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Joomla! Menu-Items
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Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
Joomla! Menu-Items
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Joomla! Menu-Items

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Presentation on how to use Joomla! menus, including advanced tricks like using the Itemid for troubleshooting, hidden menus, splitmenu and some useful Yireo extensions.

Presentation on how to use Joomla! menus, including advanced tricks like using the Itemid for troubleshooting, hidden menus, splitmenu and some useful Yireo extensions.

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  • 1. Joomla! Menu-Items Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 2. My name is Jisse Reitsma Joomla! enthousiast PHP programmer Lead developer of Yireo Joomla! templates-book (NL) Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 3. My presentation Part I - Menu basics Part II - Some practical tips Part III - Your friend “Itemid” Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 4. Part I Menu basics Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 5. Definition of “Menu-Item” A link to another page (either internal Joomla! page, or external webpage), where the configurable settings tell something about both the link itself as the destination page Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 6. Logic of menus A page is a component A Menu-Item refers to a page, therefor a component A Menu-Item is part of a menu A menu can be shown throw a menu-module (mod_menu) Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 7. Components & modules Component Core feature of a page Examples: Forum, article, blog, category listing, contact-form Module Additional features of a page Examples: Menu, breadcrumbs, search-box, latest blog, banner Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 8. Example Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 9. Example Component Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 10. Example Modules Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 11. Part II Some practical tips Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 12. Splitmenu Splitmenu 1 Menu (for example “Site Menu”) 2 or more Menu-modules Configuration Menu-module “Top Menu” Menu “Site Menu” Start Level = 1; End Level = 1 Configuration Menu-module “Sub Menu” Menu “Site Menu” Start Level = 2; End Level = 99 Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 13. System Links Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 14. One Menu strategy 1 menu-structure for the entire site No sitemap needed Helper-menus with Menu Item Aliases Tip: Draw a tree-like picture of your site If you don't understand it, neither will your visitor Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 15. Invisible menus A menu without a module Links are still usable, but never displayed on a webpage Useful for search-pages, contact-page, homepage Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 16. Rebuild Menus Rebuild hierarchy of menus Possibility of menu-corruption when lft & rgt fields are messed up Major warning: Possibility that IDs are renumbered Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 17. Part III Your friend “Itemid” Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 18. System URLs versus SEF URLs System URL index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=34 SEF URL blog/5-my-example-article ID 5 is the article ID ID 34 is the Menu-Item ID of the Menu-Item “Blog” Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 19. Yireo extension: seftest Turn on or off SEF by adding a flag to the URL blog/5-my-example-article?sef=0 index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=34&sef=1 Only visible for your own browser-session, and NOT for Google Search robots Tip: Set access-level of plugin to “Special” (Super Users only) Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 20. Itemid = Menu-Item ID Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 21. Why is the Itemid important? Settings are assigned to a Menu-Item Assignment of modules to Menu-Items Assignment of template styles to Menu-Items Breadcrumbs Settings for a specific component-page Keeping track of the current page Troubleshooting this, involves knowing about the Itemid Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 22. Itemid or not Identical content but different page index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=34 index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5 Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 23. Common problems with Itemids Menu is not expanded correctly Missing Itemid causes incorrect relation between Menu-Items Different template-style is applied Template assignment is based on the Itemid Modules are disappearing or reappearing Module assignment is based on the Itemid Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 24. Menu Item Aliases Original URL index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=34 Menu Item Alias index.php?Itemid=34 Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 25. Yireo extension: Dynamic404 Handle “404 Not Found” errors in a dynamic way http://yireo.com/dynamic404 = Gives you a 404-error, handled by Joomla! Redirects to http://www.yireo.com/software/joomla-extensions/dynamic404 Easier for your visitors; A delight for Search Engine Optimization Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo
  • 26. tweets to @yireo Presentation “Joomla! Menu-Items” - http://slideshare.net/yireo Jisse Reitsma (jisse@yireo.com) - Twitter @yireo

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