Simon Courtois edited this page May 2, 2014 · 4 revisions

The links renderer just renders a set of links, wrapped in a div, e.g.

<div class="my_dom_id">
  <a id="books" href="/books">Books</a>
  <a id="music" href="/musics" class="selected">Music</a>
  <a id="dvds" href="/dvds">Dvds</a>

The Links renderer works best for very simple, one level navigations where you don't need the extra HTML list tags (e.g. for a simple footer navigation).

To use this renderer call

render_navigation renderer: :links

You can pass the following options to render_navigation when using the links renderer:

  • :renderer - set to :links to use the links renderer
  • :join_with – to specify the character or string which should be used to join your links. The preferred way to visually separate your links is using CSS. Only use :join_with if you want a special character for separation. If you change this option, do not forget to also specify the whitespace around your join character, e.g. join_with: ' &#124; '. It’s safer to use escaped HTML characters when using special characters. You could even consider to escape the whitespace (join_with: '&amp;nbsp;&amp;#124;&amp;nbsp;').

Attention: Please be aware that the Links renderer does NOT render nested navigation. It only renders one level at a time. I.e. to render all the levels, you have to render them separately:

.primary= render_navigation renderer: :links, level: 1
.secondary= render_navigation renderer: :links, level: 2
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