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Introduction to Menu Management

This page contains many links to selected documentation concerning Menu Management for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x

General Information

FAQs

List of all articles belonging to the categories "FAQ" AND "Menu Management"


Menu Management Tutorials

Menu Management Help Screens

Menu Item Manager Help Screens

Menu Item Manager Help Screen Version Description
Menus Menu Item Article Archived Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of Articles that have been Archived and can be searched by date, as shown below.

Menus Menu Item Article Archived Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of Archived Articles. The Archived Article list can be displayed by date, filtered, and intro text added as shown below.

Menus Menu Item Article Categories Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of Categories. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, as shown below. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the articles in that category.

Menus Menu Item Article Categories Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of Categories. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, as shown below. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the articles in that category.

Menus Menu Item Article Category Blog Joomla 2.5

Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a blog layout.

Menus Menu Item Article Category Blog Joomla 3.1

Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a blog layout. Controls the Introduction or Leading Article, additional Articles with intro text, and additional links to more Articles in the same category. Some examples of settings for the Blog Layout format include: number of articles, article columns, across or down layouts, and number of additional links. See the Advanced Details Tab for all this menu item.

Menus Menu Item Article Category List Joomla 3.1

Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a list layout.

Menus Menu Item Article Category List Joomla 2.5

Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a list layout.

Menus Menu Item Article Create Joomla 2.5

Allows users to submit an article. Normally this is available only to users who have logged in to the front end of the site.

Menus Menu Item Article Create Joomla 3.1

Allows users to submit an article. Normally this is available only to users who have logged in to the front end of the site. Users must have permission to create articles. When the Create Article page is shown in the front end, the screen shows as examples in the following Front End Screenshots section.

Menus Menu Item Article Featured Joomla 2.5

Used to show all Articles that have been tagged as Featured. Articles are shown in a Blog Layout.

Menus Menu Item Article Featured Joomla 3.1

Used to show all Articles that have been tagged as Featured. Articles are shown in a Blog Layout.

Menus Menu Item Article Single Article Joomla 3.1

Used to show one article in the front end of the site.

Menus Menu Item Article Single Article Joomla 2.5

Used to show one article in the front end of the site.

Menus Menu Item Contact Categories Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of all Contact Categories.

Menus Menu Item Contact Categories Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of contact categories within a category.

Menus Menu Item Contact Category Joomla 3.1

Used to show contacts belonging to a specific Category in a list layout. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.

Menus Menu Item Contact Category Joomla 2.5

Used to show contacts belonging to a specific Category in a list layout.

Menus Menu Item Contact Featured Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of featured contacts.

Menus Menu Item Contact Featured Joomla 2.5

Used to show all Contacts that have been tagged as Featured. Contacts are shown in a Category Layout.

Menus Menu Item Contact Single Contact Joomla 3.1

Used to show a Single Contact. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.

Menus Menu Item Contact Single Contact Joomla 2.5

Used to show a single contact from the contacts component.

Menus Menu Item Display Site Configuration Joomla 3.1

This menu item can be helpful to new Joomla! super-users to easily change the site configurations. This will provide some of the important site configurations in front end. Therefore after a change, super-user will see the results immediately.

Menus Menu Item Display Template Options Joomla 3.1

This menu item can be helpful to new Joomla! super-users to easily change the template options. This will provide current template options in front end. Options to display can be customized[1] . Therefore after a change, super-user will see the results immediately.

Menus Menu Item External URL Joomla 2.5

This particular menu item is used for creating a link to a website separate from your current Joomla! installation in a menu.

Menus Menu Item External URL Joomla 3.1

Used to create a link to a website separate from your current Joomla! installation in a menu.

Menus Menu Item Finder Search Joomla 2.5

Used to create a page for Smart Search Results, which can be used in conjunction with a Smart Search module to control Search Results Page's layout. Ability to 'can' Smart Search results to specific filters to control a search.

Menus Menu Item Manager Joomla 3.1

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

Menus Menu Item Manager Joomla 2.5

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

Menus Menu Item Manager Edit Joomla 3.1

Menu items are the core structure of a Joomla website. Each Menu Item is a link to a webpage. The Menu Item Type determines the type of page that will display when this menu choice is selected by the User. The core distribution of Joomla provides 29 different Menu Item types. If you install third-party extensions, these may add more menu types.

In this screen, you will select the Menu Item Type for the Menu Item you are creating and then fill in information about this specific Menu Item. Some of these fields are common to all Menu Item types. These include the following sections: Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignment for this Menu Item. These common fields are documented in this help screen.

In addition to these common fields, different Menu Item types may require different fields unique to that type. These are documented in the help screen for each type.

Menus Menu Item Manager Edit Joomla 2.5

Menu items are the core structure of a Joomla website. Each Menu Item is a link to a webpage. The Menu Item Type determines the type of page that will display when this menu choice is selected by the User. The core distribution of Joomla provides 29 different Menu Item types. If you install third-party extensions, these may add more menu types.

In this screen, you will select the Menu Item Type for the Menu Item you are creating and then fill in information about this specific Menu Item. Some of these fields are common to all Menu Item types. These include the following sections: Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignment for this Menu Item. These common fields are documented in this help screen.

In addition to these common fields, different Menu Item types may require different fields unique to that type. These are documented in the help screen for each type.

Menus Menu Item Menu Item Alias Joomla 2.5

Used to create a link from one Menu Item to another Menu Item. This link can be to another Menu's, Menu Item or within the same Menu. See Quick Tips for use.

Menus Menu Item Menu Item Alias Joomla 3.1

Used to create a link from one Menu Item to another Menu Item. This link can be to another Menu's, Menu Item or within the same Menu. See Quick Tips for use.

Menus Menu Item Menu Item Heading Joomla 3.1

Used to provide a way to separate links with images or text in a menu. Some uses might be to give a title to a group of links or allow a short description before each link or groups of links. See the Front End Example screenshot below.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Categories Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of all RSS News Feed Categories. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, as shown below. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the News Feeds in that category.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Categories Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of all News Feed Categories.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Category Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of all RSS News Feeds in a Category. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can include subcategories of a News Feed category.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Category Joomla 2.5

Used to show newsfeeds belonging to a specific Category in a list layout.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Single Newsfeed Joomla 3.1

Used to show a single RSS News Feed. The News Feed is selected from the list of News Feeds created in New/Edit News Feeds.

Menus Menu Item Newsfeed Single Newsfeed Joomla 2.5

Used to show a single newsfeed from the Newsfeeds component.

Menus Menu Item Search Results Joomla 2.5

Used to create a 'Search Form' page for users to search site's content. Additional, used to control output look of search results or 'can' the results of a search with a menu link for preset search term or terms.

Menus Menu Item Search Results Joomla 3.1

Used to create a 'Search Form' page for users to search site's content. Additional, used to control output look of search results or 'can' the results of a search with a menu link for preset search term or terms.

Menus Menu Item Tags Items Compact List Joomla 3.1

Used to create a 'Compact List of Tagged Items' page per tag(s) selected.

Menus Menu Item Tags Items List Joomla 3.1

Used to create a 'Tagged List of Items' page per tag(s) selected.

Menus Menu Item Tags Items List All Joomla 3.1

Used to create a 'List of All Tags' page per tag(s) selected.

Menus Menu Item Text Separator Joomla 3.1

Used to provide a way to separate links with images or text in a menu. Some uses might be to give a title to a group of links or allow a short description before each link or groups of links. See the Front End Example screenshot below.

Menus Menu Item Text Separator Joomla 2.5

Used to provide a way to separate links with images or text in a menu. Some uses might be to give a title to a group of links or allow a short description before each link or groups of links.

Menus Menu Item User Login Joomla 2.5

Used to create a 'User Login Form' page for users to login to the website.

Menus Menu Item User Login Joomla 3.1

Used to create a 'User Login Form' page for users to login to the website.

Menus Menu Item User Password Reset Joomla 2.5

Used to create a form which allows a user to reset their password with an email sent to the user's email associated with the account.

Menus Menu Item User Password Reset Joomla 3.1

Used to create a form which allows a user to reset their password with an email sent to the user's email associated with the account.

Menus Menu Item User Profile Joomla 2.5

Shows the active user details when the page is navigated to. This Layout has no unique Parameters.

Menus Menu Item User Profile Joomla 3.1

Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.

Menus Menu Item User Profile Edit Joomla 2.5

Shows a table where the user can edit their profile when the page is navigated to. This Layout has no unique Parameters.

Menus Menu Item User Profile Edit Joomla 3.1

Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.

Menus Menu Item User Registration Joomla 2.5

Used to create a default User Registration form for user registration. Default form contains basic information: Name, Username, Password, and Email Address.

Menus Menu Item User Registration Joomla 3.1

Used to create a default User Registration form for user registration. Default form contains basic information: Name, Username, Password, and Email Address.

Menus Menu Item User Reminder Joomla 3.1

Used to create a form which allows a user to request an e-mail with their username.

Menus Menu Item User Reminder Joomla 2.5

Used to create a form which allows a user to request an e-mail with their username.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Categories Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of all Weblink Categories.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Categories Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of all Web Link Categories. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, as shown below. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the Web Links in that category.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Category Joomla 2.5

Used to show a list of Web Links in a Category. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, parent with child (sub) categories. Depending on the selected layout options, click on a category Title to show the Web Links in that category or sub categories.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Category Joomla 3.1

Used to show a list of Web Links in a Category. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, parent with child (sub) categories. Depending on the selected layout options, click on a category Title to show the Web Links in that category or sub categories.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Submit Joomla 3.1

Used to show a Web Link submission form in Front End (website) allowing users with permission to submit Web Links.

Menus Menu Item Weblink Submit Joomla 2.5

Used to show a Web Link submission form in Front End (website) allowing users with permission to submit Web Links.

Menus Menu Item Wrapper Joomla 3.1

Used to create a page with embedded content using an IFrame with control of iframe size, width and height.

Menus Menu Item Wrapper Joomla 2.5

Used to create a page with embedded content using an IFrame with control of iframe size, width and height.

Menu Manager Help Screens

Menu Manager Help Screen Version Description
Components Menus Configuration Joomla 3.1

Menu Options allow the setting of parameters used globally on all menus such as, Title, CSS Class and Permissions.

Menus Menu Item Finder Search Joomla 3.1

Used to create a page for Smart Search Results, which can be used in conjunction with a Smart Search module to control Search Results Page's layout. Ability to 'can' Smart Search results to specific filters to control a search.

Menus Menu Manager Joomla 2.5

Menus allow a user to navigate through the site. A menu is an object which contains one or more menu items. Each menu item points to a logical page on the site. A menu module is required to place the menu on the page. One menu can have more than one module. For example, one module might show only the first level menu items and a second module might show the level 2 menu items.

The process for adding a menu to the site is normally as follows:

  1. Create a new menu (using this screen).
  2. Create one or more new menu items on the menu. Each menu item will have a specific menu item type.
  3. Create one or more menu modules to display the menu on the site. When you create the modules, you will select which menu items (pages) the modules will show on.
Menus Menu Manager Joomla 3.1

Menus allow a user to navigate through the site. A menu is an object which contains one or more menu items. Each menu item points to a logical page on the site. A menu module is required to place the menu on the page. One menu can have more than one module. For example, one module might show only the first level menu items and a second module might show the level 2 menu items.

The process for adding a menu to the site is normally as follows:

  1. Create a new menu (using this screen).
  2. Create one or more new menu items on the menu. Each menu item will have a specific menu item type.
  3. Create one or more menu modules to display the menu on the site. When you create the modules, you will select which menu items (pages) the modules will show on.
Menus Menu Manager Edit Joomla 2.5

You can add or modify menus in this screen.

Menus Menu Manager Edit Joomla 3.1

You can add or modify menus in this screen.

Menus Menu Manager Options Joomla 3.1

You can set options of your menus in this screen.