How to setup the menu system before Warp

This tutorial shows you how to setup the menu system in a YOOtheme template before we implemented the Warp framework in all templates since July 2009.

Since Joomla 1.5 we extend the original Joomla menu modules with our YOOmenu features. You can publish and reorder your menus like any other module.

Main Menu

How to set up the menu system

First, we want to set up the horizontal Main Menu at the top.

To split the Main Menu into two different areas we can use the Start Level and End Level parameters of the menu module. In this example, we only want to render level1 menu items. To do so, let's use Start Level 0 and End Level links in the image to the right.

Publish the menu module in the module position menu.
To enable the Drop Down Menu, set the End Level to 5 and Always show sub-menu Items to Yes.

Sub Menu

How to set up the menu system

Next, let's set up the sub menu in the left or right column. Copy the Main Menu module to get a second menu for the sub menu. Publish it in the left or right module position. To render the output for the sub menu items set the Start Level to 1 and the End Level to 5.

OtherMenu

How to set  up the menu system

If you want to set up an independent menu like othermenu or the usermenu in the left or right column please set the Start Level to 0 and End Level to 5.

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