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  • Menu Title: The title of the menu item that will display in the menu.
  • Alias: The Alias will be used in the SEF URL. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title. This value will depend on the SEO settings (Global Configuration->Site). Using Unicode will produce UTF-8 aliases. You may also enter manually any UTF-8 character. Spaces and some forbidden characters will be changed to hyphens.When using default transliteration it will produce an alias in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. Use lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No spaces or underscores are allowed. Default value will be a date and time if the title is typed in non-latin letters .


  • Menu Item Type: The type of link: Component, URL, Alias, Separator, or Heading
  • Link: Link for this menu
  • Target Window: (Parent/New Window With Navigation/New Without Navigation). Target browser window when the menu item is selected.
  • Template Style: (Use Default/Beez3 - Default/protostar - Default). Select a specific template style for this menu item or use the default template.
  • Menu: (About Joomla/Australian Parks/Fruit Shop/Main Menu/Top/User Menu). Shows which menu a link will appear in.
  • Parent Item: (Menu Item Root/Home/Site Map/Articles/Weblinks/Contacts/Login/...). Select a Parent Item
  • Ordering: Ordering will be available after saving
  • Status: (Published/Unpublished/Trashed). Set publication status.
  • Default Page: (Yes/No). Sets this menu item as the default or home page of the site. You must have a default page set at all times.
  • Access: (Guest/Public/Registered/Special/Customer Access Level (Example)). The access level group that is allowed to view this item.
  • Language: (All/English (UK)). Assign a language to this menu item
  • Note: Enter some text here

Link Type[edit]

  • Link Title Attribute: An optional, custom description for the title attribute of the menu hyperlink.
  • Link Class: An optional, custom style to apply to the menu hyperlink.
  • Link Image: An optional image to be used with the menu hyperlink
  • Image Class: An optional, custom style to apply to the image.
  • Add Menu Title: (Yes/No). If the optional image is added, adds the menu title next to the image. Default is 'Yes'.
  • Display in Menu: (Yes/No). Select 'No' if you want to exclude this menu item from displaying in the menu. Note any submenu items will also be hidden. Default is 'Yes'.

Page Display[edit]

  • Browser Page Title: Optional text for the "Browser page title" element. If blank, a default value is used based on the Menu Item Title.
  • Show Page Heading: (Use Global/Yes/No). Show / Hide the Browser Page Title in the heading of the page ( If no optional text entered - will default to value based on the Menu Item Title ). The Page heading is usually displayed inside the "H1" tag.
  • Page Heading: Optional alternative text for the Page heading.
  • Page Class: Optional CSS class to add to elements in this page. This allows CSS styling specific to this page.


  • Meta Description: An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines.
  • Meta Keywords: An optional comma-separated list of keywords and/or phrases to be used in the HTML output.
  • Robots: (Use Global/Index, Follow/No index, follow/Index, No follow/No index, no follow). Robots Instructions
  • Secure: (Off/On/Ignore). Selects whether or not this link should use HTTPS (encrypted HTTP connections with the httpsː// protocol prefix). Note, you must have HTTPS enabled on your server to utilise this option.


  • <language>: Associated language

Module Assignment[edit]

  • Unassigned Modules: (Show/Hide). Show or hide modules unassigned to this menu item
  • Unpublished Modules: (Show/Hide). Show or hide modules that are unpublished