Menus Menu Item Menu Item Container

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Used to show a component container.

How To Access

To create a new Componet Container Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus  Main Menu).
  • Click the New Toolbar button to create a new menu item.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-en.png and then click the List Component Container link under Systemlinks link.

To edit an existing Component Container Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.




Details Tab

The Component Container has the following settings:

  • Menu Title: The title that will display for this menu item.

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  • Target Window. This determines how the new page will be opened. Options are:
    • Parent: Open new menu item in parent window. This is the default.
    • New Window With Navigation: Open menu item in a new window with full browser navigation (for example, "back" button).
    • New Without Navigation: Open menu item in a new window without browser navigation.
  • Template Style. Controls the template style for this menu item. A list box will show the available template styles for your site, similar to the following:


Select "Use Default" to use the default style for the site. Select a specific template style to always show this menu item with that style.
  • Menu. Shows which menu the 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

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  • 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: An optional note to display in the Menu Manager.

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details


At the top left you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Components Contact Manager Options Contact Options configuration allows setting of parameters used globally for all contacts.
Components Contacts Categories The Contact Category Manager is where you can edit existing Contact Categories and create new ones. Note that Contact Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and Web Links. From this screen, you can also navigate to the Contact Manager: Contacts screen.
Components Contacts Categories Edit This is where you can add a Contact Category or edit an existing Contact Category. Contact Categories allow you to organize contacts in your web site. Contact Categories are separate from other types of Categories, such as those for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and so on.
Components Contacts Contacts The Contact Manager screen allows you to add contact information to your Joomla! site. You can enter information such as name, address, phone and e-mail. You can also link contacts to registered users. Afterwards, you can use the Menu Manager to create front-end links to the the contacts.
Components Contacts Contacts Edit This is where you can add a Contact or edit an existing Contact. Contacts allow you to list people on your web site. They also allow users to send e-mails to those people.
Menus Menu Item Contact Category 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 Featured Used to show a list of featured contacts.
Menus Menu Item Contact Single Contact Used to show a Single Contact. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.