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swMenuFree 8 Released. Instantly create a drop-down or pop-out menu system for your Joomla website using either the mygosu , trans, or superfish menu systems.

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  • Simple mouse driven interface allows infinite styling of all aspects of the menu module without touching the keyboard or knowing CSS

  • True type font integration for top and sub menu items using easily obtained cufon font files

  • Corner styling. Independent corner styles for each corner of the complete menu, top menu, and sub menus.

  • Advanced menu source features for the menu include the ability to automatically create whole menu structures from content(content only menu), Or too automatically append content items as menu items to existing categories(hybrid Menu). This unique system of menu and content integration allows you to custom make a menu system that automatically updates itself as content is added. Virtuemart integation is also supported.

  • Create and export an external style sheet and edit it manually for unlimited styling capabilities.

  • Active menu feature will automatically keep the top menu item highlighted for the part of the site being viewed.

  • Live preview to see changes as they are made, as well as a complete preview to show entire menu module.

  • Integrated update/repair facility makes it easy to upgarde to future versions of swMenuFree without losing any settings.

  • Currently has 12 included translations for the admin component.


This is the most customizable menu creator made for Joomla websites. It is sad that some past reviews have claimed it does not work.

Ease of use

This is very easy to use and works well on Joomla 3.4 and Android Devices!


I have used this on more than one dozen sites with no problems.


Not really needed.

I used this to: Every Joomla website I build where I need complete control over the appearance of the menu. .


It does not run in Joola 3.4

Ease of use

Easy to use.


Nothing. The provider doesn't have support ticket system and never check the forum.



I used this to: My business website. Not anymore.


Allowed to create drop-down menus of any style, 3 different effect types, choosing colors, borders, corners, transparency. Android-friendly.

Ease of use

Easy and friendly. Just installed and found anything in configuration, even the arrows for multi-level menus can be fine-tuned.

I used this to: Commercial site that contained non-dynamic menu with 4 levels and 50 menu points.

I've used swmenufree on my customer's web site, and it's a very attractive product. easy to set up, nice presentation etc BUT my site menus won't work on Android devices (at least on the two I have tried). I've posted the issue on the message board, and e-mailed the developer twice, but had no response. If it worked on my Android devices, I would give it five stars.

Very easy to customize !!

Posted on 24 November 2013

I have been looking long time for good easy menus. This component is great and extremely adaptable to any site !!! Thanks !!!


Posted on 12 August 2013

its the menu extension that i need for my every joomla site, thank you so much for the wonderful extension!

Just Awesome

Posted on 15 July 2013

Seriously easy to set up and use. Installed and config'd in Joomla 3.1 without any problems.

Great extension, amazing that it's free. Many thanks to the devs.

Makes Life Easy!

Posted on 25 June 2013

I have been using this with ealier versions of Joomla, but this is the first time I'm using for a Joomla 3 site. I have tried several menu extensions - but none can equal this in terms of the number of parameters you can configure. The size, color, border, font etc everything is customizable. And the best thing is it's free! Thank you so much.

Good one

Posted on 05 June 2013

It is a very comfortable component, indeed! But why use an -Tag as a clear-element which has a height? Also the component's file structure doesn't look very compliant to Joomla-Standards ... so you have to hack the core for any changes (like changing the -tag). But it really saves a lot of time although I miss the CSS-fiddling a bit.


Posted on 31 May 2013

This is a great free menu extension, very detailed customisation, easy to use, so smart menu.


Sean White
Last updated:
Jul 10 2015
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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