• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 293
  • Last Modified:

Creating sub-menus in Joomla 1.6

Please see http://www.mells.biz

Before 'Contact' on the main menu, i would like to have a drop-down menu, called Business with a number of sub-menu items

I don't want to enforce that the root menu item 'Business' be linked to an article if possible.

Can i implement this in 1.6 without extensions, and if so, how?
0
CEHJ
Asked:
CEHJ
  • 4
  • 4
1 Solution
 
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
You can do this and it looks like you are pretty close to accomplishing this.

Here's what I would do.

Create your new article and link the business menu item to the new article.

If you are looking for other menu items under the business menu item, create more articles or link those menu items to other components just like the accomodations page is linked.
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
>>Create your new article and link the business menu item to the new article.

Well i don't want to do that really. It would just be a redundant article. If absolutely necessary, i could try a null or self link, so clicking on the Business link itself did nothing.

I suppose it just surprises me that a mature cms can't create nested menus properly...
0
 
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Sorry I completely misunderstood what you needed.

Here's how you can accomplish what you need then.

Instead of pointing that menu item to an article change it to point to an external URL and then simply put # in the url position.

Please see image below.
 #
Is this what you were looking for?  This way, if anyone clicks on the main Business menu they don't get redirected anywhere...and they can still see the links that appear in the drop-dwon menu.
0
The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
An external link with url '#' is a nasty kludge but 'works' as you'll be able to see if you try my page
0
 
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
So will this be acceptable for your solution?  It works and is the only way that Joomla will do what you want it to do.  Sometimes you have to use nasty kludges to get a FREE CMS to work just the way you want it to.
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
NUKIT, i'm sorry - i didn't see http:#36561374 before i posted the comment that follows it, having not refreshed the page ;) Nonetheless, i will accept your comment as the answer if no-one else can show me a way to avoid the kludge - and probably in this case it's not enough of a kludge to warrant installing an extension to avoid.
0
 
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Don't know if this is going to help or not, but I use a program to style some of my websites called Artisteer 3.0.  One function of the program allows you to "click" on a menu item and then it displays the submenus.

This allows you to do exactly what you want it to do, without linking it to an article or have the # in the url show up.  

The downside is that Arstisteer isn't free.  So with that said...maybe you can program this into Joomla or install a template that can do this for you out of the box.  Just an idea.
0
 
CEHJAuthor Commented:
Thanks
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

  • 4
  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now