An important part of making your website easy to navigate is by creating menus. The initial creation of a menu is generally a two step process, creating the menu and then creating a module for the menu. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps for setting up a menu in Joomla 3.0.

 

How to create a menu in Joomla 3.0

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 Administrative Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Menus and then click Menu Manager
  3. In the top left of the page, click the New button
  4. Enter the following details for your menu, and then click the Save & Close button in the top left of the page:
    Title The title of the menu to display in the Administrator Menubar and lists.
    Menu type The system name of the menu.
    Description A description about the purpose of the menu.

    In our testing, we are creating a menu to list the test articles that we have created.

    creating-a-new-menuTitle: Test Articles
    Menu type: testarticles
    Description: A list of our test articles

    At this point, you have successfully created a new menu! Our next step is to create a module for this menu.

 

How to Create a Menu Module in Joomla 3.0

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 Admin Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, click Menus and then click Menu Manager
  3. add-a-module-for-this-menu-type In the list of menus, find the menu you want to create a module for. Within the table, under the Linked Modules heading, click the link next to the menu that says Add a module for this menu type.
  4. There are many different settings you can configure for your new module. In our testing, we are only going to enter just a few settings:
    Title Module must have a title Test Articles
    Position You may select a module position from the modal display of pre-defined positions where you can filter by type and template, or enter your own module position by typing the name in the field and Save. Right [position-7]

    When finished entering the settings for your new menu, click the Save & Close button in the top menu.

Even though we have created a new menu and menu module, it will not show up on our website until we add a new menu item to our menu.

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2014-03-02 5:46 am

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2014-03-03 9:30 am

This article is really helpful.If someone learn about joomla 2.5 then it is easier to learn 3+ joomla

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2014-07-08 4:45 pm
You're missing assigning the template part. There's also assigning the proper modules to your menu.
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2014-07-08 5:09 pm
Hello Rick, and thanks for your comment,

Can you please elaborate a bit on specifically what our guide is missing, is this information you're talking about not in the next article linked at the bottom of this one on adding a menu item to a menu in Joomla?

- Jacob

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