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help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by asutic » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:26 am

Hi,

As a complete newbie to Joomla, I have some difficulties removing an empty menu from the rhuk_milkyway template in Joomla 1.5-beta2. Check the attachment for an illustration of the situation I have.

I tried to go through the code of the template, but eventually I didn't know what to do it since I have almost no clue about CSS and PHP  :-[ (nor much about web design).

The best way would be to solve the issue via Admin interface, but after a lot of attempts, I didn't find a way to do it.

Please, any help is more than welcomed.

Thanks.
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Re: help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by Robin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:29 am

Hi,

If this is indeed an empty menu, you should remove it through Admin > Menu manager. Simply delete that menu.


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Re: help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by asutic » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:22 pm

Robin,

Thanks for your post.

The deleting of the menu brought me to the situation I have. The empty menu was previously Administration access button (the one that leads to  http://www.mysite.com/administrator/). Since I didn't want this menu shown on the front page, I just deleted it. However, the empty box remained on the page.

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Re: help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by asutic » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:34 pm

To be more precise, here is a piece of front page's source that has been generated. As you may see, there is an empty module_menu class in the code.

Could anybody comment how the generation of this class can be blocked? Where to look in the source code of the template?

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<div class="module_menu">
			<div>
				<div>
					<div>

													<h3>Main Menu</h3>
											
<ul>
	<li id="current" class="active">
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=1&option=com_content">
			<span>Home</span>
		</a>
	</li>
	<li>

		<a href="index.php?Itemid=41&option=com_content">
			<span>EEE FAQ</span>
		</a>
	</li>
	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=50&option=com_content">
			<span>The News</span>
		</a>

	</li>
	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=48&option=com_weblinks">
			<span>Web Links</span>
		</a>
	</li>
	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=49&option=com_newsfeeds">

			<span>News Feeds</span>
		</a>
	</li>
	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=51&option=com_poll">
			<span>Polls</span>
		</a>
	</li>

	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=53&option=com_search">
			<span>Search</span>
		</a>
	</li>
</ul>					</div>
				</div>
			</div>

		</div>
			<div class="module_menu">
			<div>
				<div>
					<div>
											
<ul />					</div>
				</div>
			</div>

		</div>
			<div class="module_menu">
			<div>
				<div>
					<div>
													<h3>Key Concepts</h3>
											
<ul>
	<li>

		<a href="index.php?Itemid=40&option=com_content">
			<span>Our Mission</span>
		</a>
	</li>
	<li>
		<a href="index.php?Itemid=38&option=com_content">
			<span>HowTo</span>
		</a>

	</li>
</ul>					</div>
				</div>
			</div>
		</div>

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Re: help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by Robin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:54 pm

Can you check if there is still a menu module in Admin > Site modules?

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[SOLVED] help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by asutic » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:07 am

Robin,

I've found out what was wrong all along. To remove the empty box, it is necessary to delete othermenu from the Menu Manager.

Thanks

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Re: help need: howto remove empty menu on the left side

Post by Jenny » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:46 pm

Just a note, if you don't want a menu module (or any module for that matter) to show up, instead of deleting it (you may want to use it later) you can unpublish it.  That way you still have it available just in case, but you can make it not visible.  I always suggest unpublishing something before deleting it, in case you change your mind in the future. 
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