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==How to access==
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You can access the Menu Manager by clicking on 'Menu Manager' in the 'Menus' menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation.
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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
The Menu Manager controls how Joomla!'s menus will look and act.  
 
The Menu Manager controls how Joomla!'s menus will look and act.  
  
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==Screenshot==
 
[[Image:Screen_menu_manager_15.png|center|thumb|800x396px]]
 
[[Image:Screen_menu_manager_15.png|center|thumb|800x396px]]
 
==Version Changes==
 
New in Joomla! 1.5:
 
* ''Type'' column
 
* ''ID'' column
 
  
 
==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
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{{colheader|Id}}
 
{{colheader|Id}}
  
==Typical Usage/Toolbar==
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==Toolbar==
[[image:Menu-manager-toolbar.jpg]]<br />
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
*'''Copy''' To copy a menu, select the radio button next to it and click the "Copy" button on the toolbar. You can than then enter in a new title and description for the new menu.<br />
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*'''Delete''' To delete a menu, select the radio button, and then the "Delete" button. You will be given one last chance to change your mind. If you're sure you want to delete the menu, click the delete button one last time.<br />
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*'''Edit''' The "Edit" button allows you to change the unique name, title, description, and module name for the selected menu.
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*'''New''' To create a new menu, click the "New" button. You can enter a unique name, a title, description, and the name for the module that will also be created with the menu.
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==Quick Tips==
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[[image:Menu-manager-toolbar.jpg]]
It is expedient to give a descriptive title for new menus because, later, you will see it in the '''Backend Menus menu'''. It is a good idea to fill in the '''Description''' field with information about the menu. If you enter a short title in the '''Module title''' field, you can identify the menu's  module using that title in the [[screen.modules.15|Module Manager]].
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'''Create a copy in the Module Manager'''
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The functions are:
  
Though you can create a copy of a selected menu by clicking the ''Copy'' toolbar button, you can make another instance in the Module Manager as well.
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{{toolbaricon|Copy}}
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{{toolbaricon|Delete}}
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{{toolbaricon|Edit}}
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{{toolbaricon|New}}
  
==Points to Watch==
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==Quick Tips==
'''Creating a new menu'''
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* If you delete an existing menu, do not forget that all the menu items of the respective menu will be also deleted.
 
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* Click on Menu Items icon to go directly to the Menu Item Manager.
When you create a new menu, use only English alphanumeric characters without space in the Unique Name field. It is a good idea using only a-z, 0-9 and underscore (_) characters. Please read the tooltips as well.
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If you don't enter a '''Module title''', no module will be created and the menu cannot be displayed in the front end. However you can use the Module Manager later to create a new mod_mainmenu module, and assign it to the menu.
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'''Deleting an existing menu'''
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If you delete an existing menu, do not forget that all the menu items of the respective menu will be also deleted.
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'''Main Menu cannot be deleted'''
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''Main Menu'' is your default menu, so it cannot be deleted. That is why it is marked with an asterisk (*) in the ''Menus'' menu. It can be unpublished however, if you wish to do so.
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==Dependencies==
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Each menu is a copy of the mod_mainmenu module. These modules are listed in the [[screen.modules.15|Module Manager]] and their details and parameters can be [[screen.modules.edit.15|customized]] by opening them.
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The menu items belonging to a specific menu listed in the [[screen.menus.15|Menu Item Manager]] can be accessed by clicking the icon in the Menu Item(s) column of the Menu Manager.
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==Related Information==
 
==Related Information==
 
* [[Screen.menumanager.new.15|Menu Manager New/Edit]]
 
* [[Screen.menumanager.new.15|Menu Manager New/Edit]]
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* [[Screen.menumanager.copy.15|Menu Manager Copy]]
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* [[Screen.menus.15|Menu Item Manager]]
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* [[Screen.modules.15|Module Manager]]
 
* [[Screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]]
 
* [[Screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]]
 
[[Category:DocCamp]]
 

Revision as of 10:24, 6 April 2008

Contents

How to access

You can access the Menu Manager by clicking on 'Menu Manager' in the 'Menus' menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation.

Description

The Menu Manager controls how Joomla!'s menus will look and act.

Screenshot

Screen menu manager 15.png

Column Headers

  • Title. The name of the item. For a Menu Item, the Title will display in the Menu. For an Article, Section, or Category, the Title may optionally be displayed on the web page. This entry is required. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
  • Type. The type column in the menu manager will actually be the Unique Name of the menu.
  • Menu Items. An icon that links to the Menu Item Manager. Clicking this icon takes you directly to the Menu Items for the selected Menu, where you can add or edit Menu Items.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Unpublished. The unpublished column shows the the number of items that aren't published or publicly available.
  • Trashed. The trashed column shows the number of items that have been deleted, but not purged from the trash manager.
  • Modules Column. Because all menus are also modules, and can have more than module associated with them, this column lists the number of modules associated with the menu.
  • ID. The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, for example in internal links. You can not change this number.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Menu-manager-toolbar.jpg

The functions are:


  • Copy. Select one or more items and click this button to copy them. A new screen will display showing the possible "Copy to" locations on the left and the list of item(s) being copied on the right. To complete the copy, select the desired "Copy to" location and press the Copy button. To cancel the operation, press Cancel.
  • Delete. To delete one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be deleted. Note: only empty items can be deleted.
  • Edit. Select one item and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one item selected (where applicable), the first item will be opened. You can also open an item for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
  • New. Click on this button to create a new item. You will enter the New page for this item.

Quick Tips

  • If you delete an existing menu, do not forget that all the menu items of the respective menu will be also deleted.
  • Click on Menu Items icon to go directly to the Menu Item Manager.

Related Information