How to use the Menu Manager in Joomla

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How to use the Menu Manager in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged in to your Joomla admin panel

The Menu Manager allows you to create custom menus for your Joomla site

1) Click Menus

2) Then Menu Manager

Let’s create a new menu

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3) Click New

The Unique Name is what Joomla uses to identify this module within the code

4) Enter a Title

5) Type a Description

The Module Title is what will display on the front-end. If this field is left blank, the module will not be created

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6) Click Save

7) Click this icon to edit the menu contents

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8) Click New

9) Select the Menu Item Type from the list

10) Enter a Title

The Alias is an internal name that Joomla uses in the URL if SEF is enabled

Entering an alias is optional; and, if left blank, Joomla will create a default one by automatically converting the title to lowercase and replacing any spaces with a hyphen

However, you may manually enter an alias, if desired

11) Click Save

The last thing to do after creating a new menu is to enable it in the module list

12) Click Extensions

13) Click Module Manager

14) Click the red X icon next to the menu item

The new menu can now be viewed on the front-end. Let’s go there now

Here it is

That’s it! You now know how to use the Menu Manager in Joomla

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