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#Click the ''New'' toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
 
#Click the ''New'' toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
 
#Complete the fields as required:
 
#Complete the fields as required:
#*'''Unique Name''': The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended.
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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.
#*'''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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#*'''Title''': A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manger in the backend.
 
#*'''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).  Can be edited in the Module Manager in the back-end after the module has been created.
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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.
 
#Click the ''Save'' toolbar button to create the new menu.
 
#Click the ''Save'' toolbar button to create the new menu.
 
#*To leave without saving click the ''Close'' toolbar button.
 
#*To leave without saving click the ''Close'' toolbar button.
  
 
You can now add new items to the newly created menu.
 
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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To add a new menu:

  1. Log in to the Joomla! Back-end Administrator.
  2. Click Menus > Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.
  3. Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
  4. Complete the fields as required:
    • 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 Manger 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). 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. This will only be displayed when creating a new menu.

  1. Click the Save toolbar button to create the new menu.
    • To leave without saving click the Close toolbar button.

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

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