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==How to Access==
 
==How to Access==

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The Web Links Category Manager allows you to manage categories that can be used to classify Web Links.

How to Access

Select Components → Weblinks → Categories from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel, or select the "Categories" link on the Web Links Manager screen.

Description

The Web Links Category Manager is where you can edit existing Web Links Categories and create new ones. Note that Web Links Categories are separate from other Categories, such as Categories for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and Contacts. From this screen, you can also navigate to the Web Links Manager screen.

Screenshot

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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 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.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Archived/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Ordering. Select the ordering of the module as compared to other modules in the same position. See Position.
  • Access. The viewing level access for this item.
  • 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 part of the weblinks name or the ID number of the weblink. Help25-banners-manage-filter-name.png

Filter by Max Levels, State, Access and Language

In the upper right area, above the column headings, are 3 drop-down list boxes as shown below:

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

  • Filter by Max Levels (Category Level). Lets you show only items whose category is at or above the specified level in the category hierarchy.
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    • - Select Max Levels -: Show all items regardless of level of their assigned category.
    • 1: Only show items whose category is at the top level in the category hierarchy (in other words, with categories whose parent category is "- No Parent -".)
    • 2-10: Only show items whose category is in the top 2-10 levels in the category hierarchy.

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  • Filter by Viewing Access Level. Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site, similar to the example below.
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    • - Select Access -: Show items with any viewing access level.
    • <your access level>: Show items only with this viewing access level.
  • Filter by Language. Lets you show only items that have a specific language assigned. The list box will show the languages defined for your site, similar to the example below.
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    • - Select Language - or All: Show items for any language.
    • <your language>: Show items only for this language.

Number of Items to Display

Below the list you'll find:

  • Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below.
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    • Display #: Select the number of items to show on one page.
    • Start: Click to go to the first page.
    • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
    • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
    • Next: Click to go to the next page.
    • End: Click to go to the last page.

Batch Processing

Below the list of categories is the batch processing section:

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  • Set Access Level. Use this drop-down list to select an access level.
  • Set Language. Use this drop-down list to select a language.
  • Select Category for Move/Copy. Use this drop-down list to select a category to move or copy the selected categories to. Use the radio button to select either a move or copy operation.
  • Process. Press this button to execute your batch processing settings for the selected categories.
  • Clear. Reset your batch processing settings selections.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new web link category.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected web link category. If more than one web link category is selected (where applicable), only the first web link category will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Title or Name of the web link category.
  • Publish. Makes the selected web link categories available to visitors to your website.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected web link categories unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected web link categories to indicate that they are archived. Archived web link categories can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the web link categories to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check In. Checks-in the selected web link categories. Works with one or multiple web link categories selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected web link categories to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed web link categories can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the web link categories to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed web link categories, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the web link categories to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon.
  • Rebuild. Reconstructs and refreshes the web link category table. Normally, you do not need to rebuild this table. This function is provided in case the data in the table becomes corrupted.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters or permissions can be edited.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Options

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

Note: Many of the options specified here can be overridden for each List All Web Link Categories and List Web Links in a Category menu items or in each individual Web Link item.

Save / Cancel

  • Save. Saves the weblink options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the weblink 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.

Weblink Tab

The first tab, shown below, contains display options for Weblinks in front-end pages that are displayed by Web Links menu items:

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  • Target. (Open in Parent Window/Open in New Window/Open in Popup/Modal) Choose what type of window to open the weblink in.
  • Count Clicks. (Yes/No) Whether to count how many times the weblink has been clicked on.
  • Text/Icon/Weblink Only. (Text/Icon/Weblink Only) Choose whether to display a text, an icon or nothing with the weblinks.
  • Select Icon. The Icon to be displayed to the left of the Weblinks URL. Select an image file from the drop-down list box. The images are listed from the 'images/M_images' folder.

Category Tab

These settings apply to menu items of type List All Web Link Categories and List Web Links in a Category, unless they are overridden in the menu item's Category options.

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  • Choose a layout. Choose an alternative layout for the single weblink category view.
  • Category Title. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the category Title.
  • Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description of the category.
  • Category Image. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Web links. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of Web Links in each category.

Categories Tab

These settings apply to menu items of type List All Web Link Categories, unless they are overridden in the menu item's Categories options.

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  • Top Level Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the top category description.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Web links. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of Web Links in each category.

List Layouts Tab

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  • Display Select: (Show/Hide) Can Show or Hide the Select dropdown listbox.
  • Table Headings: (Show/Hide) Can Show or Hide the headings in list layouts.
  • Links description. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the Link Description for each Web Link.
  • Hits. (Show/Hide) Hide or Show the number of hits for each Web Link.
  • Pagination: Can Show or Hide Pagination Options. Pagination allows additional content to be displayed on subsequent pages. This may be useful if your content will not easily fit on one page.
  • Pagination Results: Can show the number of pages of newsfeed content. This option is only viewed if the Pagination option is turned on. An example would be Page 1 of 4.

Integration Tab

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  • Show Feed Link. (Show/Hide) Show or hide a RSS feed link.

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 weblinks component option screens (the modal window these options are in)
Access Administration Interface
Open the weblinks component manger screens
Create 
Create new weblinks in the component
Delete 
Delete existing weblinks in the component
Edit 
Edit existing weblinks in the component
Edit State 
Change an weblinks state (Publish, Unpublish, Archive, and Trash) in the component.
Edit Own 
Edit existing weblinks in the component that the logged in user has created.

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.

Toolbar Links

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see two links as shown below:

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  • Web Links. Press this link to go to the Web Links Manager page.
  • Categories This link is disabled, since we are already in the Categories page.

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