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Exporting a custom menu with a theme

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I am building a theme based on the default one. And I want there to be two global menus. One below and one above the header. I will shift the zone menu above the header and the custom menu will feature below the header. I am able to create the menu and all that by editing the GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP.TPL and applying custom css style.

But what I want to know is how to export that menu with the theme so that it remains editable from the admin side. That means the end user should be able to see the menu along with the default menus in the Menu Management module and add and remove links from it.

I read in the documentation that menus are considered content and hence are not exported with the theme as addon. Is there a way to do it?
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If you reference a menu that doesn't exist the user will be prompted to make it, so it's not a biggie really.


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So that would mean that if I have the menu code in my template and the style in the stylesheet, ocPortal is intelligent enough to prompt the user to create one with the same name?

If so, that is truly awesome.  :)
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Yeah, ocPortal has contextual add/edit links all over.


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