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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Hide the Main Menu Title

Joomla 3.0 TutorialHide Default Main Menu Title

Once you assigned your Main Menu and Default Home Main Menu Item, you might see the heading of your default main menu at the top of your page.  For example, I named mine default Home Main menu item – “Home”, so I see the word “Home” at the top of my page.  See my example below:

Joomla 3.0 - Remove Menu Item Title "Home"  from Menu Item Page
Joomla 3.0 – Remove Menu Item Title “Home” from Menu Item Page

Below I will show you how to remove the word “Home” or your hide the main menu item title from the top of your page.

Overview of steps to Disable Main Menu Title:

  1. Go to Menu Manager – Main Menu
  2. Edit “Home” default Main Menu Item
  3. Go to ‘Advanced Options’ and Disable Main Menu Heading

Steps:

1.  Go to Menu Manager – Main Menu

Joomla 3.0 Menu Manager is where you can create new menu items.  Menu items are usually Components and component actions that you want to display on the navigational areas on your site.  You can assign a default landing page by assigning ‘Home’ to any Menu Item.

Joomla 3.0 - Menus Main Menu
Joomla 3.0 – Menus Main Menu
  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Menus’
  • Click on ‘Main Menu

2.  Edit “Home” default Main Menu Item

I’ve assigned to display my featured article list in a default menu item called ‘Home’.   So I will edit my ‘Home’ Main Menu Title.

Joomla 3.0 - Edit Default Main Menu Item - Home
Joomla 3.0 – Edit Default Main Menu Item – Home
  • In the Menu Manager: Menu Items, click on your default Main Menu Item
  • You can edit any Menu item you want to change the heading for
  • In my example, I will click on ‘Home

3.  Go to ‘Advanced Options’ and Disable Main Menu Heading

In Joomla 3.0 Main Menu Item you can configure everything how you want your page to display.  You can change the layout options, article options, integration options, link type options, page display options and more.

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial - Disable Main Menu Title - Home
Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – Disable Main Menu Title – Home
  • In the Menu Manager: Edit Menu Item – Home
  • Click on ‘Advanced Options’
  • Click on ‘Page Display Options’
  • Set the following value:
    • Show Page Heading = No
  • Click on ‘Save & Close

Now you can refresh your Joomla 3.0 website and the Main Menu title will be gone.  If your main menu item heading was ‘Home’ like mine, you will not see it anymore.  Below is screenshot of my page now after the change:

Joomla 3.0 - Removed Main Menu Page Heading from Homepage
Joomla 3.0 – Removed Main Menu Page Heading from Homepage

If you want to show the Menu Item page heading again, you can go back to step 3 and set ‘Show Page Heading’ = Yes.

Hope that helps.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Elaine

6 comments
  1. Warren

    Hi,

    Great Article 🙂 However I am using joomla veriosn: Joomla! 3.1.1 Stable [ Ember ] 26-April-2013 14:00 GMT

    And the advanced options or any other options for menu’s seam to have dissapeared – any ideas ?

    Thanks Again ^^

  2. Warren

    I found a temporary solution if you are using firefox with firebug, you can run this code in the console:

    $(‘#myTabTabs’).append($(‘Advanced Options‘));

    to force joomla3.1.1 to show you the advanced options 😀

  3. jill

    Thanks for this info, and I know this is an older article, but I have this problem currently and the word home is still on my menu. I have Joomla 3, have searched the far reaches of the internet world, and can not find a solution – my main menu remains messed up other than this word sitting there (other parent titles/headings are up and down instead of evenly spaced across and in width, the format seems to be entirely off, seriously have no idea why).

    I have changed every conceivable heading and title setting to ‘hide’ or ‘no’ for the home menu and nothing is working to get rid of it. The word is currently over the top of the home icon on the menu. If you could help me with both of these issues, (the word, and the menu format problem) I will be forever grateful! This website is not for me, so I am kind of frustrated and need to get it corrected asap.

    Thanks!!

    1. Quentin

      You need to go to “System” > “Global Configuration”, Click on “Articles”, and in the “Articles” tab, change “Show Title” to Hide.

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