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Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide by Eric Tiggeler

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Time for action — add a menu link

Let's finish the three steps of content creation and add a link to your article:

  1. Navigate to Menus | Main Menu | Add a new menu item. The Menu Manager: New Menu Item screen opens.
  2. Next to the Menu Item Type box, click the Select button and select Articles | Category Blog. This menu link type tells Joomla to display a page containing intro texts and Read More hyperlinks to all category content. You'll see what that looks like in a minute.
  3. In the Menu Title field, type News.
  4. In Required Settings, select the appropriate Category: News. Click on Save.

What just happened?

Creating just one link to the News category changes a lot on the frontend. The site now looks as follows:

The home page is still empty, but the menu does ...

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