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Menus Menu Item Menu Item Alias

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How To Access

To create a new Alias 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 Menu Item Alias link under System Links.

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

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.

Screenshot

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Details

Details Tab

Required

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  • 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 link will appear in.

Notable Settings

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

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

  • 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.

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.

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