Adding an item to the Left Hand Navigation

To add an item to the left hand navigation, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the following URL path: /admin/structure/menu/manage/menu-left-nav
  2. Click “Add link.”
  3. Add menu link title
  4. Add the path this menu item links to. This can be an internal Drupal path such as node/add or an external URL such as 
    1. Enter <front> to link to the front page, enter "dummy-link" to generate non-linkable item.
    2. Tip: Use node/xxx if you want it to appear with left hand nav on page.
  5. Confirm “enabled” is selected if you want this item published.
  6. Select “show as expanded if this menu link has children”, the menu will always appear expanded.
  7. Select parent link menu where you want this link to appear.
  8. On the manage menu link page, drag and drop to reorder menu item.
  9. Click "Save Configuration" at the bottom of the page.
  10. Clear cache to see change on site.

Adding content to Left Hand Navigation from Content Editing Page

To add content to the left hand navigation, follow these steps:

  1. While editing a basic page, scroll down and click the “Provide menu link” checkbox in the “Menu settings” admin vertical tab on the left sidebar.
  2. Select the desired parent item. This can be a menu name or another menu item.
  3. Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.