How to setup your Weebly site navigation for members

Website navigation is a very personal topic. The way you want members to move through and interact on your website is usually subjective but there are some good common options to consider. Below are the two main options MemberSpace customers have successfully used to ensure their user experience is intuitive :)

Option 1 - Create a navigation page for members only

This is one of the more popular approaches MemberSpace customers use. You would create a page in your Weebly site (e.g.  "/dashboard") and design it however you want. You would then add the page URL as a Member Page in MemberSpace.

You would make sure to include links on this dashboard page to the various other Member Pages on your website so this acts as the home base for your members to get anywhere else they need to go on your website. See this case study for a visual example.

You could also make this dashboard page the After Log In and After Sign Up page URL for your Member Plans so new and returning members are brought there automatically.

Additionally, you could add a link to the member dashboard page in your top navigation within Weebly:

1. Make sure you are logged into your Weebly backend

2. Click the Pages tab up top, then click the + icon on the left:

3. Select "External page":

4. Enter the Page Name however you want (e.g. Member Dashboard) and for External Link use the URL of the dashboard page you created. Leave the other options how they are by default ("open link in same tab" and "hide from search engines"). Also, feel free to move (or add) this link somewhere else in your navigation.

Option 2 - Create a member page dropdown in your top navigation

If you prefer to have links to every Member Page easily accessible in your top navigation, we recommend you create a dropdown.

You could call the dropdown title something like "Member Navigation" and then you would add links within the dropdown to your various Member Pages. Maybe you would even include a Login / Account popup here (which would turn into a Your Account link automatically after member's are logged in).

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