Help310:Menus Menu Item Tags Items Compact List

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How To Access

To create a new Search Results 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 Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-en.png and then click the Compact List of Tagged Items Menu Item link under Tags.

To edit an existing Compact List of Tags Items Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.


Used to create a 'Compact List of Tagged Items' page per tag(s) selected.




Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Parent Item: The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.
  • Tag. Select one or more tags.

Optional Settings

  • Content Type. Only tags of the selected types will be displayed.
  • Language Filter. (Use Global/All/Current/...) Optionally filter the list of tags based on language.

  • Link. The internal or external URL (of the web page address using which includes the http:// prefix).
Examples: or

Advanced Tab

Tag Options

  • Show Tag Name. (Use Global/Hide/Show) For a layout with one tag, show the tag name.
  • Tag Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) For a layout with one tag, show the image for the tag.
  • Tag Descriptions. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or Hide the description for each tag listed.
  • Image. Select or upload the image.
  • Order (default). Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
  • Direction. (Use Global/Descending/Ascending) Sort order. Descending is highest to lowest. Ascending is lowest to highest.

List Layouts

  • Item Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the image for each item.
  • Item Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the description for each item in the list. The lenght may be limited using the Maximum Character option.
  • Maximum Characters. The maximum number of characters to display from the description in each tag.
  • Filter Field. The Filter Field creates a text field where a user can enter a field to be used to filter the articles shown in the list. The possible options in the Backend menu item edit:
    • Use Global: Use the value from Articles  Options. Only appears in Menu Item Type Options.
    • Hide: Don't show a filter field.
    • Title: Filter on article title.
    • Author: Filter on the author's name.
    • Hits: Filter on the number of article hits.
  • Display Select. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of items to show in the list.
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  • # Items to List. (Use Global, 5, 10, 15...) Default number of tagged items to list on a page.
  • Pagination. Show or hide Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the listed items will not fit on one page.
    • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
    • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: In this case, Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or Hide the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page. Use Global will use the default value from the component options.
  • Show Date. This option allows you to show a date in the list. The options are as follows.
    • Use Global: Use the value set in Articles options.
    • Hide: Don't show any date.
    • Created: Show the created date.
    • Modified: Show the date of the last modification.
    • Published: Show the start publishing date.
  • Date Format. Optional format string to control the format of the date (if shown). If left blank, the date will use the DATE_FORMAT_LC1 format from the language file (for example, "D M Y" for "31 December 2021" or "m-d-y" for "12-31-21"). See PHP Date Documentation for more information.

Item Selection Options

  • Match Type. (Use Global/All/Any) All will return items that have all of the tags. Any will return items that have at least one of the tags.
  • Child Tags. (Use Global/Exclude/Include) Exclude or include child tags from the result list for a tag.

Integration Options

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.


At the top 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.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Front End Screenshot

Example Frontend Site images are generic images using Joomla core installation supplied free Frontend Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla website. Tags List Layout:


Quick Tips

Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Menus Menu Item Tags Items List Used to create a 'Tagged List of Items' page per tag(s) selected.
Menus Menu Item Tags Items List All Used to create a 'List of All Tags' page per tag(s) selected.