Joomla - Adding Menu Items
Each menu in Joomla may contain several menu items. Menu Item processes the predefined type of page, which is determined by the type of Menu Item. Menu item types include several options such as articles, configuration managers, contacts, news feeds, privacy, search, smart search, system links, tags, users, and wrappers, etc. In this article, we are going to explain how to create the menu items in Joomla. We are going to create a menu item with a single article page.
Create Menu Items
Log into your Joomla account and click on "Menus - [Your Menu Name] - Add New Menu Item" from the Joomla Taskbar. It will look like the following image:
Or you can click on the "Menu(s)" option from the Joomla Control Panel page and click on the "Menu Items" from the left sidebar. Then, click on the 'New' button from the toolbar.
You should get the form, as shown below:
There are several boxes and tabs available in this page. You have two fields above the tabs, which are:
By default, you will be redirected into the 'Details' tab. Now, you are required to choose options that are present under the 'Details' tab.
Menu Item Type
It is used to specify the type of menu item that you are going to create. It can be an article, tag, web link, system link, contact, etc. To assign the type of menu item, you need to click on the 'Select' button, and you will get the list of different types of menu items.
Now click on the 'Articles' option, and you will get a new window. Choose 'Single Article' option, as shown below:
After clicking on the 'Single Article' button, you will get a new field (Select Article), which will ask you to choose the article that you want to link with this menu item. Select the article from the list and process it further.
Rest of the options under the 'Details' tab are defined below:
After selecting the type of menu item, there will be a new 'Options' tab generated automatically. You can either 'show' or 'hide' different details on your site using the 'options' tab. These details include titles, category, author name, publish date, tags, etc. This page looks like the following screenshot:
Customize these fields as per your preference.
Next tab is 'Link Type', which contains the following options:
There is no mandatory field, so you can also leave it as default. It will look like the following image:
Click on the 'Page Display' tab, and you will get the following screen:
Enter the following details as per your choice. These are not mandatory but good for better customization.
Next tab is the 'Metadata' tab which contains the following options:
'Module Assignment' is the last tab that controls the module display on the page. You can show or hide the unassigned modules and unpublished modules. The following image displays the options available under the 'Module Assignment' tab:
After filling the details in all the required fields, you need to click on the 'Save' button from the toolbar.
It is the way to create menu items in Joomla.
Note: The created Menu Items will not be displayed on the site if you have not assigned a module to the created Menu.