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Menus Menu Item Menu Item Alias

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Description

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.


How to Access

Add a new menu item 'Menu Item Alias'

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu]  Add New Menu Item from the dropdown menu of the Administrator Panel
  • Click the 'Menu Item Type' Select button Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-en.png
  • Select System Links  Menu Item Alias in the modal popup window.

Edit an existing menu item 'Menu Item Alias'


Screenshot

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Details

Details Tab

Required

These are the required settings:

  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Menu Item Type. The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.
  • Menu Item. Select a Menu Item name to point Alias Menu Item name at. The drop down list is sectioned by Menu Names, with a list of Menu Item names under each Menu Name.
  • Menu. Shows which menu the menu item will appear in.

Notable Settings

Leave the Alias blank if the Menu Item Alias has the same Parent (in the same Menu Name).

  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. Learn more about Aliases.
  • Use Redirection. If set to Yes then visitors will be redirected to the linked menu item.

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields in Module Assignments for this Menu Item.


Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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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.


Quick Tips

  • Leave the alias field empty if the menu item alias and the menu item linked to by the alias have the same parent.
  • A Main Menu Item Alias could link to an Article Menu's 'Some Menu Type' Menu Item. By using Module Assignments, a possible use would be to replace the Main Menu with the Article Menu when the Alias Menu Item is clicked. A return to Main Menu when another Alias Menu Item is clicked pointed back to a Menu Item in the Main Menu.