Direct link to an Article without using the menu

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Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby stealth94rt » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:42 pm

I am fairly new to Joomla.

Is there a way to link to an article without having the article in the menu structure? In other words, if I have article1 in the menu, and I have some related information that I wish to display in article2, I would like to be able to create a link to article2 without putting article2 in the menu system (because it is not important enough to warrant its own menu entry). Can this be done? If so, how?

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Re: Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby ranwilli » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:43 pm

Joomla is menu-driven

You can make a new menu, and put a link to this article on it, but DON'T publish the new menu's module.
It'll still be available for you to use in links, to control module displays, etc.
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Re: Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby stealth94rt » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:48 pm

I did that (made a new menu, with the articles linked to that menu). It accomplishes what I want, as far as hiding the article menu items, but still being able to display the actual articles.

Now I have another problem --- the articles in this "hidden" menu (our Parts articles) are part of our SUPPORT area. The other SUPPORT articles all show a left-side menu when they display. It looks like this:

SUPPORT
Support
Training
User Forums
Parts <--this links to the Parts articles in the hidden menu
Document Library
FTP1
Help Request

I'm trying to show that same left-side menu when the Parts articles display, but I can't figure it out. When these hidden-menu articles display, the left side navigation is blank. Any tips on what to look for on that one?

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Re: Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby ranwilli » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:05 pm

Sure - re visit the modules that display the left side stuff, and make sure they're published to the hidden menu items.
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Re: Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby stealth94rt » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:48 pm

I attempted to do this, but I am unable to get the side menu items to appear when the hidden module's page displays.

If I move the page into the unhidden module (where the rest of my website menus/pages are), then I can display the side menu when that page displays.

I'm open to further ideas/suggestions on this. Thanks.

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Re: Direct link to an Article without using the menu

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:53 pm

Bonjour,

A very easy way that I have found to do this is to use the Linkr extension, available in the JED. Works like a charm :)

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