When Your Sidebar Disappears

Sometimes the sidebars on our websites develop minds of their own and go missing. This post goes over how to get your sidebar navigation back up and running.



  • Go to any page on your website besides the home page
  • Turn Design Mode on


  • Now you can click on the sidebar where it says Add Portlet to pageset


  • On the second dropdown box, select Content Management
  • New options will display at the bottom, then select Site Navigation and save your changes


  • The page will refresh and you can now click the pencil on the Site Navigation module box


  • You can play around with the Hierarchy selections until it displays like you want, but a good place to start is by selecting Home Page, Current Page, and Sibling Pages


  • On the Look & Feel tab, select Inside Nav 2015 and save your changes


  • Your sidebar is now back in action
***TELL EVERYONE AT YOUR SCHOOL WHO HAS ACCESS TO EDIT ANY PAGE INCLUDING ALL YOUR TEACHERS NOT TO EDIT OR MESS WITH THE SIDE NAV BAR

***WHEN 1 PERSON MAKES A CHANGE TO THE SIDEBAR, IT AFFECTS THE SIDEBAR ON EVERY PAGE OF YOUR WEBSITE

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