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Overview

The Web Links Manager allows you to manage links to other web sites and organize them into categories.

How to Access

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

Description

The Web Links Manager allows you to add, edit and remove links to other web sites on your Joomla! web site, and organize them into categories. You can then display these links on your site, and optionally let visitors add new links.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

  • 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.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Ordering. The order in which to display items. You can sort the list by order number by clicking on the Ordering label in the column heading. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking the 'Save Order' icon. This is shown in the screen below.
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    Note that the ordering is only defined within a single category. For this reason, it is easier to re-order the list if you use the Category filter to select one category.
  • Access. The viewing level access for this item.
  • Hits. The number of times an item has been viewed.
  • 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 Settings

Filter by Partial Title

You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title or the ID number.

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Filter by State, Category, Access and Language

In the upper right area, above the column headings, are 4 drop-down list boxes as shown below:

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Number of Items to Display

Below the list you'll find:

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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.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected web link. If more than one web link is selected (where applicable), only the first web link will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Title or Name of the web link.
  • Publish. Makes the selected web link available to visitors to your website.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected web links unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected web links to indicate that they are archived. Archived web links 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 links to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check In. Checks-in the selected web links. Works with one or multiple web links selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected web links to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed web links can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the web links to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed web links, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the web links to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters or permissions can be edited.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

"Web Links" / "Categories" Links

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

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

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

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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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  • Count Clicks. (Yes/No) Whether to count how many times the weblink has been clicked on.
  • Icon. The Icon to be displayed to the left of the Web Links 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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  • # Web links. 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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  • # Web links. Hide or Show the number of Web Links in each category.

List Layouts Tab

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  • Links description. Hide or Show the Link Description for each Web Link.
  • Hits. Hide or Show the number of hits for each Web Link.

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Integration Tab

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Permissions Tab

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Displaying Links on your Site

One way of displaying links on your site is to use the Weblinks module to list links from a specific category. Another method is to create a menu item of type Weblinks - List All Web Link Categories or Weblinks - List Web Links in a Category to have a page display all Web Links categories, or all links within one Web Links category.

Letting Visitors Submit Links

You might also wish to let visitors submit new Web Links. To do so, simply add a Submit a Web Link menu item to one of your menus.

Quick Tips

  • You need to add at least one Category for Web Links before you can add your first Web Link. Categories are added using the Web Link Category Manager.

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