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The aim of this document is to work through, hands-on,  creating a new article using the Front-end of the Joomla! web site.
 
The aim of this document is to work through, hands-on,  creating a new article using the Front-end of the Joomla! web site.
 
=== Who is it written for?===
 
=== Who is it written for?===
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:* to be logged in with a username with an appropriate level of permission
 
:* to be logged in with a username with an appropriate level of permission
  
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====Background: Publishing and editing permissions====
'''Publishing and editing permissions:'''
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There are some restrictions on what different groups of people adding content are allowed to do. There are three group (apart from administrators who can do anything with content), called '''Authors, Editors and Publishers'''. Authors can only edit their own material and cannot get their work seen on the site (published) themselves. In summary:-
 
There are some restrictions on what different groups of people adding content are allowed to do. There are three group (apart from administrators who can do anything with content), called '''Authors, Editors and Publishers'''. Authors can only edit their own material and cannot get their work seen on the site (published) themselves. In summary:-
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More about Permissions in Joomla! 1.5 here:- [[How permissions work in Joomla! 1.5 |Permissions in a Joomla! Site]]
 
More about Permissions in Joomla! 1.5 here:- [[How permissions work in Joomla! 1.5 |Permissions in a Joomla! Site]]
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== Starting a new article ==
 
== Starting a new article ==
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::Click on Submit an Article
 
::Click on Submit an Article
  
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[[Image:GSusermenu.png|frame|center|'''A User Menu with the option to start a new Article, called here Submit an Article. Sometimes this option is under the Main Menu.''']]
  
 
'''Or:'''<br/>
 
'''Or:'''<br/>
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:*You need to know where the new Article is to be located
 
:*You need to know where the new Article is to be located
 
::This depends on the organisation of the Web site. If you are using an existing site, you need to be told which Section and Category it will be assigned to. Or it may be uncategorised, but you need to know that this is the case.
 
::This depends on the organisation of the Web site. If you are using an existing site, you need to be told which Section and Category it will be assigned to. Or it may be uncategorised, but you need to know that this is the case.
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::You will also need to know which menu it will be located under. Again this information varies with the way the Menus are set up and the layout of the Site.
  
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{{ref|There is detail about Sections and Categories in this series of documents - [[Design the content: Sections and Categories: Joomla! 1.5|Background:  Sections and Categories]]}}
<span style="color:#000080"> '''Cross Reference:'''  There is detail about Sections and Categories in this series of documents - [[How content is organised: Sections, Categories and Menus|Background:  Sections and Categories]]</span>
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:*If you are a Publisher, type a few lines and then go to the Publishing part of the editor and Save it. You will then be able to continue editing.
 
:*If you are a Publisher, type a few lines and then go to the Publishing part of the editor and Save it. You will then be able to continue editing.
 
:*If you are an Author it is worth typing quite a bit of content at this stage before adding the details in the Publishing part of the editor. This is because you will not be able to return to editing until it has been published.
 
:*If you are an Author it is worth typing quite a bit of content at this stage before adding the details in the Publishing part of the editor. This is because you will not be able to return to editing until it has been published.
Both publishers and authors need to know which Menu the Article will be in after it has been saved.
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:*If you are an Editor, you can continue to edit the article after it has been saved, even when it is not published.
  
 
===The Publishing part of the editor===
 
===The Publishing part of the editor===
 
:*Scroll down to the Publishing section.  
 
:*Scroll down to the Publishing section.  
Here you must make a number of choices about where the new Article will be located and who will be able to read it.
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You must make a number of choices about where the new Article will be located and who will be able to read it.
  
[[Image:GSpublisherpart.png|frame|center]]
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[[Image:GSpublisherpart.png|frame|center|'''Here the user has Publishing permissions so the choice for Published is displayed.''']]
  
The choice of Section and Category will depend on those available on the site you are using. Getting the Section and Category correct usually means that it will display in the right place. The screen shot is of the Sample data in 'localhost' and shows the Section and Category chosen.  
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Getting the Section and Category correct usually means that it will display in the right place. The choice of Section and Category will depend on those available on the site you are using.
  
[[Image:GSpublisherpart3.png|frame|center]]
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[[Image:GSpublisherpart3.png|frame|center|''' This is the Sample data in 'localhost' and shows the Section and Category chosen. ''']]
  
 
::'''Section:''' choose from the pull-down list
 
::'''Section:''' choose from the pull-down list
 
::'''Category:''' the choices depend on the Section chosen
 
::'''Category:''' the choices depend on the Section chosen
 
::'''Published:''' Leave this as Yes. This choice is not available if you are an Author  
 
::'''Published:''' Leave this as Yes. This choice is not available if you are an Author  
::'''Front Page:''' leave this as No. The exception would be if you are writing an Article for the Front page which is in 'Blog' layout format. (Cross reference)
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::'''Front Page:''' leave this as No. The exception would be if you are writing an Article for the Front page which is in 'Blog' layout format.
 
::'''Access Level:''' choose the appropriate one for your site.
 
::'''Access Level:''' choose the appropriate one for your site.
  
<div style="border:thin solid green; margin-left:100px; background: #f5f5f5;  width: 70%;">
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<div style="border:thin solid green; margin:15px 15% 15px 15%; background: #f5f5f5;  width: 70%; padding:8px;">'''Access Level:'''
'''Access Level:''' Public means that anyone visiting the Web site can read it. Registered means that people who have logged in but do not have any write access can read it. Special means that Authors, Publishers and Administrators can view and edit it. (Cross reference)
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*'''Public''' means that anyone visiting the Web site can read it.
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*'''Registered''' means that people who have logged in but do not have any write access can read it.
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*'''Special''' means that Authors, Publishers and Administrators can view and edit it.
 
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</div>
  
::Save the article
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:*Save the article
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::Click on the Save icon
  
If you are a publisher - you should now be able to find the article in the place you expect!
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This saves the Article in Joomla! and returns you to where you started (not to the editor).
  
==Further information==
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If you are an Editor or a Publisher - you should now be able to find the article in the place you expect!
http://docs.joomla.org/Article_Management
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:*Continue to alter it or add to it -
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:**an  orange pencil [[Image:edit.png]] icon for a published Article
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:**a blue pencil[[Image:edit_unpublished.png]]  for one that has not been published.
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:*Next time you save it, you will not have to fill out the Publisher part of the editor again.
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==Where Next?==
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*If you want to do more editing and learn how to manage Articles using just the Front-end of the Site - then look at the documents under '''More hands-on altering and manipulating Articles''' in the Index to other documents below.
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*For setting up a site yourself, look at the documents under '''Hands-on setting up a Joomla! site''' in the Index to other documents below.
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==Further information==
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[[Article Management]] is a compendium of short documents about all aspects of Articles, aimed at all levels of expertise.
  
 
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--Lorna Scammell December 2010
 
--Lorna Scammell December 2010

Revision as of 14:32, 23 September 2012