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Overview

This screen lets you create new Web Links and edit existing ones.

How to Access

Navigate to the the Web Links Manager. To add a new Web Link, click the "New" icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Web Link, click the Web Link's Title, or check the Web Link's checkbox and press the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

Description

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

Screenshot

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Edit Web Link

This is where you enter or edit basic link information.

  • Title. The Title of the Web Link. 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".
  • URL. The URL of the Web Link.
  • State. TBD
  • Category. Category for this Web Link. Select from the drop-down list box of Web Links Categories. Note that Web Links Categories are separate from other Categories, such as those for Articles, Contacts, Banners, and News Feeds.
  • Ordering. Indicates the order of this Web Link in the Web Link 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 Web Links are displayed can also be changed in the Web Links Manager.
  • 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.
  • Language. TBD
  • ID. ID of this Web Link. You cannot edit this entry. When creating a new Web Link, this field displays 0 until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.
  • Description. Enter an optional description to display below the Web Link.

Publishing Options

TBD

Options

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  • Target. How to open the link. Options are:
    • Parent Window with Browser Navigation. Open the link in the current browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • New Window with Browser Navigation. Open the link in a new browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • New Window without Browser Navigation. Open link in a new browser window, not allowing Back and Forward navigation.
  • Count Clicks. TBD

Metadata

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TBD

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Save & Close. TBD
  • Save & New. TBD
  • Save as Copy. TBD. This button is available only when editing an existing Web Link, not when creating a new one.
  • 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

  • At least one Web Link Category must be added before any Web Links can be created.

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