Menu Systems

This menu module offers almost all features of the mainmenu module plus many many more.... Like:
- CSS- Menu with Sub-Menues
- patTemplate support
- split the menu up (e.g. sub-navigation on the side)
- navigate through sections, categories, content items (you can even make it expand regular section/category link menu items)
- plugin support (load menu items from a custom database table or create complex views)
- use one of the available menu templates (mainly based on other great resources like the suckerfish CSS menu, an accessible dTree menu, mountain-top rounded corners...) or create/modify your own menu template (you may want to make this one then available to others).

(please see the homepage for more details)

Just an additional note as some may misunderstand some things about this module:
- it main emphases is not to make it simpler than the built in mainmenu but add some more possibilities and sacrifices some simplicity for flexibility (separate sub modules could probably be created to overcome this)...
- those are mainly focused on giving the web developer/designer the possibility to create standard based web sites (menu wise)
- that is to be able to separate structure (HTML) from design (CSS)
- for integration, design and other reasons this is not a component but just a module with it's limitation
- (a required step may not be required for a later Joomla version)

This may help your decision:
- don't use this module if you don't need/want any of it's additional features
- don't use it if you are not sure what HTML/CSS is and you actually don't care about web standards (accessibility etc.)
- if you desperately want JavaScript/Flash effects other menu modules may suit you better (even though possible there is not a lot effort put into making such easier)
- otherwise just check it out.. it depends on your knowledge, preferences and what you actually want to archive

Note: Unfortunately I can't reply to comments. If you believe there is a bug or it is not working as advertised then please do contact me or raise an issue in the bug tracker.
e.g. this module is compatible with Joomla 1.7 since the snapshot version 2011-11-10.
(1.0.6 on the other hand was not compatible)

I have used it in the past on Joonla 1.5 websites and was happy with it. When I tried to install it on a 1.7 site, installation went seemingly fine, however the configuration page for the module is missing the right (module specific) panel. Pity it can't be used with 1.7.
I have used this module many times in the past and it is great. However it is not compatible with Joomla 1.7 and so should not be marked as such (above). i do hope the develop get around to upgrading it as it's a very useful module to have.

thank you

Posted on 09 January 2012
this module is great and configurable!!!
Excellent Module, Its confusing for new users and takes little time to understand how to configure it. But once you get use to using this module you will love it.

Only problem is the module is not updated from long time. Hope the developer will take note of this and release version for 1.7 or at least update the module


Amit Patekar


Posted on 13 July 2011
It's a very amazing tool, i use it on all my websites. but my question is where is the 1.6 module?.

THanks alot.
This is an excellent extension, especially considering Joomla! is more of a designer's CMS than a developer's CMS. In fact I would probably not even be using Joomla! if it were not for this extension.

My favourite features (besides the typical menu usage):

You can create automatic menu-items for sections and categories. In other words, you can expand joomla categories and sections. The real beauty about it: the output options. i.e. category name as static title or clickable links. Or even as a select-box. A handy little gem: The ItemID selection has a fixed and a smart option.

Never tried the suckerfish menu templates. But i have seen them in some templates.

In Joomla 1.0 days, the awesome splitmenu option was my highlight (something you know from J1.5, right?! )

I would really like to see it for J1.6+ ;)

Excellent module.

Posted on 10 November 2010
This module is excellent for all my needs in dropdown menu. For the first time trying I was a little bit confused because of no settings in UI. But making some arrangements with CSS got perfect results. Features are compatible with IE6/7/8. Great! Thanks a lot!

Should be core

Posted on 28 August 2010
Love it. Use it on all websites. I just made it a part of all my custom template starters.
This is simply the best menu module of it's kind. No doubt about it. Way to go guys!

Extended Menu

Daniel Ecer
Last updated:
Oct 12 2023
9 months ago
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4

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