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<noinclude>{{Help screen navbox|3.0|Components Help Screens}}</noinclude>==Overview==
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This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to add or edit banner categories.
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==How to Access==
 
==How to Access==
* Select '''Components &rarr; Banners &rarr; Categories''' from the drop-down menu of the '''''Joomla! Administrator Panel'''''. You can also select the 'Categories' menu link from the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Banners|Banner Manager]], [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Clients Manager]] or the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Tracks|Banner Tracks Manager]].
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* Select {{rarr|Components,Banners,Categories}}
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* Select the '''Categories''' menu link from the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Banners|Banner Manager]], [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Clients Manager]] or the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Tracks|Banner Tracks Manager]] in the top left sidebar.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The Banner Category Manager is where you can edit existing Banner Categories and create new ones. Note that Banner Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Contacts, News Feeds, and Web Links. From this screen you can navigate to the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Banners|Banner Manager]], [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Clients Manager]] and the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Tracks|Banner Tracks Manager]]. You must add at least one Banner Client and Banner Category ''before'' you can add a Banner.
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Used to view a list of existing Banner Categories, edit current and create new Banner Categories. Note that Banner Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Contacts, News Feeds, and Web Links. There must be at least one Banner Client and Banner Category '''before''' a Banner can be created.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
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==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
 
Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
 
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.
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* '''Title.''' The name of the Category. This entry is required. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
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* '''Published.''' Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
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* '''Ordering.''' The order to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking the 'Save Order' icon in the column header.
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* '''Access.''' The minimum access level that has the ability to view this category's banners.
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* '''Language.''' The language of the banner.
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* '''ID.''' The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, for example in internal links. You cannot change this number.
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* '''Display #.''' The number of items to display on one page. 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 (where applicable).
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==List Filters==
 
==List Filters==
'''Filter by Partial Title'''
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===Column Filtering===
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Above the column headers on the right, there are 3 drop down input fields, '''Sort Table by:''' (preset to '''Ordering'''), '''Select the ordering''' (preset to '''Ascending''') and a '''number''' (preset to '''20''') to display.
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You can filter the list of items by typing part of the category's name.
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===Filter by Partial Title===
[[Image:Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-filter-name-subscreen.png]]
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Banner List Filter}}
  
'''Filter by Max Levels, State, Access or Language'''
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===Filter by Max Levels, State, Access, Language or Tags===
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Select Max Levels}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Select Status}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Select Access}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Select Language}}
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{{Chunk30:colheader|Select Tags}}
  
In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are four drop-down boxes as shown below:
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===Automatic Pagination===
 
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[[Image:Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-filter-attributes-subscreen.png]]
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Only items matching the selected Max Levels, State, Access and/or Language will display in the list.
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*'''Select Max Levels.''' Use the drop-down list box to select how many child categories to display. For example, selecting ''1'' will only show the top level parent categories. Selecting ''2'' will show the top level parent categories and also the first level of child categories.
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*'''Select State.''' Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Published, Unpublished, Archived, Trashed, or All (any).
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*'''Select Access.''' Use the drop-down list box to select the access level.
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*'''Select Language.''' Use the drop-down list box to select only categories of the selected language.
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==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
 
At the top left you will see the toolbar:
 
At the top left you will see the toolbar:
  
[[Image:Help30-New-Edit-Publish-Unpublish-Archive-Checkin-Trash-Rebuild-Options-Help-toolbar.png]]
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[[Image:Help30-New-Edit-Publish-Unpublish-Archive-Checkin-Trash-Batch-Rebuild-Options-Help-toolbar.png]]
  
 
The functions are:
 
The functions are:
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{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Trash|banner categories}} Note: Only empty banner categories can be trashed.
 
{{Chunk30:Help_screen_toolbar_icon_Trash|banner categories}} Note: Only empty banner categories can be trashed.
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==Options==
 
[[Image:Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-options-client-subscreen.png|center]]
 
:*'''Save.''' Saves your settings.
 
:*'''Cancel.''' Cancels your changes.
 
:*'''Purchase Type.''' This is used to indicate how the banner client purchased the display time for the banner - monthly, yearly, etc...
 
:*'''Track Impressions.''' Whether or not to count how many times a Banner is displayed.
 
:*'''Track Clicks.''' Whether or not to count how many times a Banner is clicked.
 
:*'''Meta Keyword Prefix.''' When matching keywords (for matching Banners to Articles based on Keywords), only search for keywords with this prefix. This can improve performance.
 
 
'''Banners, Categories, Clients and Tracks Links'''
 
 
At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following four links:
 
 
[[Image:Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-manage-links-subscreen.png]]
 
*'''Banners.''' Click this link to go to the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Banners|Banners Manager]] page.
 
*'''Categories.''' This link is disabled, since you are already in the Categories page.
 
*'''Clients.''' Click this link to go to the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Clients Manager]] page.
 
*'''Tracks.''' Click this link to go to the [[Help30:Components_Banners_Tracks|Banner Tracks Manager]] page.
 
  
 
==Batch Process==
 
==Batch Process==
Below the list of categories is the batch processing section:
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Access the batch processing modal window by clicking the batch processing icon in the toolbar:
  
[[Image:Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-batch-process-subscreen.png]]
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[[Image:Help31-Components-Categories-batch-process-subscreen.png]]
 
* '''Set Access Level.''' Use this drop-down list to select an access level.
 
* '''Set Access Level.''' Use this drop-down list to select an access level.
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* '''Set Language.''' Use this drop-down list to select a language.
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* '''Add Tag.''' Use this field to add a pre-existing tag to all items.
 
* '''Select Category for Move/Copy.''' Use this drop-down list to select a category to move or copy the selected categories to. Use the radio button to select either a move or copy operation.
 
* '''Select Category for Move/Copy.''' Use this drop-down list to select a category to move or copy the selected categories to. Use the radio button to select either a move or copy operation.
 
* '''Process.''' Press this button to execute your batch processing settings for the selected categories.
 
* '''Process.''' Press this button to execute your batch processing settings for the selected categories.
* '''Clear.''' Reset your batch processing settings selections.
 
  
 
==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
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* To work with Banner Clients: [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Client Manager]]
 
* To work with Banner Clients: [[Help30:Components_Banners_Clients|Banner Client Manager]]
  
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Latest revision as of 10:57, 30 April 2014

How to Access

Description

Used to view a list of existing Banner Categories, edit current and create new Banner Categories. Note that Banner Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Contacts, News Feeds, and Web Links. There must be at least one Banner Client and Banner Category before a Banner can be created.

Screenshot

Help30-Components-Banners-Categories-screen.png

Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

Help31-Banner-Category-Manager-columns.png
  • Ordering. Up-Down ArrowsHelp30-Ordering-colheader-icon.png User specified ordering, default is order of item creation. When active, drag and drop ordering by 'click and hold' on the bars icon Help30-Ordering-colheader-grab-bar-icon.png then 'release' in desired position.
  • 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.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • 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.
  • 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

Column Filtering

Above the column headers on the right, there are 3 drop down input fields, Sort Table by: (preset to Ordering), Select the ordering (preset to Ascending) and a number (preset to 20) to display. Help30-colheader-Order-Ascending-DisplayNum.png

Help30-colheader-Banner-Column-filter-order-ascend-number.png

These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

  • Ordering (default). The column in which to sort displayed items in the table. The values are the same as the column heading names.
  • Ascending (default). Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
  • # (default is 20). Shows the number of items to display on one page, default is 20 items. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons located at the bottom of the table. (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages.

Filter by Partial Title

Search Title In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

Help30-colheader-banner-title-filter-field.png

  • To filter in title, enter part of the title and click Search.
Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.

Filter by Max Levels, State, Access, Language or Tags

Filter by Max Levels (Category Level). Lets you show only items whose category is at or above the specified level in the category hierarchy.

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  • - Select Max Levels -: Show all items regardless of level of their assigned category.
  • 1: Only show items whose category is at the top level in the category hierarchy (in other words, with categories whose parent category is "- No Parent -".)
  • 2-10: Only show items whose category is in the top 2-10 levels in the category hierarchy.

Filter by Published Status. Lets you show only items with the selected published status.

Help30-colheader-select-status.png

  • - Select Status -: Shows items that are Published and Unpublished. Does not show items that are Trashed or Archived.
  • Published: Shows only items that are Published.
  • Unpublished: Shows only items that are Unpublished.
  • Archived: Shows only items that are Archived.
  • Trashed: Shows only items that are Trashed. Important Note: To permanently delete items:
    1. Change the status of the items to Trashed.
    2. Change the Status filter to Trashed. At this point the trashed items will show and an icon called "Empty trash" will show in the toolbar.
    3. Select the desired trashed items and click on "Empty Trash" in the toolbar. The items will be permanently deleted.
  • All: Shows all items regardless of published status.

Filter by Viewing Access Level. Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site, similar to the example below.

Help30-colheader-select-access.png

  • - Select Access -: Show items with any viewing access level.
  • <access level group>: Show items only with this viewing access level.

Filter by Language. Lets you show only items that have a specific language assigned. The list box will show the languages defined for your site, similar to the example below.

Help30-colheader-select-language.png

  • - Select Language - or All: Show items for any language.
  • <your language>: Show items only for this language.

Filter by Tags. Lets you show only items that have a specified tag. The list box will show the tags created for your site, similar to the example below.

Help30-colheader-select-tags.png

  • - Select Tags -: Show items with any (or no) tag(s).
  • <tag>: Show items only with this tag.

Automatic Pagination

Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.

Help30-colheader-pagination.png

  • Start: Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next: Click to go to the next page.
  • End: Click to go to the last page.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

Help30-New-Edit-Publish-Unpublish-Archive-Checkin-Trash-Batch-Rebuild-Options-Help-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new banner category.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected banner category. If more than one banner category is selected (where applicable), only the first banner category will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Title or Name of the banner category.
  • Publish. Makes the selected banner categories available to visitors to your website.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected banner categories unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected banner categories to indicate that they are archived. Archived banner categories can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the banner categories to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check In. Checks-in the selected banner categories. Works with one or multiple banner categories selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected banner categories to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed banner categories can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the banner categories to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed banner categories, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the banner categories to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon. Note: Only empty banner categories can be trashed.
  • Batch. Batch processes the selected banner category. Works with one or multiple banner category selected.
  • Rebuild. Reconstructs and refreshes the banner category table. Normally, you do not need to rebuild this table. This function is provided in case the data in the table becomes corrupted.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Batch Process

Access the batch processing modal window by clicking the batch processing icon in the toolbar:

Help31-Components-Categories-batch-process-subscreen.png

  • Set Access Level. Use this drop-down list to select an access level.
  • Set Language. Use this drop-down list to select a language.
  • Add Tag. Use this field to add a pre-existing tag to all items.
  • Select Category for Move/Copy. Use this drop-down list to select a category to move or copy the selected categories to. Use the radio button to select either a move or copy operation.
  • Process. Press this button to execute your batch processing settings for the selected categories.

Quick Tips

  • You must add at least one Banner Client and Banner Category before you can add a Banner.

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