Using your provided example for a Side Nav with Double Navigation and Fixed Navbar (https://mdbootstrap.com/angular/layout/navigation/), it lists a "simple link" can be created by giving the parent MDB Item a .no-collapse class like so: <mdb-item class="no-collapse">.
This does not actually do anything; it still creates like a standard accordion sidenav section. How can I fix this? Looking at the source code, it appears the down chevron is placed in the mdb-item component no matter what...
Are you sure that you're doing everything right? I tried to repeat your's problem but for me everything is working fine.
For simple, no collapsing link you have to add code like below:
<!-- Simple link --> <mdb-itemclass="no-collase"> <mdb-item-headmdbRippleRadius><iclass="fa fa-hand-pointer-o"></i> Simple link</mdb-item-head> <mdb-item-body></mdb-item-body> </mdb-item>