Add to Menu

Add content to your menu quickly in Joomla!

  • Last updated: 16 Jan 2019
  • Version: 6.2.0
  • Type: Admin module
  • Joomla rating: 100%

Tutorial for Add to Menu

There is a Free and a Pro version of Add to Menu.
The parts in this tutorial that only concern the Pro version will be marked with: Pro only


Add to Menu is a Joomla! administrator module.

It will display an 'Add to Menu' link on certain pages in your administrator allowing you to quickly add a menu item for that page.

The link will only show up on a page if the component is supported by Add to Menu.

With most of the pages you will have to save it before you can see the Add to Menu link in the status bar.

After clicking on the link, you will be presented with a modal popup window with some general settings for the menu item. You can adjust these settings before creating the menu item.

Here is an example of the Add to Menu window for a standard article:

Add to Menu only offers the most common settings in the popup window, as its goal is to help you quickly add menu items. If you need to customize any other more advanced menu settings, you will have to do that via the normal Menu Manager.


There are a few settings you can adjust to customise the Add to Menu module's appearance. Here is the full list of options you can find in the Add to Menu administrator module settings:

Display link How do you want the link to be displayed?
Display Toolbar Button Select to show a button in the toolbar.
Link Text The text to display as link.
Display Tooltip Select to display a tooltip with extra info when mouse hovers over link/icon.
Display Access
Display Language
Display Template Style
Select to display this field as option in the Add to Menu modal popup.
Adjust Modal Width
Adjust Modal Height
Amount in pixels to adjust the modal popup.

If for some reason (like 3rd party template styling) the modal popup is too small for the options, you can make the modal popup larger by the entered amount of pixels.

Component Support

Add to Menu will work on many types of pages by default such as: articles, categories, contacts, news feeds, web links, users and search.
The PRO version also has support for a number of well-known 3rd party extensions such as K2, FLEXIcontent, MyBLOG, Virtuemart and redSHOP.

Add to Menu works with xml component templates. You can optionally create your own component templates to add support for it. This is a little complicated but you can find more information on how to do this here:
Component template XML files


You can either install Add to Menu by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Note: When updating Add to Menu, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

Regular Labs Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any Regular Labs Extension using the Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Please see the Tutorial for the Regular Labs Extension Manager for more detailed information...

Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter Add to Menu and hit enter;
  5. Click on the Add to Menu listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Installer Web

Or if you need to install the Pro version or cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Installer Upload

If you have problems installing Add to Menu, please try the manual installation process as described here: