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Menus Menu Item Article Create

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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

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. 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.

Toolbar

At the top right 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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