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Menus Menu Item Manager Edit

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Add or edit a new menu item by type.

Description

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 36 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, Page Display, Metadata, 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.


How To Access

To Create a New Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu]  Add New Menu Item from the drop-down menu on the backend of your Joomla installation. For example, if a Menu is called "About Joomla", select Menus  About Joomla  Add New Menu Item.
  • Or navigate to Menu Manager: Menu Items and click on the "New" icon in the toolbar.

To Edit a Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the backend of your Joomla installation. For example, if a Menu is called "Main Menu", select Menus  Main Menu. Then either click the title of the menu item in the table list or select the menu item checkbox and click the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

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Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar for a Edit Item or New Item

Menu Manager: Edit a Menu Item:

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  • 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.
  • Edit Associations. Allows to edit the associations. Clicking on the button will open the side by side Multilingual Associations component. This toolbar icon is shown only on multilingual sites.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.

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  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Menu Manager: Add a New Menu Item:

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  • 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.

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  • Help. Opens this help screen.

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