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Recently we developed a free Bootstrap-based Joomla! module, that turns your Joomla! menus into a nice JavaScript-based accordion. Inspired as we are, we called it Bootstrap Accordion Menu. The module now hits version 1.0.1, completing all the features we wanted to add to it.

Bootstrap-based plus hover-effects

The Twitter Bootstrap framework offers Joomla! 3.0 frontends and backends a solid layout-structure, allowing for extensions to have a more generic look & feel. But Bootstrap also offers a couple slick JavaScript-effects, like the accordion-menu. Our module simply turns a normal Joomla! menu into such an accordion.

But one downside of the Bootstrap accordion-menu is that it expands or collapses a submenu by using a click on the parent-menu. The parent-menu itself however is not clickable, because of this. We have added an extra JavaScript-piece to our bootstrap-module that overcomes this problem: It allows you to expand a submenu by hovering over the parent-item (no click), so that a click can be used to redirect to the link of that parent-item itself. Simple but very effective.

Written on 13 December 2012 by Jisse Reitsma

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Jisse Reitsma is the founder of Yireo, extension developer, developer trainer and two times Magento Master. His passion is for technology and open source. And he loves talking as well.

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