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How do I remove or edit the View All and Home links in my Big Cartel theme menus?

Filed in Header, Footer & Menus

The View All and Home menu links can be edited via your Primary Custom Options. Primary Custom Options are located in your Customize design > Advanced (advanced) – Layout page code (refer to How do I use the Custom Options for my Big Cartel theme?).

View All and Home menu link settings are located in the {{ NAVIGATION OPTIONS }} option section.

You can edit both link text and location using these options. Location values may be selected from the following abbreviations:

Abbreviation Location
pp prepend to page menu
pa append to page menu
cp prepend to category menu
ca append to category menu
fp prepend to footer menu
fa append to footer menu

For example:

{% assign all_products_link_text = 'Entire Catalogue' %}
{% assign all_products_link_location = 'pa' %}

Leaving a value blank will remove that item from all menus, for example:

{% assign all_products_link_text = '' %}
{% assign all_products_link_location = 'pa' %}

Click the Save link when you have finished editing your Layout page options.

For more details on using these custom options, refer to How should I assign the Home, Site and View All links in my menus?

Can I assign sub-menus to the View All and Home links?

You can not assign sub-menus to the View All or Home links. You can only create sub-menus using the following methods:

  1. Moving Page Links to a Sub-page Menu
  2. Creating Product Sub-Categories
  3. Creating Artist Categories

You can use these methods to mimic sub-menus under your View All and Home links.

Example 1: Using Page Sub-Menus

For example, if we wanted to have a Home link with all of our product categories in a sub-menu of this link we could:

  1. Hide the default “Home” link as explained in the first section of this support article.
  2. Create a new “Home” link using the Custom Menu Link control. In other words, create a new custom page called “c ##Home” and enter “/” (links to home page) in the page content and save the page.
  3. Create custom sub-menu links for each product category we wish to link to using both the Sub-page Menu control and Custom Menu Link control. For example, if we have a category called “Backpacks” we would create a new custom page called “x subpage Home ##Backpacks” and enter “/category/backpacks” (links to backpack category page) in the page content and save the page.
  4. Note that you can also move normal page links to the new Home sub-menu with the Sub-page Menu control.
  5. Optional: Hide the standard product category menu items so that they are not duplicated – see next section of this support article.

Example 2: Using Sub-Categories

For example, if we wanted to have a “View All” link (you could use “Shop” or “Products” or whatever you prefer) with all of our product categories in a sub-menu of this link we could:

  1. Hide the default “View All” link as explained in the first section of this support article.
  2. Create a product category called “View All” – see How do I add a product category to my Big Cartel shop? – and add ALL products to this category.
  3. Change all existing product categories to sub-categories of the new “View All” category – see How do I add a product category to my Big Cartel shop? So, for example, if we have a category called “Backpacks” we would rename it “View All – Backpacks” to make it a sub-category of “View All”.
  4. Optional: Hide the standard product category menu items so that they are not duplicated – see next section of this support article.

Hiding Standard Category Menu Items

If you are creating category links under a View All or Home link in your menu then you may not want to display the standard category menu links that are added to your category menu automatically.

Aarcade themes assign unique classes to all menus items, so hiding each item can be achieved easily via custom CSS – see How do I create custom override styles?

So, let’s say we have applied Example 1 above and we now have the category menu:

Uptown Category Menu

and we want to hide all category menu links except the “Home” link. Using the methods described in How do I create custom override styles? we can quickly identify the unique class of each of the other links and produce the custom CSS:

#category_nav_menu > ul > li.girls,
#category_nav_menu > ul > li.guys,
#category_nav_menu > ul > li.footwear,
#category_nav_menu > ul > li.hats,
#category_nav_menu > ul > li.ac-on-sale {
display: none;
}

Pasting this into our custom CSS area and saving the changes results in the category menu:

Uptown Menu

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