Creating Article Menu Items
Joomla has four individual menu item types that you can use to create direct links to articles. However, most of your menu items will be category links that display articles below the links. The types of links you can create for articles are:
Archived Articles: A link to a list of archived articles.
Single Article: A link to a single article.
Featured Articles: A link to articles marked as featured. A Featured Article menu item can display as many or as few featured articles as you define in the menu item settings.
Create Article: A link to a location where users can submit article content to the web site. Article submission can be set to publish immediately or be moderated and published after submission by a back-end administrator.