Joomla specific settings

Joomla type source is using the in-built Joomla menu manager to show the menu items from it.

Joomla type source settings

Menu

In this field you can select first the Joomla Menu, which will be used as the main source of the menu tree. After you changed the Menu, the Root will load all of the menu items for the menu source.

Root

Root allow you to specify one or more (CTRL+click on Windows and Command+click on Mac) menu items to the start of the menu tree. In the following every case what you can use it for.

If Root menu item selected (for single and multiple selection too)
Settings Result

Root menu item selected
Only one menu item selected and Single root as menuitem is OFF
It will only show the child items of the selected menu item.
Settings Result

Root menu 1 item selected
Only one menu item selected and Single root as menuitem is ON
It will show the selected item and its child items.
Settings Result

Root menu 1 item selected and Single root as menuitem
Multiple menu items selected
The menu items will be shown on the first level
Settings Result

Root menu multiple items selected
Multiple menu items selected – advanced case
This can help to change the structure of the menu items with limitations
Settings Result

Root menu multiple items selected
Single root as menuitem

Default value is OFF. Only applied, when one root item is selected. The example is shown in the above parameter.

Display number of subitems

Shows the count of the sub items for the parent items.

Submenu item count

Load module feature

It allows you to load a Joomla module position into the Accordion Menu. To show a module position after a menu item, you should follow the following steps:

  • Step 1: Create a menu item with type Text Separator
  • Step 2: Add the following text to the Menu Title:
Textfor the menu item {loadposition module position,module style}

So for example the following will load the modules, which are published into loginposition:

Login{loadposition loginposition}
Menu icons

If you enabled this feature with Show, the menu will show the menu item icons. You can assign icons in the menu item editor of Joomla under the Link Type Options tab. Also Accordion Menu allows you to choose the alignment for the icons.

The feature called Only icon will not show the menu item title, if there is icon for the menu item. So the menu item will be just an image button.

Filter by note

Works with Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0

If enabled the menu will check every menuitem’s Note for the filter string. If any occurence found the menuitem will be hidden. So the following menu item will not be part of your menu system on the frontend: