01 August 2010
This plugin automatically creates a new Joomla Menu or Submenu when an article is created.
How it works:
You can find the documentation for the original plugin here: http://www.derosetechnologies.com/community/joomla-automatic-menu-magic
For Menu : it creates a new menu item for new articles that are in a category with the exact name of the menu .
i.e "articles created in category = Main Menu" will create menuitems under the Main Menu .
For Sub Menu: It creates a sub menu with the title of the article under a parent menu with the same name as the articles' category.
i.e "Articles stored in a category "About Us" will create new Sub Menu under the Menu item "About Us" that may be in any Menu .
Based on an plugin by DeRose Technologies, Inc.(http://www.derosetechnologies.com/community/joomla-automatic-menu-magic), Bade Adesemowo of Bincom extended this plugin to enable submenus of menu items to be created as well as in the mainmenu too. Automatically creates/updates joomla menu items, when an article's category matches a menu's name.
1. You only need this plugin if you want to create auto magic sub menu . You should use the original if you do not need Sub Menus. Publishing the 2 plugin will cause duplicate menu items.
2. If you want to enable auto deletion of Menu items when article is deleted, you need to install the second half of this extension system plugin : automenu_magic_system-1.00.zip . This is available here : http://www.derosetechnologies.com/community/joomla-automatic-menu-magic (no modification was done to the system plugin)
History: BADEsemowo modified this extension to suit a client project in November 2009. Another client project needed it in July 2010 so I decided to publish it to joomla incase anyone needs it. Most of the work was done by the original author at Derose technologies. I only modified the code to enable creation of menus as a submenu of meneu items.