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Menus Menu Item Weblink Categories

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How To Access

To create a new List All Web Link Categories 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 List All Web Link Categories Menu Item link under Weblinks link.

To edit an existing List All Web Link Categories Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Used to show a list of all Web Link Categories. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, as shown below. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the Web Links in that category.

Screenshot

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Details

Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

This layout requires a starting top-level category selection. This is done in the list box shown above in the screenshot. To include all web link categories, select Root. Otherwise, select the desired top-level category. All child categories of the selected category will show in the layout. Chunk4x:Help screen column header Menu Title\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Menu Item Type\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select a Category\en

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

Advanced Details Tab

Categories Options

The Categories Options allow you to control various aspects of this layout, as shown below. If you select Use Global for any option, the value from the News Feeds Manager Options will be used.

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  • Top Level Category Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the description of the top-level category. Note that this description can be overridden for this layout by entering a Alternative Description below.
  • Alternative Description. Enter an optional description to alternatively replace the category description for this layout. If the Top Level Description option is set to Show, this entered description will show instead of the normal category description.

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  • # Web links. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of 'Web Links' in each category.

Category Options

Category Options control the appearance of the screen when you click on a category link. The following options are available.

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  • # Web links. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of 'Web Links' in each category.

List Layout Options

The List Layout Options control the appearance of the category drill-down page when that is presented as a Category List. The following options are available:

File:Help-4x-Menus-Menu-Item-Web-Link-Categories-categories-list-layout-options-parameters-en.png
  • Filter Field: (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to show a Filter field for the list. Select Hide to hide the filer field

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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.

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.
  • 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Categories can be "nested" into levels, similar to folders on a disk drive. In theory there is no absolute limit on the number of levels you can have. However, as a practical matter it is recommended to keep the levels to a minimum. The Show All Categories layout may not work correctly if the number of levels shown is greater than five.
  • If you set up category titles as linkable, the user can drill down on the category. If there is a pre-existing menu item for this category (for example, a Category List menu item), then that menu item will show in the drill down and the options set for that menu item will control the page display. Otherwise, the options set for the current Show All Categories menu item will control the page display.
  • You can set the option to drill down to a list in two places.

Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Components Weblinks Categories The Web Links Category Manager is where you can edit existing Web Links Categories and create new ones. Note that Web Links Categories are separate from other Categories, such as Categories for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and Contacts. From this screen, you can also navigate to the Web Links Manager screen.
Components Weblinks Categories Edit This is where you can add a new Web Link Category or edit an existing one. Note that you need to create at least one Web Link Category before you can create a Web Link. Also, Web Link Categories are separate from other types of Categories, such as those for Articles, Banners, and News Feeds.
Components Weblinks Links The Weblinks Manager allows you to add, edit and remove links to other web sites on your Joomla! web site, and organize them into categories. You can then display these links on your site, and optionally let visitors add new links.
Components Weblinks Links Edit This is where you add a new Web Link or edit an existing one. Note that you need to create at least one Web Links Category before you can create your first Web Link.
Extensions Module Manager Weblinks The Weblinks module will display weblinks from within the Weblinks component.
Menus Menu Item Weblink Category Used to show a list of Web Links in a Category. Categories are shown in a hierarchical list, parent with child (sub) categories. Depending on the selected layout options, click on a category Title to show the Web Links in that category or sub categories.
Menus Menu Item Weblink Submit Used to show a Web Link submission form in Front End (website) allowing users with permission to submit Web Links.