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How to make menu items bulletproof

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This is more a Joomla question than a framework question. I'm building a site in which content production will be turned over to the client, hence I'm looking for a way to make a certain set of items in a [hidden] menu show the category (article_info) - merely by placing the link in the correct parent menu - in other words, to get all menu items in my_hidden_menu to inherit the same properties (and how do i turn off the dang tooltip, and make the category unclickable!)

As an alternative - is there a way to extract the category in the article output?

This has to be bulletproof - **completely invisible** to non-technical types.

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edit: the image below? firefox only. chrome FAIL.

pp-article-info.jpg
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Hi

Using category links in a hidden menu and setting the category to use either all global settings or configuring the category with its own specific settings overriding everything in global?
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With the category if you turn off "Link Category" does that work?
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I was able to fudge something reliable using extra fields. (nice feature Joomla devs!)
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Cool - how did you set them up for this?

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I think the two screenshots show the method.

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category-via-custom-field-1.jpg


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ah cool thanks

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