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How can I control the module display on pages with no menu item?

Solution 1 : hidden menu If your pages also need pretty sef urls, you can make a hidden menu and link those articles in the hidden menu. A hidden menu means that you don't create a module for it, you ...
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How to deal with Duplicated Content / URLs in Joomla?

TOC of this answer: Content under same Item Id How Duplicate content is created / Dynamic Pages / URLs SEO perspective Dealing with Duplicate content in Joomla References and links ...
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How to get the alias or title of the active menu item?

To get the data of the active (current) menu item, use the following code: $app = JFactory::getApplication(); // Access the Application Object $menu = $app->getMenu(); // Load the ...
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How to show tagged items in category blog layout

Since this problem seems has been already asked several times and there is still no good answer for that, I'd like to try to provide my solution from the template override side. The steps are quite ...
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Change Login to Logout

The Good Folks at OSTraining just published this nice Tutorial: Step #1. Create the Login link Go to Menus > your menu > Add New Menu Item Enter a Menu Title. Select the Menu Item Type. Choose ...
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How to change the title tag?

When you are creating "static" pages with a single article menu item, the page will get its title from the menu item. At this point you have an option to override the page title, in the Menu Item ...
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Use HTML tag to bold only some words of a menu item

You could use ReReplacer from NoNumber (http://www.nonumber.nl/extensions/rereplacer) to replace such things on each pageload. However I would not recommend it in this case. May I suggest a different ...
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Menu item without link

The main difference is how the HTML is rendered. Thus it depends on the template what the menu items look like. This is how the default Protostar template will display the different options: External ...
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How can I control the module display on pages with no menu item?

You can't do it with default Joomla. Only by menu item. Take a look at advanced module manager by RegularLabs which gives you more assignment options.
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Get menu item by ID in Joomla 3

Not a big difference so far for what you are after... $mainframe = JFactory::getApplication(); $menu = $mainframe->getMenu(); // Use this if you want to get all menu items from a certain menu $...
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Use HTML tag to bold only some words of a menu item

You have a few options here. Option 1 would be to do what @Bakual has recommended. I've never tried using ReReplacer but the extension is developed and maintained by a very popular and well praised ...
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Unable to create external link to javascript:void();

It was actually a bug that it worked (or to be more specific a security issue). The current behaviour is correct. References: Menu item type of External URL can not be saved with javascript:void() ...
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Add html in menu title field

If your template supports it, you should have numeric class ids for each menu item. If you have that, or if you can add that to your template/menu, it's probably safer to just use CSS and style those ...
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Programmatically Add Menu Item in Component

firstly - menu items are not put into the assets table, so this question is about a non-existent problem. The link provided in the question gives the correct answer for joom 2.5 and 3.x. but for ...
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Get full link from menu item field type

To get the ID which I assume you know already, you can use the following: $itemid = $params->get('field_name'); To get the URL based on the ID, try this: $itemid = $params->get('field_name'); ...
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Ajax call to component from menu item

I'm assuming your using JQuery. If your using Mootools let me know, and I'll update this. Your AJAX call can look something like this: $.ajax({ url : urlToSend, ...
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Multiple categories linked to menu item

Instead of trying to do nested categories you might want to just make a single article and link to that. Then use loadposition (or NoNumber modules anywhere) and just embed some modules INTO the page (...
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Multiple categories linked to menu item

You can link to a category which has two child category (red and blue in your example). Your Menu links to category A which contains category b (blue) and category C (red). You can put your slider ...
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Default menu item undo

You can't "unset" the default page. As you mention, Joomla requires at least one menu item to be set as default. The solution is to set any other menu item as the default page by clicking ...
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How do I get a menu item to send a parameter to a component?

The solution I went with was to add the parameter (id) to the view's default.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <metadata> <layout title="mycomponent"> <...
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Joomla 3 - use article title as browser Page title with the menu item title

Here is the simple answer for you. <?php $menu = JSite::getMenu()->getActive(); //SET THE PAGE TITLE $doc= JFactory::getDocument(); $doc->setTitle($menu->title.' - '.$this->item-&...
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External link menu item with tell or callto

This should work just fine. You do however need to ensure you set the Menu Item Type to External URL. See the screenshots below:
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How is the relationship between template styles and menus stored in Joomla 3.x?

template_style_id column in #__menu table.
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How can I create a menu item on a different subdomain?

I haven't try it, but Artio JoomSef claims to provide such functionality. You can specify sections of your website to be used for different subdomains. It might be worthy to check it. Artio JoomSEF ...
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How can I control the module display on pages with no menu item?

To get around issues like this, I normally create a 'hidden' menu which is not placed anywhere on the site. By doing so, I can specify the URL of specific pages and can apply modules to them (as you ...
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Module as menu item

Here's one alternative to load the search module in your menu. It requires a couple of simple steps: 1. Override your mod_menu module Create an override in your templates folder \templates\...
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Add html in menu title field

No, you don't need to add HTML to a menu item. Sometimes when Joomla removes stuff for you is because you should not do it like that (even if it was much simpler). What you need is a template ...
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Programmatically Add Menu Item in Component

Not really a solution, but an idea: I recently learned about Kazaam!, a plugin that creates a menu based on your category- and article structure. As the website states, All code is open source, and ...
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Why does Category View use Home Page Itemid when displaying the articles?

It considers that you have already created a menu item - your current category list menu item- which becomes an "authoritative" itemid for the content you are linking. It is also possible that you ...
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Change menu item title according to login status

If I am understanding your question you want to hide/change the menu item depending on whether or not a person is logged in or not? OK this is how I managed to how to hide content from guest users or ...
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