In this section you can find the menu content related settings. First you need to select which menu would you like to show with Vertical Menu from the previously created ones in the Menu manager. This parameter is the Menu name.

Joomla menu chooser
Joomla menu chooser parameter
Joomla menus
Previously created Joomla menus

After that you can select which menu items will be shown with the Categories as top level categories multi-select box. if you would like to show all of them, just select the All items, otherwise select the items by single clicks.

Parent item as link will create links for the parent menu-items as well, so you can also reach those pages. In this case use the arrow icons to open the sub-levels.

With the Display count of sub-items will display a number next to the item, which will shown how many sub-items does it have. There are 3 options available, the Yes only the real count means that only the direct sub-items will count. The Yes the aggregated count on each category will also count the sub-items in all category under the upper one. And you can also disable this feature.

Display count on subitems option
Display count on sub-items parameter
Display count on subitems
Display count on sub-items

Element order is an important parameter. With that you are able to change the order of your menu-items. Choosable options are Component Default, which means that if the component has an ordering for the items, that will work in the menu as well. The other 2 options are alphabetically ascend or descend.

With Menu-item description you are able to show subtitles with the menu-items. Description come from the Note field of the menu-item (this can be set in the menu manager). If you enable this option the Description font parameter will appear in the Level settings to configure its appearance. You can define the maximum Length of the description with the characters count.

Menu item description parameter
Menu item description parameter
Menu item description
Menu item with description

You are also able to Show menu-item icons next to the menu-items. Icons will come from the menu manager as well. You can set them under the Link Type tab with the Link image parameter. If you enable this option more parameters will appear:

With Resize menu-item icons you can define a Max-width to your icons which guarantees a uniform appearance for the menu. Enabling Advanced options will let you to set the Width, Height and the resize method of the menu icons. Crop option will cut the images for the selected size. Scale will resize the image for the selected size, and also extend it with transparent background color if neccessary. Menu-item icon border-radius will round the corners of the icon with the selected value in px or %.

Menu item icon parameter
Show menu-item icons parameter
Icons for the menu items
Show icons with the menu items