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*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a Blog layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category Blog Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category Blog Layout]]
 
*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a Blog layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category Blog Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category Blog Layout]]
 
*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a List layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category List Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category List Layout]]
 
*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a List layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category List Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category List Layout]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:04, 28 April 2013

Contents

How to Access

Navigate to the Category Manager. To add a new Category, press the 'New' icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Category, click on the Category title or click the Category's checkbox and then click on the Edit icon in the toolbar.

Description

This is where you can add a new Category to a Section or edit an existing Category. Categories are used to organize the Articles within a Section. Sections and Categories allow you to display related Articles together on a page and to filter Articles in the Article Manager. All Articles are assigned either to a Category that you create or to the special Category called 'Uncategorized'.

Screenshot

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Details

  • Title. The Title for this item. This may or may not display on the page, depending on the parameter values you choose.
  • 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.
  • Section. Section for this Category. Select the Section from the drop-down list box. This is a required field.
  • Category Order. The order this Category will display in the Category Manager. Use the drop-down list box to change the Order. You can select 'First' or 'Last' to make this the first or last Category. You can also select a Category from the list. In this case, the current Category will be listed just after the Category you select. Note that the Order can also be changed in the Category Manager screen.
  • 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
Enter the desired level using the drop-down list box.
  • Image. Image for this Page. Image must be located in the folder "images/stories".
  • Image Position. Position of the Image on the page. Select Left or Right from the drop-down list box.
  • Description. The description for the item. Section and Category descriptions for Articles may be shown on web pages, depending on the parameter settings. These descriptions are entered using the same editor that is used for Articles. Note that Section and Category descriptions may not be edited from the front end.

TinyMCE editor

The default editor for both front-end and back-end users in Joomla! is the TinyMCE editor.

TinyMCE is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor that allows users a familiar word-processing interface to use when editing Articles and other content. The 3-row toolbar below provides many standard editing commands:

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  • Top Row.
    • Buttons in the upper left allow you to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough. Next to that are buttons for align left, right, center, and full.
    • Styles. Caption and System Pagebreak styles can be set. Highlight the desired text and select the style. This will allow this text to be formatted based on CSS rules.
    • Format. Select pre-defined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading1, and so on.
    • Font Family. Select the desired font.
  • Second Row.
    • Unordered List, Ordered list, Outdent (move left) and Indent (indent right).
    • Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y).
    • Insert/Edit Link. To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A popup dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.
    • Unlink. To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.
    • Insert/Edit Anchor. An anchor is a bookmark inside an article that lets you link directly to that point in the article. To insert an anchor, move the cursor to the desired location within the article and click this button. A window will display. Enter the name of the Anchor and press Insert. A small anchor icon will show in the location of the anchor. You can edit the name of the anchor by clicking on it and pressing this button. You can delete the anchor just by selecting it and pressing the Delete key.
    • Insert/Edit Image. To insert and image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A popup dialog displays that lets you enter in the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.
    • Cleanup Messy Code. This button allows you to clean up HTML code, perhaps from HTML text that you copied in from another source.
    • Edit HTML Source. A popup displays showing the HTML source code, allowing you to edit the HTML source code.
    • Find and Find/Replace.
    • Insert Date, Time, or Emotions.
    • Insert Embedded Media. To insert embedded media (such as Flash), place the cursor at the desired location and press this button. A popup dialog will display that allows you to enter the Type, File or URL, and other information about the media.
    • Direction Left to Right and Direction Right to Left. These buttons allow you to enter or change the text direction, for example for languages that read right to left.
    • Insert New Layer, Move Forward, Move Backware, Toggle Absolute Position. For working with layered items.
    • Select Text Color.
  • Third Row.
    • Insert Horizontal Ruler.
    • Remove Formatting.
    • Toggle Guidelines/Invisible elements.
    • Subscript, Superscript, Insert Custom Character, Horizontal Rule.
    • Insert New Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Split Merged Table Cells, Merge Table Cells.
    • Toggle Full Screen Mode.
    • Edit CSS Style. A popup dialog box displays that allows you to enter CSS style information for the selected text.

No editor

If 'No editor' is selected for a User, then a simple text editor displays. This allows you to enter in raw, unformatted HTML. You can use the toolbar 'Preview' button to preview how the HTML will display.

Note that the 'No Editor' option can be useful if you are entering in 'boilerplate' or custom HTML, for example to create a PayPal link. TinyMCE automatically re-formats and strips some HTML when a file is saved. This can cause complex HTML to not work correctly.

If this happens, you can temporarily change the editor to 'No Editor' and create the desired content. Note that if you wish to edit this content in the future, you should be careful to change your editor to 'No Editor'. Otherwise, if you open and save the content with TinyMCE, you may lose your custom HTML.

Image Button

An Image button is located just below the edit window, as shown below:

Image button.png

  • Image. This button provides an easy way to insert an image into an Article. Images may be inserted from the 'images' folder and may also be uploaded. When you click the Image button in your editor or the Select button on a media field, a window pops up, as shown below:
    Help17-toolbar-image.png
    • Directory. The current directory on the host server. This is the 'images' directory under your Joomla! home directory. Use the drop-down list box to select a subdirectory.
    • Up. Navigate to the parent directory. Note that the top directory for this function is 'images'. You can not navigate to a higher directory.
    • Insert. Insert the selected image. The insert point will be the current cursor position. You will see the image display inside the edit window.
    • Cancel. Cancel the operation and close the popup window. You can cancel also in clicking the X at right top corner.
    • Thumbnail Browse Area. Click on an image thumbnail to select the image. Click on a folder icon to navigate to that subdirectory.
    • Start Upload. Once you have selected a file, press this button to upload the file to the currently selected folder. The thumbnail for the new image will now show in the thumbnail area.

Toolbar

In the upper 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.

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