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Menu Item: Iframe Wrapper

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Description[edit]

The Iframe Wrapper menu item type is used to create a page with embedded content using an IFrame with control of iframe size, width and height.

How To Access[edit]

To create a new IFrame Wrapper 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 Help-4x-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-en.png and then click the Iframe Wrapper Menu Item link under Wrapper.

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

Screenshot[edit]

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Form Fields[edit]

  • Menu Title: The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value Title in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. Learn more.

Details Tab[edit]

Left Panel

  • Menu Item Type. The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.
  • URL. Field to enter a URL (web page address.
Generally, it is a good idea to always add http:// or https:// when providing a URL. There is a Auto add function to prefix a URL with http:// unless it detects the prefix in the URL. NOTE - Use the relative path to a web page address on Joomla installation. If your Joomla! website is http://www.example.com, then use /html_docs/example.html omitting http://www.example.com and make sure the 'Auto add' function is disabled.
  • Link. The system-generated link for this menu item. This field cannot be changed and is for information only.


  • Target Window. Select from the drop-down list.


  • Template Style. Select from the drop-down list.

Right Panel


  • Menu: (Main Menu/User Menu/...). Shows which menu a link will appear in.
  • Parent Item: (Menu Item Root/...). Select a parent item.
  • Ordering: Ordering will be available after saving
  • Status: (Published/Unpublished/Trashed). Set publication status.
  • 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.
  • Access: (Guest/Public/Registered/Special/Customer Access Level (Example)). The access level group that is allowed to view this item.
  • Language: (All/English (en-GB)). Assign a language to this menu item
  • Note: An optional note to display in the Menu Manager.


Scroll Bar Parameters Tab[edit]

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  • Scroll Bars: (No/Yes/Auto) Whether or not to include horizontal and vertical scroll bars, no or yes. Auto will add the scroll bars automatically when needed because of embedded page size.
  • Width: Width of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page width.
  • Height. Height of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page height.

Advanced Tab[edit]

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  • Auto height. Automatically set height to height of external page. Note - this will only work if the external page is on the same domain. For example, http://www.example.com the external html must be in the example.com root file structure. Sub domains will not work, as a sub domain is considered a separate domain.
  • Auto add. Automatically prefix web address with http://. This feature will automatically detect and not prefix a URL with http:// or https:// already used in the URL.
  • Frame border. Add a border around the IFrame window.

Link Type Tab[edit]

See Menus: New Item page.

(ToDo - make chunk)

Page Display[edit]

See Menus: New Item page.

(ToDo - make chunk)

Metadata Tab[edit]

See Menus: New Item page.

(ToDo - make chunk)


Associations Tab[edit]

If the Language in the Details tab is not set to All a list of languages will appear here to allow selection of alternative languages in which to display this page.

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Module Assignment Tab[edit]

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

Toolbar[edit]

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another item.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current item. Does not affect the current item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new 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.