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Description

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

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Version Changes

Menu Item Manager is a new screen in Joomla! 1.5. It was part of the Menu Manager in the 1.0.x series.

  • The Menu and Default toolbar buttons were added.
  • The filter field was completed with the Go and Reset buttons.
  • 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 You can narrow the list for the published/unpublished menu items by selecting the appropriate option.
  • The Default column was added.
  • Reorder and Order columns merged into one Order column.
  • The Access column is renamed to Access Level.
  • CID column removed.
  • A column can be sorted ascending/descending by clicking the column header.

Column Headers

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Typical Usage

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]".

The Menu Item Manager can be opened by clicking a menu in the Menus menu. As an alternative you can access it by clicking the icon in the Menu Item(s) column in the Menu Manager.

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 it is a third way to open it. See the image below.

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You can create new menu items by clicking the New toolbar button. When you want to modify the parameters of an existing one, then select it and click the Edit toolbar button or just simply click it and the Menu Item: [ Edit ] screen will be loaded.

One menu item can be published/unpublished by clicking the icon in the Published column. The published menu items are marked with a green tick while the unpublished ones are marked with a red X. When you want to publish/unpublish several menu items, select their checkboxes and click the appropriate toolbar button.

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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Please select the target menu in the Copy to Menu list box and click the Copy toolbar button to complete the process. If you changed 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.

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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Please select the target menu in the Move to Menu list box and click the Move toolbar button to complete the process. If you changed 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.

Quick Tips

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Points to Watch

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Dependencies

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