Edit menu structure


To be able to edit the menu structure, the user requires the portal permission Access Design module. To add applications to a menu, the user requires the portal permission Access Applications module. Every menu structure element can be moved within the structure via drag & drop. All changes to the menu structure will take immediate effect when you click OK.


In the left-hand area, you will see the entire, current portal menu structure in a tree view.


By clicking on the "Table" button at the bottom, the portal menu will be shown as a list.


You can search for individual menu item here.

Title column

The title of the menu item is shown here.

Path column

Displays the path to the item in the portal menu structure.

Application column

If the menu item is an integrated application, the name of the application will be shown here.

Pre-configured menu structures

In every portal, there are three predefined menu structures available:

  • Predefined

    Suitable for desktop views

  • Mobile

    Suitable for mobile devices

  • Quicklinks

    Suitable for a small number of entries that should be reached quickly, such as imprint, contact or similar.

"Standard", "Mobile" and "Quicklinks" can be assigned as menu content to the different menu elements you use in the layout. Moreover, these can be integrated into layout properties. All menu items contained here are shown as quicklinks


In the right-hand area, the title of each menu structure can be edited.

Multilingual entries

Opens a dialog where the title can be entered in multiple languages.

Menu folders will be represented with this symbol in the tree structure.

The properties of a menu folder are shown on the right when you select it on the left in the tree or table structure.


The title of the menu folder can be edited here.

Multilingual entries

Opens a dialog where the title can be entered in multiple languages.

Start page of the menu item

No start page

With this option, no start page will be loaded in the application area initially - the area will remain empty.

Portal page

Here, each menu item can be assigned its own portal page, on which any combination of portlets from the portal applications can be displayed in the browser. Select the corresponding portal page from the drop-down list.

Edit portal pages

Opens a dialog, where new portal pages can be defined.

Default start pages

With this option, you can choose from one of the following standard pages:

  • Intrexx default start page

    shows a list of all applications that are located in the submenu directly beneath the menu folder in the browser.

  • Forums page

    lists all forum that are contained in the selected menu folder on the start page.

  • Login page

    shows a page with the ability to enter the username and password for logging in to the portal.

  • Start page mobile devices without login

    can be used for mobile devices that are not JavaScript-enabled.

  • Start page mobile devices with login

    shows a page with the ability to enter the username and password for logging in to the portal for mobile devices.


Applications can also be selected as the start page for a menu folder.

Application / Page

Select the desired application and page that will be shown when the menu folder is clicked on. All pages that are valid as a start page for the application can be selected here.

Alternative start page

Here, a Velocity file can be implemented as an alternative start page. The file must be located in the directory portal directory /internal. Enter the path in square brackets:


Additionally, the ability to output a CMS article as a start page is available:

  • CMS1 articles

    To integrate a CMS1 article, enter the link

    in Alternative start page in the format cms[App-GUID, Page-GUID, Rec-ID]

    in square brackets.

  • CMS2 pages

    Since these pages can act as folders, the CMS2 pages simply need to be placed in the menu using the CMS2 application to integrate them here. In the Menu Designer, other elements, such as applications, links, subfolders, etc, can then be assigned below the CMS2 page.

Additional parameters

Individual parameters can be defined here. The value of this parameter will then be transmitted as a request upon clicking on a further menu item. Ideally, individual parameters should start with the character string "rq_". Here is an example for a user-defined parameter in the menu structure:


These parameters can be processed when the page is loaded, such as for table filtering. The internal parameter "rq_Layout" can be used to change the layout when a menu item is selected. To do so, transfer the name of your layout:


Here, you can create a new, custom menu structure. New menu structures can only be inserted if the portal is selected in the dialog.

New menu folders can be inserted into any position except above a menu structure.

Insert application

Opens a dialog where the application, which should be added to the menu structure, can be selected.

A single application can be added multiple times to various menu folders or at various levels. The data that is entered and edited in them will be written to the same database table. Click here for more information.

With this function, a URL of your choice can be added to the menu.


The link's title can be edited here.

Multilingual entries

Opens a dialog where the title can be entered in multiple languages.


Select the protocol from the drop-down list that the website can be reached with. Enter the URL to the right of the protocol.

Open in new browser window

With this setting, the link will open in a new window.

Insert separator

A separator, which is shown between menu items, can be inserted here.


Enter the text that should be shown as the separator.

Multilingual entries

Opens a dialog where the title can be entered in multiple languages.

Show image

With this setting, the image selected here will be shown as the separator.

Select image

Opens a dialog where an image can be selected.

Edit text alternative

Opens a dialog where text can be entered which will be shown instead of the image in browsers that cannot display images.


If you click on "Style" in the lower area of the dialog, you have the ability to change the style properties of menu elements.


Here, you can select a specific layout or all desktop layout, where the style properties should be applied.

Individual settings

In this box, you can see which menu elements have custom style properties.

Add CSS rule

Opens a submenu, where the following menu elements can be added for editing:

  • Menu item (for menu folders and menu structures)

  • Menu item (selected)

  • Menu item (hover)

  • Menu link (for applications and links)

  • Menu link (selected)

  • Menu link (hover)

When you select a submenu, a dialog will open where the CSS rules can be edited.


The Permission button is at the bottom right of this dialog. Permissions for accessing the menu items can be managed here. Click here for more information.