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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to manage contacts in your Joomla! website.
 
This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to manage contacts in your Joomla! website.
  
 
==How to access==
 
==How to access==
* Select '''Components → Contacts → Contacts''' from the drop-down menu of the '''''Joomla! Administrator Panel'''''. You can also select the 'Contacts' menu link from the [[Help16:Components_Contacts_Contacts|Contact Manager: Contacts]], or the [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screens.
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* Select '''Components → Contacts → Contacts''' from the drop-down menu of the '''''Joomla! Administrator Panel'''''. You can also select the 'Contacts' menu link from the [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
 
Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
 
Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
* '''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.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Checkbox}}
* '''Title.''' The name of the Contact. You can click on the title to open the Contact for editing.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Title}}
 
* '''Linked User.''' The username this contact is linked to (if applicable).
 
* '''Linked User.''' The username this contact is linked to (if applicable).
* '''Published.''' Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Published}}
 
* '''Featured.''' Whether or not the item will be displayed in featured view. A blue circle with a white star inside means ''yes'' and a gray circle with a white dot inside means ''no''.
 
* '''Featured.''' Whether or not the item will be displayed in featured view. A blue circle with a white star inside means ''yes'' and a gray circle with a white dot inside means ''no''.
* '''Category.''' The Category that this Contact belongs to. Clicking on the Category Title opens the Category for editing. See [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen. Note that Contact Categories are separate from other Categories, such as those for Articles, Banners, Newsfeeds, and Web Links.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Category}} See [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen.
* '''Ordering.''' 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'. Note that the display order on a page is set in the Parameters - Advanced section for each Menu Item. If that order is set to use something other than 'Order' (for example, 'Title - Alphabetical'), then the order value in this screen will be ignored. If the Menu Item Order parameter is set to use 'Order', then the items will display on the page based on the order in this screen.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Order}}
* '''Access.''' Which user 'access level' has access to this item. You can change an item's 'access level' by clicking on the item to edit it.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Access}}
* '''Language.''' The language of the item.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Language}}
* '''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.
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{{Chunk16:colheader|Id}}
  
 
==List Filters==
 
==List Filters==
'''Filter by Partial Title'''
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====Filter by Partial Title====
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You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title or the ID number.
  
You can filter the list of items by typing part of the contacts's name.
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{{Chunk16:listfiltering|Filter}}
[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-filter-name.png|center]]
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'''Filter by Published State, Category, Access Level, and Language'''
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====Filter by State, Category, Access and Language====
In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are four drop-down list boxes as shown below:[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-filter-attributes.png|center]] The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will display in the list.
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In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are four drop-down list boxes as shown below:
*'''Select State.''' Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Published, Unpublished, Archived, Trashed, or All (any).
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*'''Select Category.''' Use the drop-down list box to select only contacts of the selected category.
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[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-filter-attributes.png|center]]  
*'''Select Access.''' Use the drop-down list box to select only contacts configured for the selected access level.
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*'''Select Language.''' Use the drop-down list box to select only clients of the selected language.
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The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will be displayed in the list.
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{{Chunk16:listfiltering|Select State}}
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{{Chunk16:listfiltering|Select Category}}
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{{Chunk16:listfiltering|Select Access}}
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{{Chunk16:listfiltering|Select Language}}
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====Number of Items to Display====
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Below the list you'll find:
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_list_Display_Count}}
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
  
[[Image:Help16-contacts-manager-toolbar.png]]
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[[Image:Help16-contacts-manager-toolbar.png|center]]
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|New}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Edit}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Publish}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Unpublish}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Archive}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Checkin}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Trash}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Options}}
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{{Chunk16:toolbaricon|Help}}
  
The functions are:
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==Options==
* '''New.''' Click on this button to create a new contact. You will enter the New page for this item.
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Click the Options button to open the '''Contact Manager Options''' window which lets you configure this component.
* '''Edit.''' Select one contact and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one contact selected (where applicable), the first item will be opened. You can also open a contact for editing by clicking on its Name.
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* '''Publish.''' To publish one or more contacts, select them and click on this button.
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* '''Unpublish.''' To unpublish one or more contacts, select them and click on this button.
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* '''Archive.''' To put one or more contacts into the archived state, select them and click on this button.
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* '''Check In.''' To check-in one or more contacts, select them and click on this button.
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* '''Trash.''' To trash one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be placed in the trash. Note: Only empty items can be trashed.
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*'''Options.''' Click this button to open the Contacts Global Configuration window. This window allows you to set default parameters for Contacts, as shown below.
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[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-options-contact.png|center]]
 
[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-options-contact.png|center]]
:* '''buttons Common to All Tabs'''
 
::*'''Save & Close.''' Saves your changes and closes the Options window.
 
::*'''Save.''' Saves your settings.
 
::*'''Cancel.''' Cancels your changes.
 
  
:* '''Contacts Tab'''
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===Buttons Common to All Tabs===
::*'''Choose a layout.'''
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{{Chunk16:buttons|OptionsSaveClose}}
::*'''Choose Category.'''
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{{Chunk16:buttons|OptionsSave}}
::*'''Show Contact List.'''
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{{Chunk16:buttons|OptionsCancel}}
::*'''Display format.'''
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::*'''Name.'''
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===Contacts Tab===
::*'''Contact's Position.'''
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These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact
::*'''Email.'''
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::*'''Street Address.'''
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*'''Choose a layout.''' Default layout to use for articles.
::*'''City or Suburb.'''
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*'''Choose Category.''' If 'Hide', the Contact Category will not show. If 'Show Without Link', Category will show as text. If 'Show With Link', Category will show as a link to a Single Category Menu Item.
::*'''State or County.'''
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*'''Show Contact List.''' If 'Show', the user will be able to change which contact is shown by selecting a contact from a drop-down list of all contacts in the current contact category.
::*'''Postal Code.'''
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*'''Display format.''' Determines the style used to display sections of the contact form.
::*'''Country.'''
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*'''Name.''' Show name of the contact.
::*'''Telephone.'''
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*'''Contact's Position.''' Show or Hide position.
::*'''Mobile phone.'''
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*'''Email.''' Show or Hide contact email.
::*'''Fax.'''
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*'''Street Address.''' Show or Hide street address.
::*'''Webpage.'''
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*'''City or Suburb.''' Show or hide city or suburb.
::*'''Misc. Information.'''
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*'''State or County.''' Show or Hide state or county.
::*'''Image.'''
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*'''Postal Code.''' Show or Hide postal or zip code.
::*'''Image.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact.
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*'''Country.''' Show or Hide Country.
::*'''vCard.'''
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*'''Telephone.''' Show or Hide telephone number.
::*'''Show User Articles.'''
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*'''Mobile phone.''' Show or Hide mobile number.
::*'''Show Profile.'''
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*'''Fax.''' Show or Hide fax number.
::*'''Show Links.'''
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*'''Webpage.''' Show or hide webpage.
::*'''Link A Label.'''
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*'''Misc. Information.''' Show or Hide miscellaneous information.
::*'''Link B Label.'''
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*'''Image.''' Show or Hide image.
::*'''Link C Label.'''
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*'''Image.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact.
::*'''Link D Label.'''
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*'''vCard.''' Whether or not to allow export to vCard format.
::*'''Link e Label.'''
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*'''Show User Articles.''' Show User Articles::If this contact is mapped to a user, and if this is set to Show, then a list of articles created by this user will show.
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*'''Show Profile.''' Show Profile.
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*'''Show Links.''' Show Links.
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*'''Link A Label.''' An additional link for this contact.
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*'''Link B Label.''' An additional link for this contact.
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*'''Link C Label.''' An additional link for this contact.
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*'''Link D Label.''' An additional link for this contact.
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*'''Link E Label.''' An additional link for this contact.
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===Icons Tab===
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These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact
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*'''Settings.''' Choose whether to display icons, text or nothing next to the information.
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*'''Address Icon.''' Select the Address icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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*'''Email Icon.''' Select the Email icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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*'''Telephone Icon.''' Select the Telephone icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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*'''Mobile Icon.''' Select the Mobile icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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*'''Fax Icon.''' Select the Fax icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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*'''Misc Icon.''' Select the Misc icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
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===Category Tab===
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These settings apply for Contact Category Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.
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*'''Choose a layout.''' Default layout to use for articles.
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Category|CatDesc}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Category|CatImage}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Category|SubcatLevels}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Category|EmptyCat}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Category|SubcatDesc}}
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*'''# Contacts in Category.''' Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.
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===Categories Tab===
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These settings apply for Contact Categories Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Categories|TopLevelCatDesc}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Categories|SubcatLevels}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Categories|EmptyCat}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Categories|SubcatDesc}}
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*'''# Contacts in Category.''' Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.
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===List Layouts Tab===
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These settings apply for Contact List Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|ListLayouts|DisplaySelect}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|ListLayouts|TableHeadings}}
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*'''Position.''' Show or Hide a Position column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''Email.''' Show or Hide an Email column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''Phone.''' Show or Hide a Phone column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''Mobile.''' Show or Hide show a Mobile column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''Fax.''' Show or Hide a Fax column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''City or Suburb.''' Show or Hide a City or Suburb column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''State.''' Show or Hide a State column in the list of Contacts.
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*'''Country.''' Show or Hide a Country column in the list of Contacts.
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|ListLayouts|Pagination}}
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|ListLayouts|PaginationResults}}
  
:* '''Icons Tab'''
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===Form Tab===
::*'''Settings.'''
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These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.
::*'''Address Icon.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact address field icon.
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*'''Show Contact Form.''' Show or Hide contact form.
::*'''Telephone Icon.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact telephone number field icon.
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*'''Send Copy to Submitter.''' Hide or Show checkbox to allow copy of email to be sent to submitter.
::*'''Mobile Icon.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact mobile number field icon.
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*'''Banned Email.''' Email addresses not allowed to submit information with the contact form.
::*'''Fax Icon.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact fax number field icon.
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*'''Banned Subject.''' Subjects not allowed in contact form.
::*'''Misc Icon.''' Choose the image file to use for the contact miscellaneous information field icon.
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*'''Banned Text.''' Text not allowed in contact form body.
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*'''Session Check.''' Check for the existence of session cookie. This means that users without cookies enabled will not be able to send emails.
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*'''Custom Reply.''' Turns off the automated reply, allowing for Plugins to handle integration with other systems.
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*'''Contact Redirect.''' Enter an alternative email address, where information will be sent to.
  
:* '''Category Tab'''
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===Integration Tab===
::*'''Choose a layout.'''
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These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.
::*'''Choose Title.'''
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Integration|ShowFeedLink}}
::*'''Category Description.'''
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{{Chunk16:ComponentOptions|Integration|FeedItemShow}}
::*'''Category Image.'''
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::*'''Subcategory Levels.'''
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::*'''Empty Categories.'''
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::*'''Subcategories Descriptions .'''
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::*'''# Contacts in Category.'''
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:* '''Categories Tab'''
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===Permissions Tab===
::*'''Top Level Category Description.'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_intro}}
::*'''Subcategory Levels.'''
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::*'''Empty Categories.'''
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::*'''Subcategories Descriptions .'''
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::*'''# Contacts in Category.'''
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:* '''List Layouts Tab'''
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[[Image:Help16-components-contacts-options-permissions.png|center]]
::*'''Display Select.'''
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::*'''Table Headings.'''
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::*'''Position.'''
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::*'''Email.'''
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::*'''Phone.'''
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::*'''Mobile.'''
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::*'''Fax.'''
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::*'''City or Suburb.'''
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::*'''State.'''
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::*'''Country.'''
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::*'''Pagination.'''
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::*'''Pagination Results.'''
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:* '''Form Tab'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_intro}}
::*'''Show Contact Form.'''
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::*'''Send Copy to Submitter.'''
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::*'''Banned Email.'''
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::*'''Banned Subject.'''
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::*'''Banned Text.'''
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::*'''Session Check.'''
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::*'''Custom Reply.'''
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::*'''Contact Redirect.'''
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:* '''Integration Tab'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_admin}}
::*'''Show Feed Link.'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_manage}}
::*'''For each feed item show.'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_create}}
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_delete}}
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_edit}}
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_columns_edit_state}}
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*'''Edit Own.''' Grants users the right to edit any content they submitted in this extension.
  
:* '''Permissions Tab'''
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{{Chunk16:Help_screen_component_options_permissions_conclusion}}
::* In this tab you can set the default permissions used for all content in this component.
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'''Contacts and Categories Links'''
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==Toolbar Links==
  
 
At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:
 
At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:
  
 
[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-links.png]]
 
[[Image:help16-contacts-manager-links.png]]
*'''Contacts.''' This link is disabled, since you are already in the Contacts page.
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*'''Contacts.''' This link takes you to the screen you are currently on.
 
*'''Categories.''' Click this link to go to the [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen.
 
*'''Categories.''' Click this link to go to the [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen.
  
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==Related Information==
 
==Related Information==
 
* To add or edit Contacts: [[Help16:Components_Contacts_Contacts_Edit|Contact Manager: Contact - New/Edit]]
 
* To add or edit Contacts: [[Help16:Components_Contacts_Contacts_Edit|Contact Manager: Contact - New/Edit]]
* To work with Contact Categories: [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]] screen
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* To work with Contact Categories: [[Help16:Components_Contact_Categories|Category Manager: Contacts]]
 
* To work with Users: [[Help16:Users_User_Manager|User Manager]]
 
* To work with Users: [[Help16:Users_User_Manager|User Manager]]
  
<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.6|Components}}</noinclude>
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.6|Contacts Help Screens|Components Help Screens}}</noinclude>

Revision as of 06:55, 28 October 2012

Contents

Overview

This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to manage contacts in your Joomla! website.

How to access

  • Select Components → Contacts → Contacts from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel. You can also select the 'Contacts' menu link from the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

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 e-mail. You can also link contacts to registered users. Afterwards, you can use the Menu Manager to create front-end links to the the contacts.

Screenshot

Help16-contacts-manager-screen.png

Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

  • 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.
  • Title. The name of the item. For a Menu Item, the Title will display in the Menu. For an Article, Section, or Category, the Title may optionally be displayed on the web page. This entry is required. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
  • Linked User. The username this contact is linked to (if applicable).
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Featured. Whether or not the item will be displayed in featured view. A blue circle with a white star inside means yes and a gray circle with a white dot inside means no.
  • Ordering. The order in which 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 the 'Save Order' icon.
  • Access. Who can view this item. You can change an item's Access in its edit screen. See User Access Levels for more information.
  • Language. Item language.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

List Filters

Filter by Partial Title

You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title or the ID number.


Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings are a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:

Help16-list-filter.png

If you have a large number of items in the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title or an ID number and press 'Search' to display the matching items. You can type in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all titles with the word "Joomla!" in them. Click 'Clear' to reset filtering.

Filter by State, Category, Access and Language

In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are four drop-down list boxes as shown below:

Help16-contacts-manager-filter-attributes.png

The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will be displayed in the list.

  • Select State. Use the drop-down list box to only show items matching a certain state: Published, Unpublished, Archived, Trash or All (available options may vary depending on item type).
  • Select Category. Use the drop-down list box to select the desired Category. Only items in this Category will be displayed in the list.
  • Select Access. Use the drop-down list box to select the desired Access Level. Only items with the specified Access Level will be displayed in the list.
  • Select Language. Use the drop-down list box to select the desired Language. Only items for the specified language will be displayed in the list.

Number of Items to Display

Below the list you'll find:

  • Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display (where applicable).

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help16-contacts-manager-toolbar.png
  • New. Creates a new item and opens the editing screen for this item.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected item. If more than one item is selected (where applicable), only the first item will be opened. An item can also be opened for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
  • Publish. Publishes selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Unpublish. Unpublishes selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Archive. Archives selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Check In. Checks-in selected items. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Trash. Sends selected items to the trash. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited. See Options.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Options

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

Help16-contacts-manager-options-contact.png

Buttons Common to All Tabs

  • Save & Close. Saves changes and then closes the Options window.
  • Save. Saves changes and keeps the Options window open.
  • Cancel. Closes the Options window without applying changes.

Contacts Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

  • Choose a layout. Default layout to use for articles.
  • Choose Category. If 'Hide', the Contact Category will not show. If 'Show Without Link', Category will show as text. If 'Show With Link', Category will show as a link to a Single Category Menu Item.
  • Show Contact List. If 'Show', the user will be able to change which contact is shown by selecting a contact from a drop-down list of all contacts in the current contact category.
  • Display format. Determines the style used to display sections of the contact form.
  • Name. Show name of the contact.
  • Contact's Position. Show or Hide position.
  • Email. Show or Hide contact email.
  • Street Address. Show or Hide street address.
  • City or Suburb. Show or hide city or suburb.
  • State or County. Show or Hide state or county.
  • Postal Code. Show or Hide postal or zip code.
  • Country. Show or Hide Country.
  • Telephone. Show or Hide telephone number.
  • Mobile phone. Show or Hide mobile number.
  • Fax. Show or Hide fax number.
  • Webpage. Show or hide webpage.
  • Misc. Information. Show or Hide miscellaneous information.
  • Image. Show or Hide image.
  • Image. Choose the image file to use for the contact.
  • vCard. Whether or not to allow export to vCard format.
  • Show User Articles. Show User Articles::If this contact is mapped to a user, and if this is set to Show, then a list of articles created by this user will show.
  • Show Profile. Show Profile.
  • Show Links. Show Links.
  • Link A Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link B Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link C Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link D Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link E Label. An additional link for this contact.

Icons Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

  • Settings. Choose whether to display icons, text or nothing next to the information.
  • Address Icon. Select the Address icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Email Icon. Select the Email icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Telephone Icon. Select the Telephone icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Mobile Icon. Select the Mobile icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Fax Icon. Select the Fax icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Misc Icon. Select the Misc icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.

Category Tab

These settings apply for Contact Category Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

  • Choose a layout. Default layout to use for articles.
  • Category Title. Hide or Show the title of the selected category as a subheading (usually a Heading 2 or "H2").
  • Category Description. Hide or Show the description of the selected category.
  • Category Image. Hide or Show the image of the selected category.
  • Subcategory Levels. The number of subcategory levels to display.
  • Empty Categories. Hide or Show empty categories. A category is considered to be empty if it has no items and no subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. Hide or Show the descriptions for subcategories.
  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.

Categories Tab

These settings apply for Contact Categories Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

  • Top Level Category Description. Hide or Show the description of the top level category or optionally override with the text from the description field found in menu item. If using Root as top level category, the description field has to be filled.
  • Subcategory Levels. The number of subcategory levels to display.
  • Empty Categories. Hide or Show empty categories. A category is considered to be empty if it has no items and no subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. Hide or Show the descriptions for subcategories.
  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.

List Layouts Tab

These settings apply for Contact List Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

  • Display Select. Hide or Show the Display Select dropdown listbox.
  • Table Headings. Hide or Show the headings in list layouts.
  • Position. Show or Hide a Position column in the list of Contacts.
  • Email. Show or Hide an Email column in the list of Contacts.
  • Phone. Show or Hide a Phone column in the list of Contacts.
  • Mobile. Show or Hide show a Mobile column in the list of Contacts.
  • Fax. Show or Hide a Fax column in the list of Contacts.
  • City or Suburb. Show or Hide a City or Suburb column in the list of Contacts.
  • State. Show or Hide a State column in the list of Contacts.
  • Country. Show or Hide a Country column in the list of Contacts.
  • Pagination. Hide or Show pagination controls. Pagination provides links at the bottom of the page that allow the user to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the information will not fit on one page.
  • Pagination Results. Hide or Show pagination results information, for example, "Page 1 of 4".

Form Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.

  • Show Contact Form. Show or Hide contact form.
  • Send Copy to Submitter. Hide or Show checkbox to allow copy of email to be sent to submitter.
  • Banned Email. Email addresses not allowed to submit information with the contact form.
  • Banned Subject. Subjects not allowed in contact form.
  • Banned Text. Text not allowed in contact form body.
  • Session Check. Check for the existence of session cookie. This means that users without cookies enabled will not be able to send emails.
  • Custom Reply. Turns off the automated reply, allowing for Plugins to handle integration with other systems.
  • Contact Redirect. Enter an alternative email address, where information will be sent to.

Integration Tab

These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.

  • Show Feed Link. Hide or Show an RSS Feed Link (A Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers).
  • For each feed item show. If set to Intro Text, only the Intro Text of each item will show in the newsfeed. If set to Full Text, the whole item will show in the newsfeed.

Permissions Tab

The "Permissions" tab, shown below, lets you specify who can perform each type of action on this component:

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The tree on the left shows the hierarchy of user groups that are available on your Joomla! site. To view or modify permissions, click on a group in the tree.

The table on the right side of the window contains 3 columns:

  • Actions. The various actions for which you can specify permissions for the currently selected user group.
  • Component Settings. The permission option set at the component level, which can be changed with the dropdown control. Options are:
    • Inherited. The permission for this group/action is inherited from the site's Global Configuration.
    • Allowed. Allows this action for this user group and for child groups.
    • Locked. Denies this action for this users group and for child groups.
  • Calculated Settings. The effective permission, based on current options in the site's Global Configuration. Note: After making changes, Save options and open them again to view updated Calculated Settings.

Actions available in this component are:

  • Configure. Grants users the right to edit this component's Options.
  • Access Component. Grants users the right to open this component's main screen ("Manager" screen).
  • Create. Grants users the right to create new objects (for example: users, menu items, articles, weblinks, and so on).
  • Delete. Grants users the right to delete existing objects.
  • Edit. Grants users the right to edit existing objects.
  • Edit State. Grants users the right to change existing objects state (Publish, Unpublish, Archive, Check In and Trash).
  • Edit Own. Grants users the right to edit any content they submitted in this extension.

For more information, please refer to:

Toolbar Links

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:

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  • Contacts. This link takes you to the screen you are currently on.
  • Categories. Click this link to go to the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

Quick Tips

  • You need to add at least one Category for your Contacts before you can add your first Contact. Categories are added using the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

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