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Sector Guide

The Sector guide provides step-by-step guidance for your Sector Projects.

Sector menu configuration

Next to the Drupal default menus, Sector ships with additional preconfigured menus and menu blocks to make it as easy as possible to get started.

A menu is a hierarchical list of menu items - links to content - used to navigate a website. The Basic Page Management section in the Drupal User Guide explains the concept and main use cases for both sitebuilders and editorial teams.  

Sector menus  


Menu Sector D7 Sector D8 Use case
Administration (Management in D7)  Starter Kit Starter Kit  Part of Drupal Core. Links to the Administrative task - by default placed at top of the AdminUI  (core)
Audience and Landing pages  Starter Kit - Custom menu for Audience landing pages. (Sector D7 only.)
Departments and units menu NZgovt Kit - Custom menu for Departmental or Unit landing pages. (Sector D7 only.)
Development Starter Kit Starter Kit Links related to Devel module.
Features Starter Kit  - Part of the Drupal Features module suite. (Sector D7 only.)
Footer (Footer menu in D7) 

Starter Kit

Starter Kit Part of Drupal core. In use for both Sector D7 and Sector D8 for site information links on the public theme. 
Main menu Sector Starter Kit Sector Starter Kit Custom menu replacing the Drupal core main navigation menu to allow more control. (Sector D8 only.)
Main navigation (Navigation in D7)

Sector Starter Kit

Sector Starter Kit

Part of Drupal core. Replaced in Sector D8 with the custom main menu. 
User account menu (User menu in D7) Sector Starter Kit Sector Starter Kit Part of Drupal core. Links to the user account pages. 
Utility pages (Utility in D7)  Starter Kit -

Part of Sector D7 only.

Tools - Sector Starter Kit Part of Drupal core. User tool links, often added to by modules.

Sector menu blocks (Sector starter theme Sector D8)

In Drupal 8, the menu blocks are part of core and can be easily placed and configured via the block management. 

<your-domain>/admin/structure/block (Block category menu) 

Menu block Use case
Main menu  Main site sections in level 1 placed in header region. 
Sidebar menu block (In this section)  Main site sections in level 2 placed in the sidebar region via term conditions on standard pages and section entry pages. 
Footer menu Secondary - site information - links in level 1 placed in the footer. 

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Sparks Interactive are delighted to accept the Open Source Use in Business award for Sector and the open source platform

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