Create a hidden joomla menu itemLast updated: 29 July 2022
How to prevent DOCman documents from displaying in your Joomla site but still let the documents be publicly accessible.
Using a hidden Joomla menu item, you can prevent DOCman documents from displaying while they are still publicly accessible. For example:
- Create a menu item that links to a DOCman category like an hierarchical list.
- Under the DOCman tab in the menu item, find the Document titles link to option and change it to Document file.
- Under the Link Type tab set the Display in Menu to No.
- Make sure that the access permissions of the documents are Public.
This way you have a hidden menu item that administrators can use to browse, manage, or copy/paste links to documents when needed.
A public user who just has the link will still be able to download the file.
If you only need to do this for a few documents then you can use DOCman's single document menu item type which allows you to link a document directly to a menu item.