Menus Menu Item Menu Item Heading

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How To Access

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

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


Used to provide a way to separate links with images or text in a menu. Some uses might be to give a title to a group of links or allow a short description before each link or groups of links. See the Front End Example screenshot below.




Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

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

Advanced Tab

Link Type Options

  • Link Title Attribute. An optional, custom description for the title attribute of the menu hyperlink.
  • Link CSS Style. An optional, custom style to apply to the menu hyperlink.

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  • Display in Menu. Select 'No' if you want to exclude this menu item from displaying in the menu. Note any submenu items will also be hidden.

Module Assignments Tab

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


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.

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Front End Screenshot

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Quick Tips

  • It is possible to use an image as a Text Separator. Since a Menu Title is required, to use only image as a separator, the Menu Title can be a "space".