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Title:

com_menus - add (or edit)

Access:

menu=>Menu=>Menu Manager=>Menu Manager [ menuname ] - New (or Edit)

menu=>Menu=>Menu Manager [ menuname ] - New (or Edit)

Quick Icon=>Menu Manager=>Menu Manager [ menuname ] - New (or Edit)

User Level:

Manager; Administrator; Super Administrator

Screenshot:

Edit Menu Item : [ Component: Login ]
Edit Menu Item : Component: Login

Description:

This particular Menu Item creates a shortcut to the Front-end display of the com_login Component. An alternative to this particular Menu Item is the us of the Module mod_login that creates the Login Form typically seen on web sites.

Toolbar:

back_save_apply_cancel_help_tb save_apply_close_help
New Menu Item Toolbar Edit Menu Item Toolbar

Back: Click Back to return to the previous screen to select a different type of Menu Item to create the new entry from.

Save: Click Save to save any changes made during the current editing session and return to the Menu Manager [ menuname ] screen.

Apply: Click Apply to save any changes made so far in the current editing session but remain in the Edit Menu Item screen to continue editing. Once the editing session is complete click Save as above. If a New Menu Item was being created the screen title switches from New to Edit, and the New Menu Item will have been added to the particular Menu. The Toolbar changes to reflect the change of function and it is no longer possible to select an alternative Menu Item type.

Cancel: Clicking Cancel at any point ends the creation of a New Menu Item and returns the display to the Menu Manager [ menuname ] screen. Any changes made since the session commenced will be lost.

Close: Clicking Close at any point ends the current editing session and returns the display to the Menu Manager [ menuname ] screen. Any changes made since the session commenced, or since the last time Apply was clicked, will be lost.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.

Details:

Name: Enter the name that is required to appear on the Menu to identify this Menu Item.

Component: Identify the Component from the list of installed Components to which this Menu Item will create a shortcut. This will create a new Component Item. A Component Item is a variant of the Front-end display of that Component. There can be more than one representation of a Component Item but with different Access Levels, for example.

URL: The URL will be created automatically by Joomla! when the Apply or Save icons are first clicked. The URL represents the internal link to the display element of the Component itself.

Parent Item: Select the existing Parent Item to which this Menu Item is to be associated. By default this is Top. Top is the Menu itself. The Menu Item will be visible in the normal view of the Menu. If another Menu Item is selected then this Menu Item will become a sub-Menu Item and will not be visible until the Parent is clicked.

Ordering: Control where this Menu Item will appear in its Menu, in the Front-end. Select this position from the drop-down display of current Menu Items contained in the Menu.

note711_smallNOTE: By default the new Menu Item is placed at the Top of the Menu. Its position can be changed once the New Menu Item has been saved for the first time. The resulting drop down box displays all Menu Items in the Menu whether they are published or not.

Access Level: Define which of the three document Access Levels applies to this Menu Item. Select from Public, Registered, or Special.

Published: Select Yes (the default setting) to Publish this Menu Item in the Menu. This will display the Name of the Menu Item, as entered above, in the Menu.

Parameters:

Menu Image: Select a small image, from the drop down list of available images, to be placed to the left or right of the Menu Item Title in the Menu. Images must be located in joomla_root/images/stories/ directory 

Page Class Suffix: This field can contain a suffix that is to be applied to the CSS classes of this page. This allows individual page styling with relative ease. For example, if the suffix .li (short for log in) is entered here, all CSS code elements in this page will have .li added to them. h2 becomes h2.li. Separate entries in the CSS file of the template would then be applied as entered.

Back Button: Set whether there is a Back navigation button inserted at the base of the target page being displayed. Options are Use Global (the setting made for the whose site), Hide, or Show. The Global site settings are overridden by these individual page settings.

Page Title: Select Show or Hide to set whether the Login or Logout Page Titles entered below will appear at the top of their respective target page displayed in the Front-end of the web site.

Login Page Title: Enter the text that will be displayed at the top of the target page display in the Front-end of the web site. If left blank the entry defaults to the Menu Item name instead.

Login Redirection URL: Enter the web site page address (URL) that the User will be redirected to after a successful Login. If this field is left blank Joomla! will automatically load the Front Page instead.

Login JS Message: Select Show or Hide to set whether a JavaScript Pop-up indicating Login Success appears, or not, following a successful Login.

Login Description: Select whether to Show or Hide  the Login Description Text entered below .

Login Description Text: Enter the text message to display on the Login page, if left blank then the  _LOGIN_DESCRIPTION detailed in the joomla_root/language/language_name.php file will be used instead.

Login Image: Enter the URL of an image to be displayed on the Login Page, if required. 

Login Image Align: If a Login Image is chosen in the previous field, select whether it should appear to the Left or the Right of the target display page.

Logout Page Title: Enter the text that will be displayed at the top of the target page in the Front-end of the web site. If left blank the entry defaults to the Menu Item name instead.

Logout Redirection URL: Enter the web site page address (URL) that the User will be redirected to after a successful Logout. If this field is left blank Joomla! will automatically load the Front Page instead.

Logout JS Message: Select Show or Hide to set whether a JavaScript Pop-up indicating Logout Success appears, or not, following a successful Logout.

Logout Description: Select Show or Hide to set whether the Logout Description below

Logout Description Text: Enter the text message to display on the Login page, if left blank then the _LOGOUT_DESCRIPTION detailed in the joomla_root/language/language_name.php file will be used instead.

Logout Image: Enter the URL of an image to be displayed on the Logout Page, if required.

Logout Image Align: If a Logout Image is chosen in the previous field, select whether it should appear to the Left or the Right of the target display page. 

Related Information:

Menu Manager [ mainmenu ] Module Manager [ Site ]
Menu Manager [ othermenu ] Move Menu Item
Menu Manager [ topmenu ] Trash Manager
Menu Manager [ usermenu ] Copy Menu Item

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!

 

The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )
 
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