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

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

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


If you want to use relative links without the base URL, which will always remain the same (even when copied from the productive instance to a testing instance), do not use Confluence shortlinks (which have the following structure: /x/GQCXD).

Confluence shortlinks will always be updated by the app to include the full base URL, which means that as soon as you copy the configuration and import it to another instance, the links won't work anymore.

Please use regular relative links (URI) instead.

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.

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If an unpublished menu draft exists, other editors will see a warning when they access the Menu Structure menu.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please note: Make sure that Linchpin Theme is active.

Visit our documentation on how to activate your theme to learn more.

This page was last edited on 09/29/2023.