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==How to access==
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Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called "Main Menu", select Menus → Main Menu. Or you can navigate to the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]] and click on the icon in the Menu Items column.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
The Menu Item Manager lists the menu items contained in a menu created using the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]].
 
The Menu Item Manager lists the menu items contained in a menu created using the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]].
  
[[Image:Screen_menu_item_manager_15.png|center|thumb|800x453px]]
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==Screenshot==
 
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[[Image:Menu_Item.Manager.png]]
==Version Changes==
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Menu Item Manager is a new screen in Joomla! 1.5. It was part of the Menu Manager in the 1.0.x series.
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* The ''Menu'' and ''Default'' toolbar buttons were added.
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* The filter field was completed with the ''Go'' and ''Reset'' buttons.
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* The ''Select State'' drop down filter is a new feature as well. You can narrow the list for the published/unpublished menu items by selecting the appropriate option.
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* The ''Default'' column was added.
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* Reorder and Order columns merged into one ''Order'' column.
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* The Access column is renamed to ''Access Level''.
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* CID column removed.
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* A column can be sorted ascending/descending by clicking the column header.
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* The removed menu items are dropped into the ''Menu Trash''
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==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
{{Help screen column headers placeholder}}
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{{colheader|Number}}
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{{colheader|Menu Item}}
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{{colheader|Default}}
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{{colheader|Published}}
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{{colheader|Order}}
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{{colheader|Access Level}}
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{{colheader|Menu Item Type}}
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{{colheader|ItemID}}
  
==Typical Usage==
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==Toolbar==
The menu items of each menu created can be handled in the Menu Item Manager. The type in square brackets is appended to the screen title, e.g. "Menu Item Manager: [topmenu]".
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:  
  
The Menu Item Manager can be opened by clicking a menu in the ''Menus'' menu.
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[[Image:Menus.toolbar.jpg]]
Using the ''Menus'' toolbar button you can open the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]].
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Only one click is needed to display the Menu Manager instead of using the Menus -> Menu Manager menu item.
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The functions are:
 
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{{toolbaricon|Menus}}
Using the ''Default'' toolbar button you can set a selected menu item as the home page on the front-end of your site.
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{{toolbaricon|Default}}
 
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{{toolbaricon|Publish}}
You can [[screen.menus.type.15|create]] new menu items by clicking the ''New'' toolbar button. When you want to [[screen.menus.edit.15|modify]] the parameters of an existing one, then select its checkbox and click the ''Edit'' toolbar button or just simply click it and the ''Menu Item: [ Edit ]'' screen will be loaded.
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{{toolbaricon|Unpublish}}
 
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{{toolbaricon|Move}}
One menu item can be published/unpublished by clicking the icon in the ''Published'' column. The published menu items are marked with a green tick while the unpublished ones are marked with a red X. When you want to publish/unpublish several menu items, select their checkboxes and click the appropriate toolbar button.
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{{toolbaricon|Copy}}
 
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{{toolbaricon|Trash}}
You can copy one or more menu items to another existing menu. Just select the checkbox(es) and click the ''Copy'' toolbar button.  The following page will be loaded.
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{{toolbaricon|Edit}}
 
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{{toolbaricon|New}}
[[Image:Screen_menu_item_manager_copy_15.png|center|thumb|800x343px]]
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{{toolbaricon|Help}}
 
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Please select the target menu in the ''Copy to Menu'' list box and click the ''Copy'' toolbar button to complete the process. If you change your mind and do not wish to copy your menu item(s), then you can stop it by clicking the ''Cancel'' button on the toolbar.
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You can move one or more menu items to another existing menu. Just select the checkbox(es) and click the ''Move'' toolbar button.  The following page will be loaded.
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[[Image:Screen_menu_item_manager_move_15.png|center|thumb|800x343px]]
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Please select the target menu in the ''Move to Menu'' list box and click the ''Move'' toolbar button to complete the process. If you change your mind and do not wish to move your menu item(s), then you can stop it by clicking the ''Cancel'' button on the toolbar.
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One or more menu items can be trashed using the ''Trash'' toolbar button. You have to select the checkboxes of the menu items to be deleted. Similarly to the articles, they are moved to the Trash that can be opened by the Menus -> Menu Trash menu item. A similar page will be loaded like the image below:
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[[Image:Screen_menu_trash_15.png|center|thumb|800x394px]]
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One or more selected menu items can be restored by clicking the ''Restore'' toolbar button. A similar page will be loaded like the image below:
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[[Image:Screen_menu_trash_restore_15.png|center|thumb|800x355px]]
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When they are really unnecessary in the future, just click the ''Delete'' toolbar button and they will be permanently deleted. A similar page will be loaded like the image below:
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[[Image:Screen_menu_trash_delete_15.png|center|thumb|800x325px]]
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The items can be moved up/down by clicking the arrows in the list, or they can be renumbered by entering a value in the field next to the arrow. In this case the order should be saved by clicking the floppy icon.
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The ''Max Levels'' and ''Select state'' drop down lists make it easier to narrow the list of your choice, or you can enter a string in the ''Filter'' field and press the ''Go'' button and only the matching items will be listed.
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==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
It is much easier to set the default page of your site now. You do not need to move a menu item to the first position to set it. You can simply and easily do it using the ''Default'' toolbar button. It is not limited to the main menu by now, you can set it in any of the available menus.
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* Select an item and click on the ''Default'' button to set your Home page.
 
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* Set different filter options to only show some of the menu items.
==Points to Watch==
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The default menu item can neither be unpublished nor trashed.
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==Dependencies==
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Alternatively the Menu Item Manager can be accessed by clicking the icon in the ''Menu Item(s)'' column in the [[screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]].
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When you enter the administration back-end and click the ''Menu Stats'' module in the ''Control Panel'', it will list the available menus and their published menu items. The menu types are linked to their Menu Item Manager screens, so there is yet another way to open them. See the image below.
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[[Image:Screen_cp_menustats_module_15.png]]
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==Related information==
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* [[Screen.menumanager.15|Menu Manager]]
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* [[Screen.menus.edit.15|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit]]
  
[[Category:DocCamp]]
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Menu Item Manager Help Screens|Menus Help Screens}}</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 21:47, 3 September 2012

Contents

How to access

Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called "Main Menu", select Menus → Main Menu. Or you can navigate to the Menu Manager and click on the icon in the Menu Items column.

Description

The Menu Item Manager lists the menu items contained in a menu created using the Menu Manager.

Screenshot

Menu Item.Manager.png

Column Headers

  • #. An indexing number automatically assigned by Joomla! for ease of reference.
  • Menu Item. The name of the Menu Item.
  • Default. Indicator of Default Template.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Order. The order to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking 'Save Order'.
  • Access Level. Who has access to this item. Current options are:
    • Public: Everyone has access
    • Registered: Only registered users have access
    • Special: Only users with author status or higher have access
You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on the icon in the column.
  • Type. The Menu Item Type for this Menu Item.
  • ItemID. Here you can see the ID number. You can not change this number.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Menus.toolbar.jpg

The functions are:

  • Menus. Click on this button to go to the Menu Manager.
  • Default. Select a Menu Item which you want to be the homepage of your site, and click on this button.
  • Publish. To publish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Unpublish. To unpublish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Move. Select one or more items and click on this button to move them. A new screen will display showing the possible "Move to" locations on the left and the list of item(s) being moved on the right. To complete the move, select the desired "Move to" location and press the "Save" button. To cancel the operation, press "Cancel".
  • 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.
  • Trash. Select one or more Articles and click on this button to move them to the Trash Manager. Note that Articles can be restored from the Trash Manager as long as they are not permanently deleted. See Trash Manager for more information.
  • 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.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • Select an item and click on the Default button to set your Home page.
  • Set different filter options to only show some of the menu items.

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