If this value is set, an H3 title is displayed before menu. It differs to built-in Joomla module title in place where it displays. Built-in Joomla module title displays out of div with class "module" tag, but this title displays in it. If not value set, no H3 tag is in HTML.
The class of module root DIV tag. If you set it you have the ability to apply individual style to current module menu.
Category to get data from
The main option of the module. Selected category becomes the root menu item of automatically generated menu.
Yes, all categories are displayed before articles in parent menu item.
Truncate long titles
Select truncate type if you need in it.
Truncate limit count
If truncation type is
By words count, this option limits maximum number of words in title.
If truncation type is
By symbols count, this option limits maximum number of symbols in title.
If title was truncted, this option if set to
Yes says to plugin to add 3 dots (eclipses) to the end of title.
Use index article for category
Yes, Auto Category Menu module tries to detect index article by checking category's child article's alias for matching to regular expression.
Hide index article
If index article found and
Yes set to this option, found article becomes hidden.
Index article URL regexp
A regular expression to detect index article. If we have an category, we check all its articles' URLs (after their processing by SEF Router) for matching to this regular expression. If one of them matches to it, this article's link is used also as category's menu item link.
Only published categories
If set to
Yes, all categories without
published status will not be queried and displayed.
Category query depth
The depth to query categories. -1 means unlimited depth, 0 means just selected category, 1 - category + its articles, 2 - category + subcategory + its articles, etc.
Sometimes you want to merge first levels of your menu as they are one level. If this value more then 0, all articles in selected number of categories levels are places in root category, their native categories are removed from table.
Hide upper elements
When user selected some category or article you may want to hide parent categories upper then some level. To do it, use this parameter.
Hide lower elements
Sometimes you want not to show deep levels of menu structure when some element selected. You can use this parameter for it. All categories and articles deeper then selected element more then selected level are hidden. Very effective with "Hide other branches" parameter.
Hide lower root elements
If value of this parameter differs from -1 and no menu item is selected in this moment, this option says to Auto Category Menu module about how many levels of menu it is to show. 0 means just root item and its children, 1 - root, its children and children of children, etc.
Hide other branches
If set to
Yes, will be displayed:
- Full structure (articles and categories) deeper than selected item (in its branch).
- All parent categories on whole path.
- All sibling items (articles and categories) without their children.
Remove hidden elements
If set to
YES, all hidden menu items are removed and does not display in HTML in any way. If set to
NO they just have new CSS class "hidden", and you can handle their hiding manually.
Hide module if nothing selected
This module not shows at all if this option is set to
Sometimes you need to quickly swap items order not changing articles' weight values in Joomla backend. So you may to write a pairs of articles' or categories' IDs you want to swap here. All two values in a row must be from one level. All categories' IDs must have prefix
c (without quotes).
For example, if you want to swap atrticles with IDs 5 and 20, write new line:
If you want to swap categories with IDs 2 and 12, write new line:
Dropdown menu options
The type of menu:
- Horizontal: all items are as in standard horizontal system menu of desktop applications.
- Vertical: a column with items expanded to the left.
- Horizontal Twitter Bootstrap (experimental): horizontal menu supports Twitter Bootstrap. All other dropdown menu specific options for this module not applies if selected this option (menu controled by Bootstrap).
YES was choosen, arrow mark-up generates automatically
Completely disable drop shadows by setting this to
Speed of animation of expanding submenus.
The delay in milliseconds that the mouse can remain outside a submenu without it closing.