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New articles can be added using either the Add Article button or the Article Manager Screen in the Administrator back-end.
New articles are added using either the Add Article button or the Article Manager Screen in the Administrator back-end.
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# Log in to the Administrator back-end. To learn how to do this read: [[Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end]].
 
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# Log in to the Administrator back-end. To learn how to do this read: [[Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end.]]
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# Either:
 
# Either:
#* Click on the ''Add Article'' button in the main Control Panel to open the New Article screen or,
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#* Click on the ''Add New Article'' button in the main Control Panel to open the New Article screen or,
#* Click the '''Content > New Article''' menu item to go to the Article Manager. Then click the ''New'' toolbar button.
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#* Click the {{rarr|Content,Article Manager,New Article}} menu item to go to the Article Manager. Then click the ''New'' toolbar button.{{-}}[[File:Help25-content-article manager-screen.png|670px]]{{-}}
#The New Article screen contains options for categorising and naming the article, editing content and selecting parameters.
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#The New Article screen contains options for categorising and naming the article, editing content and selecting parameters.{{-}}[[File:Help25-Content-Article-Manager-Edit-screen.png]]{{-}}
 
#* Enter a title in the Title field. This is used when the article title is displayed.
 
#* Enter a title in the Title field. This is used when the article title is displayed.
#* Enter an alias in the Alias field. The alias is used to refer to the title and is important for the Search Engine Friendly Address features in Joomla! For more information about the SEF features in Joomla! read: [[Beginners#Address_Search_Engine_Optimization]]. If you do not enter anything Joomla! will generate it for you.
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#* Enter an alias in the Alias field. The alias is used to refer to the title and is important for the [[Search Engine Friendly URLs|Search Engine Friendly Address features]] in Joomla!. If you do not enter anything, Joomla! will generate it for you.
#* Select a ''Section'' and ''Category'' using the drop down menus.
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#* Select a ''Category'' using the drop down menus.
#* Using the ''Published'' radio buttons choose whether the article is published or not.
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#* Choose whether the article is published or not using the ''Published'' drop down menu.
#* Using the ''Front Page'' radio buttons choose whether the article will be displayed by the Frontpage component if you are using it.
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#* Choose whether the article will be displayed on the home page using the ''Featured'' drop down menu.
#Now enter your content using the editor in the New Article screen. For more information on the different editors available in Joomla! read: [[Content_creators#Content_Editors]].
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#Now enter your content using the editor in the New Article screen. For more information on the different editors available in Joomla! read: [[Content_creators#Content_Editors|Content Editors]].
#You may also choose Parameters for the article. Click on each section to view the parameters and change the settings to suit your requirements. For more information on Article Parameters read: (Is there an article this can link to here? - check.)
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#You may also choose Parameters for the article. Click on each section to view the parameters and change the settings to suit your requirements.
#Click the ''Save'' or ''Apply'' toolbar button to save your article.
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#Click the '''Save''' toolbar button to save your article.
#* The '''Save''' toolbar button will save your changes and return you to the Article Manager screen.
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#* The '''Save & Close''' toolbar button will save your changes and return you to the Article Manager screen.
#* The '''Apply''' button will save your changes but leave you in the Article Edit screen.  
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#* The '''Save''' button will save your changes but leave you in the Article Edit screen.  
 
# You should see a blue message: Successfully saved changes to Article: ''article_title''.
 
# You should see a blue message: Successfully saved changes to Article: ''article_title''.
#* If you have not completed the Article Title, Section or Category fields you will see an error message indicating this.
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#* If you have not completed the Article Title, Section or Category fields, you will see an error message indicating this.
  
[[User:Jonflgiles|jonflgiles]] 10:56, 21 June 2008 (EDT)
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[[Category:Tutorials]][[Category:Article Management]]
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[[Category:Beginners]]

Latest revision as of 00:50, 1 September 2013

New articles can be added using either the Add Article button or the Article Manager Screen in the Administrator back-end.

  1. Log in to the Administrator back-end. To learn how to do this read: Logging in or out of the Administrator back-end.
  2. Either:
    • Click on the Add New Article button in the main Control Panel to open the New Article screen or,
    • Click the Content  Article Manager  New Article menu item to go to the Article Manager. Then click the New toolbar button.
      Help25-content-article manager-screen.png
  3. The New Article screen contains options for categorising and naming the article, editing content and selecting parameters.
    Help25-Content-Article-Manager-Edit-screen.png
    • Enter a title in the Title field. This is used when the article title is displayed.
    • Enter an alias in the Alias field. The alias is used to refer to the title and is important for the Search Engine Friendly Address features in Joomla!. If you do not enter anything, Joomla! will generate it for you.
    • Select a Category using the drop down menus.
    • Choose whether the article is published or not using the Published drop down menu.
    • Choose whether the article will be displayed on the home page using the Featured drop down menu.
  4. Now enter your content using the editor in the New Article screen. For more information on the different editors available in Joomla! read: Content Editors.
  5. You may also choose Parameters for the article. Click on each section to view the parameters and change the settings to suit your requirements.
  6. Click the Save toolbar button to save your article.
    • The Save & Close toolbar button will save your changes and return you to the Article Manager screen.
    • The Save button will save your changes but leave you in the Article Edit screen.
  7. You should see a blue message: Successfully saved changes to Article: article_title.
    • If you have not completed the Article Title, Section or Category fields, you will see an error message indicating this.