Can I create my own navigation buttons?

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Can I create my own navigation buttons and add them to my site?
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Brianna

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Hello,

Unfortunately the font color of the navigation is set by the style and cannot be changed. You do have the option to create your own navigation using either text links or image links though. Here is more information on how to do this:

1. You can take your pages out of your navigation (click on the "Edit Navigation" button and drag the pages from "Pages in the Navigation" to "Pages out of the Navigation" - this will hide your default navigation).

2. Create your own page text links in a Text Widget and place them where you'd like this new navigation menu to show up. This can be done by adding text, highlighting it and clicking on the link button on the text toolbar and linking to the specific page on your site. You can then edit the text links using the Edit Toolbar to appear the way you would like.

If you want to make your own buttons for a custom navigation, you will need to create the button, and then link it to the specific page on your site.

There are quite a few banner/button making programs on the Internet if you would like to create your own. I have used a few programs which worked quite nicely if you would like to give them a try: Banner Fans and Banner Maker Pro, (this is not a free program, but they do have a free trial available).

You can then link the button like this:

1. Add the button to your page, using the Picture Widget.
2. Click on "Properties" tab in the Sidebar, on the right of the screen.
3. Click on "Choose a Link" and make your selection; you will be able to choose to link to a page in your site, an outside URL, an email address or a file.
4. Click on "Apply".

To check that your link is working, preview your page and then click on the link.

We have two tutorials that will help in explaining this process:
Creating Subpages
Creating Links

I hope this helps!
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Avery Roberts Frawley

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Hi! I have a website, and a friend is making some images that I'd like to be able to link to the pages that are listed at the top of the home page. Is there anyway to replace the simple text buttons with the ones he'll make? I want my site to look flashy, but the simple buttons don't cut it. Any help/solutions would be lovely!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Better buttons?.
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I hope this information is helpful! Please let us know if you're stuck at all.