I followed the example here, www.sitefinity.com/.../displaying-the-parent-node-in-the-navigation-widget, and got the parent item to display in my navigation menu. The problem is the <SelectedTemplate> template does not apply to the parent. Meaning, for a child page, it gets decorated with the "sfSel" class, allowing me to highlight it for the current page.
This is not the case if I'm on the parent page. Since I'm using this as sub-page menu, it makes sense to have this page highlighted.
Is there a way to get the parent template link to highlight if the user is currently on that page? Thanks.
Basically, I used the vertical navigation to get child elements, but added the ParentItemTemplate and told the widget to include the parent in the list (in advanced). However, when I was actually ON that parent page, it didn't add the sfSel CSS to the anchor.
Here's what I was looking for, and as I mentioned, my stop-gap for this was to run a short JS line under the display of the navigation in the template. Note how "About" is bolded (using the sfSel class) when I'm actually on the About page. Seems like just an oversight in the code.