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How to access

You can access the Contact Manager by clicking on 'Contacts' then 'Contacts' in the 'Components' menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation.

Description

The Contact Manager screen allows you to add contact information to your Joomla! site. You can enter information such as name, address, phone and email. You can also link contacts to registered users. Front-end links can then be created for users to view the information and send emails to contacts using the Menu Manager.

Screenshot

Screen contacts 15.png

Version Changes

  • Joomla! version 1.5 allows the access level to be changed on the Contact Manager screen by clicking the current value. It cycles between Public -> Registered -> Special. In version 1.0 the access level could only be changed on the Contact Manager New/Edit screen.
  • Version 1.5 adds the ability to select by published state.

Column Headers

  • 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.
  • Name. The name of the contact.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Order. The order to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking 'Save Order'.
  • 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.
  • Category. The Category this item belongs to. Clicking on the Category title opens the Category for editing. See Category Manager - Edit.
  • Linked to User. The username this contact is linked to (if applicable).
  • ID. The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, for example in internal links. You can not change this number.

Typical Usage

One contact can be published/unpublished by clicking the icon in the Published column. Published contacts are marked with a green tick while unpublished ones are marked with a red X. To publish/unpublish several contacts at once, select their checkboxes and click the appropriate toolbar button.

To delete one or more contacts select the checkbox(es) and click the Delete toolbar button. An information message will be displayed and the contacts will be removed from the list.

To change the global contacts parameters, click the Parameters toolbar button: Screen contacts params 15.png

Quick Tips

Contact Categories

You must add categories for your contacts before you add the contact information. These are added using the Category Manager by clicking 'Contacts' then 'Categories' from the 'Components' menu.

Contacts Sort

The contacts are sorted by the Order column by default but you can sort them by any column, just click the column header.

Position of a New Contact

A newly added contact is published by default and is the last one in the selected category. This way you can easily find it and move it to the desired place.

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