Joomla Main Menu Images Module

This module enables you to create a main menu with images only. 

Funnily enough, we were recently doing a website design and realised that you if you choose to display images in the main menu, you still get the text content of the menu. To have you main menu display images only, you need to perform a small hack on the main menu module. The original main menu module has been changes slightly to create this module.


Joomla 2.5 / 3.0

Joomla 1.5 (no longer available)


To install the module, simple go to Installers > Modules, choose the file you have downloaded above and click on the upload and install button. 


There are three versions of this module, one for Joomla 2.5 and 3.0, one for 1.5 and one for Joomla 1.0.


Configuration of the module is done via Modules > Site Modules. Click on the Joomla Main Menu Images item, and you will see a screenshot similar to the one below. It is basically the same as the mainmenu module, with the Show Menu Icon choice selected by default.

Example Setup

Configuration happens in three steps.

1. Upload the images you want to use to the stories folder via the Media Manager


2. Click on the menu which you want to replace with main menu images


 3. Choose the picture you want to diplay from the images you have uploaded in the Menu Image parameter


 4. In the Module Parameters (Modules > Site Modules > Joomla Main Menu Images) choose the menu you want to display in the module.


 The end result after you do this for each menu item is the following:



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Change Background On Mouse Over

Changing the image when passing the mouse over the image is not strictly possible (currently). However, to achieve a similar effect, it is possible to change the background of the image using CSS.


The following is an example:

li.item55:hover {

The above entry in the stylesheet will create an effect on the li with class "item55" will achieve the on mouse over background effect. You'd need to create an entry in the stylesheet for each menu item which you want this effect on.



Please post to the comments if you need help in configuring the module.

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