Joomla 2.5 Menu Items – List All Categories

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When creating new menu items in Joomla 2.5, one of the available options is a List All Categories menu type. Creating a List All Categories menu item will create a link, that when clicked, will bring users to a page that list all categories within a specific parent category (which you can select).

How to create a List All Categories menu item in Joomla 2.5:

  1. Log into your Joomla admin
  2. In the top menu, hover over Menus, hover over the menu you want to create the menu item for, and then click Add New Menu Item
  3. Next to Menu Item Type, click Select and then click List All Categories


  4. Next to Menu Title, enter a name for the menu item
  5. Next to Select a Top Menu Category, select the top category that you would like to show all categories within


  6. Click Save in the top right menu
  7. Visit your Joomla 2.5 website, find and click on your new link, and you will then see a listing of all categories within the top menu category you selected!

0 thoughts on “Joomla 2.5 Menu Items – List All Categories

  1. Hello Sir,

       I am managing a Joomla 2.5 site in that I have created a menu item of List All Categories like
        Journal Paper (Menu)  assigned root category is Vol-Year
              -Vol.46-2014  (Category)
              –Jan-Mar 2014 (Category)
     In this structure I want to assign a module for Vol.46-2014 category. I have searched lot but did not find answer so please guide me in this manner.
    1. Hello Shridhar,

      Thank you for contacting us. It’s not exactly clear what you are trying to accomplish, but there are some 3rd party modules available for this type of listing. Such as Monthly Archive.

      Thank you,

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