Navigation Elements are pretty tricky to get correct, so its best if an administrator helps you set these up. In short, a Navigation is a lists of pages within the CMS. For example, when you browse a page in the site and you see a list of all the pages in the section listed on the right hand side of the page, that is a navigation that controls that.
- Type: Are you looking at pages Above (Ancestors), Below (Children) or next to (Siblings) of the start page.
- Start Page: Where in the site to start looking. For example, in the screen shot below, it is looking at all pages that are above x2 in the tree.
- Max Nodes: The maximum number of pages to return.
- Max Depth: How "deep" it will look. For example, if you say max depth of 1, it will only look at pages immediately after the start page and not any further.
- Order: This is the order that the results will be returned in and what order it will look at. For example, if you say max nodes of 10 and order of up, it will get the last 10 pages, not the first 10.
- Query: This is really tricky to get right, so don't mess with it. Have an administrator help you with this if you absolutely must.
- Exports: These are also tricky to get right. These create what are known as "Local Exports" and if you use them a incorrectly, it can significantly slow down publishing the entire university web site. So, please only have an administrator help you with these.