Creating Split Menus in Joomla

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This simple tutorial shows you how to split a single Joomla menu across two Joomla modules in different positions on the template.
It works for Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.

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Creating Split Menus in Joomla

  1. 1. Creating a Split Menuin JoomlaThis simple tutorial shows you how to split a single Joomla menu across twoJoomla modules in different positions on the template.It works for Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3. © 2005-2013 New Life in IT Pty Ltd - Visit learn.theartofjoomla.com to learn more about Joomla!
  2. 2. Side position Top positionThe goal: using the same menu tree, we want to show the first level items in the top module position,and show the lower level items in the side module position.
  3. 3. Here is where we want to split the menu across two modulesHere’s our main menu viewed in the Joomla 3 Menu Manager.There is no special treatment here apart from the sub-menu levels branching off the “Extensions” item.
  4. 4. This is the menu module in the top position This is the menu module in the bottom positionHere is the Joomla 3 Module Manager filtered on the module type of “Menu”. Note there are twomodules in different positions. Consult your template’s documentation to find the best positions for you.
  5. 5. The main menu Start at level 1 End at level 1 Don’t show any sub-menusHere is the edit form for the “Main Menu” module on the previous slide that will display in the topposition. The key is to set the start and end level to 1, and don’t show the sub-menu levels.
  6. 6. The main menu, same as the other module Start at level 2 this time End at level 2 or more If you set this to “Yes”, all the sub-menus will open up. If you set it to “No”, only the active sub-menu will open.Here is the edit form for the “Extension” module on the previous slide that will display in the sideposition. The key is to set the start to 2 and end level to 2 or more.
  7. 7. When we click on, for example, “Artof Comments” in the side menu, it will expand but “Extensions” onthe top menu will remain highlighted.
  8. 8. it’s not the end it’s just the beginning ...learn.theartofjoomla.com

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