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Avatar mrjon asked

Yootheme Pro Mega Menu

Please tell me I'm missing something here and it's not just been left out of YooTheme Pro.

A real Mega Menu with the ability to include images in drop downs, varying columns widths within the same drop-down, the ability to choose where column breaks are ( as noted in your priority list here http://yootheme.com/support/question/92327 ) etc.

Any help/confirmation greatly appreciated.

  • Feature Request
  • General Question
  • YOOtheme Pro

12 Answers


Avatar davidmdawson answered

yeah is this ready yet? Got clients screaming out for it.


Avatar sascha Yootheme answered

Hi, imagine having the page builder working for mega menus :-) Not everything could make it into our first release, but it is on our todo list ;-)


Avatar bkdesign answered


The need for a mega Menu is so CRUCIAL at this point. I LOVE Pro and will stay with it, but my clients are begging me for Mega menu designs and I can't deliver. Any plugins (wordpress) or extensions (joomla) that I've tried that allow mega menu do not work with Yootheme's framework. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, let this be on your list next.


Avatar mrjon answered

Do you think it would it be sensible for Yootheme to release a Road Map of targeted release dates for individual items such as menus, elements, module additions, uikit3 release, etc., etc. so users of the yoothemepro know when a required functionality for their project(s) are likely to be available so that we can manage our own businesses and projects in the timely manner they should be?


Avatar kieran.hardy answered

Even just some logical workflow suggestions on how we can get by without it and still achieve mega menu looks without using the builder- would be super awesome.
Would it be possible to describe how to implement a hard coded mega menu? For instance, How could I inject contents of a flat file into the current menu system? Using a separate flat file for each mega menu that would be sufficient and allow us to use mega menu's until the builder supports this functionality.


Avatar mrjon answered

Hi @sascha . It's been 6 months since your answer which was a nice teaser but I've seen no further development. Is it possible to provide an expected release date? This is a must for me (and many others) and with my subscription ending soon I may need to look elsewhere. Thanks.



Avatar ericmuc answered

Yes, I am missing mega menu also very much, hope, this will be a part of one of the next releases

an: thanks for Yootheme Pro and the great job


Avatar macpalm answered

That's also a yes please from me for ability to create true mega menu layouts. One year on from Sasha's post and some info on when this will be available would be great.

Many thanks


Avatar lars.schorling answered

Please also support subtitles in all levels and not only in the 1. menu level - thank you.


Avatar paul.scarnegie answered

First of all, I’ve been using YooTheme for a over 10 Years now and the new Pro themes with the built in page builder has been promising, but I wanted to push myself a little with some different template frameworks, so I tried Helix3 from JoomShaper - mostly because they've implemented an EXTREMELY robust MegaMenu system. YOO should be on notice for having such a neutered menu architecture.

However I'd like to share my experience with this whole “page builder” methodology within Joomla.

What I’ve seen from SP PageBuilder, Quix, RSJoomla’s Page Builder, etc is that they build a whole new ... let’s call it an ‘ecosystem’ ... regarding articles. They have their own articles, categories, etc. that is totally different from what’s built into the standard Joomla ecosystem. What happens then is that other extensions, let’s take sh404sef for example, can’t create any clean SEO URLs because the ‘categories’ that SP Page Builder creates runs through a different router than what’s expected by sh404sef, which makes that extension essentially useless.

SP builder even goes a step farther with their own media tools that completely ignores any settings that are in the base Joomla configuration settings. Add to that they they’re ‘hard wired’ into the ‘images’ directory and can’t be changed. So for example if I’m using JCE and want to set my default documents or images folder to something else, SP Page Builder won’t see it, again stripping out functionality from other extensions that adhere to core Joomla functionality and configurations.

So what we're all left with is: YOO, which has arguably the best "integrated" page builder (albeit way behind SP Page Builder's functionality) yet easily the WORST menu creation tools, and something like Helix3 which has the absolute BEST integration of MegaMenus but refuses to adhere to standard Joomla configuration parameters with their SP Page Builder component.

Why can't we all play in the same damn sandbox together?


Avatar albertomis answered

So did not follow completly, after more than a year this is not done ?
Do we have a way to do it or no??
<Hi, imagine having the page builder working for mega menus :-) Not everything could make it into our first release, but it is on our todo list ;-)>
How can we add a builder module to the menu???


Avatar greg answered

You can do custom Mega Menu yourself since YooTeam release the feature. Just code your dropdown with grid and all stuffs in a HTML Widget, add an item to menu with a special class and with a piece of JS trigger the dropdown when hovering the item menu.

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