Navbar & hidden pages

It looks like navbar is a component that needs quite some manual work.

It’s not updated or reflects changes in my pages setup. Like when I hide a page from export, any navbar entries to that page are kept active.

Are there are any tricks to make a navbar much more linked to the project’s page structure?

The Navbar is just a collection of links, it is not intended to update automatically. You have full control over it. The app prefills it with links when creating a new design from a template, depending on the pages you’ve opted to include, but after this, it is up to the user to keep it up-to-date.