[KNOWN ISSUE] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

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[KNOWN ISSUE] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby aravot » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:58 pm

Link-URL menu types are not visible in Menu Item selection list hence can not assign modules or left/right column to a link-URL so the template gets all corrupted.

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Re: [UNDER REVIEW] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby toubkal » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:53 pm

Thanks for the report.

EDIT: INFO BELOW STRIKED OUT AS REALISED THAT JOOMLA DOES GIVE A UNIQUE ITEMID IF THE URL DOES NOT ALREADY INCLUDE ONE

I guess that the link url was primarily intended for external links and therefor not suffixed with an itemid

There may be a case for having an option to give an itemid. Especially for linking to pages within components, where you would like different module assignments to the main component pages

Two points to bear in mind:

1)  For links to content items in joomla, you can use the menu link of type:
link - content item
or
link - static content

both of which give an itemid to the link and therefore will be available in module selection lists

2)  For links of type url, you can simply add your own Itemid on the end  (matching an existing Itemid of course )

so if you have an existing link with an id of 57

you can create further links of type url and add onto the url

&Itemid=57

and they will receive the same module assignments as the link with id of 57

If you require unique assignments, you could create a "hidden" item on a menu that you do not currently publish ( e.g. other menu )  I know this is not so conveinient but is a workaround.

As for the option in the menu manager, we will need to seek devs opinion on that.
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Re: [UNDER REVIEW] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby toubkal » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:30 pm

Actually, after all that, I tested out adding links of type url to various parts of my site ( in two installs) and every time, they do get an Itemid if they are within the site and they do feature in the module assignment lists.

Is yours a fresh install of j 1.0.10 or upgrade?
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Re: [UNDER REVIEW] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby toubkal » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:37 pm

Information required if we are to follow this up

1. can you try this out on another install - e.g. the joomla demo site
http://demo.joomla.org/administrator/  login with admin and admin

2. can you provide an example link url that you are attempting to use

3. can you provide the status of your joomla install - upgraded / fresh install /
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Re: [INFO REQUIRED] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select lis

Postby aravot » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:11 pm

Fresh install of Joomla 1.0.10

Installed Joomnik Gallery created album called ‘players’ created a direct menutype link-URL to ‘players’ album that link doesn’t show up in module assignment list so I can’t assign any module to the link hence no left/right column.

The site is http://www.armenianrugby.org/web

JG is link to component
Direct link-URL is the direct link created to players album, created using menutype Link-URL

Toubkal, if you need backedn access let me know.
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Re: [INFO REQUIRED] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select lis

Postby toubkal » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:50 am

Just to check, I installed the joomnik gallery and made an album

created a link url and it worked fine.

One thing to check. When you copied the link for the album into the new menu item url, did you remove the existing Itemid from the url?

I ask because if there is an existing Itemid in the url, a new one is not generated and so the new menu link will not appear as a separate menu item in the module assignment list.

If no Itemid is in the url, one will be generated.

If you still have no luck, you can PM me with a tepoary access if you wish.
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Re: [INFO REQUIRED] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select lis

Postby aravot » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:11 am

Tried your suggestion no luck, I have PMed you access info.

It worked, I had to remove = sign too from Itemid, Learned something new today, this should be in doc.
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Re: [INFO REQUIRED] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select lis

Postby toubkal » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:32 am

Hi aravot,

I took a look at the site before seeing that you had updated the post.

when I had previously mentioned removing the Itemid, I had meant, remove the whole Itemid=xx from the url

you had
index.php?option=com_joomnik&album=1&Itemid

and I edited it to

index.php?option=com_joomnik&album=1

aravot, If the issue on your site is now solved, please remove the login that you created for me.

Thanks
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Re: [NOT A BUG] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby toubkal » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:45 am

Submitted to Documentation Forum for Help page addition
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,85426.0.html

Submitted to tracker for suggested addition of note in admin:
http://forge.joomla.org/sf/go/artf5593?nav=1
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Re: [NOT A BUG] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby friesengeist » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:42 pm

Hi David,

just one small suggestion: could you please add a link to existing forum topics to the tracker artifacts you create? It's easier to see the "cause" for the tracker artifact then, and it gives people who read only the artifacts the possibility to comment on them here on the forum.

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby toubkal » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:50 pm

Hi Enno,

I usually do. Just forgot on this one.

It has been added now.

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby friesengeist » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:02 pm

Hey, that was quick :)

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Re: [NOT A BUG] Bug - Link-URL menu type not visible in Menu Item select list

Postby Robin » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:59 pm

Q&T Note; marking topic as KNOWN ISSUE/LIMITATION, moving to Known issue forum.


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