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==How to Access==
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Navigate to the the [[screen.newsfeeds.15|News Feed Manager]]. To add a new News Feed, click the "New" icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing News Feed, click the News Feed's Name, or check the News Feed's checkbox and press the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
In this screen you have the ability to create a new feed (when you click on the 'New' button in the News Feed Manager), or to edit an existing feed (when you select a feed and click on the 'Edit' button in the News Feed Manager).
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This is where you add a new News Feed or edit an existing one. Note that you need to create at least one [[screen.newsfeedscategories.edit.15|News Feed Category]] before you can create your first News Feed.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[Image:Screen_newsfeeds_edit_15.png]]
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[[Image:News_feed_edit.png]]
  
==Details and description==
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==Details==
You will see different fields where you can fill in or edit information of the feed. These are:
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'''Name:''' Fill in the name of the feed. This field is required.
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'''Alias:''' This name is a shortened title of the feed, used when using SEF.
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*'''Name.''' The Name of the News Feed. This field is required.
 
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{{colheader|Alias}}
'''Published:''' Select Yes when you want the section to be published, and No when you do not want the section to be published.
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{{colheader|Enter Published}}
 
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*'''Category.''' Category for this News Feed. Select from the drop-down list box of News Feed Categories. Note that News Feed Categories are separate from other Categories, such as those for Articles, Contacts, Banners, and Web Links.
'''Category:''' Choose the category you want this feed to belong to.
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*'''Link.''' The link of this News Feed. This should normally begin with <nowiki>"http://"</nowiki>.
 
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*'''Number of Articles.''' Enter the number of articles from the feed which will be available to your users. The default is 5.
'''Link:''' Enter the link to the news feed. This should begin with 'http://'.
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*'''Cache Time.''' The number of seconds to keep a News Feed saved on your server before it is downloaded again. The default value is 3600 seconds, which is 1 hour. When a News Feed is cached locally, your server only has to read the News Feed periodically (in this case, once per hour). A longer cache time means that you will have less network traffic and your site will load a little bit faster, but it also means your News Feed will be more out-of-date.
 
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*'''Order.''' Indicates the order of this News Feed in the News Feed Manager. The default Order is to add the item to the end of the list. To select a different position, use the drop-down list box. This item will moved to the position just after the item selected from the drop-down list. Note that the Order in which the News Feeds are displayed can also be changed in the [[screen.newsfeeds.15|News Feed Manager]].
'''Number of Articles:''' Enter the number of articles from the feed which will be available to your users. The default is 5.
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*'''RTL Feed.''' Check this box if the feed is right-to-left. This is for languages that read right-to-left.
 
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'''Cache Time:''' Enter how long you want to cache the feed locally (in seconds). Caching longer reduces network traffic, but can result in your feed being less up to date. Default is 3600 (1 hour).
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'''Order:''' The order of the feed in the category. When creating a new feed, it will have the default setting of the last place. The order can be changed after the feed is saved.
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'''RTL Feed:''' Check this box if the feed is right-to-left.
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==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:  
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:  
  
[[Image:Screen_newsfeeds_edit_toolbar.png]]
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[[Image:section_edit_toolbar.png]]
  
 
The functions are:  
 
The functions are:  
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{{toolbaricon|Save}}
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{{toolbaricon|Apply}}
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{{toolbaricon|Close}}
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{{toolbaricon|Help}}
  
'''Save:''' Save the feed and return to the main screen of the News Feed Manager
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==Quick Tips==
 
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*A News Feed category must be added ''before'' any News Feed can be created.
'''Apply:''' Save the feed , but stay in the News Feed New or Edit screen.
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'''Cancel:''' Go back to the main screen of the News Feed Manager, without saving the feed you edited or created.
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'''Help:''' Open the Help Screen for the News Feed Manager: New/Edit. That is the same screen as this Help Screen.
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==Version Changes==
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Joomla! 1.0 did not have the '''alias''' field, or the option to specify right-to-left feed.
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==Typical Usage==
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You will use the News Feed Manager New/Edit when you want to add a new feed, or edit an existing feed. Here you will find some of the reasons for the use of this screen.
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*You want to create a new feed.
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*You want to change the name or alias of a feed.
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*You want to change the category of a feed.
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*You want to change the link to a feed.
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*You want to change the number of articles to display.
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*You want to change the cache time of a feed.
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*You want to change the order of a feed within it's category.
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==Points to Watch==
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==Related Information==
*Title of the feed is required.
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*To add or edit News Feed Categories: [[screen.newsfeedscategories.15|News Feed Category Manager]]
*Feed categories must be added ''before'' adding the feed.
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*To find and edit existing News Feeds: [[screen.newsfeeds.15|News Feed Manager]]
*The Alias will be used in the URL when SEF is activated.  
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*To create a page layout for News Feeds: [[Screen.menus.edit.15#Internal Link - News Feeds|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - News Feeds]]
*The Alias should consist of lowercase letters, and no blank spaces are allowed. Use a hyphen (-) instead.
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==Dependencies==
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|News Feed Manager Helps Screens|Components Help Screens}}</noinclude>
News Feed categories are added using the Category Manager, but are not linked to sections.
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Latest revision as of 22:20, 4 August 2012

Contents

How to Access

Navigate to the the News Feed Manager. To add a new News Feed, click the "New" icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing News Feed, click the News Feed's Name, or check the News Feed's checkbox and press the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

Description

This is where you add a new News Feed or edit an existing one. Note that you need to create at least one News Feed Category before you can create your first News Feed.

Screenshot

News feed edit.png

Details

  • Name. The Name of the News Feed. This field is required.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. The Alias will be used in the URL when SEF is activated. Note: If the title consists of non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time, for example "2009-02-11-17-54-38".
  • Published. Whether or not this item is published. Select Yes or No from the radio button group to set the Published state for this item.
  • Category. Category for this News Feed. Select from the drop-down list box of News Feed Categories. Note that News Feed Categories are separate from other Categories, such as those for Articles, Contacts, Banners, and Web Links.
  • Link. The link of this News Feed. This should normally begin with "http://".
  • Number of Articles. Enter the number of articles from the feed which will be available to your users. The default is 5.
  • Cache Time. The number of seconds to keep a News Feed saved on your server before it is downloaded again. The default value is 3600 seconds, which is 1 hour. When a News Feed is cached locally, your server only has to read the News Feed periodically (in this case, once per hour). A longer cache time means that you will have less network traffic and your site will load a little bit faster, but it also means your News Feed will be more out-of-date.
  • Order. Indicates the order of this News Feed in the News Feed Manager. The default Order is to add the item to the end of the list. To select a different position, use the drop-down list box. This item will moved to the position just after the item selected from the drop-down list. Note that the Order in which the News Feeds are displayed can also be changed in the News Feed Manager.
  • RTL Feed. Check this box if the feed is right-to-left. This is for languages that read right-to-left.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Section edit toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Apply. Save it, but stay in the same screen. If you have been working on a screen for a long time and don't want to risk losing your work, pressing Apply saves your work and lets you continue working. If, for example, you lost your Internet connection, your work will be saved up this point.
  • Close. Return to the previous screen without saving your work. If you press Close while adding a new item, this new item will not be created. If you were modifying an existing item, the modifications will not be saved.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • A News Feed category must be added before any News Feed can be created.

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