dropdown menu (nested navigation) snippet

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Since in newer bludit versions buildParentPages() function stopped working - which was useful in creating nested navigation menus as shown in docs https://docs.bludit.com/en/dev-snippets ... d-subpages - I had to come up with a different solution. After completion I thought I'd share my small snippet, so those who would like to get a nested nav menu instead of flat 1lvl could make use of it.

Nav is based on unordered <ul> list:

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foreach ($staticContent as $staticPage) {
	$children = $staticPage->children();
	if (!$staticPage->isChild())
		echo '<li class="nav-item parent">';
		echo '<a class="nav-link" href="'. $staticPage->permalink().'">'.$staticPage->title().'</a>';

			if ($staticPage->hasChildren())
				echo PHP_EOL.'<ul class="child">'.PHP_EOL;
				foreach ($children as $child) 
					echo '<li class="nav-item child"><a href="'.$child->permalink().'">'.$child->title().'</a></li>'.PHP_EOL;
				echo '</ul>'.PHP_EOL;
		echo '</li>'.PHP_EOL;

Stylizing such dropdown menu with css is up to you.
Although you can start stylizing the menu using below simple css

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ul {list-style: none;padding: 0;margin: 0;}
ul li {display: block;position: relative;float: left;}
li ul {display: none;}
ul li a {display: block;padding: 5px;text-decoration: none;}
ul li:hover {background: #f1f1f1;}
li:hover ul {display: block; position: absolute;min-width:100%;background: #f1f1f1;}
li:hover li {float: none;}
li li a:hover {color:#FFF;background: #9f9f9f;}
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