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IvanVk
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How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by IvanVk » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 am

I ask for help if someone has a desire to help and free time, explaning step by step.
I have a website in the latest installment version of Joomla 3.8x
I am a total beginner in working with Joomla CMS.

The site is based on the Protostar template and consists of basic parts. In the picture below you can see the layout of the website.
The layout of the module is in three columns.
- The first left column contains a Custom module with three links (position 8).
- In the middle is the content. This content depends on the click on the menu link in the right column (position content). Banner is in position 3.
- The right column contains the Menu module with a list of links. These links have over 40 in the list (position 7).

I'm planning to add more Menu links (about 100 links) but then it would be a long list of links.

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I want to create a new category name 'Other Excel Examples. I also want to create a new Menu module 'Excel Examples' with new Menu links (see image below).

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In principle I want the following:

1. When a visitor clicks on the 'Other Excel Examples' link (in the left column of the Custom module),
automatically to display a new Menu module in the right column with a new list of links.
2. When a visitor clicks on a link in the right column of the 'Menu module', then the content of the text in the middle column should appear.

Remark/Note:
I know how to create a new category and new module.
But!
I do not know how to hide old Menu modules and display a new Menu module when a visitor clicks on the 'Other Excel Examples' link. I do not know where I can set options, which modules will be displayed in a specific category.

What steps should I take to do what I want?
If needed I will set up a URL link to my website here.
If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.

BTW: Is there a detailed PDF tutorial, describing step by step action and administering Joomla CMS 3x.
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Per Yngve Berg
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Re: How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:36 pm

Create a split menu. One menu and two modules. The first menu shows menu items in the first level and the second the second level.

Create a Menu Item at the top level called 'Other Excel Examples'
Create new menu items with 'Other Excel Examples' as parent.

https://docs.joomla.org/Split_menus

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Re: How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by IvanVk » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi @Per Yngve Berg
Thank you for the instructions. I will try.

BTW: Do you know, is there a detailed PDF tutorial, describing step by step action, administering and working in Joomla CMS 3x.

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Re: How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:27 pm


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Re: How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by Webdongle » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:18 pm

Would suggest you decide on a project not follow a tutorial. Get pen and paper write down Categories, Article titles and menu titles. Then install Joomla without sample data and create Categories, Articles and menu items. Make regular backups. When you have content in your site then work out what modules you want.
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Re: How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by IvanVk » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks guys, I'm going to work, if there's a problem, I'll be back again.

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[SOLVED] How to create new Category and new Menu Module?

Post by IvanVk » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Problem solved using via "Module Menu Assignment" tab.
Thank you both. Best regards


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