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The "Menu Structure" tab is the heart of your menu. Here you can change the content of the menu. You can, for example, add new menu items or create nested navigations.

How to access the Menu Structure tab

Navigate to Confluence administration > Linchpin Navigation Menus > Menu Structure.

Alternatively, click on the settings icon in your Linchpin header, then click on Menu.

How to edit the menu

We explain how to edit the menu on the subpage "Add menu entries". Click on the following teaser to access this page.

How to use the preview

You can find a preview setting in the header element of the editor.

Click on the Preview button to see a preview of your navigation menu.

The filter fields "Languages" and "Country" can be used to simulate a user. These fields are based on the inputs in user profiles.


We created 3 different menus here.

One menu for German employees. One menu for American employees. One menu for external visitors.

The preview will change according to the labels / filters used.

Save changes vs. Publish menu

Save changes

If you click on Save changes, a draft version of your menu will be created. This draft version is not visible to the end user

If an unpublished menu draft exists, other editors will see a warning when they access the Menu Structure menu. This message also shows the last user who saved the draft and when he saved it.

Publish menu

Click on "Publish menu" to make the menu visible for all users. All published menu versions are marked in the menu history with a (tick) icon.

This button only appears when it makes sense. If there are no unsaved drafts, you won't see this button.

Import & export of a menu

The Navigation Menu Editor offers an import / export functionality. You can export the most recently saved menu to a JSON file. You can import the JSON-file to the same or another Confluence instance.

Export a menu

Click on the "three dots"  button. A context menu will open. Select the option Export saved menu to file. A JSON-file containing your menu will be downloaded.

Import a menu

Click on the "three dots"  button. A context menu will open. Select the option Import from file. Upload the JSON-file containing your menu.

Please note: Menus imported to another instance may become invalid when the Confluence page IDs are different.

This content was last updated on 03/12/2020.

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