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Does your Joomla site have a menu separator that people are clicking on (instead of hovering over), making it look like a broken link? I do - well did - and in this video I'll show you a "hack" to fix the problem. Be sure to keep watching for the important Pro-Tip!



  • The video discusses a hack to fix an issue with a Joomla menu separator that appears as a broken link when clicked.
    - Tim Davis, a Joomla enthusiast, presents the tutorial as part of Maintenance Monday #173 on the Basic Joomla Tutorials YouTube channel.
    - The video is sponsored by, offering a free site audit and tools for Joomla site management.
    - Tim explains a problem where a menu separator named "Connect" behaves like a broken link when clicked.
    - To resolve the issue, he demonstrates how to change the link value of the separator to a hash (#) to prevent page refresh.
    - Tim provides step-by-step instructions: accessing the back end, navigating to the main menu, selecting the separator, and modifying the link value.
    - He mentions that the hash (#) character is usually inaccessible due to a protected field, but he shares a workaround using Chrome's element inspector.
    - By making the field editable in the inspector and entering the hash, the problem is solved.
    - Tim highlights that saving the menu item without the hash might cause the issue to reappear.
    - He concludes by suggesting that this hack is useful for creating menu separators that respond to mouseover without triggering page refresh.
    - Tim encourages viewers to subscribe to the channel for more tutorials and updates related to Joomla.

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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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