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Components Newsfeeds Categories Edit

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How to Access

Select Components → News Feeds → Categories. Once at the News Feeds Category Manager, select the feed category to edit and click the edit icon on the toolbar, or click the name of the category to edit, or click on the "New" icon on the toolbar.

Description

The New/Edit page for the News Feeds Category Manager is a create/edit screen that allows website administrators to create or edit News Feed Categories. Categories allow a broken down structure of News Feeds. You must have at least one category before you can create any News Feeds!

Screenshot

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Column Headers

  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Note. A short note about the category.
  • Parent. The parent category if any.
  • State. Select from the dropdown box: Published, Unpublished, Archived, or Trashed.
  • Access. The access level needed to view the link.
  • Language. The language of the selected feed.
  • ID. The Joomla! assigned ID of the item.

Toolbar

At the top right, you will see this toolbar:

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  • 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.
  • Cancel. Go back to the main screen of the Manager, without saving the modifications you made.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

  • You must create at least one News Feed Category before you can create any News Feeds.

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