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===Integration Tab===
 
===Integration Tab===

Revision as of 08:39, 18 April 2013

Click the Options button to open the Web Links Manager Options window which lets you configure this component.

Note: Many of the options specified here can be overridden for each List All Web Link Categories and List Web Links in a Category menu items or in each individual Web Link item.

Contents

Save / Cancel

  • Save. Saves the weblink options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the weblink 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.

Weblink Tab

The first tab, shown below, contains display options for Weblinks in front-end pages that are displayed by Web Links menu items:

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  • Target. (Open in Parent Window/Open in New Window/Open in Popup/Modal) Choose what type of window to open the weblink in.
  • Count Clicks. (Yes/No) Whether to count how many times the weblink has been clicked on.
  • Text/Icon/Weblink Only. (Text/Icon/Weblink Only) Choose whether to display a text, an icon or nothing with the weblinks.
  • Select Icon. The Icon to be displayed to the left of the Weblinks URL. Select an image file from the drop-down list box. The images are listed from the 'images/M_images' folder.

Category Tab

These settings apply to menu items of type List All Web Link Categories and List Web Links in a Category, unless they are overridden in the menu item's Category options.

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  • Choose a layout. Choose an alternative layout for the single weblink category view.
  • Category Title. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the category Title.
  • Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description of the category.
  • Category Image. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Web links. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of Web Links in each category.

Categories Tab

These settings apply to menu items of type List All Web Link Categories, unless they are overridden in the menu item's Categories options.

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  • Top Level Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the top category description.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Web links. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of Web Links in each category.

List Layouts Tab

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  • Display Select: (Show/Hide) Can Show or Hide the Select dropdown listbox.
  • Table Headings: (Show/Hide) Can Show or Hide the headings in list layouts.
  • Links description. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the Link Description for each Web Link.
  • Hits. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of hits for each Web Link.
  • Pagination: Can Show or Hide Pagination Options. Pagination allows additional content to be displayed on subsequent pages. This may be useful if your content will not easily fit on one page.
  • Pagination Results: Can show the number of pages of newsfeed content. This option is only viewed if the Pagination option is turned on. An example would be Page 1 of 4.

Integration Tab

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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 weblinks component option screens (the modal window these options are in)
Access Administration Interface
Open the weblinks component manger screens
Create 
Create new weblinks in the component
Delete 
Delete existing weblinks in the component
Edit 
Edit existing weblinks in the component
Edit State 
Change an weblinks state (Publish, Unpublish, Archive, and Trash) in the component.
Edit Own 
Edit existing weblinks in the component that the logged in user has created.

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.