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How To Create A CMS Page In Magento 2 And Add Its Link To The Top Navigation Menu

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How To Create A CMS Page In Magento 2 And Add Its Link To The Top Navigation Menu

Magento 2 has been making its mark as the most successful platform for eCommerce since it has been upgraded from Magento 1 to Magento 2 back in 2015. Along with the well-known businesses now small-sized businesses are also migrating their online stores to Magento2. The reason is Magento 2 provides a wide range of inbuilt functionalities, high scalability, security, and continuous growth in development.

If you are already using Magento 2 platform for your ecommerce store website then you are certainly on the correct trend.

Whether you have built a custom store with the help of Magento 2 development company or if you have used any premade template to set up your website, you are always stuck with one requirement which comes across almost all eCommerce websites that are, How to create a CMS page and then add its link to top menu navigation?

Obviously, there is a quick solution or rather a turnaround for this where you can just create a CMS Block->Add content in there from the page->Save and then in Products->Categories->Design tab->Select that Static block. With this, you can show the content in the category but cannot get the desired page content on the specific URL you want to use on your Magento eCommerce store.

But now you can put your own custom link in the main category navigation menu using the guide we have provided in this blog post.

We have created a guide for you on how you can create a CMS page and then add its link to the top navigation menu of your Magento 2 website with step-by-step detailed information.

Create a CMS Page

Let’s start with creating the CMS page you want to add to the navigation top menu. Go to Admin -> Content -> Pages.
Create a CMS Page

Click on Add New button to create a new page.

Add_New_button_to_create_a_new_page

Enter details of your new page for example let’s say the page name is “new page” and please note down the URL Key specified as “new-page”. Add the content for the page and click on “Save Page”.

Save_Page

Add CMS Page link to Navigation Menu

The next step for this is that you have to do customization to your theme’s XML file which will let you add your own code to specific sections of your template.

Basically, you can achieve this by editing your theme’s layout XML file but I would recommend creating a small custom code with an extension so that your theme files stay intact which will help you with theme upgrades and all its support in the future.

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First I’m going to define a Namespace as “Mageice” and ModuleName “NavigationLink” for my extension. Create a file named “default.xml” in Magento 2 root at a location.

app/Mageice/NavigationLink/view/frontend/layout/default.xml

Put the below code in the created file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
<body>
<referenceContainer name="catalog.topnav">
<block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current" name="navigationlink">
<block class="Mageice\NavigationLink\Block\Links\Link" name="newpage" after='-' />
</referenceContainer>
</body>

Now you need to create the file which contains the name of your link and the URL key which was noted down while you created the page. Create a file named “Link.php” at the below location from Magento 2 root.

app/Mageice/NavigationLink/Block/Links/Link.php

Put the below code in the created file by replacing ‘cms_page_url_key’ with your page URL Key ‘new-page’ and the page link name ‘Link_Name’ with ‘New Page’:

?php namespace Mageice\NavigationLink\Block\Links; class Link extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link { public function __construct( \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context, array $data = [] ) { parent::__construct($context, $data); } public function getHref(){ $page_url = 'cms_page_url_key'; return $this->getUrl($page_url); } public function getLabel(){ return 'Link_Name'; } } </pre> </div> <p>Save both the files and clear the cache and activate extension with below command on command line with SSH access to your Magento 2 server on Document Root directory.</p> <div class="marginleft-40"> <pre font-size="15px" line-height="17px" lang="php"> php bin/magento setup:upgrade php bin/magento static:content:deploy </pre> </div> <p>After both commands have successfully completed you can now open your website homepage and check that the link has been shown now on the Navigation Menu.</p> <p><img src="https://www.icecubedigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Navigation_Menu-1.png" alt="" width="604" height="305" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3917" ?

That’s all I think. Please feel free to contact our Magento 2 developers if you need any more customization done on your Magento 2 web store to achieve your unique business goals.

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento static:content:deploy

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Bhavin M, co-founder of Icecube Digital, spends much of his time creating simple but valuable content which helps ecommerce entrepreneurs to grow their online business.

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