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HOWTOs / Creating a simple menu

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The following creates a simple menu in HTML, based on the last 4 pages. Only pages where the chapter taxonomy is 'main' are selected, assuming there's a taxonomy 'chapter'.

    <nav id="main">
    {% setcontent pages = 'pages/latest/4' where { 'taxonomy/chapter': 'main'}  %}

    {% for page in pages %}
        {% if loop.first %}<ul>{% endif %}
        <li><a href="{{ page|link }}" {% if page|current %}class="current"{% endif %}>{{ page.title|trimtext(12) }}</a></li>
        {% if loop.last %}</ul>{% endif %}
    {% else %}
        <em>No main navigation items. Add some Pages, and set the 'Chapter' to 'Main'.</em>
    {% endfor %}
    </nav> 

Note: This is a specific sample. In general, you're probably better off using Bolt's built in menu functionality.

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