Menu Definition

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To create a new menu go to:

Joomla->Menus->Menu Manager

and click on the "New" icon in the top right.

The "Unique Name" field should be a single word and we recommend using lower case letters.

The "Title" is the title that Joomla will use when it displays your menu.

The "Module Title" is the name that you will see when you refer to the menu in the Joomla back end.

Once you have created the new menu, you still need to apply some configuration setting to it. You do this in the module manager at Joomla->Extensions->Module Manager. Click on the name of your menu in the module manager and set the following:

  • Enable;
  • Access level: Registered (assuming you only want registered users to see it);
  • Under 'Advanced parameters' set the module class suffix to be '_menu' (no quotes).

Finally set the position of your new menu using the up/down green arrows in the Module Manager.

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