Menus Menu Item External URL

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How To Access

To create a new External URL 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 File:Help-4x-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-en.png and then click the External URL Menu Item link under System Links.

To edit an existing External URL Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.


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




Details Tab

Required Settings

These are the required settings: Chunk4x:Help screen column header Menu Title\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Menu Item Type\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Link\en

  • Menu: Shows which menu the link will appear in.

Notable Settings

How the target of the link is controlled:

Advanced Tab

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the Advanced Details Tab which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

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

Quick Tips

Make sure you include the full URL path.


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.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current menu item. Does not affect the current menu item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new menu item.

Chunk4x:Help screen toolbar icon Cancel\en Chunk4x:Help screen toolbar icon Help\en