How to add same name menu items in joomla menu

How to add same name menu items in joomla menu

On my Homepage I have 2 menus, for the top main menu initial element is “HOME”. Now on my footer menu I wanted to start with the same menu item so i checked “Main Menu” from administrator and here it is mentioned like this->

HOME (Alias: home)
Articles » Featured Articles

So i created a new Featured article as “home” and it is successfully created. Now when attaching this to my footer menu I am getting this error –

Warning: Save failed with the following error: Another menu item has the same alias in Root. Root is the top level parent

Let me know what I am doing wrong, and how do I create Home menu item that do the same stuff, i.e on click return to the main site(http://localhost/mysite) currently main menu item is doing that and I want to do the same from the footer menu Home item as well but it is not creating successfully 🙁 Help me plz

PS- Even “About Us” article that is on my main menu is not including at my footer menu with the same error.

If you want to use same menu item into multiple places like main-menu and footer. So you can use menu type called Menu Item Alias. To do this, create a new menu then select the menu type to Menu Item Alias as shown below:

Joomla 2.5

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Joomla 3.0

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Expand system link tab and select menu item alias

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Then add the name you want and then from right side select the menu item that you want to show on this menu item like shown here:

Joomla 2.5

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Joomla 3.0

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Then save it. Hope this may help you.

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