Static methods

Static methods in the CMS application were created for ease of use.

Form-based menu management and WYSYWIG code editing can be useful to both advanced and entry-level users. The technical ability of subject matter experts (SMEs) managing the language of your site can vary considerably. Letting SMEs write the content and having a technical resource manage the linking expedites menu and link creation within the system.

Figure 1. Static and dynamic methods
Method options in CMS.
Navigation Menu Links
Use base system templates to group similar links for placement on the page. Though the terminology is different (menu sections and menu items), this type of linking behaves the same way as content links. For more information on creating a navigation menu block, see Create a navigation menu block.
Static HTML Details
Content blocks that are useful for areas administered by developers unfamiliar with HTML or markup. Anyone familiar with markup can use dynamic blocks because they are extendable. For more information on static HTML, see Using Content Blocks.
Content Links
The predecessors to navigation menus from when the CMS was first introduced. Use content links to make navigational links by defining several content links under the same category. Then, call the links as a list referencing the Content Link [content_link] table.
iFrame Details
Used both dynamically and statically throughout the system. Using them is an easy way to bring any form or list into your CMS pages. For more information on iFrame methods, see Using Content Blocks.