Questions tagged [menu]

In Joomla!, a Menu is a set of menu items used for website navigation. Each menu item defines an URL to a page on your site, and settings that control the contents(articles, category(ies) lists, tagged items, etc.) and style(module(s), layout) of that page.

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How to create page only with modules and no component?

In joomla, I need to link every page to a component view. How can I create a page with no component output on it? Example : On my home page I only want a module output. For this, I can link the home ...
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Module as menu item

I need to insert the search module as a menu item (default menu module). I need this output : <ul> <li>menu item</li> <li>menu item</li> <li>SEARCH ...
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Generate menu structure from categories

I have a Joomla site with a fairly complex system of categories and sub-categories. My main menu uses the same structure, in such a way that each menu item lists articles within the corresponding ...
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How to add separate admin menu for custom component

By default the custom component can be seen under 'Extensions' menu at admin side. But how can I create my own menu at the top near to 'Extensions' menu like 'My Component' and show sub menu links ...
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Understanding CSS classes applied to menus: “deeper” and “parent”

I'm trying to understand the difference between the "deeper" and "parent" class names applied to parent li elements in a default Joomla 2.5 menu. They always seem to be applied together? It is always "...
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Custom menu get title of the active menu's parent item

I can get the title of the active menu using $menu = &Jsite::getMenu(); $menuname = $menu->getActive()->title; But how can I access it's parent title?
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How to get the alias or title of the active menu item?

In my template I want to give an extra class to the body of the document that will take the names of the alias of the menu item, so I can create individual styling among the pages. But how can I get ...
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How to make a menu item scroll to heading on same page?

I'm looking for a way to create a menu item (in this case "Contact") that scrolls down to the bottom of my home page where the contact information is located. I tried creating an external URL menu ...
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Adding a numerical value to each submenu in Joomla

<?php /** * @package Joomla.Site * @subpackage mod_menu * * @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2014 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved. * @license GNU General Public License ...
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Copying Joomla Menu Items and keeping Module assignements

Currently in Joomla 3.2, selecting "Save as copy" on a menu item copies the details but not the module assignments into a new menu item. (I believe module assignments were copied in Joomla 2.5) Is ...
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Override a component view for a specific menu item

How can I override the component view for a specific menu item? For a global overwrite I can use template/html/com_xxx/. But how can I do it only for a specific menu item? Example : Joomla! has a ...
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Menu item without link

I often create a menu item with no link (like a not-clickable menu item with a dropdown menu), but in the "System Links" tab, there are several options that look similar. What's the difference ...
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Default menu item undo

I have accidentally set a single article menu item to be the default page of my site. So that page now acts as the site home page. In the menu manager for the Main Menu, that menu item now has a ...
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How to create a collapsible menu with Joomla! 3.3 and Bootstrap 3?

I've tried create a collapsible menu with Joomla! 3.3 and Bootstrap 3 and I got partially. However, when the collapsible version is active and I click on the button to expand, it just open, but don't ...
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Joomla menu module - display levels in separate panels

I'm trying to make a Joomla menu module to behave like the menu from this site: http://wachtel.de/backoefen/etagenoefen.html. What's important is that every menu level is displayed in single panel - ...
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Joomla using bootstrap (mod_bootstrapnav) menu issue

I'm a beginner with joomla. In fact its my first website using it. Ok, so I added a module (mod_bootstrapnav) so I can use my menu with bootstrap. It is working fine, the problem is that I have a sub ...
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Multilingual site: Why do I need the language “all”?

I am creating a multilingual joomla site. At the moment I am working on the menu. In every tutorial / template I see, they have a "Mainmenu" for every language they want to use and then there is a ...
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How does the Administrator main menu come up with menu item text?

I had to change the text on an Administrator menu item, and found that some of the menu items yse the title, others use the alias. One used a language string in the title column, and it works, but ...
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How to put divider images between menu items

I'm trying to modify the Joomla menu module, so that I can put divider images between every list item. The thing is, that I don't want these to appear in the sub-menu's. How can I filter out what is ...
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Joomla Administration menu auto-disable in the internal sections

When I go to a section in the administration, for instance Article -> Create, the administration menu turns disabled. It seems the reason is to prevent sudden click on the menus and turning away from ...
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How to set up a menu icon in Joomla 3?

I'm following a tutorial for adding a menu icon (2.5) to the backend. That didn't work. So I tried this (3.x): http://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Developing_a_MVC_Component/Adding_decorations_to_the_backend#...
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How can I make a modal menu item?

I would like to make a Menu item for a contact form. I would like to either make a modal calling whatever contains the form (component/module/article) or opening it as a submenu, like in yootheme ...
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I want to make the menu sticky

I'm using helix3 template and I want to make the menu sticky to the top of the page, and to change its style when scrolling. how can I achieve that!
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Joomla turns all menu items to sub-sub-menu items when adding a new one

When I add a menu item, Joomla shows all menu items on all menus as if they are sub-sub-menu items, ie with a |—|— before the name in the menu manager. This breaks the menus, or adds "root" to the ...
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How can I hide a menu item, without breaking its route?

How can I hide a menu item, without breaking its route? I would like to have an example.com/hiddenpage route that goes to a single article, but I don’t want the hiddenpage to be visible anywhere in ...
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Template's main menu not responsive -how to fix it?

I am using a free joomla template called qualify which says is fully responsive in ios and android, but I tested it today on my samsung phone and there is no main menu showing. Where could I ...
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New menu changes article URL

So, the problem is simple: I have a front page with featured articles blog with articles of different categories, let's say "Cat1", "Cat2", etc... (Cat1 has ID=9) SEF is on. An article with ID=99 has ...
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How can I prevent a particular view in my Component from being available as a menu item?

My component has a number of views that can/should only be used from within the component, and never appear on the list of Menu Item Types to be added to a menu. To prevent confusion, how does one ...
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Undefined index: view with external url menu

I am using Joomla 3.3.1 with SEO links on, and after changing a menu type to external menu (which points to a PDF), I am getting the following PHP notice: PHP Notice: Undefined index: view in /...
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Responsive Menu with different background images

I have a website with a special background-images on the article=home and a different background-image on all other articles. I use the following code in the template index.php: <?php $active = ...
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How to change main menu appearance?

I am new to joomla, so I try to develop a multilingual site. Everything seems to work fine except that I messed something and in my English home page the navigation menu is in a drop down menu while ...
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Hide details in the Category Blog menu and display them in the single article

Is it possible to display details information (author, create date, ...) in the articles but hide it in the blog page (with multiple articles)? I noticed that if I create a Home menu with the ...
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Joomla “Menu” item Title appears above page content: I'd like it to go away

I have given my Articles Titles but I mask them, and instead have a more friendly title as part of the page body. I have a fully working and properly structured "menu bar" that looks as it should at ...
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How do I set the Home menu item to a URL like /?

I have Joomla behind a reverse proxy. I want the Home menu item to point to /, not the fully qualified domain name that it is running on. How do I do that? I tried changing the Home "Menu Item Type" ...
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Change “Show page heading” param for every menu item

I've got a site with few hundreds menu items. I need to change one parameter in all of them. Right now in most of the pages "Show page heading" paremeter is set to "No". I need it to be set to "Use ...
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How to have article page use a template other than the one of its category?

Let's say I already have a menu_item_A set as a "category blog" page of category myblog, and the template associated with it is templateA. When I go to this page and click one of the articles, if ...
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How to get the actual title of a Menu Type object?

The SiteMenu Class does not provide any method for getting the menu title column from table *_menu_types. However that field is editable in the admin section (com_menus section, field 'title'). Is ...
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Add a parameter to “external url” menu item

I have a menu in joomla that appears on all pages. Some of the items in the menu should be the same on every page, while others need to be dynamically updated based on the page the user is on. I am ...
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How to remove menu parent from url?

The Joomla menu system includes the menu's parent name in the URL structure for sub-menu items as follows: https://www.mysite.com/parent/page I'd like to remove the parent directory from the url as ...
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I want to hide a menu item to registered users

I want to hide a menu item to registered users, but when I use "Guest" access that item disappears! so no one can see it.
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How to create one page Joomla site? [duplicate]

what is the good way to create one page Joomla site? I just need one or two module for each menu item. So, that would be okay with one page site. I have a thought using external link as menu item, ...
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T3 Mega Menu - How to dynamically populate menu column by tag?

I'm using T3 Mega Menu (JoomlArt Teline template). It has a module that automatically populates mega menu columns by category. I'd like, to, instead, assign tags to articles, and then auto-populate ...
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Multiple menus in Gantry

What I'm trying to do is create 2 separate menu systems for a website. 1 menu would drive the Product Information & sales portion of the website. The second menu would drive the online play ...
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Remove the list style type of a joomla menu

I need to remove the list style type of a joomla menu. I have tried to set text-decoration, list-style, list-style-type and text-decoration-line to none. But nothing works. I have seted the ...
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Mass update single internal link

First off, I apologize if this question has been asked before, (Though I was unable to find it, if it were). My issue is that right now I have a sub menu item pointing to a article where the visitor ...
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Joomla Menu Structuring

I'm looking to alter the menu structure of my site, to add better segmentation and ultimately create a portion of the site for google news. As it exists right now, my menu structure looks something ...
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Menu Specifically For Super Users

Joomla 3.9.20 I allow users to register on my website, they automatically go into a group called 'Training', their parent group is Registered, see below; - Registered -- Training I have created a '...
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Trigger switch from main menu bar to offcanvas menu when main menu would break in two lines?

I have a website in three languages, so the main menu doesn't take the same space for all the languages. Because of that, the main menu gets broken up into two lines when the words in the main menu ...
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How to get the next available menu item

In my current active menu item, I want to get the next possible (enabled) menu item. Is there any coherent approach to do so? Update: Case: I have a menu named English Menu It has five items. I am ...
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Strange behaviour with bootstrap nav in Joomla 3

I am using bootstrap's nav in the menu (using a module called mod_bootstrapnav) Now the issue is that when the menu is has subitems, I have to follow these steps to get the submenu to display: 1) ...