Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – How to Create a New Menu

by Elaine on June 1, 2013

Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial on How to create a new menu.  Menu’s are ways to display Components on your website.  Menu’s are blank without menu items.  So after you create menus you create menu items to place Components inside it.  In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a new menu in your Menu Manager.

Overview of How to Create a Menu in your Menu Manager

  1. Go to Menu Manager, Add New Menu
  2. Add New Menu Details in Menu Manager
  3. See New Menu Created in Menu Manager
  4. See New Menu in Menu Manager Drop Down, Add Menu Items

Steps:

1.  Go to Menu Manager, Add New Menu

Joomla 3.1.1 Menu Manager contains all the menus you have on your website.  These are navigational points on your site.  Inside your Menu Manager, you can have many menus and inside menus, you can have many menu items.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Menu Manager Add New Menu
  • Login to your Joomla 3.1.1 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Menus’, ‘Menu Manager’, ‘Add New Menu

2.  Add New Menu Details in Menu Manager

Here is where you will enter the name of your menu.  This is only visible to you as the administrator.  You can always change the name of the menu in the Module Manager before you publish it to the world.  My new menu is called ‘Elaine Contact Display’.  You can name your menu anything you want.

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Joomla 3.1.1 New Menu Details in Menu Manager
  • In Menu Manager: Add Menu, enter Menu Details:
    • Title = Elaine Contact Display
    • Menu Type = Elaine Contact Display
    • Description = Elaine Contact Display
  • Click on ‘Save & Close

3.  See New Menu Created in Menu Manager

Your new menu is created and you can see it in the list of menus in your Joomla 3.1.1 Menu Manager.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Menu Manager List of Menus
  • See new menu created in Menu Manager: Menus

4.  See New Menu in Menu Manager Drop Down, Add Menu Items

You can now add menu items to your new Menu.  You can have many and different types of menu items.  There is a list of different menu items you can have based on what type of components you have installed.  Menu items are functions of the components you have installed on your Joomla website.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Menu Manager New Menu Menu Item

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial   How to Create a New Menu

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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