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After you've created a Joomal 2.5 featured articles menu item, you can adjust the Link Type Options to control how the menu item looks in to your navigation. In this Joomla 2.5 tutorial, we'll go over in further details the options available under Link Type Options.

How to access the link type options for a joomla 2.5 featured articles menu item:

  1. Log into your Joomla 2.5 admin
  2. In the top menu, hover over Menus and then click on the menu where your featured articles menu item is.
  3. From the list of menu items, click the featured articles menu item that you want to change.

    In the list of options on the page, you will see a Link Type Options heading.


Link Title Attribute

Most html tags can have a title attribute set to them. When the user hovers over the item, if there is a title set, it should show.

Without a Link Title Attribute With the Link Title Attribute set to "Welcome to our Site!"
no-link-title-set with-link-title-set

In our example, we set the link title to Welcome to our Site! You can see in the code below how this is shown on the page:

<li class="item-435 current active"><a href="/joomla25/" title="Welcome to our site!" >Home</a></li>


Link CSS Style

The link css style option allows you to add a css style to your link. In our example, we set the class to home_link. If you are familiar with CSS, you can edit your Joomla 2.5 template and add custom text for this css class.

With no link css style set With the link style set to home_link

<li class="item-464 active"><a href="/joomla25/" >Home</a></li>

<li class="item-435 current active"><a class="home_link" href="/joomla25/" >Home</a></li>


Link Image

The Link Image option allows you to show an icon next to your link. In our example, we uploaded an icon of a house to represent a home, for the "home" link. If you'd like to insert a link image, click Select next to Link Image and you will be able to browse / upload an image.

No Link Image set With a link image set
no-link-image-set link-image-set


Add Menu Title

The Add Menu Title setting allows you to control whether the menu's title is shown or not if you've set a link image (see "link image" above).

Add Menu Title - No Add Menu Title - Yes
add-menu-title-no add-menu-title-yes

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