Control Panel - Content/NavigationFirst, Some Terminology
The content is considered to be the very information (be it text, images or other) that you are attempting to get across with your MySite. This very text is considered content. It is generally what a viewer sees upon first visiting your site (the Home page), or after clicking on a navigational element.
Navigation is what the viewer uses to view different parts of a web site. Common navigational elements include "Home", "About Us" and "Contact Us!".
Navigation can be setup in a hierarchical fashion. Consider a fictitious grocer's web site, where one navigational element is "Dairy". Below "Dairy", said grocer may wish to add an additional level of navigation for such categories as "Milk", "Ice Cream" and "Cheese". More on this later, with a hands-on tutorial.
Tags are used in conjunction with content to invoke special behaviors. Those special behaviors include such things as creating hyperlinked text, italicizing text and displaying images.
Resources are items that you upload to your MySite, be they image files, documents or other. Essentially, it is any content other than that which you type into your MySite to be displayed as text.
Consider the following: This paragraph is resultant from my typing the words you are reading. It is not a Resource item. However, if I were to record an audio file (mp3, etc) of myself reading these same words, then allow you to listen to the recording from this site, the audio file would be considered a Resource item.
Resources are most commonly of image or document (pdf, doc, etc) type. Though you may upload anything you wish to your MySite (within the bounds site capacity and legal restriction, of course).
The Control Panel's Edit Content/Navigation section is largely a two-part system. The main purpose of the initial part (shown below) is to give you an overview of how your MySite is laid out and a means to find and update/delete both content and navigation. Additionally, for convenience, a limited amount of navigation properties may be updated from this page (Title and Sort).
Details, the second part of the Control Panel's Content/Navigation section, is how you update the content and the finer details of navigation. It is accessed when you use the various controls on the previous screenshot to add or edit content and/or navigation.
Title, the first column in the navigation list, controls the actual text of a navigational element.
Sort controls the order in which navigational elements are displayed. A lower Sort number would make a navigational element appear either to the left, or toward the top, of a list of navigation (depending on the template).
Getting away from the list of navigation for a moment, below it, the Add Primary Nav button is what is used to add a navigational element to the top-most level. The top-most level of navigation is where one commonly finds such items as "Home", "About Us, "Contact Us!", etc.
Beside it, the Apply Changes button is used to apply any changes made to the values in the Title or Sort columns.
Returning to the navigation list, the Add Downlevel button is used to create a navigational element one level below the element whose line in which the button was clicked.
The Details button is found next to the Add Downlevel button. Clicking it takes you to the Details page for that particular navigation element.
The Delete checkbox is used in conjunction with the Delete button. To delete one or more navigation elements and the content belonging to them, check their Delete checkbox and click the Delete button.
As a convenience, you may check the Delete All checkbox and click the Delete button to delete all navigation elements and their content.
Please click on Navigation Tutorial above to walk through a hands-on tutorial on creating navigation elements using your own MySite.