Related Links Clusters

Embed collections of often-used links.

Some features are being phased out or absorbed into the new Enhanced Header.

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Published March 26, 2024

Specialists only.

Only those with a Specialist role in the UBCMS can build these links.


Related Links are small blocks of content (usually links) that are situated at the bottom of the left navigation sidebar on your pages. Like Shared Content, one cluster can be displayed on multiple pages, but you can also build a series of them for use on different sections of your site.

The cluster will appear on a page that has a left sidebar, below the regular page navigation for that section, and will show by default on any child pages. The cluster will also show in Top Navigation if that is enabled, and in Mobile Navigation, provided there are child pages.

Related Links Clusters will not show in Top Navigation or Mobile Navigation if there are no child pages.

Build a Related Links Cluster

  1. In the Sites console, navigate to your Site-Wide Configuration directory (see screenshot below) and the the folder Related Links Menus.
  2. Cick the Create button (upper right of the window) and for the template, choose Related Links Menu.
  3. Title and name your new menu something intuitive so others can guess its purpose out of context.
  4. Back in the page tree, select the new page and click Edit.
  5. In the Edit Console, build out your new menu (usually with links).

Place the Related Links Cluster

  1. Return to the Sites Console and navigate to the page on which you wish to include this new menu and open Properties (shortcut 'p'), or in teh Sites Console, select the chosen parent page and click Properties in the Command Menu that appears at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. On the Related Links Reference box, click the magnifying glass.
  4. In the Select Path pop-up window, browse to and select the desired Related Links menu (remember, this will be inside your site's Site-Wide Configuration directory).
  5. Click OK to set the new Related Links Reference, or Cancel to exit without making any changes.


  • Related Links are inherited to child pages so just need to be added to the parent page.
  • If you want the menu throughout your site, add to your home page.
  • If you want the menu only on part of your site, choose the parent page of that section.
  • To break the inheritance, edit the Properties area of the child page(s) you wish to isolate and add a dash ("-") in the Related Links Reference field.

To break the inheritance, edit the Properties area of the child page(s) you wish to isolate and add a dash ("-") in the Related Links Reference field.

On small-screen devices, Related Links are displayed in the 'burger' dropdown navigation, but are hidden below the second level of navigation.


An example of a Related Links list appears on this webpage, in the bottom of the left sidebar. Often they are entitled 'Related Links' but that heading can be changed.

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