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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

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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.

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This screen summarizes the details of the available menus by displaying the number of published/unpublished, trashed menus and the number of the modules.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

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Using the analogy of the previous section this is the sauce and condiments that go with the meat! Provide any one liners that may not normally be obvious. These may already be known to you or you may spot something within the forums or other publications. Just ensure they work and that the wording is consistent with the rest of the document and not a straight copy of the content from other sources. Use paragraph format type and do not add extra white space. Ensure that you use the correct styles for inline emphasis and notices.

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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

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Describe other screens that rely on the presence of this function or that this function relies upon, in order to work correctly for example: a Category depends upon the presence of a Section (up) and it must be in place before a Categorised Article (down) can be created. If there are no Dependencies either up or down for the particular screen just state None but do include the section. Use paragraph format type and do not add extra white space. Ensure that you use the correct styles for inline emphasis and notices. It will probably be sufficient to just list these and provide links to the Help Screens relating to the dependency.

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