Menus Menu Item Manager Edit

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Add or edit a new menu item by type.


Menu items are the core structure of a Joomla website. Each Menu Item is a link to a webpage. The Menu Item Type determines the type of page that will display when this menu choice is selected by the User. The core distribution of Joomla provides 29 different Menu Item types. If you install third-party extensions, these may add more menu types.

In this screen, you will select the Menu Item Type for the Menu Item you are creating and then fill in information about this specific Menu Item. Some of these fields are common to all Menu Item types. These include the following sections: Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignment for this Menu Item. These common fields are documented in this help screen.

In addition to these common fields, different Menu Item types may require different fields unique to that type. These are documented in the help screen for each type.

How To Access

To Create a New Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu]  Add New Menu Item from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called "About Joomla", select Menus  About Joomla  Add New Menu Item.
  • Or navigate to Menu Manager: Menu Items and click on the "New" icon in the toolbar.

To Edit a Menu Item:

  • Select Menus  [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. For example, if a Menu is called "Main Menu", select Menus  Main Menu. Then either click the title of the menu item in the table list or select the menu item checkbox and click the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

<translate>==Screenshot== </translate> [[Image:help-3x-menus-menu-manager-new-menu-item---<translate> en</translate>.png|670px|none]] <translate>==Details== </translate> <translate>

  • Menu Title: The title of the menu item that will display in the menu.</translate>


  • Alias: The Alias will be used in the SEF URL. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title. This value will depend on the SEO settings (Global Configuration->Site). Using Unicode will produce UTF-8 aliases. You may also enter manually any UTF-8 character. Spaces and some forbidden characters will be changed to hyphens.When using default transliteration it will produce an alias in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. Use lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No spaces or underscores are allowed. Default value will be a date and time if the title is typed in non-latin letters .</translate>

<translate>===Details=== </translate> <translate>

  • Menu Item Type: The type of link: Component, URL, Alias, Separator, or Heading</translate>


  • Link: Link for this menu</translate>


  • Target Window: (Parent/New Window With Navigation/New Without Navigation). Target browser window when the menu item is clicked.</translate>


  • Template Style: (Use Default/Beez3 - Default/Beez3 - Fruit Shop/protostar - Default). Select a specific template style for this menu item or use the default template.</translate>


  • Menu Location: (About Joomla/Australian Parks/Fruit Shop/Main Menu/Top/User Menu). Shows which menu a link will appear in.</translate>


  • Parent Item: (Menu Item Root/Home/Site Map/Articles/Weblinks/Contacts/Login/...). Select a Parent Item</translate>


  • Status: (Published/Unpublished/Trashed). Set publication status.</translate>


  • Default Page: (Yes/No). Sets this menu item as the default or home page of the site. You must have a default page set at all times.</translate>


  • Access: (Guest/Public/Registered/Special/Customer Access Level (Example)). The access level group that is allowed to view this item.</translate>


  • Language: (All/English (UK)). Assign a language to this menu item</translate>


  • Note: Enter some text here</translate>

<translate>===Link Type=== </translate> [[Image:help-3x-menus-menu-manager-new-menu-item---link-type-<translate> en</translate>.png|670px|none]] <translate>

  • Link Title Attribute: An optional, custom description for the title attribute of the menu hyperlink.</translate>


  • Link CSS Style: An optional, custom style to apply to the menu hyperlink.</translate>


  • Link Image: An optional image to be used with the menu hyperlink</translate>


  • Add Menu Title: (Yes/No). If the optional image is added, adds the menu title next to the image. Default is 'Yes'.</translate>

<translate>===Page Display=== </translate> [[Image:help-3x-menus-menu-manager-new-menu-item---page-display-<translate> en</translate>.png|670px|none]] <translate>

  • Browser Page Title: Optional text for the "Browser page title" element. If blank, a default value is used based on the Menu Item Title.</translate>


  • Show Page Heading: (Yes/No). Show / Hide the Browser Page Title in the heading of the page ( If no optional text entered - will default to value based on the Menu Item Title ). The Page heading is usually displayed inside the "H1" tag.</translate>


  • Page Heading: Optional alternative text for the Page heading.</translate>


  • Page Class: Optional CSS class to add to elements in this page. This allows CSS styling specific to this page.</translate>

<translate>===Metadata=== </translate> [[Image:help-3x-menus-menu-manager-new-menu-item---metadata-<translate> en</translate>.png|670px|none]] <translate>

  • Meta Description: An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines.</translate>


  • Meta Keywords: An optional comma-separated list of keywords and/or phrases to be used in the HTML output.</translate>


  • Robots: (Use Global/Index, Follow/No index, follow/Index, No follow/No index, no follow). Robots Instructions</translate>


  • Secure: (Off/On/Ignore). Selects whether or not this link should use SSL and the Secure Site URL</translate>

<translate>===Module Assignment=== </translate> [[Image:help-3x-menus-menu-manager-new-menu-item---module-assignment-<translate> en</translate>.png|670px|none]]


<translate> At the top left you will see the toolbar for a Edit Item or New Item</translate>

<translate> Menu Manager: Edit a Menu Item:</translate>

[[Image:Help32-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-SaveAsCopy-Close-toolbar-<translate> en</translate>.png]]

{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Save/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndClose/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndNew/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAsCopy/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Close/<translate> en</translate>}} [[Image:Help32-Help-toolbar-<translate> en</translate>.png]] {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help/<translate> en</translate>}}

<translate> Menu Manager: Add a New Menu Item:</translate>

[[Image:Help32-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-Cancel-toolbar-<translate> en</translate>.png]]

{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Save/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndClose/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndNew/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Cancel/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}} [[Image:Help32-Help-toolbar-<translate> en</translate>.png]] {{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help/<translate> en</translate>|menu item}}

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