Nesting Pages In Your Navigation

What does it mean to "nest" pages?

Nested pages make it easy for you to organize and re-organize pages on your law firm’s website that provide user-friendly structure for your potential clients.

Why do I need to nest pages in my navigation?

Potential clients are likely to enter your law firm’s website from a number of different pages.
But, once they’re there, where will they go?
If your law firm’s navigation is unclear, potential clients will have a hard time finding other information they need. And, if that’s the case, they’re likely to leave your site and go elsewhere to find the information they’re looking for.
Good website content is one part of the user experience equation for your potential clients. But website navigation is another part of that.
Even if you’re publishing a large volume of useful content, your potential clients may turn away from your site if you arrange site information in a way that doesn’t make sense to them and/or doesn’t quickly provide them with the information that they need to know.

How do I nest pages on my website?

The top menu items for nested pages are called “parent” pages.

In the example below, “About Our Firm” is a parent page in the top menu. If you hover over “About Our Firm,” the pages nested underneath that topic are revealed. These nested pages are called “children” pages; children pages are the subtopics of a parent page. In the below example, “Case Results” and “Locations” are the children pages of “About Our Firm.”

In the LawLytics Control Panel, a parent page has a “+/-” icon that reveals or hides its children pages. In the image below, “Case Results,” “Locations,” and “Attorneys” are all nested under “About.” Children pages are denoted with a slight right indent under their parent page.

To manually nest or unnest a page, click and drag the page slightly left or right. The indentation will change, indicating whether a page is nested within a parent page. 

To reorder pages, drag the pages you’d like to reorganize up or down the list.

Note: For parent pages, the topmost page in the left sidebar will be the leftmost main navigation item. For example, if “About Our Firm” is at the very top of the list in the left sidebar, then the leftmost item in your main navigation will be “About Our Firm.”

Nesting is not limited to two levels. You can create an additional level of subtopics known as “grandchild” pages. These pages are nested a third level deep, underneath a "child" page.

Note: The description of a page as a “parent,” “child,” or “grandchild” is relative to the page’s position within the overall nesting structure. For example, consider your position within a family unit. To your parents, you are a child. To their parents, you are their grandchild. But to your children, you are a parent. The page’s description is relative to whether it is nested within another category or nests pages itself.

If you have questions regarding nested pages, please call us at (800) 713-0161 during our regular business hours, or send us an email at [email protected]