OK so I'm trying to create an alternative menu item layout and it doesn't seem to be working. I'm using the latest version of Joomla 2.5. What I did:
- created folder structure: mytemplate/html/com_content/categories/
- copied default categories view files from components/com_content/views/categories/tmpl/ and renamed them to features.php, features.xml, features_items.php
- changed the title in features.xml
When I change something in features.php or features_items.php it doesn't work but if I rename them to default or if I just change the core files then it works. Does anyone have any idea why this doesn't appear to be working? I know about the priority thing that says that menu layouts will override the article and category layouts but this isn't a category layout, it's a part of the content component that just lists categories. Also, I've noticed that if I change the layout for a specific category then it actually overrides the menu layout so the priority doesn't apply then.
Am I doing something wrong or how can I create an alternative layout for this particular component part?