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Overview

This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to manage contacts in your Joomla! website.

How to access

  • Select Components → Contacts → Contacts from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel. You can also select the 'Contacts' menu link from the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

Description

The Contact Manager screen allows you to add contact information to your Joomla! site. You can enter information such as name, address, phone and e-mail. You can also link contacts to registered users. Afterwards, you can use the Menu Manager to create front-end links to the the contacts.

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.
  • Linked User. The username this contact is linked to (if applicable).
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Featured. Whether or not the item will be displayed in featured view. A blue circle with a white star inside means yes and a gray circle with a white dot inside means no.
  • Ordering (default). The column in which to sort displayed items in the table. The values are the same as the column heading names.
  • 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 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, there are four 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 left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

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 Archived contacts can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the contacts to Published or Unpublished as preferred.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

Options

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

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Buttons Common to All Tabs

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Contacts Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

  • Choose a layout. Default layout to use for articles.
  • Choose Category. If 'Hide', the Contact Category will not show. If 'Show Without Link', Category will show as text. If 'Show With Link', Category will show as a link to a Single Category Menu Item.
  • Show Contact List. If 'Show', the user will be able to change which contact is shown by selecting a contact from a drop-down list of all contacts in the current contact category.
  • Display format. Determines the style used to display sections of the contact form.
  • Name. Show name of the contact.
  • Contact's Position. Show or Hide position.
  • Email. Show or Hide contact email.
  • Street Address. Show or Hide street address.
  • City or Suburb. Show or hide city or suburb.
  • State or County. Show or Hide state or county.
  • Postal Code. Show or Hide postal or zip code.
  • Country. Show or Hide Country.
  • Telephone. Show or Hide telephone number.
  • Mobile phone. Show or Hide mobile number.
  • Fax. Show or Hide fax number.
  • Webpage. Show or hide webpage.
  • Misc. Information. Show or Hide miscellaneous information.
  • Image. Show or Hide image.
  • Image. Choose the image file to use for the contact.
  • vCard. Whether or not to allow export to vCard format.
  • Show User Articles. Show User Articles::If this contact is mapped to a user, and if this is set to Show, then a list of articles created by this user will show.
  • Show Profile. Show Profile.
  • Show Links. Show Links.
  • Link A Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link B Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link C Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link D Label. An additional link for this contact.
  • Link E Label. An additional link for this contact.

Icons Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

  • Settings. Choose whether to display icons, text or nothing next to the information.
  • Address Icon. Select the Address icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Email Icon. Select the Email icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Telephone Icon. Select the Telephone icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Mobile Icon. Select the Mobile icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Fax Icon. Select the Fax icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.
  • Misc Icon. Select the Misc icon. If none selected, the default icon will be displayed.

Category Tab

These settings apply for Contact Category Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

  • Choose a layout. Default layout to use for articles.

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  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.

Categories Tab

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  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.

List Layouts Tab

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  • Position. Show or Hide a Position column in the list of Contacts.
  • Email. Show or Hide an Email column in the list of Contacts.
  • Phone. Show or Hide a Phone column in the list of Contacts.
  • Mobile. Show or Hide show a Mobile column in the list of Contacts.
  • Fax. Show or Hide a Fax column in the list of Contacts.
  • City or Suburb. Show or Hide a City or Suburb column in the list of Contacts.
  • State. Show or Hide a State column in the list of Contacts.
  • Country. Show or Hide a Country column in the list of Contacts.

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Form Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.

  • Show Contact Form. Show or Hide contact form.
  • Send Copy to Submitter. Hide or Show checkbox to allow copy of email to be sent to submitter.
  • Banned Email. Email addresses not allowed to submit information with the contact form.
  • Banned Subject. Subjects not allowed in contact form.
  • Banned Text. Text not allowed in contact form body.
  • Session Check. Check for the existence of session cookie. This means that users without cookies enabled will not be able to send emails.
  • Custom Reply. Turns off the automated reply, allowing for Plugins to handle integration with other systems.
  • Contact Redirect. Enter an alternative email address, where information will be sent to.

Integration Tab

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Permissions Tab

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  • Edit Own. Grants users the right to edit any content they submitted in this extension.

For more information, please refer to:

Toolbar Links

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:

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  • Contacts. This link takes you to the screen you are currently on.
  • Categories. Click this link to go to the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

Quick Tips

  • You need to add at least one Category for your Contacts before you can add your first Contact. Categories are added using the Category Manager: Contacts screen.

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