Menu Item: Table - Web Link Category



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Manager; Administrator; Super Administrator


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Add Table - Web Link Category Edit Table - Web Link Category


This Menu Item creates a shortcut, in the chosen Menu, to a tabular display page of all the Web Links of a particular Category, and an option to display a list of any other Web Link Categories.


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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 Web Link Category name.

Category: Select the Web Link 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 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.

Hits: Joomla! keeps a record of the number of times every Content Item is opened - be it a document or, as in this case, a Web Link. Select Use Global, Hide, or Show to set whether a display of the number of Hits is shown on the target page.

Link Descriptions: Select Show or Hide to set whether the description text entered for each individual Web Link, when it was created will be displayed alongside its entry in the target display page.

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

Related Information:

Menu Manager [ mainmenu ] Trash Manager Web Link items
Menu Manager [ othermenu ] Move Menu Item Web Link Categories
Menu Manager [ topmenu ] Copy Menu Item Global Configuration
Menu Manager [ usermenu ]

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 )