- Posted: December 09, 2009
Every once in a while, you might want to create links on your website that aren't directly linked to one of the menus displayed on your website.
A great way to accomplish this is to use a hidden menu. Here's how to do it.
1. Go to the back end of Joomla and log in. Under Menus, pick Menu Manager. Click New to create a new menu. Call it hiddenmenu (all one word). Fill in "hiddenmenu" for the 4 blanks presented.
2. When a new menu is created, a module to go with the menu is also created. However, that module is not published. DO NOT publish the module.
3. Now you can create links on the hiddenmenu as you usually do, but since there's no module to display them, the links are "hidden" on the site. However, you can still assign modules to those pages, and you've still got a URL to link to them.