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Revision as of 08:54, 16 March 2013

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How to Access

Select Components → Messaging → Read Private Messages from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation, or click the "New" icon in the toolbar of the Read Private Messages screen.

Description

This screen lets you write and send private messages to others with the correct User Group permissions.

Screenshot

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Details

  • Recipient. The recipient of the message. Click on the "Change User" button to open the pop-up, and then, from the list of names, select the user to whom you wish to send the message.
  • Subject. The subject of the message. Just like the subject of an email, it helps if this is a short description of the message body.
  • Message. The body text of the message. Just like the body text of an email, it helps if the message is meaningful and kept relatively short.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • Send. Sends the message. Note that the Recipient, Subject and Message fields cannot be blank.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Options

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

Buttons Common to All Tabs

  • Save. Saves the messaging options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the messaging options and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.

Permissions Tab

This screen allows you to set the component permissions in Joomla. This is important to consider if you have sites with many different user categories all of whom need to have different accessibilities to the component. The screenshot below describes what you should see and the text below that describes what each permission level gives the user access to:

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You work on one Group at a time by opening the slider for that group. You change the permissions in the Select New Settings drop-down list boxes. The options for each value are Inherited, Allowed, or Denied. The Calculated Setting column shows you the setting in effect. It is either Not Allowed (the default), Allowed, or Denied. Note that the Calculated Setting column is not updated until you press the Save button in the toolbar. To check that the settings are what you want, press the Save button and check the Calculated Settings column.

The default values used here are the ones set in the Global Configuration Permissions Tab

Configure
Open the messaging component option screens (the modal window these options are in)
Access Administration Interface
Open the messaging component manger screens
Create 
Create new messages in the component
Delete 
Delete existing messages in the component
Edit State 
Change an messages state (Publish, Unpublish, Archive, and Trash) in the component.

There are two very important points to understand from this screen. The first is to see how the permissions can be inherited from the parent Group. The second is to see how you can control the default permissions by Group and by Action. This provides a lot of flexibility. For example, if you wanted Shop Suppliers to be able to have the ability to create an article about their product, you could just change their Create value to "Allowed". If you wanted to not allow members of Administrator group to delete objects or change their state, you would change their permissions in these columns to Inherited (or Denied). It is also important to understand that the ability to have child groups is completely optional. It allows you to save some time when setting up new groups. However, if you like, you can set up all groups to have Public as the parent and not inherit any permissions from a parent group.

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