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Available Fields for Joomla Menus

Here you will find all the available fields that can be used in the Joomla Menus import and export routines. Please see the relevant tutorials on how to use these fields in a specific scenario.

Title Description Type Example
access

Set the access level for the menu.

Possible options

1:Public
2:Registered
3:Special

numeric 2
alias

Set the alias for the menu item.

text company-information
browserNav

Target window when the menu item is selected.

Possible options

0:Parent
1:New Window With Navigation
2:New Without Navigation

numeric 0
checked_out

The ID of the user who has the menu item checked out.

numeric 0
checked_out_time

The time the article has been checked out.

text 2017-02-22 18:22:02
client_id

The ID of where the menu item is to be shown.

Possible options

0:Back-end
1:Front-end

numeric 0
combine

This is a special field to allow you to combine fields into a single field.

text
component

The name of the component the menu item links to.

text com_content
component_id

The ID of the component the menu item links to.

numeric 22
custom

This is a special field that allows you to set a custom value to be used during export.

text main
home

Defines a menu item as Default.

Possible options

0:Not default
1:Default

numeric 1
id

The database ID of the menu item.

numeric 645
img

The image to use for the menu item.

text class:component
language

Set the language of the menu item.

text

All languages: *

Dutch: nl-NL

Greek: el-GR

level

Specifies the level compared to the parent item.

numeric 2
lft

Specifies the left position in the nested set.

numeric 45
link

The link for the menu item.

text index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1055
menu_image

An optional image to be used with the hyperlink.

text images/powered_by.png
menu_text

If the optional image is added, adds the menu title next to the image.

Possible options

Y/1:Yes
N/0:No

text Y
menu-anchor_css

An optional, custom style to apply to the menu hyperlink.

text mystyle
menu-anchor_title

An optional, custom description for the title attribute of the menu hyperlink.

text Read more about this
menu-meta_description

An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines.

text An article that is all about the world
menu-meta_keywords

An optional comma-separated list of keywords and/or phrases to be used in the HTML output.

text joomla,import,export
menuordering

Set the order in which the menu item is ordered.

numeric 3
menutype

The system name of the menu.

text main-menu
note

An optional note to display in the Menu Manager.

text English menu
page_heading

Optional alternative text for the Page heading.

text New release
page_title

Optional text for the "Browser page title" element. If blank, a default value is used based on the Menu Item Title.

text Breaking news
pageclass_sfx

Optional CSS class to add to elements in this page. This allows CSS styling specific to this page.

text big
params

A JSON-encoded field with parameters for the menu item.

text {}
parent_id

The ID of the parent menu item.

numeric 2
path

A forward-slash delimited text containing the hierarchy of the menu.

text support/visual-available-fields/virtuemart
published

Set publication status.

Possible options

Y/1:Published
N/0:Unpublished
-2:Trashed

text Y
rgt

Specifies the right position in the nested set.

numeric 46
robots

Set the robot instructions.

Possible options

*:Use Global
index, follow:Index, Follow
noindex, follow: No index, follow
index, nofollow:Index, No follow
noindex, nofollow:No index, no follow

text *
secure

Selects if this link should use HTTPS (encrypted HTTP connections with the https:// protocol prefix). Note, you must have HTTPS enabled on your server to utilise this option.

Possible options

Y/1:On
N/-1:Off
0:Ignore

text N
show_page_heading

Show or hide the Browser Page Title in the heading of the page ( If no optional text entered - will default to value based on the Menu Item Title ). The Page heading is usually displayed inside the "H1" tag.

Possible options

*:Use Global
Y/1:Yes
N/0:No

numeric Y
skip

This is a special field that allows you to skip a field during import.

numeric
template_style

Select a specific template style for this menu item or use the default template.

text protostar - Default
template_style_id

Select a specific template style for this menu item or use the default template.

numeric 7
title

The title of the menu item that will display in the menu.

text Main Menu
type

The type of link.

Possible options

component:Component
url:URL
alias:Alias
heading:Menu Heading
separator:Text Separator

text component

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