An Introduction to Joomla 2.5 Menus

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Menus

With your Joomla hosting, menus provide the basic site navigation for your website. They allow you to link visitors to other parts of your website.

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Menu Items

Each Menu contains one or more menu items. Menu items are the actual navigational links that users click on. When setting up menu items, there are quite a few options you have to choose from. The most popular menu items are links that point to either specific articles or to a listing of all articles in a category.

What website visitors see What is displayed in the Joomla Dashboard
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Menu Modules

Creating a menu does not automatically add the menu anywhere to your site. When you create a new Joomla 2.5 menu, a module for that menu is created. You then need to enable the menu’s module and select the position in the template where the menu should go.

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