Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Add a Weblink Menu Item

by Elaine on December 4, 2012

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to add a link to your Main menu to point your Weblinks.  This is an easy tutorial that will be accessing the Menu Manager.  You can create a menu item link to all your Weblinks or to a specific category in your Weblinks.  In my example, I will create a menu item link to link to my weblinks in my ‘Elaine Cmsmind Links’ Category.  If you wish to add more links – click here.  If you wish to find out how to change the name of your Weblinks category, you can check out my tutorial here.

Overview of How to Add Weblinks to your Main Menu

  1. Go to your Main Menu – Menu Manager
  2. Enter in Details of New Menu Item for Weblinks
  3. Select Type of Menu Item to Create for Weblinks
  4. View all Main Menu – Menu Items in Menu Manager

Steps:

1.  Go to your Main Menu – Menu Manager

I will create a new Joomla 3.0 Menu item link in my Main Menu.  You can create a new menu item under any menu.  If you choose another menu, make sure you create a menu module and publish it in the Module Manager.

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  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Menus’, ‘Main Menu’, ‘Add New Menu Item

2.  Enter in Details of New Menu Item for Weblinks

Now you are creating a new menu item in your Main Menu.  This will be a new link on your Joomla 3.0 frontpage.  Enter the details you want people to see.

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  • In the Menu Manager – New Menu Item
  • Enter in the following Details:
    • Select a Top Level Category = Root
    • Menu Title = Name of your link, you will see this name on the Frontpage of your website
    • Menu Location = Main Menu
    • Menu Item Type = <Click on Select>

3.  Select Type of Menu Item to Create for Weblinks

There are different types of weblink menu item types you can choose from.  You can display all links from all categories, list weblinks in a specific category, or a link to allow visitors to submit a web link.  I want to display links from 1 category:

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  • Click on ‘List Web Links in a Category
  • When you are back in the Menu Item – New Menu Item window
    • Click on ‘Save & Close’

4.  View all Main Menu – Menu Items in Menu Manager

In your Main Menu – Menu Manager, you can view all the Menu Items in your Main Menu.  Right now I only have the featured articles Blog and the Weblinks Menu item that I just created

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If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.0 Tutorial   How to Add a Weblink Menu Item

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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