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    SOLVED Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • Hi

      I have setup roksprocket to use a category to feed it with articles.

      However, I don't want it to appear on the article when the user has clicked the "read more" button.

      Is this possible?

      Thanks
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    Re: Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • It's not... it's the other way around; the Article is appearing on the Roksprocket's Page

      In Joomla, every page needs a Menu Item, otherwise Joomla can't route it somewhere. So if your Article's don't have any menu item(s) associated with them then Joomla simply outputs the Article on the same page/layout/template that it was clicked-to from.

      To get around this, you can create a Hidden Menu , a very common practice in most Joomla sites. You don't have to create an individual menu item for every Article, unless you want to have different Particles/Modules on specific Articles, you can simply create a single Category Blog menu item and then use that Menu Item to assign your different Outline/Template to
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    Re: Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • Thanks for the quick response.

      Yes that makes sense.

      I created a "hidden" menu as a sub menu of the main menu but in so doing I get a drop down menu from the parent that includes the supposedly hidden menu. Am I doing something wrong?

      Thanks again
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    Re: Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • yeah, see that link I sent you in my previous post.

      Create a whole new menu first, then create your item... don't stick it on a Menu you're actually using on the frontend
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    Re: Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • Thanks Matt. Got it.

      (FWIW, I was mixing up the compley new creation of a Joomla menu - that doesn't feature anywhere in the UI and is therefore essentially "hidden" with the Joomla feature that on the "Link Type" tab of a menu item where if you set "Display in Menu" to "No" it flags this as "hidden". I presume with the latter that this is then not meant to show but I don't see that behaviour).

      Anyway, the creation of a complete new menu (not used on the site's UI) and adding a menu item to that, which is a category blog type is working for me fine.

      Thanks again
    • Last Edit: 4 months 3 weeks ago by mbeedub. Reason: added a little more explanation
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    Re: Hide roksprocket on article page

    Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
    • nice :)

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