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How do I create a menu item that isn't a link?
While your usability experts will tell you that having a menu item that isn't a link is a bad idea (and generally speaking they are probably right) there might be a sitation where you need one. Most commonly it would be having a parent menu item that you don't want pointing anywhere, you just want child items under it. We just have to trick Joomla into letting us do this.
First we need to create a new menu item by going to Menus > Main Menu > Add New Menu Item. Replace Main Menu with whichever menu you want to add this to.
What we need to create is called a Text Separator menu item. In Joomla 3.2 you get there under System Links > Text Separator.
Now after we create a nice dropdown menu and put another menu item underneath it, we can see what the menu looks like in Joomla. People won't be able to click the "Not A Link" item.