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New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/16/11 9:12 AM
https://sites.google.com/site/agroecologicalintensification/home
Browser / Operating System: Firefox 5.0.1
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When I add a new page, it does not show up in my sidebar navigation. I am not sure if I have hit a limit in the number of pages I can add, or there is a technical error with my google sites. I also tried adding another navigation widget, but that didn't seem to solve the trick (and I can't see how to distinguish between navigation widgets when I add pages either).

This is what I did:

Add New Page.
Input the page name.
Hit Save.

The page doesn't show up in the sidebar navigation, however, when it does turn up in a search. I have tried putting the page as a top-level and sub-level page. Still doesn't show up. I have also selected "show page title" and it still doesn't show up. I couldn't find this problem reported in the forum either. Any help would be much appreciated!
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. philridout 11/16/11 2:14 PM
See if bcj's article answers your question:

If this answer solves your problem, please come back and mark the question as answered so that other users with the same problem know that it works.
If it doesn't, let us know and we'll try and help some more
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/17/11 8:08 AM
This still did not help solve my problem. Even when I add a page under navigation, it does not appear in the menu. Have I reached the page limit? Do I need to add a new navigation widget? Thank you!
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. philridout 11/17/11 9:59 AM
Could you post the url for a page you have added that is not showing up in the navigation
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/17/11 1:01 PM
Here is the URL: https://sites.google.com/site/agroecologicalintensification/home/test-page

It only shows up if I go into "Page Settings", AFTER I've created the page and decided where to place it, and click "show in sidebar navigation". Then it shows up at the bottom of the sidebar navigation, and I have to go into "site layout" --> "Navigation" --> "edit" and manually move the page. Since we're trying to develop a lengthy and multi-tiered book outline, this is fairly tedious.

I really appreciate your help!
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. philridout 11/19/11 4:05 AM
@evkirwan - have you checked the box 'automatically organise my navigation' as shown in the article I referred you to?
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/21/11 5:53 AM
That is how it was originally set up. If I automatically organize my navigation, it will put my pages in alphabetical order, or order of creation. I have no control over where each page is located.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. philridout 11/21/11 6:22 AM
I'm afraid it's one or the other. Automatically added but in alphabetical order, or add every page manually.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/21/11 6:38 AM
Ok, but then adding manually takes me back to the original question I posed. Originally, when I added a new page and selected its placement, it would show up on the left-hand side. Now I have to go through several steps to get there, for each one. Would you recommend a better platform for a mult-tiered page list? I like how you can see where you came from with the vertical navigation and across the top of the page. There aren't many other easy-to-build sites with this feature.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. philridout 11/21/11 8:36 AM
How about prefixing each page with section number e.g.
1.1.0
1.1.1 etc

Not ideal maybe, but should work
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. evkirwan 11/21/11 9:00 AM
We started out that way, but this outline will continue to change, so it's not ideal. I appreciate the help though!
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. tonyznau 12/18/11 4:04 PM
Hi, I'm having the same problem. I've had this many times before.

Initially in Google sites, when I got this problem, the sidebar simply stopped showing any new pages I added, no matter where or at what level or sub-level. I am building up information collections, such as textbooks of dermatology, skin cancer, syndromes, mnemonics, favourite quotes, my CD & book collections, etc, so they are data / text intensive, with numerous levels & sub-levels (hundreds to thousands). I would at some stage also add photos & illustrations, buy have not dared to do yet.

Yes, I checked if ALL levels were automatically displayed, no effect; I manually reordered the pages into the correct hierarchy, no effect; I deleted peges which I created at the wrong levels or sub-levels, no effect; I recreated the sitte from scratch, but eventually ran into the same problem.

In frustration, I joined Google Apps, bought 2 sites, and both vopied acress & rescreated my sites but again I am running into the same problem - at some point or other, the sidebar stops displaying any new pages, no matter how or where you create them.

I have been told there are no limits to the number of pages, levels or sub-levels that can be created.  However, my experience leads me to seriously doubt this.

Would it be better to create hundreds of smaller sites, & link then all with external page references to one another, rather than one big one?

I feel I may have wasted the past 18 months rather intensive work. Not a good feeling. I am again feeling very frustrated and angry. 

The Google sites structure, Wiki-based, is absolutely brilliant. However, if it is buggy, it need to be fixed, or I will be forced to go elsewhere. Shame.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Steegle 12/18/11 4:56 PM
@tonyznau

If you can provide some URLs we can escalate this to Google to take a look at or look at the issue ourselves, but without these we can't do anything to help.

I know there is no limit on the number of pages in Google Sites (there are reports in this forum of sites with over 10,000 pages) and I am unaware of an limits to the sidebar navigation gadget.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Steegle 12/18/11 4:58 PM
PS have you tried deleting the sidebar navigation and re-adding it?
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. ClimateViz. 2/21/12 2:02 PM
This is the best solution for dealing with the organization of pages in Google Sites. Start out by adding all the pages you need, regardless of the position that Google arranges them in (even if you can see them all, the arrangement will probably be counterintuitive). Navigate to your Site Layout page and delete your Sidebar Navigation. When you are prompted to re-add your Sidebar, you will be shown a full list of your pages, from which you can grab and order each individual page as necessary. 

Thanks for the Tip!
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Bubbles1010101 4/27/12 1:53 PM
I encountered the same problem. What you do is you click manage site, go to site layout, click edit horizontal nav content, and add page.
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Li Zhang 9/30/12 10:20 PM
I encountered the same problem. This may help, https://sites.google.com/site/sitetemplateinfo/tips/navigation
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Beno Hooley 1/16/13 6:12 AM
I also had the same problem: Li Zhangs link above pointed me in the right direction - specifically:

Add to the navigation from the page

Navigate to the page you wish to add. In the "More actions" menu, select "Page settings".



In the Page Settings dialog, check "Show this page in the sidebar". Pages added through this method will be added to the bottom of the navigation. You will need to manually organize your navigation items from the "Configure Navigation" dialog. 
Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Beno Hooley 1/16/13 6:13 AM

Re: New page not showing up in sidebar navigation. Jim Boomer 4/19/13 2:40 PM
Ben,

    Thanks.  This worked for me.  You can also change the URL Setting from this page if you decide to rename the page.   The URL is set to the initial name and does not change if you change the name. 

Regards,

Jim B.