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Kazaam! is an automatic menu manager. Just plug it in, turn it on and it’ll start working for you. Never spend your time creating a menu item again!
Need more details? Here they are.
This is a plugin that creates a menu, and automatically maintains it. You can see the menu in your Joomla menu manager, and use it exactly like any other menu. It is a tree menu, and it maintains your category and article tree structure perfectly in your new menu.
You can select which categories you want to include in the menu, and whether you want to also automatically create menu items for articles.
Your categories will be used as category blog menu items, and your articles will be used as single article menu items.
Your new menu items will also take on your category or article parameters, such as whether they are published, are available to registered users, and so forth.
Changes to your categories or articles will be instantly reflected in your Kazaam! menu.
Kazaam! is built to save you time and effort – which you can use for things that really matter.
We have just upgraded Kazaam! to be faster and more efficient than ever!
If you use Kazaam! please leave a rating and a review at the Joomla extensions directory
At the moment for joomla 3 it is not actually very helpful. As every time i add a category i have to go into the plugin to choose it for a menu to be created. It also makes the sub categories as a drop down menu.
My suggestions are as follows:
For category choices -
Some categories ( it already does this )
Master category and all its sub categories
Menu options -
Make master category and sub categories top level menus
Make sub categories as dropdown menu items
The ideal solution for a client but it needs to be more robust in its choices. The simplest way to see it is, if i showed a client that they could make new menus by creating a category within the master Home category then it would be easy for the client.
If you said to the client that if they make a new category like so Home/News/Latest where latest was a sub category of News then that would appear as a drop down menu under news.
That would be the ideal approach as i see it, especially if this plugin was designed for ease of use by the client the end user.
If you have any updated files to allow for One category and ALL its sub categories to be generated as one full top level menu then please share.
There are a couple of issues
1) When a new menu is created for an article and it is viewed, the article has a dashed line at the top showing (either the article category or the menu item name, not sure which) - If I then access the menu and resave it, this goes away. I used to have this same issue with a popup plugin I had and it was corrected by adding an &itemid=435 to the Link field.
2) I need to be able to generate two sets of submenus for all the articles in the same category - One linked to Top Menu and One linked to Main Menu. I repeated the menu#x entry in the plugin and amended them acccordingly, but it seems to only create the submenus in the last of the entries as it reads down them, so menu#1 did not have the submenus created but menu#2 did. I assume its because they both relate to the same input category.
There doesn't seem to be any proactive ways to contact the developer to help to address the issues, which means we can't clarify and address these concerns.
Besides that, it you are happy with it out of the box, its definitely one for your site.
Unfortunately the resulting Kazaam menu is not at all identical to the "normal" menu.
There are a lot of duplicate items. More than twice more.
So, Kazaam is of no use for me.
Thanks for your honest feedback. All I can imagine is that the migration process duplicated your article IDs, and therefore Kazaam interpreted these as new articles. Please use the 'regenerate menu' function and it should all work correctly.
P.S. Those of you who also want to use this to solve Xmap problems, just don't create a module for Kazaam to keep it hidden, but remember to publish the plugin. All of the categories and articles (if you choose that option) will be included in your sitemap. This extension is your answer!
When you regenerate your categories, well, needless to say, all your categories will replace the menu items. Like for example, you'll have an Uncategorized button, your uncategorized home button will disappear, with all you mods [*blood boils*] and the rest of the menu items that have nothing to do with categories will disappear.
At least the name fits its purpose; KAZAAM! and there goes your menu system.
I appreciate your feedback.
However, please note that Kazaam! is an automatically generated and controlled menu. It is not intended to be edited directly.
Any changes made to your categories will instantly be reflected in the Kazaam! menu, so instead of editing the menu itself, you should make changes to your categories and articles in the Category / Article manager.
If you want a menu that is *not* automatically generated and controlled, please set one up in the menu manager.
Saved me a lot of messing about - thanks :)
he upside of systems like WordPress is they have a nice unified backend but, they don't have the massive arsenal of addons like we do here at the JED!! This plugin helps close that gap.
Another reason why we only roll with Joomla.