coding experience at all—admin access to the Sitefinity CMS backend is all that’s required.

Tutorial Step 1

To get started, navigate to the Sitefinity backend and select the Pages option from the main menu as shown above...