Actions

Help32

Difference between revisions of "Menus Menu Item Article Single Article"

From Joomla! Documentation

m (Details: adding back in Common Options, will update with quick links to sections on reference link)
m (Article Options: update to section)
Line 26: Line 26:
  
 
====Article Options====
 
====Article Options====
The Single Article Layout has the following Article Options, as shown below. These options determine how the article will show in the layout.
+
The Single Article Layout has the following Article Options, as shown below. These options determine how the article will show on the Front End Site layout.
 
[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Single-Article-options-modal-article-options-tab.png]]
 
[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Single-Article-options-modal-article-options-tab.png]]
Note that these options include "Use Global". If this is selected, the setting from the [[Help30:Content_Article_Manager|Article Manager Options]] will be used.
+
 
 +
Note that these options include "'''Use Global'''". If this is selected, the setting from the [[Help30:Content_Article_Manager|Article Manager Options]] will be used.
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Show Title}}
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Show Title}}
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Linked Titles}}
 
{{Chunk30:colheader|Linked Titles}}

Revision as of 09:24, 12 December 2012

Contents

Menu Item Articles: Single Article

How To Access

To create a new Single Articles 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 Single Articles link under Articles link.

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

Description

Used to show one article in the front end of the site.

Screenshot

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

Details

Required Settings

The Single Article Layout has the following required settings:

  • Select Article. This field holds the article to be shown in this layout. Press the Select/Change button to open the article selection modal window, as shown below.
Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Single-Article-options-modal.png
This screen is similar to the Article Manager. You can use the Filter fields to find the desired article and then click on the article's Title to select it. At that point, the modal window will close and the title will show in the Select Article field.
  • 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.

Article Options

The Single Article Layout has the following Article Options, as shown below. These options determine how the article will show on the Front End Site layout. Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Single-Article-options-modal-article-options-tab.png

Note that these options include "Use Global". If this is selected, the setting from the Article Manager Options will be used.

  • Show Title. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Title.
  • Linked Titles. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Title is shown, whether to show it as a link to the article.
  • Show Intro Text. (Use Global/Hide/Show). If set to Show, the Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article. If set to Hide, only the part of the article after the "Read More" break will show.
  • Show Category. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Category.
  • Link Category. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Show Parent. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's Parent Category.
  • Link Parent. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's Parent Category is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Category layout (list or blog) for that Category.
  • Show Author. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to show the author of the Article.
  • Link Author. (Use Global/No/Yes). If the Article's author is shown, whether to show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author. Note that the author must be set up as a Contact in Contact Manager: Edit.
  • Show Create Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's create date.
  • Show Modify Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's modify date.
  • Show Publish Date. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the Article's start publishing date.
  • Show Navigation. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show a navigation link (for example, Next or Previous article) when you drill down to the article.
  • Show Voting. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Whether or not to show the a voting icon for the article.
  • Show Icons. (Use Global/Hide/Show). If set to Show, Print and Email will use icons instead of text.
  • Show Print Icon. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Print Article button.
  • Show Email Icon. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the Email Article button.
  • Show Hits. (Use Global/Hide/Show). Show or Hide the number of times the article has been hit (displayed by a user).
  • Show Unauthorised Links. (Use Global/No/Yes). If Yes, the Intro Text for restricted articles will show. Clicking on the "Read More" link will require users to log in to view the full article content.
  • Positioning of the Links. (Use Global/Above/Below). If Above, links are shown above the content. Otherwise they are shown below the content.

Common Options

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

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.

Quick Tips

  • If you have a Single Article Layout defined for an article, that layout will show any time a user drills down to that article. For example, if an article is shown on another menu item type (for example, in a Category Blog or List Layout or a Featured Articles Layout), the user will be taken to the Single Article Layout for that article (if defined).
  • Archived articles are no longer published but are still stored on the site. Articles are Archived using the Article Manager screen. Note that Articles assigned to the "Uncategorized" Section will not show on the Archived Article List layout.

Related Information