I would like to put the top links (Login, Create Account, Log out, ...) to my navigation bar. Any idea how?
What we need to do
To move a block you need to use the
<move> XML instruction, the official docs for this can be found here
Finding the block name
To move a block you first need to find out the block name, in this case I searched for
header links within
magento2/app as I know these css classes are added via the XML. This gives me 2 results:
If you search these 2 XML files for
header links you will see where the blocks are called and the name passed to it. Which file you need depends on your fallback structure, if you're falling back to Luma view the first file, if you're falling back to the blank theme use the second file.
My theme is using the blank theme so I can see the block name is
top.links, this is on line 50 of
app/code/Magento/Theme/view/frontend/layout/default.xml (If your theme is falling back to Luma I believe the block name is
<block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Links" name="top.links"> <arguments> <argument name="css_class" xsi:type="string">header links</argument> </arguments> </block>
Moving the block
Now we know the class name we can move the block, in my example I have moved the block to the footer. As I want this to happen on every page I have added the below code to
app/design/frontend/*MY_STORE_NAME*/*MY_THEME_NAME*/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml. <move element="top`.links" destination="footer_links" />
It's important to add this to your own theme and not overwrite Magento's code.
My XML code now looks like so:
<?xml version="1.0" ?> <page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd"> <body> <move element="top.links" destination="footer_links" /> </body> </page>
Which renders the links in the footer on the front end:
I hope this helps.
Update 1 - Above the nav
To move the links above the nav this is the only line of code required.
<move element="top.links" destination="page.top" before="-" />
Update 2 - In the nav
To add the links inside the nav I think your options are to hardcode them by adding
vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/templates/html/topmenu.phtml to your theme and adding the links you require there.
Or if you need them to be dynamic then you'll beed to do some back-end work to give the
Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Topmenu block class the ability to check and render account links depending on if the user is signed in. I'm not a back-end dev so I can't help much with this method, if you choose to go down this method the following files may help you out:
- vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/layout/default.xml - vendor/magento/module-customer/view/frontend/layout/default.xml - vendor/magento/module-customer/view/frontend/templates/account/link/authorization.phtml - vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/templates/html/topmenu.phtml
Update 3 - Add to the same section as the logo and search bar
To find the name of the section that contains the logo and search bar I searched Magento's XML files for the classes used on their parent container which are
header content. This returns the following code in
<container name="header-wrapper" label="Page Header" as="header-wrapper" htmlTag="div" htmlClass="header content">
So we can see the container name is
header-wrapper meaning we can use the below code to move our element there:
<move element="top.links" destination="header-wrapper" />
You can position it where you want with before and after.