Working with Menus

Creating a menu link to an external website (URL)

To link to another website:

  1. Go to the other website, and copy the website address (URL) from the browser
  2. Go back to your website and log in
  3. From the Menu menu, choose the appropriate menu for the new item (normally Main Menu in Joomla 1.5 or mainmenu or bottommenu in Joomla 1.0)
  4. Click on New
  5. In Joomla 1.5 click on External link under Select Menu Item type
  6. In Joomla 1.0 choose Link - URL
  7. [Help to determine which version of Joomla you are on]
  8. Give the menu a name
  9. Next to Link: paste in the website URL that you want it to go to (ensure that the http:// is included in the link)
  10. The parent item - choose where you want the new menu to be under
  11. Published - yes
  12. Optional: On Click - choose "New window" to open a new window when a visitor clicks the link
  13. Press save (top right corner)
  14. Review it online to make sure it works