Auto-expansion of Child pages in Navigation Panel

In Confluence 3.5.7, we used the Redirection macro on Parent pages so that when a Parent page was clicked in the Navigation Panel, a list of all its Child pages displayed in the Navigation panel. Since the Redirection macro is unavailable in OnDemand 5.5.2, which we will be upgrading to, is there a way to retain this auto-expansion feature?

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Further research has led me to believe that auto-expansion is not possible.

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Stephen Sifers Community Champion Jul 17, 2014

In version 5.5.2 there is a new sidebar menu by default. You can also customize this to suite your needs.

Check it out here:

Thanks for responding, Stephen! We're using the Documentation theme, and I didn't see anything on the page you sent that led me to a solution. I'll dig a little deeper through and see if a solution is in fact there.

Stephen Sifers Community Champion Jul 17, 2014

Can I see a a screen shot of what you are attempting to do? Perhaps I am not understanding the requirements.

Hi Stephen,

In screen shot #1, I'm clicking General Information on our home page. In screen shot #2, the General Information page is displayed and all of its first-level child pages are listed in the navigation panel. (On the home page, I could have clicked General Information in the navigation panel to get the same result.)

The Page Redirection macro lets us do this. Clicking General Information accesses a hidden page that contains the Page Redirection macro, which directs the user to the General Information page. A "by-product" of this redirection is the automatic display of the child pages.

Stephen Sifers Community Champion Jul 17, 2014

Screen shots didn't come through. =(

I wassing the upload.desc icon in this Comment window. It let me browse for and upload files - supposedly. Now I'll try the old copy & paste.

Screen Shot #1

Screen Shot #2

It doesn't look like the copy & paste worked - did you get them or do just see text like I see?

Hi Stephen, were you able to see the copy & paste screen shots?

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