It is common to have ‘active’ state or ‘current’ state on website navigation. This will help visitors to know which page they have selected.
This solution is based on Stackoverflow’s question which I couldn’t find. First, I’ll create a method inside Rails application_helper.rb file. I’ll call this method cp(). Here are the syntax:
current_route = Rails.application.routes.recognize_path(path)
"current" if current_page?(path) or params[:controller] == current_route[:controller]
The method uses current_page and Rails.application.routes.recognize_path to get information about current page.
After that we can use it in our view. Here is the example:
<%= link_to 'SERVICES', services_path, class: cp('/services') %>
<%= link_to 'FACILITIES', facilities_path, class: cp('/facilities') %>
<%= link_to 'ABOUT', about_path, class: cp('/about') %>
<%= link_to 'CAREERS', careers_path, class: cp(careers_path) %>
<%= link_to 'BLOG', blog_index_path, class: cp(blog_index_path) %>
<%= link_to 'CONTACT', contact_path, class: cp('/contact') %>
<a href="#" id="close-menu-panel"><b>CLOSE</b></a>
I hope that helps.