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==Tutorial==
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#Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
To add a new menu:
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#Click '''Menus > Menu Manager''' on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.<br />[[Image:Menus-MenuManager.png]]
#Log in to the Joomla! Administrator back end.
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#Click the '''New''' toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.<br />[[Image:MenuManager-New.png]]
#Click Menus > Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.
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#Complete the fields as required:<br />[[Image:NewMenu-Fields.png]]
#Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
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#*'''Unique Name''': The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended.  This displays under module parameters when editing the module.
#Complete the fields as required:
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#*'''Title''': A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
#*'''Unique Name''': The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended.
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#*'''Title''': A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu in the Menu Manger and is also used as the menu title when displayed in the Front end.
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#*'''Description''': A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
 
#*'''Description''': A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
#*'''Module Title''': The title that will be given to the mod_mainmenu module in the Module Manager. If left blank, a module will not be created and you will not be able to show this menu in the front-end. This will only be displayed when creating a new menu.
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#*'''Module Title''': The title that will be given to the mod_mainmenu module in the Module Manager. This will be the published title or name which displays in the front-end (if you tick yes to "show title" in the Module Details when editing the module via the Module Manager).  This will only be displayed when creating a new menu.  However it can be edited in the Module Manager in the back-end after the module has been created. If left blank, a module will not be created and you will not be able to show this menu in the Front-end.
#Click the ''Save'' toolbar button to create the new menu.
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#Click the '''Save''' toolbar button to create the new menu.<br />[[Image:NewMenu-Save.png]]
#*To leave without saving click the Closetoolbar button.
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#*To leave without saving click the '''Cancel''' toolbar button.
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You can now add new items to the newly created menu.
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note:  All new menus default to ''disabled'' when first created.

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Tutorial

  1. Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
  2. Click Menus > Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.
    Menus-MenuManager.png
  3. Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
    MenuManager-New.png
  4. Complete the fields as required:
    NewMenu-Fields.png
    • Unique Name: The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended. This displays under module parameters when editing the module.
    • Title: A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
    • Description: A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
    • Module Title: The title that will be given to the mod_mainmenu module in the Module Manager. This will be the published title or name which displays in the front-end (if you tick yes to "show title" in the Module Details when editing the module via the Module Manager). This will only be displayed when creating a new menu. However it can be edited in the Module Manager in the back-end after the module has been created. If left blank, a module will not be created and you will not be able to show this menu in the Front-end.
  5. Click the Save toolbar button to create the new menu.
    NewMenu-Save.png
    • To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

You can now add new items to the newly created menu.

note: All new menus default to disabled when first created.