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===Article Submission Layout===  
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==How To Access==
Allows users to submit an article. This only works for users who are members of the Authors, Publishers, or Editors groups. Members of the Registered or Public groups will not be able to submit articles even if this page is visible to them. If the page is visible to a user without the correct access level, they will get an error message when trying to load the page.
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To create a new Create Article Menu Item:
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* Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus → Main Menu).
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* Click New to create a new menu item or click on an existing item to edit.
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* Click the Menu Item Type Select button and then click the Create Article link under Articles.
  
This type has no Basic or Advanced Parameters.
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To edit an existing Create Article Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.
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==Description==
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Allows users to submit an article. Normally this is available only to users who have logged in to the front end of the site.
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==Screenshot==
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[[File:help25-article-create-article-screenshot.png|frame|none]]
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Also, users must have permission to create articles. When the Create Article page is shown in the front end, the screen shows as in the following screenshots.
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[[File:help25-article-create-article-front-end-editor.png|500px|none|border]]
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[[File:help25-article-create-article-front-end-publishing.png|500px|border|none]]
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[[File:help25-article-create-article-front-end-language-metadata.png|500px|border|none]]
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==Column Headers==
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===Common Options===
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See [[Help25:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit|Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item]] for help on options common to all Menu Item types. These options include Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignments for this Menu Item.
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===Basic Options===
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The Create Article has two options, as shown below.
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[[File:Help25-chunk-article-create-article-basic-options.png|frame|none]]
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*'''Default Category.''' If Yes, all articles created will be assigned to the specified category and the user will not be able to select a category. If No, the user may select the category from the list box. Note that only categories for which the user has Create permission will show in the list box.
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{{Chunk25:colheader|Choose a category}}
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==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
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[[File:Help25-chunk-menu-item-toolbar.png]]
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The functions are:
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Save|menu item}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndClose|menu item}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndNew|menu item}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAsCopy|menu item}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Cancel}}
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{{Chunk25:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help}}
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==Quick Tips==
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* An unauthorised user will normally get an error if they click on a Create Article menu item. For this reason, it is normal practice to give the menu item a viewing access level that can only be seen by users authorised to add articles.
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==Related Information==
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* To create a new user: [[Help25:Users_User_Manager_Edit|User Manager: Add or Edit User]]
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* To change global ACL permissions for a Group: [[Help25:Site_Global_Configuration#Permissions|Global Configuation Permissions]]
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* To change article ACL permissions for a Group: [[Help25:Content_Article_Manager#Permissions|Article Manager Permissions]]
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* To assign Groups to Viewing Access Levels: [[Help25:Users_Access_Levels_Edit|User Manager:Add / Edit Viewing Access Level]]
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|2.5|Menu Item Manager Help Screens|Menus Help Screens}}</noinclude>

Revision as of 21:43, 3 September 2012

Contents

How To Access

To create a new Create Article Menu Item:

  • Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus → Main Menu).
  • Click New to create a new menu item or click on an existing item to edit.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button and then click the Create Article link under Articles.

To edit an existing Create Article Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Allows users to submit an article. Normally this is available only to users who have logged in to the front end of the site.

Screenshot

Help25-article-create-article-screenshot.png

Also, users must have permission to create articles. When the Create Article page is shown in the front end, the screen shows as in the following screenshots.

Help25-article-create-article-front-end-editor.png
Help25-article-create-article-front-end-publishing.png
Help25-article-create-article-front-end-language-metadata.png

Column Headers

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on options common to all Menu Item types. These options include Details, Link Type Options, Page Display Options, Metadata Options, and Module Assignments for this Menu Item.

Basic Options

The Create Article has two options, as shown below.

Help25-chunk-article-create-article-basic-options.png
  • Default Category. If Yes, all articles created will be assigned to the specified category and the user will not be able to select a category. If No, the user may select the category from the list box. Note that only categories for which the user has Create permission will show in the list box.
  • Choose a category. Select one Category from the list box.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Help25-chunk-menu-item-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current menu item. Does not affect the current menu item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new menu item.
  • 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.

Quick Tips

  • An unauthorised user will normally get an error if they click on a Create Article menu item. For this reason, it is normal practice to give the menu item a viewing access level that can only be seen by users authorised to add articles.

Related Information