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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:

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Add Link - News Feed Edit Link - News Feed

Description:

This Menu Item creates a shortcut to an individual News Feed Item display. Enabling Users to read an RSS News Feed within the target display page.

Toolbar:

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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.

News Feed to Link: Select the News Feed, that a shortcut will be directed to, from the list of available News Feeds. Only News Feeds that have already been created in the News Feed Manager can be linked using this Menu Item.

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 News Feed Component itself.

On Click, Open in: Determines where the new target display page will open. Choose from the three available options:

  • Parent Window With Browser Navigation - Opens the News Feed target page within the current browser window.
  • New Window With Browser Navigation - Opens the News Feed target page in a new instance of the browser window, with the normal toolbars and menus displayed.
  • New Window Without Browser Navigation - Opens the News Feed target page in a new instance of the browser window, without the normal toolbars and menus being displayed.

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 end 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 .bl (short for Blog) is entered here, all CSS code elements in this page will have .bl added to them. h2 becomes h2.bl. 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 whole site in the Global Configuration), Hide, or Show. The Global site settings are overridden by these individual page settings.

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.

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

Feed Description: Select Show or Hide to set whether the description text of the News Feed, entered by the Feeds' writer, is shown alongside each News Feed in the target display page. This is automatically transmitted along with the feed itself.

Feed Image: Select Show or Hide to set whether the image from the News Feed site is shown alongside its name in the target display page.

Item Description: Select Show or Hide to set whether the description, or Intro text of a particular News Feed Item is displayed alongside its entry in the target display page. This is automatically transmitted along with the feed itself.

Word Count: Set the number of words within the News Feed Item Description, that will be shown in the Item Description column on the target display page. A setting of 0 (zero) will permit the full description to be displayed.

Related Information:

 Menu Manager [ mainmenu ]  Trash Manager
 Menu Manager [ othermenu ]  Move Menu Item
 Menu Manager [ topmenu ]  Copy Menu Item
 Menu Manager [ usermenu ]  News Feed Manager

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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