* 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 swmenupro is a great solution, if you want your menu to be bequeathed (its "vererben" in German, hope, this suites) to every new menu-item, without the need to be published by an administrator. This means: your customer creates a new category (or may be, by cck, subcategory) and links it to the menu, than this new menulink and its children will be shown in swmenupro by itself on any new created page that belongs to it (if you modified it to appear on all pages). You can do this with the subitems to and so the relevant menuitems appear on the new categories without any backend-modification.
Great! the best solution I found. and it looks good! even if you only have basic knowledge of css, because the admin-panel is self-explanatory! thanks a lot for this great extension
PS: I tried free-version, too, and it is as good, only that you can't modify the different menu-items in different ways and that you don't have that much kinds of menu-types
I would say the program is amazing, and the service is great too, plus its a free program which is a great plus.
We need more programs like this out there with the great service and solutions.
Just what we needed, with all the facilities for a designer who wanted to get things "just so." Given how much it does, not overly complicated to use. If I had more time to write, I'd be adding some more enthusiastic comments.
It only took 5 minutes to correct the problem with my template, and the menus work Great!
Thanks much, David Nelson
After spending hours and hours and finaly finding the word "swmenufree" somewhere and googling for it, I found it, downloaded it, installed it, and after less than 5 seconds, I had my first vertical menu working!!!
This just can't be true.... It's too easy! :)
Everything about it is great. Admin GUI is great. Options are great. Outcome is great. Thank you developers.
- Tables. It's 2010, we don't need tables. Why don't just use default unordered list.
- Admin GUI is poor. Please use default J! admin template elements at least.
Prior to 2010 we did need tables. They are the only way to ensure proper display in most templates and browsers and still validate and get indexed quite nicely by search engines.
The latest swMenuFree does now include the superfish menu system which will write the complete menu in an unordered CSS list if that's important to your requirements.
I'm sure if you hadn't uninstalled it so quickly you could have understood better the features of it's rich GUI interface.
Added to that, Sean White's support service is THE BEST that I have come across. On the one or two occasions when I have had problems, he has shown me how to fix them within 24 hours.
It's a top component, and the support is second to none.
i had one doubt regarding ..it i.e i cant see the the Position:"USER3" in it..
Could u plz help me out with this..
i am using Joomla 1.5
rhuk_milkway as my default template
Thanks in Advance for ur help or suggestions
New swMenuFree 6.0 version fixes issues with the module position list.
The missing fifth star is because of the impression that is created when submitting a "Module Name". To me it would mean that I can use the settings of one designed menu to use for another one and by changing the Module name field are able to create a second instance.. That doesn't seem to work, however. If that is a complete assumption on my part, then consider this a 5 star review!
swMenuFree only supports one menu module. For multiple menu modules and more menu systems and features you need swMenuPro.