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==Column headers==
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==Details==
 
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===Details Tab===
===Details===
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For more information please see [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Details| Menu Item Manager: Details]]
 
For more information please see [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Details| Menu Item Manager: Details]]
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====Required Settings====
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The '''List Contacts in a Category''' has the following required settings:
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{{chunk30:colheader|Select a Category}}
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Title}}
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{{chunk30:colheader|Menu Location}}
  
===Advanced Options===
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===Advanced Details Tab===
 
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====Common Options====
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See [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit|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'''.
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See [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Category#Column_Headers|Contact Category: Column headers]] for help on fields common to Category and Categories such as '''List Layouts''', '''Integration Options''' and others.
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====Categories Options====
 
====Categories Options====
 
The Categories Options control the way categories information is displayed in the layout. Things that you can modify are:
 
The Categories Options control the way categories information is displayed in the layout. Things that you can modify are:
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* '''Subcategories Descriptions'''. You can either show or hide subcategories description.
 
* '''Subcategories Descriptions'''. You can either show or hide subcategories description.
 
* '''Contacts in Category'''. You can either show or hide number of contacts in a category.
 
* '''Contacts in Category'''. You can either show or hide number of contacts in a category.
 
  
 
====Category Options====
 
====Category Options====
See [[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Contact_Category#Category_Options|Contact Category: Category Options]] for help on this field
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The Category Options control the way that category information is shown in the layout. The Category List Layout has the following Category Options, as shown below.
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-category-options-parameters.png]]
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Category Title}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Category Description}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Category Image}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Subcategory Levels}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Empty Categories}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Subcategories Descriptions}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Number Contacts Category}}
  
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====List Layouts====
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List Layout Options control the appearance of the list layout.
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:[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-list-layout-options-parameters.png]]
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Display Select}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Table Headings}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Position}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|Email}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|Phone}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|Mobile}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|Fax}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|City or Suburb}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|State or County}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader Contact Detail List|Country}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Pagination}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Pagination Results}}
  
 
====Contact Display Options====
 
====Contact Display Options====
Lets you control which contact's information to display, which information is going to be shown to your user.
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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.
  
 
====Mail Options====
 
====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.
  
[[Image:Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-MailOptions-screen.png]]
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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}}
  
Options are:
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===Common Options===
* '''Show Contact Form'''. You choose whether you want to show contact form on the page.
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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:
* '''Send Copy to Submitter'''. Here you choose whether you prefer that a copy is sent to submitter.
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Link Type Options|Link Type Options]]'''
* '''Banned Email'''. By writing down some email addresses here you prevent those from being able to submit this form.
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Page Display Options|Page Display Options]]'''
* '''Banned Subject'''. Subjects which are not allowed to be submitted with your form.
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*'''[[Help30:Menus_Menu_Item_Manager_Edit#Metadata Options|Metadata Options]]'''
* '''Banned Text'''. Text which can not be typed in if a person wants to submit the form.
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===Module Assignments Tab===
* '''Session Check'''. Checks whether session cookie is enabled and doesn't let users without enables cookie to submit your form.
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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.
* '''Custom Reply'''
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* '''Contact Redirect'''. Alternative URL of the page where you want your user to be redirected after submitting.
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==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==

Revision as of 10:17, 13 December 2012

Contents

How To Access

To create a new List All Contact Categories 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 List All Contact Categories link under Contact link.

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

Description

Used to show a list of contact categories within a category.

Screenshot

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

Details

Details Tab

For more information please see Menu Item Manager: Details

Required Settings

The List Contacts in a Category has the following required settings:

  • Select/Choose a Category. The Category that will 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

Categories Options

The Categories Options control the way categories information is displayed in the layout. Things that you can modify are:

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

  • Top Level Category Description. Show description of the top level category or override it with text you input in the text box. In case you change your mind you can always hide the description.
  • Subcategory Levels. You can either show or hide subcategory levels. Its totally up to you.
  • Empty Categories. You can show either show or hide empty categories. Empty categories are the ones that have no subcategories or have no contacts in them.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. You can either show or hide subcategories description.
  • Contacts in Category. You can either show or hide number of contacts in a category.

Category Options

The Category Options control the way that category information is shown in the layout. The Category List Layout has the following Category Options, as shown below.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-category-options-parameters.png
  • Category Title. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the title of the category.
  • Category Description. Description of this category, which can optionally be displayed in the front-end.
  • Category Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (Use Global/All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Contacts in Category. Displays number of Contact in a Contact Category.

List Layouts

List Layout Options control the appearance of the list layout.

Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-list-layout-options-parameters.png
  • Display Select. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of items to show in the list. An example of how it is shown in the Front End (website) view below.
Help30-article-category-list-display-select.png
If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.
  • Table Headings. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above a list, like generic heading image shown below.
Help30-article-category-list-table-headings.png
If set to Show, this heading will show above the list. If set to Hide, the list will show with no headings.
  • Position. The position on the page where this module is displayed. Positions are locations on the page where modules can be placed (for example, "left" or "right"). Positions are defined in the Template in use for the page. Positions can also be used to insert a Module inside an Article using the syntax "{loadposition xxx}", where "xxx" is a unique position for the module.
  • Email. Set to control the Email's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • Phone. Set to control the Phone's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • Mobile. Set to control the Mobile's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • Fax. Set to control the Fax's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • City or Suburb. Set to control the City or Suburb's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • State or County. Set to control the State or County's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • Country. Set to control the Country's display in list.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the contacts options screen.
  • Auto: Shown in list if needed.
  • Show: Show in list.
  • Hide: Do not show in list.
  • Pagination. Hide or Show Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the listed items will not fit on one page. An example is shown below.
Help30-pagination.png
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: In this case, Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results. Hide or Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page. Use Global will use the default value from the component options.

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 right you will see the toolbar:

Help30-Save-SaveClose-SaveNew-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.
  • 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.

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