Allow users to quickly navigate between anchor points on a single page.
The Jump Nav works differently than other blocks. While you can still choose appearance options like Sticky and Color, the menu items are automatically generated from Jump Link blocks placed on your page.
The Jump Nav block will appear blank when inserted on a page that doesn’t have any Jump Links. In order to populate this navigation menu, you’ll have to insert a Jump Link at every point in the page you’d like your users to be able to navigate to. The text entered into each Jump Link will be inserted into the Jump Nav. The order of links in the Jump Nav is determined by the order it appears on the page.
These page navigation systems are really useful in a lot of situations, including:
- Pages that are very long with lots of content.
- Pages that you suspect your users might be looking for a specific, relevant section.
- Pages that you suspect users might want to quickly navigate between two sections, maybe for comparison or reference.
Of course, your use case may be any combination of these or a unique situation altogether.
We’ve found that auto-updating the menu items as you add Jump Links leads to a terribly sluggish experience.
Because of this, you must focus the Jump Nav to update navigation links. If your Jump Nav doesn’t match the Jump Links you’ve placed on your page, make sure to click the Jump Nav to register your changes.
While there are minimal styles for the Jump Nav block, you can edit the appearance of each link in the navigation in your customizer. The links are styled as <tag> elements, and so any changes you make to your <tag> style will cascade to any Jump Nav blocks used on your website.
The Sticky toggle determines whether the Jump Nav will remain pinned to the top of your site beneath your main page navigation as the user scrolls between Jump Link anchor points.
You can choose any color from your palette (set up in your customizer) for the Jump Nav background.
Note: There is no Reverse Print option provided for the Jump Nav because it takes its appearance from your <tag> styles, including the text and background color.
Remember, your Jump Nav will only update its links upon focus!