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List of Chunk30 page names and their contents for reference.

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  • Access. The viewing level access for this item.
  • Access Level. Who has access to this item. Current options are:
    • Public: Everyone has access
    • Registered: Only registered users have access
    • Special: Only users with author status or higher have access
You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on the icon in the column.
  • Add Menu Title. If optional image is selected, shows a 'Menu Title' next to image. Default is 'Yes'.
  • Advanced Search. Users should be able to see the Advanced Search.
  • Show: Show Advanced Search.
  • Hide: Hide Advanced Search.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item, also used in the URL when SEF is activated. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. Non-Latin characters can be allowed in the alias if you set the Unicode Aliases option to Yes in Global Configuration. If this option is set to No and the title includes non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time (for example "2012-12-31-17-54-38").
  • Allow Empty Search. Only if a filter is selected. Allows an empty search string to initiate a search with the filter constraints.
  • Alt text. Alternative text to use for visitors who don't have access to images. This text is replaced with the caption text if caption text is available.
  • Alternative Layout. Use a different layout from the supplied components view or overrides in the templates.
  • Alternative Layout. Specify a different layout than the one supplied by the component view or template overrides.
  • Article. Click to quickly add an 'Article' link to the description with a popup window.
  • Article Order. Order of articles in this Layout. The following options are available.
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  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • Featured Articles Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Article Manager: Featured Article.
  • Most recent first: Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.
  • Oldest first: Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
  • Title Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z)
  • Title Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
  • Author Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z)
  • Author Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
  • Most Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the most hits and ending with the one with the least hits
  • Least Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the least hits and ending with the one with the most hits
  • Article Manager Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in the Article Manager.
  • Article Order. Order of articles in the Featured Articles Layout. The following options are available.
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  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • Featured Articles Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Article Manager: Featured Article.
  • Most recent first: Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.
  • Oldest first: Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
  • Title Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z)
  • Title Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
  • Author Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z)
  • Author Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
  • Most Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the most hits and ending with the one with the least hits
  • Least Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the least hits and ending with the one with the most hits
  • Article Manager Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in the Article Manager.
  • Articles Field to Order By. Order of articles in this Layout. The following options are available.
    • Article Manager Order: Use the default value from the component options screen.
    • Featured Articles Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Article Manager: Featured Article.
    • Hits: Articles are ordered by the number of hits
    • Title: Articles are ordered by Title
    • ID: Articles are ordered by their ID
    • Alias: Articles are ordered by their Alias
    • Created Date: Articles are ordered by their created date.
    • Modified Date: Articles are ordered by their modified date.
    • Start Publishing Date: Articles are ordered by their start publish date.
    • Finish Publishing Date: Articles are ordered by their end publish date.
  • Ascending (default). Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
  • Author. Name of the Joomla! User who created this item.
  • Auto add. Automatically prefix web address with http://. This feature will automatically detect and not prefix a URL with http:// or https:// already used in the URL.
  • Auto height. Automatically set height to height of external page. Note - this will only work if the external page is on the same domain. For example, http://www.example.com the external html must be in the example.com root file structure. Sub domains will not work, as a sub domain is considered a separate domain.
  • Back-end Language. Here you can select the back-end language of the user. All installed languages for the back-end will be displayed in the drop-down box. Default is the language set in Language Manager.
  • Backend Template Style. The template style to use for this user in the administrative backend.

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These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

Search Title In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

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  • To filter in title, enter part of the title and click Search.
Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • Name. The name of the Banner. Editing Option - 'click' on the name to open the Banner for editing.
  • Max. Impressions. The number of Impressions purchased for this Banner. Impressions are the number of times a Banner will be displayed on a page. Check the 'Unlimited' checkbox if an unlimited number of Impressions is allowed.
  • Total Impressions. The number of times this Banner has been displayed on a web page to a user. No entry is allowed. You can reset this number to 0 by pressing the 'Reset impressions' button.
  • Total Clicks. The number of times this Banner has been clicked. No entry is allowed. You can reset this number to 0 by pressing the 'Reset clicks' button.
  • Client. The Client for this Banner. Clients are entered using the Banner Client Manager. Select one from the drop-down list box of existing Clients.
  • Purchase Type. The purchase type of the banner. This is used to indicate how the banner client purchased the display time for the banner.
The following options are: (-Use Client Default-, Unlimited, Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, Daily).
  • Track Impressions. Whether or not to track the number of times the banner is displayed to web site visitors.
  • Track Clicks. Whether or not to track the number of times the banner is clicked by web site visitors.

The Batch Process allows a change in settings for a group of selected items. To use: click on the link found below the table of items being viewed to activate the drop down field area.

Help30-colheader-batch-process-view-link.png <Item Type> refers to the page name of items.

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You can change one value or all three values at one time.

Note - if you copy items to a new category, changes you have selected from access level and language will be applied to the copies, not the original.

How to Batch Process a group of items:

  1. Select one or more items on the list by ticking the desired radio circle(s).
  2. Set one or more of the following values:
    • To change the Access Levels, select the desired new access level from the Set Access Level list box.
    • To change the Language, select the desired language from the Set Language list box.
    • To change the Category, select a category. To leave the category unchanged, use the default value of "Select".
    1. To copy the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Copy option. In this case, the original items are unchanged and the copies are assigned to the new category and, if selected, the new access level and language.
    2. To move the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Move option. In this case, the original items will be moved to a new category and, if selected, be assigned the new access level and language.
  3. When all of the settings are entered, click on Process to perform the changes. A message "Batch process completed successfully." will show.

Note that nothing will happen if you (a) don't have any items selected or (b) have not selected an access level, language, or category.

If you wish to clear your entered selections, click on the Clear button. This will return all of the Batch controls to their default values. Note that this does not uncheck the check boxes for the items.

The Batch Process allows a change in settings for a group of selected items marked with a check-mark in the corresponding check-mark boxes. To use: click on the link found below the table of items being viewed to activate the drop down field area. Using the 'Batch' Toolbar button will open a pop up window as shown below.

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You can change one value or all three values at one time.

Note - if you copy items to a new category, changes you have selected from access level and language will be applied to the copies, not the original.

How to Batch Process a group of items:

  1. Select one or more items on the list by checking the desired category check boxes.
  2. Click the 'Batch' Toolbar button.
  3. Set one or more of the following values:
    • To change the Access Levels, select the desired new access level from the Set Access Level list box.
    • To change the Language, select the desired language from the Set Language list box.
    • To change the Category, select a category. To leave the category unchanged, use the default value of "Select".
    1. To copy the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Copy option. In this case, the original items are unchanged and the copies are assigned to the new category and, if selected, the new access level and language.
    2. To move the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Move option. In this case, the original items will be moved to a new category and, if selected, be assigned the new access level and language.
  4. When all of the settings are entered, click on Process to perform the changes. A message "Batch process completed successfully." will show.

Note that nothing will happen if you (a) don't have any items selected or (b) have not selected an access level, language, or category.

If you wish to clear your entered selections, click on the Cancel button. This will return all of the Batch controls to their default values. Note that this does not uncheck the check boxes for the items.

The Batch Process allows a change in settings for a group of selected items marked with a check-mark in the corresponding check-mark boxes. To use: click on the link found below the table of items being viewed to activate the drop down field area. Using the 'Batch' Toolbar button will open a pop up window as shown below.

Help30-colheader-batch-process-categories.png

You can change one value or all three values at one time.

Note - if you copy items to a new category, changes you have selected from access level and language will be applied to the copies, not the original.

How to Batch Process a group of items:

  1. Select one or more items on the list by checking the desired category check boxes.
  2. Click the 'Batch' Toolbar button.
  3. Set one or more of the following values:
    • To change the Access Levels, select the desired new access level from the Set Access Level list box.
    • To change the Language, select the desired language from the Set Language list box.
    • To change the Category, select a category. To leave the category unchanged, use the default value of "Select".
    1. To copy the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Copy option. In this case, the original items are unchanged and the copies are assigned to the new category and, if selected, the new access level and language.
    2. To move the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Move option. In this case, the original items will be moved to a new category and, if selected, be assigned the new access level and language.
  4. When all of the settings are entered, click on Process to perform the changes. A message "Batch process completed successfully." will show.

Note that nothing will happen if you (a) don't have any items selected or (b) have not selected an access level, language, or category.

If you wish to clear your entered selections, click on the Cancel button. This will return all of the Batch controls to their default values. Note that this does not uncheck the check boxes for the items.

  • Block User. Here you can select whether to disable this user or not. Only available when editing Administrators or Super Administrators.

A Blog Layout in Joomla! has 3 main areas: Leading, Intro, and Links. These are shown in the diagram below.

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Articles in the Leading Area always display in one column, using the full display width. Articles in the Intro Area may display in one, two, or three columns, depending on the Columns setting. The parameters below control the number of Articles in each area and the order in which they display. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the text before the break (called the Intro Text) will display, along with a "Read more..." link.

  • Bootstrap Size. (Values 0 to 12) This allows you to choose the width of the module via the span element built into bootstrap. For more information see the bootstrap documentation.
  • Cache Time. The length of time, in minutes, before the Module is re-cached.
  • Caching. Use Global/No Caching. Whether or not to cache the content of this Module. A setting of "Use Global" will use the Cache Settings from the Global Configuration screen.
  • Caption. The caption for the image.
  • Category. The Category this item belongs to.
  • Created by. Optional, choose from a popup window of users. Select User by clicking on the user's name. Defaults to user creating new category if left blank.
  • Category Description. Description of this category, which can optionally be displayed in the front-end.
  • Category Description. (No/Yes) Description of this category, which can optionally be displayed in the front-end.
  • Category Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category image.
  • Category Order. Order of Categories in this Layout. The following options are available.
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  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • No Order: Articles are ordered only by the Article Order, without regard to Category.
  • Title Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in alphabetical order (A to Z)
  • Title Reverse Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
  • Category Manager Order: Categories are ordered according to the Order column entered in the Category Manager.
  • Category. Category selected for this Layout.
  • Category Title. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the title of the category.
  • Hits. Number of hits on a Category views.
  • Characters count. Number of characters to show if Feed Content from News Feeds is set to show.
  • Check MIME Types. Use MIME Magic or Fileinfo to verify file types.
  • Filter. To filter by partial title, enter part of the database table name and click Search.
    Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected item or items. Many toolbar actions, such as Publish and Unpublish, can work with multiple items. Others, such as Edit, only work on one item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press Edit, the first item will be opened for editing.
  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected item or items. Many toolbar actions, such as Publish and Unpublish, can work with multiple items. Others, such as Edit, only work on one item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press Edit, the first item will be opened for editing.
  • Check In. Check in an item not properly closed by another user. This is used to release the other user's database association and control and allows another user to check out the item for editing.
  • Choose a category. Select one Category from the list box.
  • Clicks. The first number is the total number of clicks that have been made on the Banner since the counter was reset. The second number is what percentage of the time user clicked on the banner when it was displayed.
  • Client. The Client for this Banner. Clients are entered using the Banner Client Manager.

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These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

Help30-colheader-Order-Ascending-DisplayNum-categories.png

These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

  • Confirm Password. The same password again (to make sure the password is entered correctly).
  • Contact. Select the desired Contact from the drop-down list box.
  • Contact Category. Set to control the Contacts Category display view.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Hide: Do not show the Category name of the contacts.
  • Show without Link: Show Category name of contacts as heading styled text only.
  • Show with a Link Show Category name of contacts as heading styled text linked to Category.
  • Content Rights. Describe what rights others have to use this content.
  • Created Date. Date the item(Article, Category, Weblink, etc.) was created.
  • Database Table. The name of the table checked.
  • Date. The date this Article was created. This date is added automatically by Joomla!, but you may change it in the Parameters - Article section of the Article Manager - New/Edit.
  • Date Filters. Show the start and end date filters in Advanced Search.
  • Show: Show filter in Advanced Search.
  • Hide: Hide this filter in Advanced Search.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Date Format. Optional format string to control the format of the date (if shown). If left blank, the date will use the DATE_FORMAT_LC1 format from the language file (for example, "D M Y" for "31 December 2012" or "m-d-y" for "12-31-12"). See PHP Date Documentation for more information.
  • Date for Ordering. The date used when articles are sorted by date. The following options are available.
    • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
    • Created: Use the article created date.
    • Modified: Use the article modified date.
    • Published: Use the article start publishing date.
  • Default Page. If Yes, this menu item is the default or home page for the site. There must be exactly one menu item set as the default page. You can change the default page in two ways:
  1. Click on the Home column of the desired menu item in the Menu Manager: Menu Items screen.
  2. Open the menu item for the new default page and change the Default Page setting to Yes.
  • Description. The description for the item. Category, Subcategory and Web Link descriptions may be shown on web pages, depending on the parameter settings. These descriptions are entered using the same editor that is used for Articles.
  • Description Length. Number of characters of the description in search results. Enter <number> in field, default is 255.
  • Description Text. The text to display as the News Feed Description.
  • Description. Enter a description for the Banner.
  • Name. The name of the Banner. This is the name that will display in the Name column of the Banner Manager.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item, also used in the URL when SEF is activated. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. Non-Latin characters can be allowed in the alias if you set the Unicode Aliases option to Yes in Global Configuration. If this option is set to No and the title includes non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time (for example "2012-12-31-17-54-38").
  • Type. The type of banner to display. Options are an image file or custom HTML code.
  • Image. (Only used for banner type Image). Image file to display for the banner. Click the Select button to browse and select the image file to use. Use the Media Manager to upload Banner image files to your site. Images for Banners have to be in the /images/banners/ directory.
  • Width. (Only used for banner type Image) The fixed width to resize the banner image to. Leave this blank if you want to use the actual width of the banner image file.
  • Height. (Only used for banner type Image) The fixed height to resize the banner image to. Leave this blank if you want to use the actual height of the banner image file.
  • Alternative Text. (Only used for banner type Image). Text to display in place of the banner image in the event the image cannot be displayed.
  • Alternative Text. Alternative text for the Banner's image.
  • Click URL. The URL to navigate to when the User clicks on the Banner.
  • Description. Enter a description for the Banner.
  • Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display (where applicable).
  • Display Format. Set to control the Contacts display type.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Sliders: Slider contact view.
  • Tabs: Tabbed contact view.
  • Plain: Plain text contact view.
  • Display Select. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of items to show in the list. An example of how it is shown in the Front End (website) view below.
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If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.
  • # (default is 20). Shows the number of items to display on one page, default is 20 items. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons located at the bottom of the table. (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages.
  • Drop Down. Hide or Show a drop-down list box that allows a User to select a different Contact from the same Category.
  • E-Mail. The e-mail address from the user is displayed here.
  • Editor. The editor to use for this user.
  • Email. Email address for this user.
  • Empty Categories. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Empty Subcategories. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show categories that contain no items.
  • Enable Flash Uploader. Enable the Flash Uploader for File Uploading. Requires users have Flash installed and available for use in browser.
  • Enabled. Whether or not the item is enabled. A green circle with a white check mark in it means it is enabled. A red circle with a white dot in it means it is disabled.
  • Access. Select the viewing access level for this item from the list box. The access levels that display will depend on the what has been set up for this site in Users→Access Levels. Note that access levels are separate from ACL permissions. Access levels control what a user can see. ACL permissions control what actions a user can perform.
  • Access Level. Who has access to this item. Default options are:
    • Guest: Everyone has access
    • Public: Everyone has access
    • Registered: Only registered users have access
    • Special: Only users with author status or higher have access
Enter the desired level using the drop-down list box. Custom Access Control Levels created will show if they exist.
  • Category. Select the Category for this Article from the drop-down list box.
  • Created by. Name of the Joomla! User who created this item. This will default to the currently logged-in user. If you want to change this to a different user, click the Select User button to select a different user.
  • Created By Alias. This optional field allows you to enter in an alias for this Author for this Article. This allows you to display a different Author name for this Article.
  • Created Date. This field defaults to the current time when the Article was created. You can enter in a different date and time or click on the calendar icon to find the desired date.
  • Featured. Yes/No. Select Yes if item will be shown in the Featured menu item. Select No otherwise.
  • Language. Select the language for this item. If you are not using the multi-language feature of Joomla, keep the default of 'All'.
  • Menu Item Type. The first step when creating a menu item is to select the menu item type. Click the Select button to open a modal window that lists the available menu item types, as shown below.
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Click on the link for the desired general type to select that type. Using expanded type selection, choose the specific type. Example above shows, Articles, with Archived Articles, Single Article, List All Categories, and ... Note - more types may be available if you install third-party extensions which have menu types.
When the menu item type is selected, the modal window will close and the Menu Item Type field is filled in automatically.
  • Published. Whether or not this item is published. Select Yes or No from the radio button group to set the Published state for this item.
  • Status. The published status of this item.
    • Published: Item is visible in the front end of the site.
    • Unpublished: Item is will not be visible to guests in the front end of the site. It may be visible to logged in users who have edit state permission for the item.
    • Archived: Item will no longer show on blog or list menu items.
    • Trashed: Item is deleted from the site but still in the database. It can be permanently deleted from the database with the Empty Trash function in Article Manager.
  • Title. The Title for this item. This may or may not display on the page, depending on the parameter values you choose.
  • Expand Advanced Search. Show Advanced Search in expanded state by default.
  • Show: Show Expanded Advanced Search in results by default.
  • Hide: Hide Expanded Advanced Search in results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • External Reference. An optional reference used to link to external data sources. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with a name attribute of "xreference" and a content attribute equal to the entered text.
  • Featured Articles. (Show/Hide/Only) Choose whether featured articles are displayed or not in the list of articles. Selecting only means only featured articles are displayed.
  • Feed. The News Feed for this page. Select one of the available News Feeds from the drop-down menu. News Feeds are added using the News Feed Edit/New.
  • Feed Content. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the content of News Feeds.
  • Feed Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Hide or Show the description text of the News Feed.
  • Feed Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Hide or Show the image of the News Feed.
  • Feed Links. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the feed links URLs.
  • Feed display order. (Use Global/Most recent first/Oldest first) Select the feed display order, most recent first, oldest first, or Global, the setting in News Feeds Options.
  • Filter Field. The Filter Field creates a text field where a user can enter a field to be used to filter the articles shown in the list. An example of how this looks in the front-end layout is shown below. Help30-article-category-list-filter-field.png
The possible options for this (in the back-end menu item edit) are shown below.
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  • Use Global: Use the value from Article Manager→Options. Only appears in Menu Item Type Options.
  • Hide: Don't show a filter field.
  • Title: Filter on article title.
  • Author: Filter on the author's name.
  • Hits: Filter on the number of article hits.
  • Finish Publishing. Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
  • For each feed item show. (Use Global/Intro Text/Full Text) If Intro Text, only the article's intro text will show in the feed. Otherwise, the entire text of the article will show.
  • Frame border. Add a border around the IFrame window.
  • Front-end Language. Here you can select the front-end language of the user. All installed languages for the front-end will be displayed in the drop-down box. Default is the language set in Language Manager.
  • Header Class. Here you can add optional CSS classes to add to the modules header or title element.
  • Header Tag. The HTML tag to use for the modules header or title. This can be an h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 or a p tag. Note that you must use a module style (chrome) of html5 or add your custom module styles in <mytemplate>/html/modules.php.
  • Heading Style. (h1/h2/h3/h4/h5) Choose the heading style to use.
  • Height. Height of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page height.
  • Help Site. Set the help site of the user. Default is the Help Server set in the Global Configuration.
  • Hits. The number of times an item has been viewed.
  • Home. The yellow star icon designates which menu item is the current Home Page. Clicking on an empty Star icon will designate that menu item as the new Home Page.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.
  • Ignored Extensions (File types). Ignored file types for MIME checking, comma separated.
  • Illegal MIME Types. Comma separated list of not allowed MIME Types. Example list: text/html,application/javascript,application/x-httpd-php ...
  • {{{Image}}}. Choose an image to be displayed with this item/category in the front-end.
  • Image Align. Align the image on the left or right side of the page.
  • Image. Click to quickly add an 'Image' to the description with a popup window.
  • Image Float. (Use Global/Right/Left/None). Where to place the image relative to the text on the page.
  • Image Position. Position of the Image on the page. Select Left or Right from the drop-down list box.
  • Impressions. The Impression count is the number of times the Banner has been displayed on a page. The first number in this column is the actual number of Impressions so far, and the second number is how many Impressions were purchased by the client.
  • Include Subcategories. (Use Global/None/All/1-5). If None, only articles from the current category will show. If 1-5, all articles from the current category and subcategories up to and including that level will show. If All, all articles from the current category and all subcategories will show.
  • # Intro Articles. Determines the number of Articles to display after the leading Article. These Articles will display in the number of columns set in the Columns parameter below. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the text before the break (Intro text) will display, followed by a "Read more..." link. The order order in which to display the articles is determined by the Category Order and Article Order parameters below. Leave blank to use the default value from the component options.
  • Items to check-in. Items that need to be checked-in.
  • Language. Item language.
  • Last Visit Date. The date this user last logged into the site.
  • Last visit. Here you can see the date on which the user last logged in.
  • # Leading Articles. Number of Articles to show using the full width of the main display area. "0" means that no Articles will show when using the full width. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the part of the text before the break (the Intro text) will display. Leave blank to use the default value from the component options.
  • Legal Extensions (File Types). File types (extensions) users are allowed to upload, separated by a comma. Example: jpg,png,cvs...
  • Legal Image Extensions (File Types). Image file types allowed for uploading, comma separated. Used to check for valid image headers.
  • Legal MIME Types. Legal MIME types for MIME checking, comma separated.
  • Limit Box. Hide or Show the Limit Box, shown below. Contact limit box.pngThis allows the User to limit the number of items that will display per page.
  • Link. The full URL of the web page address using which includes the http:// prefix.
Examples: http://www.thedomainname.com or http://www.thedomainname.com/morehelp.html
  • Link Author. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's author is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author. Note that the author must be set up as a Contact in Contact Manager: Edit.
  • Link Author. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/No/Yes). If the Article's author is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author. Note that the author must be set up as a Contact in Contact Manager: Edit.
  • Link Category. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Link Category. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/No/Yes). If the Article's Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Link Image. Select an image to use with 'Menu Title'. Use 'Add Menu Title' set to 'No' to show just image.
  • Link Parent. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Parent Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Link Parent. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/No/Yes). If the Article's Parent Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Linked Titles. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Title is shown, whether to show it as a link to the article.
  • Linked Titles. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/No/Yes). If the Article's Title is shown, whether to show it as a link to the article.
  • Links Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the description of the list of links.

Filter by Partial Title or ID. In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

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  • To filter by partial title, enter part of the title and click Search.
  • To filter by ID number, enter "id:xx", where "xx" is the ID number (for example, "id:9").
Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • Login Description. (Show or Hide) Show or hide the login description.
  • Login Description Text. Enter text to display on Login page.
  • Login Image. Choose image to display on Login page.
  • Login Redirect. URL to redirect to after a successful login. (Must not be an external URL)
  • Login Name. The user name that will be entered during login.
  • Logout Description Text. Enter text to display on Logout page.
  • Logout Image. Choose image to display on Logout page.
  • Logout Redirect. URL to redirect to after a successful logout. (Must not be an external URL)
  • Logout Text. (Show or Hide) Show or hide the logout description.

Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.

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  • Start: Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next: Click to go to the next page.
  • End: Click to go to the last page.
  • Maximum Level Depth. (All/1-10) Show the maximum depth level for each subcategory. Default is all.
  • Maximum Size (in MB). Maximum file size in MB allowed for uploading.
  • Link. The system-generated link for this menu item. This field cannot be changed and is for information only.
  • Ordering. Indicates the order of this Menu Item in the Menu. The default Order is to add the Menu Item to the end of the Menu. This Menu Item will moved to the order position just after the Menu Item selected from the drop-down list. Note that the Order of Menu Items can also be changed in the Menu Item Manager.
  • Menu Item Type. The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.
  • Menu Location. The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.
  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Type. The type column in the menu manager will actually be the Unique Name of the menu.
  • Meta Keyword Prefix. When matching meta keywords, only search for meta keywords with these optional prefixes. This improves performance.
  • Author. Optional entry for an Author name within the metadata. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with the name attribute of "author" and the content attribute as entered here.
  • Meta Description. An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with a name attribute of "description" and a content attribute equal to the entered text.
  • Meta Keywords. Optional entry for keywords. Must be entered separated by commas (for example, "cats, dogs, pets") and may be entered in upper or lower case. (For example, "CATS" will match "cats" or "Cats"). Keywords can be used in several ways:
  1. To help Search Engines and other systems classify the content of the Article.
  2. In combination with Banner tags, to display specific Banners based on the Article content. For example, say you have one Banner with an ad for dog products and another Banner for cat products. You can have your dog Banner display when a User is viewing a dog-related Article and your cat Banner display for a cat-related Article. To do this, you would:
    1. Add the keywords 'dog' and 'cat' to the appropriate Articles.
    2. Add the Tags 'dog' and 'cat' to the appropriate Banners in the Banner Manager New/Edit screen.
    3. Set the Banner module Parameter 'Search By Tags' to 'Yes in the Banner Module Edit screen.
  3. For articles only, in combination with the Related Articles module, to display Articles that share at least one keyword in common. For example, if the current Article displayed has the keywords "cats, dogs, monkeys", any other Articles with at least one of these keywords will show in the Related Articles module.
  • Robots. The instructions for web "robots" that browse to this page.
    • Use Global: Use the value set in the Component→Options for this component.
    • Index, Follow: Index this page and follow the links on this page.
    • No index, Follow: Do not index this page, but still follow the links on the page. For example, you might do this for a site map page where you want the links to be indexed but you don't want this page to show in search engines.
    • Index, No follow: Index this page, but do not follow any links on the page. For example, you might want to do this for an events calendar, where you want the page to show in search engines but you do not want to index each event.
    • No index, no follow: Do not index this page or follow any links on the page.
  • Secure. Whether or not to use SSL and the Secure Site URL for this page.
    • Off: Do not use SSL.
    • On: Use SSL.
    • Ignore: Ignore this setting and use the global setting for the site.
  • Modified By. (Informative only) Username who performed the last modification.
  • Modified Date. (Informative only) Date of last modification.
  • Alternative Layout. If you have defined one or more alternative layouts for a module either in the template or Joomla! Core, you can select the layout to use for this module. See Layout Overrides in Joomla 2.5 for more information about alternative layouts.
  • Module Class Suffix. A suffix applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows you to create customized CSS styles that will apply just to this module. You would then modify the "template.css" file of your template to apply styling to this new class.
    • Enter this parameter with a leading space to create a new CSS class for this module. Enter the parameter without a leading space to change the CSS class name for this module.
    • See the tutorial Using Class Suffixes in Joomla! for more information.
  • Module Description. A summary of the the Module type with a description.
  • Module Ordering. This shows a drop down of every module in the position that the current module is in. This is the order that the modules will display in when displayed on in the front end as well as in the Module Manager.
  • Module Position. Choose the module position you wish this module to be displayed in. A custom module position can be entered for use with the load position plugin or the position button can be pressed to select a module position from the template.
  • Module Style. You can use this option to override the templates style for its position.
  • Module Tag. The HTML tag for the module to be placed in. By default this is a div tag but other HTML5 elements can also be used.
  • Title. The title of the module. This is also the title displayed in the front end for the module depending on the Show Title Form Field
  • Multi Column Order. In multi-column blog layouts, whether to order articles Down the columns or Across the columns.
    • Use Global: Use the value from the component options screen.
    • Down: Order articles going down the first column and then over to the next column, for example:
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  • Across: Order articles going across the columns and then back to the first column, for example:
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  • Name. The (full) name of the user.
  • Description. Hide or Show the News Feed Description Text, entered below. If 'Show' is selected, the Description text will be displayed just below the Page Title.
  • No Articles Message. (Use Global/Hide/Show) If set to Show, the message 'There are no articles in this category' will display when a category contains no articles.
  • # Articles in Category. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the count of articles in each category.
  • # Articles to List. The number of articles to include in the list. Select the desired number from the list box.
  • # Columns. The number of columns to use in the Intro Text area. This is normally between 1 and 3 (depending on the template you are using). If 1 is used, the Into Text Articles will display using the full width of the display area, just like the Leading Articles. Leave blank to use the default value from the component options.
  • # First Level Subcategories. (All/1-10) Select the number of first level categories to display. The default is all.
  • # Links. The number of Links to display in the 'Links' area of the page. These links allow a User to link to additional Articles, if there are more Articles than can fit on the first page of the Blog Layout. Leave blank to use the default value from the component options.
  • Note. Item note. This is normally for the site administrator's use (for example, to document information about this item) and does not show in the front end of the site.
  • #. An indexing number automatically assigned by Joomla! for ease of reference.
  • # Articles. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of Articles in each News Feed. Other options are available to set this value in each individual News Feed.
  • # Contacts in Category. Displays number of Contact in a Contact Category.
  • # Feeds in Category. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of News Feeds in a Category.
  • # Web links. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of 'Web Links' in each category.
  • Hits. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the number of hits (refers to # of clicks) to a link in the list of links.
  • Ordering (default). The column in which to sort displayed items in the table. The values are the same as the column heading names.
  • Ordering. Up-Down ArrowsHelp30-Ordering-colheader-icon.png User specified ordering, default is order of item creation. When active, drag and drop ordering by 'click and hold' on the bars icon Help30-Ordering-colheader-grab-bar-icon.png then 'release' in desired position.
  • Ordering Direction. Order of articles in this Layout. The following options are available.
    • Ascending: Order the above option in an ascending order. If a field is selected with a name then this is in alphabetical order.
    • Descending: Order the above option in an descending order. If a field is selected with a name then this is in reverse alphabetical order.
  • Page Subheading. Optional text to show as a page subheading.
  • Pagebreak. Inserts a page break making long articles/user notes into multiple pages.
  • Pages. The Menu Items where this Module will be displayed. Options are "All" for all Menu Items, "None" for no Menu Items, and "Varies" for selected Menu Items. A Module will only display on Menu Items where it is selected.
  • Pagination. Hide or Show Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the listed items will not fit on one page. An example is shown below.
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The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: In this case, Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results. Hide or Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page. Use Global will use the default value from the component options.
  • Parent. The item (category, menu item, and so on) that is the parent of the item being edited.
  • Select a Parent Category. Shows a dropdown allowing the selection of any article category.
  • Parent Item. The parent menu item for this menu item. Used to determine whether a Menu Item is a top-level item or a submenu item. Select 'Menu Item Root' (the default value) if this is a top-level Menu Item. Otherwise, select the Menu Item that is this item's parent.
  • Password. The password that will be entered during login.
  • Path to files folder. Path to file folder relative to the root of Joomla! installation.
  • Path to images folder. Path to images folder relative to the root of Joomla! installation.
  • Position. The position on the page where this module is displayed. Positions are locations on the page where modules can be placed (for example, "left" or "right"). Positions are defined in the Template in use for the page. Positions can also be used to insert a Module inside an Article using the syntax "{loadposition xxx}", where "xxx" is a unique position for the module.
  • Position of Article Info. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Above/Below/Split). Postion of Article Info. Puts the article information block above or below the text or splits it into two separate blocks. One block is above and the other is below.
  • Positioning of the Links. (Use Global/Above/Below). If Above, links are shown above the content. Otherwise they are shown below the content.
  • Position. Click button for drop down window to select Module position by available positions in a Template(s) installed.
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  • Search. Filter positions by title of position or position name.
  • Finish Publishing. Date the Banner will stop being published and will no longer be available for website.
Enter the date (time optional) in format year-month-date hrs:min:sec as '2013-01-07 14:10:00' or alternatively, use the modal 'pop up' window and select a date from the calendar.
  • Start Publishing. Date the Banner will publish and be available for website.
Enter the date (time optional) in format year-month-date hrs:min:sec as '2013-01-07 14:10:00' or alternatively, use the modal 'pop up' window and select a date from the calendar.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Created Date. Date the item(Article, Category, Weblink, etc.) was created.
  • Created by. Name of the Joomla! User who created this item. This will default to the currently logged-in user. If you want to change this to a different user, click the Select User button to select a different user.
  • Created By Alias. This optional field allows you to enter in an alias for this Author for this Article. This allows you to display a different Author name for this Article.
  • Modified Date. (Informative only) Date of last modification.
  • Modified By. (Informative only) Username who performed the last modification.
  • Revision. (Informative only) Number of revisions to this item.
  • Start Publishing. Date the Banner will publish and be available for website.
Enter the date (time optional) in format year-month-date hrs:min:sec as '2013-01-07 14:10:00' or alternatively, use the modal 'pop up' window and select a date from the calendar.
  • Finish Publishing. Date the Banner will stop being published and will no longer be available for website.
Enter the date (time optional) in format year-month-date hrs:min:sec as '2013-01-07 14:10:00' or alternatively, use the modal 'pop up' window and select a date from the calendar.
  • Purchase Type. The purchase type of the banner. This is used to indicate how the banner client purchased the display time for the banner.
  • Readmore. Breaks article/user notes into an intro and full page with a read more link.
  • Receive System E-mails. Here you can select whether to let this user receive the system e-mails or not. Only available when editing Administrators or Super Administrators.
  • Registration Date. The date this user was registered.
  • Restrict Uploads. Restrict uploads to just images for Users with less than a Manager Permission if Fileinfo or MIME Magic isn't installed on server.
  • Result Description. Show a description under link in search results.
  • Show: Show description in search results.
  • Hide: Hide description in search results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Result URL. Show the result item's URL in search results. The URL is located under the description.
  • Show: Show URL in search results.
  • Hide: Hide the URL in search results.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Results ordering. Set the search results ordering.
  • Newest. Show newest item first.
  • Oldest. Show oldest item first.
  • Popularity. Show by popularity of item, number of page hits.
  • Alphabetical. Show in alphabetical order.
  • Category. Show in category order.
  • Revision. (Informative only) Number of revisions to this item.
  • Scroll Bars. (No/Yes/Auto) Whether or not to include horizontal and vertical scroll bars, no or yes. Auto will add the scroll bars automatically when needed because of embedded page size.
  • Search Filter. Select from list of <Search filter> in drop down to limit searches to the selected filter.
Note: Filters must be created using Smart Search Filters before they are populated to this drop down list.
  • Search Query. Enter terms to make this item return results for the predefined terms.
  • Search Term. Optional, used to set a 'canned' search word, words or phrase when Menu Item Search Results is clicked.
  • Search for. (All Words/Any Words/Exact Phrase) Set the type of search. Search for All Words, Any Words or Exact Phrase.

Filter by Viewing Access Level. Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site, similar to the example below.

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  • - Select Access -: Show items with any viewing access level.
  • <access level group>: Show items only with this viewing access level.
  • Select Article. This field holds the article to be shown in this layout. Press the Select/Change button to open the article selection modal window, as shown below.
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This screen is similar to the Article Manager. You can use the Filter fields to find the desired article and then click on the article's Title to select it. At that point, the modal window will close and the title will show in the Select Article field.

Filter by Author. Lets you show only items that have the specified author. The list box will show the authors for your site.

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  • - Select Author -: Show all items regardless of their author.
  • <your author>: Only show items with the specified author.
  • Select Categories. Select the categories you want to include in this layout. Use Ctrl+Click to select more than one category. Use Shift+Click to select a range of categories. Click the 'X' in the category box to remove category
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Filter by Category. Lets you show only items assigned to a specific category. The list box will show the categories defined for your site.

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  • - Select Category -: Show items assigned to any category.
  • <your category>: Show items assigned only to this category.

Filter by Client. Lets you show only items that have a specific client assigned. The list box will show the clients defined for your site, similar to the example below.

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  • - Select Client - or All: Show items for any client.
  • <client name>: Show items only for this client.
  • Select Contact. Select a contact to display for this menu item.
  • Select State. Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Enabled or Disabled.

Filter by Language. Lets you show only items that have a specific language assigned. The list box will show the languages defined for your site, similar to the example below.

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  • - Select Language - or All: Show items for any language.
  • <your language>: Show items only for this language.

Filter by Max Levels (Category Level). Lets you show only items whose category is at or above the specified level in the category hierarchy.

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  • - Select Max Levels -: Show all items regardless of level of their assigned category.
  • 1: Only show items whose category is at the top level in the category hierarchy (in other words, with categories whose parent category is "- No Parent -".)
  • 2-10: Only show items whose category is in the top 2-10 levels in the category hierarchy.
  • Select Position. Select a Position from the drop-down list box of available Positions.
  • Select Status. Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Published, Unpublished, Trashed, or All. For Articles, you may also select Archived. Important: With the default setting of -Select Status-, the screen only shows Published and Unpublished items. If you have the filter set to -Select Status- and you change items to Trashed, the Trashed items will disappear from the screen. However, they have not been permanently deleted. To do that you need to:
  1. Change the filter to Trashed. The Delete icon will now show in the toolbar.
  2. Select the items you want to permanently delete.
  3. Click on the Delete icon.
You can see all items, regardless of their published state, by selecting All for this filter. You can also re-publish Trashed items by selecting them and clicking on the Publish icon in the toolbar.

Filter by Published Status. Lets you show only items with the selected published status.

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  • - Select Status -: Shows items that are Published and Unpublished. Does not show items that are Trashed or Archived.
  • Published: Shows only items that are Published.
  • Unpublished: Shows only items that are Unpublished.
  • Archived: Shows only items that are Archived.
  • Trashed: Shows only items that are Trashed. Important Note: To permanently delete items:
    1. Change the status of the items to Trashed.
    2. Change the Status filter to Trashed. At this point the trashed items will show and an icon called "Empty trash" will show in the toolbar.
    3. Select the desired trashed items and click on "Empty Trash" in the toolbar. The items will be permanently deleted.
  • All: Shows all items regardless of published status.

Filter by Tags. Lets you show only items that have a specified tag. The list box will show the tags created for your site, similar to the example below.

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  • - Select Tags -: Show items with any (or no) tag(s).
  • <tag>: Show items only with this tag.
  • Select Template. Select the Template from the drop-down list box of available Templates. Only Templates that are enabled for this site will display.
  • Select Type. Select the Module Type from the drop-down list box of available Module Types. Joomla! installs with 20 available Module Types. Additional ones may be available if you have installed any Joomla! Extensions. See Module Manager - New/Edit for information about the available Module Types.
  • Select/Choose a Category. The Category that will display for this menu item.
  • Show Author. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to show the author of the Article.
  • Show Author. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show) Whether to show the author of the Article.
  • Show Author in List. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the name of the author.
  • Show Category. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Category.
  • Show Category. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Category.
  • Show the Category in Breadcrumbs. Hide or Show the Contact Category in the Breadcrumbs display.
  • Show Contacts List. Allow the user to use a drop down list of all contacts in one contact category. Set one of the following options:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Show: Show to allow users to select a contact in a drop down list.
  • Hide: Do not display the Contact list.
  • Show Create Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's create date.
  • Show Create Date. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's create date.
  • Show Date. This option allows you to show a date in the list. The options are as follows.
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  • Use Global: Use the value set in Article Manager→Options.
  • Hide: Don't show any date.
  • Created: Show the created date.
  • Modified: Show the date of the last modification.
  • Created: Show the start publishing date.
  • Show Email Icon. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Email Article button.
  • Show Email Icon. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Email Article button.
  • Show Feed. Show syndication feed link.
  • Show Feed Link. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to Hide or Show a link to a news feed (RSS Feed). If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers.
  • Show Feed Text Yes, show associated feed text with feed link. No, just shows the feed title.
  • Show Hits. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the number of times the article has been hit (displayed by a user).
  • Show Hits. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the number of times the article has been hit (displayed by a user).
  • Show Hits in List. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the number of hits for this item.
  • Show Icons. (Use Global/Hide/Show). If set to Show, Print and Email will use icons instead of text.
  • Show Icons. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). If set to Show, Print and Email will use icons instead of text.
  • Show Intro Text. (Use Global/Hide/Show). If set to Show, the Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article. If set to Hide, only the part of the article after the "Read More" break will show.
  • Show Intro Text. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). If set to Show, the Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article. If set to Hide, only the part of the article after the "Read More" break will show.
  • Show Modify Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's modify date.
  • Show Modify Date. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's modify date.
  • Show Title. (Show/Hide) Choose whether to show or hide the modules title in the front end. The title will be the one in the Form Field above.
  • Show Navigation. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show a navigation link (for example, Next or Previous article) when you drill down to the article.
  • Show Navigation. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show a navigation link (for example, Next or Previous article) when you drill down to the article.
  • Show Parent. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Parent Category.
  • Show Parent. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Parent Category.
  • Show Print Icon. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Print Article button.
  • Show Print Icon. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Print Article button.
  • Show Publish Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's start publishing date.
  • Show Publish Date. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's start publishing date.
  • Show Read More. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show a "Read More" link to allow a drill down to the entire article.
  • Show Subcategories. (No/Yes) Show or hide the subcategories of the parent category.
  • Show Tags. Whether to hide or show any tags for this item.
  • Show Title. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Title.
  • Show Title. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Title.
  • Show Title with Read More. (Use Global/Hide/Show). If set to Show, the Article's title will show in the "Read More" button.
  • Top Level Category Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the description of the top-level category. Note that this description can be overridden for this layout by entering a Top Level Description below.
  • Show Unauthorised Links. (Use Global/No/Yes). If Yes, the Intro Text for restricted articles will show. Clicking on the "Read More" link will require users to log in to view the full article content.
  • Show Voting. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the a voting icon for the article.
  • Show Voting. (Use Global/Use Article Settings/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the a voting icon for the article.
  • Show a Feed Link. Hide or Show an RSS Feed Link. (A Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers).
  • Sort Direction. Direction to sort search results.
  • Descending.
  • Ascending.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Sort Field. Field to sort the search results.
  • Relevance.
  • Date.
  • List price.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the Smart Search options.
  • Sort by. Choose the field name to sort.
  • Start Publishing. Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
  • Status: Published status of the item. Possible values are:
    • Published: The item is published. This is the only state that will allow regular website users to view this item.
    • Unpublished: The item is unpublished.
    • Archived: The item has been archived.
    • Trashed: The item has been sent to the Trash.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Status. Status of Category, Published or Unpublished are shown with icons as follows:
Published category. Help30-Article-status-featured-published-feature-manager.png
Unpublished category. Help30-Article-status-not-published-feature-manager.png
  • Status. Status of Article, Published, Unpublished, Trashed. Featured Article is integrated in the Status column.
  • Featured. Whether or not the Article will show on the Featured Articles Page. Article's published state by observing the icons in the Status column. Click on either side of icon to change published/unpublished or featured state. Use the checkbox and the Trash icon in the toolbar to Trash an Article.
Published, not featured article. Help30-Article-status-not-feature-published.png
Published, featured article. Help30-Article-status-featured-published.png
Unpublished article. Help30-Article-status-not-published.png
Trashed article. Help30-Article-status-trashed.png
  • Status. Status of Article, Published or Unpublished featured articles.
Published, featured article. Help30-Article-status-featured-published-feature-manager.png
Unpublished article. Help30-Article-status-not-published-feature-manager.png
  • Sticky. (Yes or No) Whether or not the Banner is "sticky". If one or more Banners in a Category are designated "sticky," they will take priority over Banners that are not sticky.
For example, if two Banners in a Category are sticky and a third Banner is not sticky, the third Banner will not display if the Banner display module setting is "Sticky, Randomize" or "Sticky, Order." Only the two sticky Banners will display. If the sticky banners have a fixed number of impressions, once those impressions are used up, the sticky banners will no longer display, and the non-sticky banners will begin displaying automatically.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • Subcategory Levels. (Use Global/All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Table Headings. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above a list, like generic heading image shown below.
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If set to Show, this heading will show above the list. If set to Hide, the list will show with no headings.
  • Tags. Enter one or more optional tags for this item. You can select existing tags by entering in the first few letters. You may also create new tags by entering them here. Tags allow you to see lists of related items across content types (for example, articles, contacts, and categories).

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These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

Search Title In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

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  • To filter in title, enter part of the title and click Search.
Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • Target. How to open the link. Options are:
    • Parent Window with Browser Navigation. Open the link in the current browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • New Window with Browser Navigation. Open the link in a new browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • New Window without Browser Navigation. Open link in a new browser window, not allowing Back and Forward navigation.
  • Target Window. This determines how the new page will be opened. Options are:
    • Parent: Open new menu item in parent window. This is the default.
    • New Window With Navigation: Open menu item in a new window with full browser navigation (for example, "back" button).
    • New Without Navigation: Open menu item in a new window without browser navigation.
  • Template Style. Controls the template style for this menu item. A list box will show the available template styles for your site, similar to the following:
Help30-menu-item-template-style.png
Select "Use Default" to use the default style for the site. Select a specific template style to always show this menu item with that style.
  • Time Zone. Set the time zone of the user. Default is the Time Zone set in the Global Configuration.
  • Title. The name of the item. For a Menu Item, the Title will display in the Menu. For an Article or Category, the Title may optionally be displayed on the web page. This entry is required. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
  • Title Linkable. (No/Yes/Use Global) Whether or not the Title of the Article will be a hyperlink to the Article.
  • Toggle Editor. Turns on or off the the editor's description box WYSIWYG features to show HTML markup.
  • Top Level Category Description Override. Enter an optional description to override the category description for this layout. If the Top Level Description option is set to Show, this entered description will show instead of the normal category description.
  • Type. The system name of the Module. Joomla! installs 20 standard Modules. Many Joomla! Extensions contribute additional Modules. See Module Manager New/Edit for information about each of the standard Modules.
  • URL. Field to enter a URL (web page address).
  • Use Own Prefix. Whether or not to use the banner's prefix or that of the client. Select No if you want to use the prefix of the banner client.
  • Use Search Areas. (Global/Show/Hide) Check boxes for search area types: Articles, Categories, Contacts, Newsfeeds, or Weblinks.
  • Username. The username of the user is displayed here. When a user wants to log in, he has to fill in this username.
  • Version Note. Optional field to identify this version of the item in the item's Version History window.
  • Width. Width of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page width.

For more information, please refer to:

Click the Options button to open the Joomla! Update Manager Options window which lets you configure this component.

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Buttons Common to All Tabs

  • Save. Saves the update options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the update options and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.

Update Source

  • Update Source. (Long Term Support/Short Term Support/Testing/Custom URL/Currently Configured) This allows you to choose the update source for Joomla.
    • Long Term Support: is the recommended setting to stay on the latest release (2.5.x currently - and when 3.5.x comes out it will become this). If you installed (or updated to) a Short term release then this setting will display Short term release updates for that series. e.g. if you have 3.2.1 then it will display 3.x updates until you reach 3.5. This ensures that Short term support versions of Joomla still receive security updates.
    • Short Term Support: is selected to update to the latest Short term release (3.x).
    • Testing: is used for testing Joomla releases prior to their release as 'Stable'. With this setting nightly builds will be shown until a Beta or RC (Release Candidate) is available. It is recommended not to use on Production sites. Only use this setting on test sites.
  • Custom URL. Allows a custom URL to be set for the Joomla! Update server if selected above.

Permissions Tab

This screen allows you to set the component permissions in Joomla. This is important to consider if you have sites with many different user categories all of whom need to have different accessibilities to the component. The screenshot below describes what you should see and the text below that describes what each permission level gives the user access to:

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You work on one Group at a time by opening the slider for that group. You change the permissions in the Select New Settings drop-down list boxes. The options for each value are Inherited, Allowed, or Denied. The Calculated Setting column shows you the setting in effect. It is either Not Allowed (the default), Allowed, or Denied. Note that the Calculated Setting column is not updated until you press the Save button in the toolbar. To check that the settings are what you want, press the Save button and check the Calculated Settings column.

The default values used here are the ones set in the Global Configuration Permissions Tab

Configure
Open the update component option screens (the modal window these options are in)
Access Administration Interface
Open the update component manger screens
Delete 
Delete existing updates in the component
Edit State 
Change an updates state (Publish, Unpublish, Archive, and Trash) in the component.

There are two very important points to understand from this screen. The first is to see how the permissions can be inherited from the parent Group. The second is to see how you can control the default permissions by Group and by Action. This provides a lot of flexibility. For example, if you wanted Shop Suppliers to be able to have the ability to create an article about their product, you could just change their Create value to "Allowed". If you wanted to not allow members of Administrator group to delete objects or change their state, you would change their permissions in these columns to Inherited (or Denied). It is also important to understand that the ability to have child groups is completely optional. It allows you to save some time when setting up new groups. However, if you like, you can set up all groups to have Public as the parent and not inherit any permissions from a parent group.

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the module and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the module and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the module and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another module.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current module. Does not affect the current module. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new module.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-Cancel-Help-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the module and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the module and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the module and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another module.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
Example Front End Site images are generic images using Joomla! core installation supplied free Front End Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla! website.
  • Archive. To change one or more Articles to Archived status, select them and press this button. Archived Articles are retained on the site and are available for viewing on Menu Items with a Type of Archive Layout. They can not be published to other pages while set to Archived status. Note that Articles assigned to the "Uncategorized" Section will not show on the Archived Article List layout.
  • Edit. Select one item and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one item selected (where applicable), the first item will be opened. You can also open an item for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.
  • New. Click on this button to create a new item. You will enter the New page for this item.
  • Publish. To publish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Trash. Select one or more Articles and click on this button to move them to the Trash Manager. Note that Articles can be restored from the Trash Manager as long as they are not permanently deleted. See Trash Manager for more information.
  • Unpublish. To unpublish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Activate. Activates multiple items. Select all the items required using their check-boxes then click this button.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected items to indicate that they are archived. Archived items can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the items to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
Article. This button opens a modal window that allows you to easily create a link to any article on the current site. The link is created using the article's title as the link text. The modal window is the same as for selecting an article for a Single Article Menu Item.
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To create a link to the desired article:
  • Place the cursor at the point in the article where you want the linked article title to be inserted.
  • Click on the Article button to open the modal window.
  • Click on the title to select the desired article in the modal window. You can use the filters and search to help find the desired article.
  • A link with the article's title will be inserted at the current cursor location.
  • If needed, you can edit the link text.
  • Batch. Batch processes the selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Block. Blocks one or more items. Select the items to be blocked using their check-boxes then click this button.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Check In. Checks-in the selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Create Folder. Opens hidden element under Thumbnail or Detail view buttons, where the name of a new folder can be entered and created.
  • Default. Makes the selected item the default item. The default star symbol (Icon-16-default.png) will show in the Default column, indicating that this is now the default item.
  • Delete. Deletes the selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Disable. Makes the selected items unavailable for use on your website.
  • Discover. Searches the Joomla! installation directories for uninstalled extensions. Any uninstalled extensions found will be displayed in the extension listing. Caches the search results so they continue to be displayed on subsequent visits to this screen.
  • Duplicate. Makes a copy of the selected item. The copy is created immediately and is given the same name as the original but prefixed with "Copy of" and/or suffixed with a number (eg. "(2)") so that it can be distinguished from the original and any other copies.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected item. If more than one item is selected (where applicable), only the first item will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Title or Name of the item.
  • Enable. Makes the selected items available for use on your website.
  • Featured. Marks selected items as featured. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Find Languages. Find language packages in update.joomla.org item.
  • Find Updates. Scans your Joomla! installation and locates extensions with an available update.
  • Fix. This program attempts to fix any database table structure problems found in the Database check. It runs any database schema change scripts (from the folder administrator/components/com_admin/sql/updates) that were not run during the version update. It then re-checks whether or not the database is up to date. If it is successful, the message "Database table structure is up to date" will show.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
Image. This button provides an easy way to insert an image into an Article. Images may be inserted from the 'images' folder and may also be uploaded. When you click the Image button, a window pops up, as shown below:
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  • Directory. The current directory on the host server. This is the 'images' directory under your Joomla! home directory. Use the drop-down list box to select a subdirectory.
  • Up. Navigate to the parent directory. Note that the top directory for this function is 'images/stories'. You can not navigate to a higher directory.
  • Insert. Insert the selected image. The insert point will be the current cursor position. You will see the image display inside the edit window.
  • Cancel. Cancel the operation and close the popup window. You can cancel also in clicking the X at right top corner.
  • Thumbnail Browse Area. Click on an image thumbnail to select the image. Click on a folder icon to navigate to that subdirectory.
  • Image URL. Click on one of the image thumbnails and the URL for the image will be entered for you.
  • Align. Select the desired alignment (left or right) from the drop-down list box.
  • Image Description. Enter a description for the image.
  • Image Title. Enter a Title for this image. This displays when a User hovers the mouse on the image.
  • Caption. If checked, image title will display as a caption below the image.
  • Choose Files. Click this button to browse to an image file to upload from your local computer. A file dialog will open allowing you to select a file.
  • Start Upload. Once you have selected a file, press this button to upload the file to your Joomla! 'images' folder. The thumbnail for the new image will now show in the thumbnail area.
  • Install. Installs the selected item.
  • Make Default. Makes the selected item the default.
  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new item.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.
Pagebreak. This button allows you to insert a pagebreak inside an Article. A pagebreak allows for page navigation when the article is displayed on a layout. This is useful for long articles. When this button is pressed, a popup window is displayed as shown below:
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  • Page Title. Enter the title to display for the new page (for example, 'Page 2').
  • Table of Contents Alias. Optional field to display in the table of contents for this page. In a multi-page article, Joomla! displays a 'table of contents' for the page that allows the user to select any page. If this field is blank, the Page Title will be used. If you want a different title in the table of contents, enter it here.
  • Insert Page Break. Click this button to insert the pagebreak with the entered fields. The Pagebreak will display as a gray dashed line across the Article. Note that a pagebreak cannot be edited. If you need to change a field in the pagebreak, click on the Article just past the pagebreak, press Backspace until the pagebreak is deleted, then insert a new pagebreak with the desired information.
  • Publish. Makes the selected items available to visitors to your website.
  • Purge Cache. Clears cached information about available extension updates. This will update the list of available extension updates shown on this screen.
  • Purge expired. Deletes all expired cache files. Cache files that are still current will not be deleted. WARNING: This operation can be resource intensive on sites with a large number of items.
Read more... This button inserts a 'Read more...' break in the Article. This shows as a red dotted line across the Article. If an Article has a 'Read more...' break, only the text before the break, called the Into Text, will initially display, along with a 'Read more...' link. If the User clicks this link, either the entire Article or just the part after the 'Read more...' link is displayed. This depends on the setting of the 'Intro Text' parameters for the Article and in the Global Configuration. The 'Read more...' break allows you to save space on pages by just showing the Intro Text. Note that the 'Read more...' break only shows in the Front Page, Section, and Category Blog layouts. If you want to insert breaks for an Article shown in an Article Layout, use the Page Break button.
  • Rebuild. Reconstructs and refreshes the relevant table. Normally, you do not need to rebuild this table. This function is provided in case the data in the table becomes corrupted.
  • Refresh cache. Refresh the information displayed for the selected items.
  • Remove.. Removes one or more items from featured status. Featured items are shown in featured views. Removed items may still be available on other pages.
  • Save. Saves the item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another item.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current item. Does not affect the current item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new item.
  • Send. Sends the message. Note that the Recipient, Subject and Message fields cannot be blank.
  • Statistics. Shows some basic statistics on Smart Search.
Toggle Editor. If you are using the TinyMCE editor, a Toggle Editor button will show. This button allows you to toggle between the TinyMCE editor and No Editor.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected items to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed items can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the items to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed items, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the items to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon.
  • Unblock. Unblocks one or more items. Select the items to be unblocked using their check-boxes then click this button.
  • Uninstall. Uninstall the selected items.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected items unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Update. Updates the selected extension(s).
  • Upload. Opens hidden element under Thumbnail or Detail view buttons for uploading images.
  • Versions. Opens the Item Version History window to show any prior versions of this item. This allows you to view older versions of this item and, if desired, restore from an older version. See Version History for more information.