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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


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New Table - News Feed Edit Table - News Feed


This Menu Item creates a shortcut to a tabular display page showing all the News Feeds within a specified News Feed Category.


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.


Name: Enter the name that is required to appear on the Menu to identify this Menu Item. If left blank, Joomla! will automatically assign the News Feed Category name.

Category: Select the News Feed Category, that a shortcut will be directed to, from the list of available Categories. After initial saving of the new Menu Item this field is no longer editable and is replaced by a static reference to the Category Name.

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 Contact Item 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 (Child) 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.


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 but only for this one instance.

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.

Table Headings: Select Show or Hide to set whether the Table Headings created by the Component will be displayed in the target page, or not.

Name Column: Select Show or Hide to set whether the Feed Name column will be shown in the target display page. This lists the names of the Feeds that have been added in the News Feed Manager .

# Articles Column: Select Show or Hide to set whether the number of news stories in each of the News Feeds is shown in a  column on the target display page.

Link Column: Select Show or Hide to set whether the News Feed Link column displaying the News Feed URL's is shown on the target display page.

Other Categories: Select Show or Hide to set whether a list of hyperlinked titles of other News Feed Categories is displayed in the target display page or not.

# Category Items: Select Show or Hide to set whether the number of news stories in a News Feed Category is shown next to its name. This feature adds the suffix ( # Items ) after each Category name. # is replaced with the relevant numeric.

Category Description: Select Show or Hide to set whether the News Feed Category Description is displayed for each Category, or not. The Category Description is controlled from within the Category Manager.

Related Information:

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