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  1. Log on to your site using the Administrator Login.
  2. Go to Menus > Main Menu  (or whichever menu you'd like to create the menu item in) and click Add New Menu Item:

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  3. Enter a Menu Title (see #1 below). You may leave the box for Alias blank; one will automatically be generated.
  4. (Optional) If you want your new menu item to display as a dropdown selection, go to the Parent Item drop down menu and select the pre-existing menu item that you would like the new menu item to appear under (see #2 below).  If you leave "Menu Item Root" selected for Parent Item, your new menu item will appear as a top-level item.
  5. Next to the box for Menu Item Type, click the Select button (see #3 below).

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  6. A pop-up window will open. Choose the appropriate menu item type from the list.  Click Articles, then click Category List(see #2 below):

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  7. Once this option is chosen, there will be a field titled "Choose a category". Select the appropriate category from the drop down list:

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  8. Click Save to the upper left: joomla3 save button

Changing the Parameters of a Menu Item

  1. menu-item-list-layoutWhile still in the "Menus : Items" window, click on your new menu item.
  2. Click "List Layouts" - see number 1 to the right
  3. Change "Display Select" to "Hide" - see number 2 to the right
  4. Change "Show Hits in List" to "Hide" - see number 3 to the right
  5. Change "Author in List" to "Hide" - see number 4 to the right
  6. Change "# Articles to List" to "All"
  7. Click Save & Close - see number 5 to the right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A "Category List Layout" is appropriate for larger categories or categories with longer articles (such as faculty pages or course descriptions,) for displaying a smaller category or a category with shorter articles (such as "News" or "Announcements"); a "Category Blog" may work better.

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