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To add a new menu which can hold menu items do the following:
 
#Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
 
#Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
 
#Click '''Menus > Menu Manager''' on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.<br/>[[File:Screencapture-control-panel-menus-dropdown.png]]
 
#Click '''Menus > Menu Manager''' on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.<br/>[[File:Screencapture-control-panel-menus-dropdown.png]]
 
#Click the '''New''' toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.<br />[[File:J3.x-MenuManager-New.png]]
 
#Click the '''New''' toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.<br />[[File:J3.x-MenuManager-New.png]]
 
#Complete the fields as required:<br />[[File:J3.x-NewMenu-Fields.png]]
 
#Complete the fields as required:<br />[[File:J3.x-NewMenu-Fields.png]]
#*'''Unique Name''': The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended.  This displays under module parameters when editing the module.
 
 
#*'''Title''': A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
 
#*'''Title''': A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
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#*'''Menu type''': This should be a unique identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. Spaces are not allowed but you may use the '-' character such as news-menu.
 
#*'''Description''': A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
 
#*'''Description''': A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
#*'''Module Title''': The title that will be given to the mod_mainmenu module in the Module Manager. This will be the published title or name which displays in the front-end (if you tick yes to "show title" in the Module Details when editing the module via the Module Manager).  This will only be displayed when creating a new menu.  However it can be edited in the Module Manager in the back-end after the module has been created. If left blank, a module will not be created and you will not be able to show this menu in the Front-end.
 
 
#Click the '''Save''' toolbar button to create the new menu.<br />[[File:J3.x-NewMenu-Save.png]]
 
#Click the '''Save''' toolbar button to create the new menu.<br />[[File:J3.x-NewMenu-Save.png]]
 
#*To leave without saving click the '''Cancel''' toolbar button.
 
#*To leave without saving click the '''Cancel''' toolbar button.
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You can now add new menu items to the newly created menu.
 
You can now add new menu items to the newly created menu.
  
* '''Note:'''  All new menus default to ''disabled'' when first created.
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* '''Note:'''  All new menus require a ''menu module'' place a menu on a page. One menu can have more than one module
  
 
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[[Category:Menu Management]]</noinclude>
 
[[Category:Menu Management]]</noinclude>

Revision as of 06:41, 17 July 2013

To add a new menu which can hold menu items do the following:

  1. Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
  2. Click Menus > Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.
    Screencapture-control-panel-menus-dropdown.png
  3. Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.
    J3.x-MenuManager-New.png
  4. Complete the fields as required:
    J3.x-NewMenu-Fields.png
    • Title: A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
    • Menu type: This should be a unique identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. Spaces are not allowed but you may use the '-' character such as news-menu.
    • Description: A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
  5. Click the Save toolbar button to create the new menu.
    J3.x-NewMenu-Save.png
    • To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

You can now add new menu items to the newly created menu.

  • Note: All new menus require a menu module place a menu on a page. One menu can have more than one module