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==How to access==
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Go to the Menu Manager by clicking on the Menu Manager icon in the Control Panel, or by clicking on 'Menu Manager' in the 'Menus' menu. After that, click on the 'New' button in the toolbar, or select a menu and click on the 'Edit' button.
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==Description==
 
==Description==
Two similar screens for adding a new menu or modifying the details of an existing one.
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You can add or modify menus in this screen.
  
==Version Changes==
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==Screenshot==
* The Menu Name field was renamed to ''Unique Name''.
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[[Image:Menu.Manager_New.Edit.png]]
* ''Title'' field was added.
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* ''Description'' field was added.
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==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
None.
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{{colheader|Unique Name}}
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{{colheader|Title}}
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{{colheader|Description}}
  
==Typical Usage==
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==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
  
===Add a New Menu===
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[[Image:Menumanager.new.toolbar.jpg]]
[[Image:Screen_menu_manager_new_15.png|center|thumb|800x301px]]
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You can open the ''Menu: [New]'' screen by clicking the ''New'' toolbar button in the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]].
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The functions are:
 
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{{toolbaricon|Save}}
This function creates the 'shell' of a Menu which, along with the automatically created copy of the mod_mainmenu module, forms the container into which menu items are added to create the finished menu. The menu items are the shortcuts (links) to other articles, sections, components, for example, within the web site. There are four editable fields in this screen.
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{{toolbaricon|Cancel}}
 
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{{toolbaricon|Help}}
After completing the fields click the ''Save'' toolbar button. The new menu and its module will be created.
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===Edit An Existing Menu===
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Select the desired menu in the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]] and click the ''Edit'' toolbar button. You will find three editable fields in the loaded ''Menu: [Edit]'' screen.
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The actual settings of the two screens are similar for both the New and Edit functions except a new Module is not created when editing, and the Module Title field is no longer present on the screen.
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==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
{{Help screen quick tips placeholder}}
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* Hover your mouse over the 'i' icon next to the input box, and extra information will be shown.
 
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* If you forgot to create a module for this menu, you can do so by using the [[Screen.modules.15|Module Manager]], found by going to Extensions -> Module Manager. Click on 'New', and then on 'Menu'. Fill in a title and select the Menu in the Module Parameters.
==Points to Watch==
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* It is a good idea to give a descriptive title for new menus.  This is how the menu will be identified in the ''Backend Menus menu''. It is also a good idea to fill in the ''Description'' field with information about the menu. This is how the menu's module will be referred to in the Module Manager.
{{Help screen points to watch placeholder}}
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* When you create a new menu, use only alphanumeric characters without spaces in the ''Unique Name'' field. It is a good idea to use only a-z, 0-9 and underscore (_) characters. Please read the tooltips as well.
  
==Dependencies==
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==Related information==
As a module is created for a new menu, it will be listed with the specified title in the [[screen.modules.15|Module Manager]] as well.
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* [[Screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]]
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* [[Screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]]
  
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Menu Manager Help Screens|Menus Help Screens}}</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 21:47, 3 September 2012

Contents

How to access

Go to the Menu Manager by clicking on the Menu Manager icon in the Control Panel, or by clicking on 'Menu Manager' in the 'Menus' menu. After that, click on the 'New' button in the toolbar, or select a menu and click on the 'Edit' button.

Description

You can add or modify menus in this screen.

Screenshot

Menu.Manager New.Edit.png

Column Headers

  • Unique Name. The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended.
  • 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.
  • Description. The description for the item. Section and Category descriptions for Articles may be shown on web pages, depending on the parameter settings. These descriptions are entered using the same editor that is used for Articles. Note that Section and Category descriptions may not be edited from the front end.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Menumanager.new.toolbar.jpg

The functions are:

  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Cancel. Go back to the main screen of the Manager, without saving the modifications you made.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • Hover your mouse over the 'i' icon next to the input box, and extra information will be shown.
  • If you forgot to create a module for this menu, you can do so by using the Module Manager, found by going to Extensions -> Module Manager. Click on 'New', and then on 'Menu'. Fill in a title and select the Menu in the Module Parameters.
  • It is a good idea to give a descriptive title for new menus. This is how the menu will be identified in the Backend Menus menu. It is also a good idea to fill in the Description field with information about the menu. This is how the menu's module will be referred to in the Module Manager.
  • When you create a new menu, use only alphanumeric characters without spaces in the Unique Name field. It is a good idea to use only a-z, 0-9 and underscore (_) characters. Please read the tooltips as well.

Related information