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Joomla menu item with no article

Posted on 2010-09-16
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Hi Experts,

I would like to use an iFrame to encapsulate another page in Joomla.  I can do the iFrame and it works fine.  I don't want to use an artcile body to host the iframe.  I can use the wrapper module and that works well.  Here is the problem:

Since I don't have an article how can connect the menu item to the page that has the iFrame in a module?  I mean, the page doesn't really exist it seems unless there is an article.  And I don't want to use an article.  Put another way, how can I create a module based Joomla page without an article?

Thanks,

HNM
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by:Rowby Goren
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Is there any way you can get the page to show up in your browser?

If you can, then one of the menu options is to link to a URL instead of an article.  i.e. http://www.yourwebsite.com/thepagewiththeiframe.html

Is that possible in your case?

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joomla_php earned 500 total points
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create an article with a hidden headline and a blank paragraph.
create a menu to the dummy page.
assign the frame module to the dummy menu
or for that matter make it a real menu item to a dummy page.

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by:HelpNearMe
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Joomla_php, thanks for the info... when I create the article Joomla insists that it can't be empty.  Can you explain what you mean by a 'blank' paragraph?  An empty set of <p> tags?

Thanks,

HNM
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by:HelpNearMe
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Thanks,  empty article worked.  Didn't before but works now.

HNM
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by:joomla_php
ID: 33696315
Probably just hitting the return key in the wysiwyg editor -- underneath that produces just enough "empty" html to keep the editor from thinking there's nothing there.
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by:HelpNearMe
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thanks
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by:Rowby Goren
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Great tip!  Thanks!  I'll use it too!

...Rowby
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