Category blog on homepage: how to open detail article as part of a different menu item?

by Andre Meier   Last Updated March 13, 2019 12:10 PM

Following scenario:

i published 2 separate main menu items: "Home" & "News"

  • for "home": i got a category blog published as homepage menu item showing the latest 3 articles tagged as category "news", and some other modules around it
  • for "news" this is also a category blog but with a list of all news intros without any other modules
  • in general the news are published as intro & detail article, thus showing on the homepage only an intro image and intro text

The issue is now, that when a website visitor clicks the homepage news teaser, then the detail news opens and in the menu the "home" remains active. But I'd want that the menu item is "news".

The same issue applies if a detail news article is opened from the category blog in "news", then unfortunately also "home" is set active.

Is there any workaround for this scenario? So that I can control that always a specific main menu item is active if the detail page of a category blog is opened?

I'm already using the Advanced Module Manager joomla extensions, but this only helps to hide / control modules aroud a categeory blog, but does not help to modify behavior of the category blog detail page mechanism or URL handling.

Thank you for your help. Andre

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