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It is expedient to give talkative title for new menus, because later you will see it in the '''Backend Menus menu'''. Its is good idea to fill in the '''Description''' field where you can give some information about the menu. As well it is expedient to enter a short title in the '''Modul title''' field, with this name you can identify the module in the Extensions -> Module Manager that belongs to the respective menu.
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It is expedient to give talkative title for new menus, because later you will see it in the '''Backend Menus menu'''. Its is good idea to fill in the '''Description''' field where you can give some information about the menu. As well it is expedient to enter a short title in the '''Modul title''' field, with this name you can identify the module in the [[screen.menus.15|Menu Item Manager]] that belongs to the respective menu.
  
 
==Points to Watch==
 
==Points to Watch==

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Contents

Description

The Menu Manager controls the framework, or container of the menu(s) in Joomla!. The actual menu functionality and appearance of a menu is created automatically by Joomla! by triggering a new instance of [mainmenu] when a menu is first created. It is this, together with the menu item(s) selected, that creates the finished menu.

Version Changes

New in Joomla! 1.5:

  • Type column
  • ID column

Column Headers

Column Headers Placeholder

Enter details of any specific Column Headers definitions that are unique to this function alone. Do not include this section if not applicable. There is no need to go into major detail in this section unless it is appropriate to do so. Use your judgement or discuss with other team members. Use definition term (dt) and style (dt15) for the name of the Column Header and definition description (dd) and style (dd15) for the explanation of the term.

Please remove this placeholder as soon as you start entering text here.

Typical Usage

Using Menu Manager you can create your menus containing your menu items. You can create a new menu by clicking the New toolbar button. You can edit an existing one by selecting it and clicking the Edit button on the toolbar or by clicking its title..

This screen summarizes the details of the available menus by displaying the number of published/unpublished, trashed menus and the number of the modules.

Quick Tips

It is expedient to give talkative title for new menus, because later you will see it in the Backend Menus menu. Its is good idea to fill in the Description field where you can give some information about the menu. As well it is expedient to enter a short title in the Modul title field, with this name you can identify the module in the Menu Item Manager that belongs to the respective menu.

Points to Watch

Creating a new menu

When you want to create a new menu, in the Unique Name field use only english alphanumeric characters without space to identify an unique name. It is good idea using only a-z, 0-9 and underscore (_) characters. Please read the tooltips as well!

Deleting an existing menu

If you delete an existing menu, do not forget that all of menuitems of the respective menu will be also deleted. So think over what you do!

Dependencies

Each menu is a copy of the mod_mainmenu module. These modules are listed in the Module Manager and their details and parameters can be customized by opening them.

The menu items belonging to a specific menu listed in the Menu Item Manager can be accessed by clicking the icon in the Menu Item(s) column of the Menu Manager.