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<p>With a typical Joomla! installation, in particular version 1.5x, three optional (Published/Unpublished) editors are included. These editors are the TinyMCE wysiwyg (what you see is what you get), the XStandard Lite text editor, and a generic text editor. For the 1.0x series, the TinyMCE wysiwyg editor and a generic text editor is included. These editors can be set as the site default in Global Configuration, or per user in either the User Manager or by the user themselves in their user profile. Each of these editors have distinct functionality, parameters, as well as controls. These items will be discussed within this article. For additional information not covered here, please see any references cited in the respective section.</p>
 
<p>With a typical Joomla! installation, in particular version 1.5x, three optional (Published/Unpublished) editors are included. These editors are the TinyMCE wysiwyg (what you see is what you get), the XStandard Lite text editor, and a generic text editor. For the 1.0x series, the TinyMCE wysiwyg editor and a generic text editor is included. These editors can be set as the site default in Global Configuration, or per user in either the User Manager or by the user themselves in their user profile. Each of these editors have distinct functionality, parameters, as well as controls. These items will be discussed within this article. For additional information not covered here, please see any references cited in the respective section.</p>
  
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<p>The TinyMCE editor is the default wysiwyg editor plugin that ships with Joomla!. This editor is used to create content or articles in which the content or article can be viewed as it will appear once completed, while it is being written. By default, the TinyMCE editor is used per the Global Configuration parameters. However, a user can set this parameter in their respective profile using the Your Details User Menu menu item, or by an administrator via the User Manager in the backend. See the [[jhelp:screen.config.15|Global Configuration]] and the [[jhelp:screen.users.15|User Manager]] Help Screens for more information.</p>
 
<p>The TinyMCE editor is the default wysiwyg editor plugin that ships with Joomla!. This editor is used to create content or articles in which the content or article can be viewed as it will appear once completed, while it is being written. By default, the TinyMCE editor is used per the Global Configuration parameters. However, a user can set this parameter in their respective profile using the Your Details User Menu menu item, or by an administrator via the User Manager in the backend. See the [[jhelp:screen.config.15|Global Configuration]] and the [[jhelp:screen.users.15|User Manager]] Help Screens for more information.</p>
  
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<p>The "Editor- No WYSIWYG" option in the Global Configuration and User Manager Add/Edit screens from the backend, or chosen by the user in their respective profile launches a simple text editor for creating and submitting content. Using this option, requires that users have basic understanding the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to create and submit content. See references below for more information regarding the use of HTML tags used during the creation of content or articles.</p>
 
<p>The "Editor- No WYSIWYG" option in the Global Configuration and User Manager Add/Edit screens from the backend, or chosen by the user in their respective profile launches a simple text editor for creating and submitting content. Using this option, requires that users have basic understanding the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to create and submit content. See references below for more information regarding the use of HTML tags used during the creation of content or articles.</p>
 
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Contents

As a content creator you might have only a rudimentary knowledge of Joomla! Just sufficient for you to carry out your job of writing, assembling and publishing content on the website. You will need information about how to achieve specific goals associated with content creation starting with very basic information such as how to use a WYSIWYG editor. After becoming more proficient you might benefit from information about how to make use of some of the more advanced features that will streamline routine tasks.

Creating Content

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Content layout

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Content workflow

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Content Metadata

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Content Editors

With a typical Joomla! installation, in particular version 1.5x, three optional (Published/Unpublished) editors are included. These editors are the TinyMCE wysiwyg (what you see is what you get), the XStandard Lite text editor, and a generic text editor. For the 1.0x series, the TinyMCE wysiwyg editor and a generic text editor is included. These editors can be set as the site default in Global Configuration, or per user in either the User Manager or by the user themselves in their user profile. Each of these editors have distinct functionality, parameters, as well as controls. These items will be discussed within this article. For additional information not covered here, please see any references cited in the respective section.

TinyMCE (1.0.x and 1.5.x)

The TinyMCE editor is the default wysiwyg editor plugin that ships with Joomla!. This editor is used to create content or articles in which the content or article can be viewed as it will appear once completed, while it is being written. By default, the TinyMCE editor is used per the Global Configuration parameters. However, a user can set this parameter in their respective profile using the Your Details User Menu menu item, or by an administrator via the User Manager in the backend. See the Global Configuration and the User Manager Help Screens for more information.

TinyMCE functionality and parameters

The functions available for use with the TinyMCE editor is rather extensive and cannot be covered in its entirety here, in particular with regards to their usage. However, some of the basic functions and parameters will be covered. See the reference link below for more information regarding additional functions and controls. First and foremost, the TinyMCE editor has two Functionality configurations which control the available functions of the editor. These configurations are "Simple" and "Advanced". The "Simple" configuration is relatively similar to a simple text editor with the exception of a few controls. These basic controls pertain to text formatting, operations, and lists. Specifically, text can be formatted as bold, italic, underlined and strikethrough. Operations that can be performed with the "Simple" configuration is code cleanup. With regards to inserting lists, both ordered and unordered lists can be created.

The functions available under the "Advanced" functionality configuration allows far more control. For example, inserting images, formatting text, inserting anchors and more. Additionally, designer defined styles can be used with the TinyMCE editor, as well.

References:
http://wiki.moxiecode.com/index.php/TinyMCE:Control_reference

XStandard Lite 2.0 (1.5.x only)

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XStandard Lite 2.0 functionality and parameters

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No WYSIWYG text editor (1.0.x and 1.5.x)

The "Editor- No WYSIWYG" option in the Global Configuration and User Manager Add/Edit screens from the backend, or chosen by the user in their respective profile launches a simple text editor for creating and submitting content. Using this option, requires that users have basic understanding the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to create and submit content. See references below for more information regarding the use of HTML tags used during the creation of content or articles.

References:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/default.asp
http://htmldog.com/reference/htmltags/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML

Creating and submitting an article from the back-end

Most content or articles can be created from the front-end by any user belonging to the 'Author' group. This group is allowed to create and edit their own content. In some instances, a user may be given priviledges to access the Administrative Backend. Whether as a Manager, Administrator, or Super Administrator. For all intents and purposes the following will be written from the Manager perspective. Most likely the access to the back-end as a Manager could be reserved for editors and publishers, however in the interest of content creation, those operations reserved for Managers will be briefly covered. More information regarding specific tasks can be found in their respective screens.

Article Manager

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Category Manager

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Frontpage Manager

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Media Manager

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Section Manager

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