Zoo specific settings

ZOO provides a much improved Joomla experience. The key feature is the ability to create your very own custom content types. You bring the content, ZOO brings the elements to structure it and make it look good!

ZOO type source settings

Zoo settings


The App allow you to change the source ZOO app. If you change the App, the categories will load for the selected app. Root category works like the one in Joomla source type Menu root parameter.

Single root as menuitem

This function works like the one in Joomla source type Menu root parameter.

Show posts

You can define if you want Accordion Menu to show all of your posts in the menu bar, just like categories.

Display number of items

  • No: Item count not displayed next to the categories
  • Yes: Item count displayed next to the categories

Menu icons

If you enabled this feature with Show, the menu will show the category icons. You can assign icons to the categories by adding <img /> into the category description. 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.

Entry order

If post items are visible in the accordion menu, you can define how to order them – alphabetical, publication time, last modification time, or component’s default order. It is also possible to add an ascending or descending option to ordering.


Accordion Menu can cache the menu bar, enabling the web server to spare generation time. The lifetime of cache can also be defined in minutes.