Adding a new menu item to a menu in Joomla 3.0

We have gone through the steps needed for Setting up a menu in Joomla 3.0.
So we'll go through the steps for adding links to our new menu to display in our website.

Selecting The Menu

add menu item

Go to the Menus link on the top menu of Joomla, then select our new menu or the menu of your choice.
Then click on the "Add New Menu Item" link.


Menu Item Details

menu item details

Here we are going to create a simple link to an article within your content.
In the Menu Title give your link a title, this will be displayed within the menu itself.

Leave the Alias blank, Joomla will fill this in for you.

Next click on the blue Select  button to the right of the Menu Item Type box.

This will open a pop-up window with a list of choices.


The Popup window View

single article link

When the pop-up window opens there are many different types of menu items you can create. For example, you can link to articles, categories, and content created by 3rd party extensions.
Click on the Articles link. Another drop-down menu will appear giving choices again to link to different types of article options.

In this tutorial, we are simply linking to a single article so select the "Single Article" option.


Select Article Option

select button

Now you will be taken back to the Details tab, but there will be another option box displayed the Select article box.

Click the Select button to open another pop-up window.


Article List View

select article

Now we have a list of articles within your website.
Because we are using a fresh install of Joomla we don't have many articles too choose from yet so we will choose the only option we have,the Getting Started article.
Select the article you want to create the link to and the window will close and you will be back in the details tab.



Save Your Settings

save menu item

Now the "Select Article" box is populated with your choice.
After you have configured the settings above, click the Save button in the top left of the page.


Front end View

display new menu

Now we have added a menu item our new menu will show within our website. Go to the front-end of your website. You will see that the menu now displays on the right side where we wanted it.

 You can repeat this tutorial to create as many links as required for your menu. Experiment with different options to get to know how the menu system works in Joomla.


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