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===Standard Contact Layout===
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{{RightTOC}}Show a Single Contact.
Used to show the details of a single Contact.
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==How To Access==
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To create a new Single Contact Menu Item:
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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}}).
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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 '''Single Contact''' link under Contacts.
  
'''Parameters - Basic'''
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To edit an existing Single Contact Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.
The Standard Contact Layout has the following Basic Parameters, as shown below. [[Image:Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Single-Contact-basic-optionsparameters.png]]
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{{colheader|Contact}}
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{{colheader|Drop Down}}
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{{colheader|Show Category in Breadcrumbs}}
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==Description==
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Used to show a Single Contact. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.
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==Screenshot==
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[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Single-screen.png]]
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==Details==
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===Details Tab===
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====Required Settings====
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The '''Single Contact''' menu item has the following required settings:
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{{chunk30:colheader|Select Contact}}
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Title}}
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Location}}
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===Advanced Details Tab===
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====Contact Display Options====
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Contact Display Options control the appearance of the list layout.
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-contact-display-options-parameters.png]]
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Display Format}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Contact Category}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Show Contact List}}
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 '''Common Contact Display Fields''' are:
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Name}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Contact's Position}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Email}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Street Address}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|City or Suburb}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|State or County}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Postal Code}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Country}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Telephone}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Mobile phone}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Fax}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Webpage}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Misc. Information}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Image}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|vCard}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Show User Articles|Articles}}
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Show Links|additional links}} These could be links to Social Media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Skype...
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:All of the '''Common Contact Display Fields''' have the following options available:
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:*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
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:*''Show:'' Show this field.
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:*''Hide:'' Do not display this field.
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*'''Link <letter> Label'''. <A to E> Labels (5) to override shown link's label.
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====Mail Options====
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Contact Mail Options control the appearance of a Contact's {{rarr}}''Contact Form'' if it is enabled.
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-contact-mail-options-parameters.png]]
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{{Chunk30:Contact Display Option|Show Contact Form|contact form}}
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:It has the following options available:
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:*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
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:*''Show:'' Display this.
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:*''Hide:'' Do not display.
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*'''Send Copy to Submitter'''. Display the a check box to allow a Submitter to send a copy of email to themselves.
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:It has the following options available:
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:*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
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:*''Show:'' Display this.
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:*''Hide:'' Do not display.
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*'''Banned Email'''. Email addresses not allowed to submit a contact form.
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*'''Banned Subject'''. Text not allowed in Contact form's Subject field.
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*'''Banned Text'''. Text not allowed in the Contact form's Message field.
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*'''Session Check'''. Check for the existence of session cookie. Users without cookies enabled will not be able to send emails.
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:It has the following options available:
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:*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
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:*''Yes:'' Check for session cookie.
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:*''No:'' Do not check for session cookie.
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*'''Custom Reply'''. Turn on or off the custom message reply to contact form's submitter.
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:It has the following options available:
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:*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
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:*''Yes:'' Send an automated reply email.
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:*''No:'' Do not send an automated reply email.
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*'''Contact Redirect'''. Enter alternative URL to redirect submitter after a successful contact form email was sent.
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====Integration Options====
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The Featured Articles layout has the following Integration Options.
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-integration-options-parameters.png]]
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These determine whether a news feed will be available for the page and what information it will show.
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Show Feed Link}}
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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.
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==Toolbar==
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At the top left you will see the toolbar:
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[[Image:Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-SaveCopy-Cancel-Help-toolbar.png]]
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The functions are:
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Save|menu item}}
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndClose|menu item}}
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAndNew|menu item}}
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_SaveAsCopy|menu item}}
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Cancel}}
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Help}}
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==Quick Tips==
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* The Category List layout is a convenient way to list a compact directory of contacts in a category that can include filtering and searching.
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==Related Information==
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* To create or edit a Category see [[Help30:Components_Content_Categories_Edit|Category Manager: Add or Edit]].
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* To create or edit a menu see [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Manager|Menus Menu Manager]].
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* To create or edit a menu item see [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit|Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item]].
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* To create or edit a [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Categories|List of All Contact Categories]]
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* To create or edit a [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Category|List of Contacts in a Category]]
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* To create or edit a [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Single_Contact|Single Contact]]
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* To create or edit a [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Featured|Featured Contact]]
 
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Revision as of 10:59, 5 January 2013

Contents

Show a Single Contact.

How To Access

To create a new Single Contact 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 Single Contact link under Contacts.

To edit an existing Single Contact Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Used to show a Single Contact. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.

Screenshot

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Single-screen.png

Details

Details Tab

Required Settings

The Single Contact menu item has the following required settings:

  • Select Contact. Select a contact to display for this menu item.
  • 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 Details Tab

Contact Display Options

Contact Display Options control the appearance of the list layout.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-contact-display-options-parameters.png


  • Display Format. Set to control the Contacts display type.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Sliders: Slider contact view.
  • Tabs: Tabbed contact view.
  • Plain: Plain text contact view.
  • Contact Category. Set to control the Contacts Category display view.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Hide: Do not show the Category name of the contacts.
  • Show without Link: Show Category name of contacts as heading styled text only.
  • Show with a Link Show Category name of contacts as heading styled text linked to Category.
  • Show Contacts List. Allow the user to use a drop down list of all contacts in one contact category. Set one of the following options:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Show: Show to allow users to select a contact in a drop down list.
  • Hide: Do not display the Contact list.

 Common Contact Display Fields are:

  • Name. Display the contact's Name.
  • Contact's Position. Display the contact's Contact's Position.
  • Email. Display the contact's Email.
  • Street Address. Display the contact's Street Address.
  • City or Suburb. Display the contact's City or Suburb.
  • State or County. Display the contact's State or County.
  • Postal Code. Display the contact's Postal Code.
  • Country. Display the contact's Country.
  • Telephone. Display the contact's Telephone.
  • Mobile phone. Display the contact's Mobile phone.
  • Fax. Display the contact's Fax.
  • Webpage. Display the contact's Webpage.
  • Misc. Information. Display the contact's Misc. Information.
  • Image. Display the contact's Image.
  • vCard. Display the contact's vCard.
  • Show User Articles. Display the contact's Articles.
  • Show Links. Display the contact's additional links. These could be links to Social Media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Skype...
All of the Common Contact Display Fields have the following options available:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Show: Show this field.
  • Hide: Do not display this field.
  • Link <letter> Label. <A to E> Labels (5) to override shown link's label.

Mail Options

Contact Mail Options control the appearance of a Contact's   Contact Form if it is enabled.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-contact-mail-options-parameters.png
  • Show Contact Form. Display the contact's contact form.
It has the following options available:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Show: Display this.
  • Hide: Do not display.
  • Send Copy to Submitter. Display the a check box to allow a Submitter to send a copy of email to themselves.
It has the following options available:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Show: Display this.
  • Hide: Do not display.
  • Banned Email. Email addresses not allowed to submit a contact form.
  • Banned Subject. Text not allowed in Contact form's Subject field.
  • Banned Text. Text not allowed in the Contact form's Message field.
  • Session Check. Check for the existence of session cookie. Users without cookies enabled will not be able to send emails.
It has the following options available:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Yes: Check for session cookie.
  • No: Do not check for session cookie.
  • Custom Reply. Turn on or off the custom message reply to contact form's submitter.
It has the following options available:
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Yes: Send an automated reply email.
  • No: Do not send an automated reply email.
  • Contact Redirect. Enter alternative URL to redirect submitter after a successful contact form email was sent.

Integration Options

The Featured Articles layout has the following Integration Options.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-integration-options-parameters.png

These determine whether a news feed will be available for the page and what information it will show.

  • Show Feed Link. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to Hide or Show a link to a news feed (RSS Feed). If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers.

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.

Quick Tips

  • The Category List layout is a convenient way to list a compact directory of contacts in a category that can include filtering and searching.

Related Information