Joomla! allows you to create many menu, each menu is a group that contains many menu item. The menu will be displayed on the front page through the module menu. By default Joomla! already have a menu called Main Menu, you can use this menu or create other menus.

Creating menu in Joomla! 1.5

  • Log in to the Joomla! Administrator Back-end.
  • You can access the Menu Manager page either by pressing the Menu Manager button on the Control Panel or by clicking   Menus -> Menu Manager on the toolbar menu. The Menu Manager screen opens.
  • Click the New toolbar button. The New/Edit Menu screen opens.

Menu Toolbar
Menu Toolbar

  • Complete the fields as required:

Create new Menu
Create new Menu

    • Unique Name: The identification name used by Joomla! to identify this menu. It must be unique. Spaces are not recommended. This displays under module parameters when editing the module.
    • Title: A proper title for the menu. This is used to identify the menu the Menu Manager in the backend.
    • Description: A description of the menu, useful for your own reference.
    • Module Title: The title that will be given to the mod_mainmenu module in the Module Manager. This will be the published title or name which displays in the front-end (if you tick yes to show title in the Module Details when editing the module via the Module Manager). This will only be displayed when creating a new menu. However it can be edited in the Module Manager in the back-end after the module has been created. If left blank, a module will not be created and you will not be able to show this menu in the Front-end.
  • Click the Save toolbar button to create the new menu. 

To leave without saving click the Cancel toolbar button. You can now add new items to the newly created menu. All new menus default to disabled when first created. 

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