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I'm having a problem,

usually when we want to point to an article with a direct link, and not show it in a menu, we use Hidden-menu feature, then we choose an alias, let's say:

then we link an article to it,

and finally you can access that article with this direct link:

this works perfectly, now we need to do the same, but instead of pointing the alias to an article made in joomla, we need to point it to an external link, exactly an office form (forms.office.com).

what I tried to do, is:

-hidden menu -> new

-menu item type: System links -> URL
and finally:

link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

so when I navigate our website:

what I get in return is

404 component not found joomla
any idea why this isn't working? I think joomla is appending my external link to:

and if that's the case, how to fix this?

thank you
ciaran Accepted Answer Pending Moderation

Is there a particular reason why you wish to create a hidden menu item for your external link? This may not be accounted for in Joomla as usually a user would simply use the external link directly and not route it through Joomla.

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