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==How To Access==
 
==How To Access==
 
To create a new Create Article Menu Item:
 
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).
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* Select {{rarr|Menus,[name of the menu]}} from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, {{rarr|Menus,Main Menu}}).
* Click New to create a new menu item or click on an existing item to edit.
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* Click the New Toolbar button to create a new menu item.
* Click the Menu Item Type Select button and then click the Create Article link under Articles.
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* Click the Menu Item Type Select button [[File:Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button.png]] and then click the Create Article Menu Item link under Articles link.
 
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To edit an existing Create Article Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.
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To edit an existing Create Article Menu Item, click its Title in [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager|Menu Manager: Menu Items]].
 
==Description==
 
==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.  
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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. Users must have permission to create articles. When the Create Article page is shown in the front end, the screen shows as examples in the following [[Help30:Menus Menu Item Article Create#Front End Screenshots|Front End Screenshots]] section.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-screen.png|frame]]
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[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-screen.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.
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[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-editor-output.png]]
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[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-publishing-output.png]]
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[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-language-metadata-output.png]]
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==Column Headers==
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==Details==
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===Details Tab===
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For more information please see Menu Item Manager: [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#New Menu Item Details|Details Tab]]
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====Required Settings====
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This menu item only requires the following after selecting the menu item type. A category or multiple categories to include are selected in the Layout Options section under the Advanced Tab.
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Title}}
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Location}}
  
===Common Options===
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===Advanced Tab===
See [[Help30: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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===Basic Options===
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The Create Article has two options, as shown below.
 
The Create Article has two options, as shown below.
[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-basic-options-parameters.png]]
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-basic-options-parameters.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.
 
*'''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.
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Choose a category}}
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Choose a category}}
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====Common Options====
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See [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit|Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item]] for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the '''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Advanced Details Tab|Advanced Details Tab]]''' which includes:
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Link Type Options|Link Type Options]]'''
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Page Display Options|Page Display Options]]'''
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Metadata Options|Metadata Options]]'''
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===Module Assignments Tab===
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See [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit|Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item]] for help on fields in '''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Module Assignment Tab|Module Assignments]]''' for this Menu Item.
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
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At the top left you will see the toolbar:
  
 
[[Image:Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-SaveCopy-Cancel-Help-toolbar.png]]
 
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==Front End Screenshots==
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====Editor Tab View====
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-editor-output.png|border|left]]
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<div style="clear:both;" />
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====Publishing Tab View====
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-publishing-output.png|border|left]]
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<div style="clear:both;" />
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====Language Tab View====
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-language-output.png|border|left]]
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<div style="clear:both;" />
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====Metadata Tab View====
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-metadata-output.png|border|left]]
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<div style="clear:both;" />
  
 
==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==

Revision as of 10:59, 5 January 2013

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 the New Toolbar button to create a new menu item.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button Help30-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button.png and then click the Create Article Menu Item link under Articles link.

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. Users must have permission to create articles. When the Create Article page is shown in the front end, the screen shows as examples in the following Front End Screenshots section.

Screenshot

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-screen.png

Details

Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details Tab

Required Settings

This menu item only requires the following after selecting the menu item type. A category or multiple categories to include are selected in the Layout Options section under the Advanced Tab.

  • Menu Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Menu Location. The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.

Advanced Tab

Basic Options

The Create Article has two options, as shown below.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-basic-options-parameters.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.

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the Advanced Details Tab which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields in Module Assignments for this Menu Item.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-SaveCopy-Cancel-Help-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.

Front End Screenshots

Example Front End Site images are generic images using Joomla! core installation supplied free Front End Templates. The actual view can depend on the installed custom template used and the template's style for those views on a Joomla! website.

Editor Tab View

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-editor-output.png

Publishing Tab View

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-publishing-output.png

Language Tab View

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-language-output.png

Metadata Tab View

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Create-front-end-metadata-output.png

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.

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