Adding a new menu

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To add a new menu which can hold menu items do the following:

  1. Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
  2. Click Menus > Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.


  1. Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.


  1. Complete the fields as required:


    • Title *: A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu in the Menu Manager in the backend.
    • Menu type *: This should be a unique identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. Spaces are not allowed but you may use the '-' character such as news-menu.
    • Description: A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
  1. Click the Save toolbar button to create the new menu.


    • To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button.

You can now add new menu items to the newly created menu.

  • Note: All new menus require a menu module place a menu on a page. One menu can have more than one module