A frequently asked question (or better: feature) in the s9y forums has always been adding an additional navigation to a s9y-powered blog. In the past, this required modifiying the template's files, until the theme options were added to Serendipity's features. Bulletproof provides an additional navigation bar which can be extensively customized using the theme options. Since these options are very powerful, they will be explained more in detail than the other theme options.
First of all, let's look at the theme options related to the customizable navigation bar:
- Position of the navbar: Choose one of five options for the position of the navigation bar. It can be displayed above or below the banner or in either sidebar. Of course, it can also be deactivated altogether.
- Show navigation links in the footer: The links from the navbar can also be displayed in the page footer as an additional navigation source. These links will be the same links you have in the navigation bar. They are a copy of the navbar links, placed in the footer as a site visitor convenience. When enabled, your visitors will not have to scroll back to the top of the page to use site navigation. Footer navigation links will not be displayed if the navbar is deactivated.
- Show quicksearch in the navbar: If, and only if, the navigation bar is displayed above or below the banner, the input box for s9y's search option can be displayed within the navigation bar. This does not work if the navbar is displayed in either sidebar! Also, the HTML output of the quicksearch sidebar item will be automagically suppressed, you do not have to deactivate it under "Configure Plugins".
- Title for navigation menu: If the navigation menu is displayed in either sidebar, it should have a title. Use this text box to enter the desired title. This title is only for when the navigation menu is displayed in the sidebar - the title will never be displayed if the navigation menu is displayed above or below the header.