This menu provides some advanced features :
- Multicolumns AND multirows
- Themes are responsive design
- Mootools/jQuery dropdown with nice effects (open or slide)
- Description can be added for each link of the menu
- Loading of module in the menu
- Horizontal or vertical orientation
- MVC structure so the output can be easily overridable in the template
- Image only in the title of each link
- Fancy effect on first level items
- Possibility to have multiple modules on the same page, horizontal or/and vertical
- CSS class, href attribute and column specific width with the plugin Maximenu_CK Params
- Version Joomla! 1.5 compatible with Joomfish & sh404sef
- SEO optimized (all items are html coded and findable by the search engine)
- Compatible with mobile devices iPhone, iPad, Android
- option to open submenus on click, mouseover, close on click only
- Virtuemart compatible
- Image menu with suffix for mouseover images
- Theme css3megamenu to make the same menu as on Joomla.org
- Hikashop compatible
- RTL compatible with a specific stylesheet (see the documentation)
- Joomshopping compatible
VERSION 6 (J!2.5):
- Compatibility Joomla 2.5
- ACL management
- Cache management
- Creation of columns AND rows in submenus
- Code improvement
- New theme css3megamenu to create the same menu as on Joomla.org
- New ergonomy in the module administration
- New parameter [col=180] to create columns without separator
Fantastic extension with fantastic support.
It helped to read that there's a plugin and a module, because at first I had downloaded the plugin and wondered why it didn't work as a module.
Also, the documentation is great! I downloaded the booklet which helped a lot as far as CSS and identifying elements was concerned.
Why the CSS comes in a php file, and why the actual background comes in a repeat pgn is absolutely beyond me. I'm open to education on that one. Once I had that figured out, I was happy!
I'm looking forward to integrating this extension into my site and, hopefully, customizing the style to fit my site's particular theme.
this is also my first review on any thing here. i just installed it and follow the first instruction on the module page and voila i got a multi column layout of menu. thanks man looking forward to see more wonders from you. i am a web developer my self and i was thinking to make something like that but i know it will take my weeks to make it so thank you very much,
Ok, I'll spend a couple of more words to show my appreciation... :P
Not only this is a great module that will extend the functionality of menus like never before (and in a very easy and straightforward fashion), but the support shown by the author of this module is second to none (at least from my experience).
I would have never expected a quick reply to my question, but guess what, that is what I received.
Not only that, he offered to give a look at my site so that he could do some tests and send me a version of the module that would work for my particular needs (I had some overlay problems when using "ShadowBox" and "Highslide JS" image galleries, that where corrected by changing the z-index property value)!!!
It's really nice to see such passion and dedication!
Thank you sir!!!
In short, maxi menu CK is AWESOME! I have spent an incredible amount of time looking for an extension that will give me the capabilities of MEGA MENU, until someone recommended MAXI MENU CK. This module brings almost all features of mega menu (if not more) and it's completely FREE! There is no need to install complex frameworks and components, it simply works by itself.
The default template is not very attractive, however the menu is fairly easy to style and adapt to your needs. You have the ability to make several independent templates and then easily change them through the menu admin panel. The css files (actually php files) are well commented and designated so you'll have no problems working with them. I'm quite pleased with the results I have achieved with maxi menu CK and I don't consider myself to be proficient in css styling.
I have tested the menu with IE 7, 8, 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and maxi menu CK looks consistent across all browsers. I was amazed by this fact, considering that the menu features complex functions. The multicolumn feature is excellent and you can easily add support for more than 4 columns in the template files (should you ever need to do so). You can style individual menu items, modules loaded in the menu, basically everything.
But the best thing about maxi menu CK is that should you encounter some problem with the module, Cedrik is always there to respond and guide you to solution. He has responded promptly to each of my mails, and I know I have had some questions and problems.
Furthermore, the development of the menu is rapid, just look how many features have been added since the beginning of the year. I'm expecting this menu to only get better and quickly.
Just don't forget to use maxi breadcrumbs CK with the menu... you will need this module to hide the descriptions and functions you'll use to style the menu. maxi breadcrumbs CK is free, simple and issue free, so it shouldn't be a problem to replace the default joomla breadcrumb bar.
Thanks Vlado for your great review. I always make my best to help persons in implementing my extensions. It's a pleasure to see such great comment.
If you had asked me, I would have said to you that you probably download a plugin addons (breadcrumbs or xmap) instead of the module itself !
It works without specific configuration like the native menu in joomla. For the langage, you should have seen that all the pages for maximenu_CK are translated in english, and the admin params too.
I have seen commercial stuff which did not had the half of these feauters and didnt work.
I installed the Maxi Menu CK and I was happy, the whole day. Easy installation, good looking... just a wonderfull menu!
The only downside is, that I couldnt find the "Donate" button on the website! Please point me there, I am glad to spend some money on this!
hi thanks for your comment. If you want to donate you can buy me some documentation and themes for the module via paypal.
there is no forum. You can email me with the contact form on my website. Your the first I heard the menu doesn't work. May be your website corrutped ?
These php file are css with .php extension (for dynamic ID). You can modify it like another css file, you just need to open it in an editor.
I am happy to see this module being actively maintained. Thanks.
One interesting feature that might add a whole new dimension to the menu would be the ability to have a default menu item triggered. That way the menu could be in its position, some module content that you want to highlight as well at the same time. That content then would change as you chose your different menu items.
Anyway I love this menu.
hi, thanks for voting, I don't really understand you request on the way it could be improved. please email me to tell about this.
My only question to the developer is this... is there a way to have a menu item only be an image (no text is shown for the item)?
Hi, yes you can put an image by css (background property) and hide the text (display none), or load a module with just an image.
that's really a great tool to make a nice looking and well working menu. I only would like to recommend to develop an english version too.
Good job thanks
Hi, thanks for suggesting, this is now done. French and english langages are available