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===Form Tab===
 
===Form Tab===
 
These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.
 
These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.
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*'''Allow Captcha on Contact.''' Use Default or None Selected. Select the captcha plugin that will be used in the contact form. Captcha is the name of a technique to prevent spam user registrations by requiring a user to type in characters from a distorted image. You may need to enter further information for your captcha plugin in the Plugin Manager.
 
*'''Show Contact Form.''' Show or Hide contact form.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''Send Copy to Submitter.''' Hide or Show checkbox to allow copy of email to be sent to submitter.
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===Integration Tab===
 
===Integration Tab===
 
These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.
 
These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.
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'''Feed Links.''' (Hide or Show) Show or hide the feed links URLs. A feed link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most browsers.
  
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===Permissions Tab===
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This section shows permissions for contacts. The screen shows as follows.
  
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*'''Edit Own.''' Grants users the right to edit any content they submitted in this extension.
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To change the permissions for contacts, do the following.
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# Select the '''Group''' by clicking its title located on right.
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# Find the desired '''Action'''. Possible Actions are:
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#:'''Configure'''. Users can access and change options in this options screen.
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#:'''Access Administrative Interface'''. Users can access the Contact Manager screen.
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#:'''Create'''. Users can create this category.
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#:'''Delete'''. Users can delete this category.
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#:'''Edit'''. Users can edit this category.
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#:'''Edit State'''. User can change the published state and related information for this category.
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#:'''Edit Own'''. Users can edit own category created.
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# Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change. Possible settings are:
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#:'''''Inherited.''''' Inherited for users in this Group from the Global Configuration, Article Manager Options, or Category permissions.
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#:'''''Allowed.''''' Allowed for users in this Group. Note that, if this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
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#:'''''Denied.''''' Denied for users in this Group.
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# Click '''Save''' in '''Toolbar''' at top. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
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At the top left of the '''Contact Manager Options''' window you will see the toolbar.
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The functions are:
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==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
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*If you are a beginning user, you can just keep the default values here until you learn more about using global options.
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*If you are an advanced user, you can save time by creating good default values here. When you set up menu items and create articles, you will be able to accept the default values for most options.
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*All values set here can be overridden at the menu item, category, or contact level.
  
 
==Related Information==
 
==Related Information==
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* To create and edit articles and article categories: [[Help31:Components_Contacts_Contacts| Contact Manager]]
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* For more information about Joomla's ACL system: [[J2.5:Access_Control_List_Tutorial|ACL Tutorial]]
  
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Latest revision as of 10:57, 30 April 2014

Provides an method to apply global parameters to all contacts.

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How to Access

On Contact Manager: Contacts, click Options button at top. The Options button is available on Contacts and Categories.

Description

Contact Options configuration allows setting of parameters used globally for all contacts.

Screenshot

Help30-Components-Contacts-Contacts-options1.png

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Details

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

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.
  • Save History. (No/Yes). Whether or not to save version history for this component. If No, version history will not be saved for component items or for this component's categories.
  • Maximum Versions. The maximum number of versions to store for an item. If an item is saved and the maximum number of versions has been reached, the oldest version will be deleted automatically. If set to 0, then versions will never be deleted automatically. Also, specific versions may be flagged as "Keep Forever" and will not be deleted automatically. Note that versions may be deleted manually using the Delete button in the Version History screen.
  • 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

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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

Category Options control how contacts will show when you drill down to a Category to view its contacts.

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  • Choose a layout. (Blog/List/user defined). This lets you select the default layout to show when you click on a Category link. If you create an alternative layout for a category layout, you may select that as the default.
  • Category Title. (Hide/Show) Hide or Show the title of the category.
  • Category Description. (Hide/Show) Hide or Show the description for the category.
  • Category Image. (Hide/Show) Hide or Show the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (None/All/1-5). Categories in Joomla can be created in a hierarchy. This lets you control how many levels of subcategories to show when showing a category view.
  • Empty Categories. (Hide/Show) Hide or Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Hide/Show) Hide or Show the descriptions for subcategories that are shown.
  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.
  • Show Tags. Show or Hide the tags for a single category.

Categories Tab

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

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  • Top Level Category Description. (Hide/Show). Hide or Show the description of the top-level category.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/1-5). How many levels in the hierarchy to show.
  • Empty Categories. (Hide/Show). Hide or Show categories that contain no articles and no subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Hide/Show). Hide or Show the description of each subcategory.
  • # Contacts in Category. Show or Hide the number of Contacts in category.

List Layouts Tab

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

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  • Filter Field. The Filter Field creates a text field where a user can enter a field to be used to filter the articles shown in the list. An example of how this looks in the front-end layout is shown below.
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The possible options for this (in the back-end menu item edit) are shown below.
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  • Hide: Don't show a filter field.
  • Title: Filter on article title.
  • Author: Filter on the author's name.
  • Hits: Filter on the number of article hits.
  • Display Select. (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 is shown below.
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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. (Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above the article list, as shown below.
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If set to Show, this heading will show about the list. Otherwise the list will show with no headings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.

Form Tab

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

Help30-Component-Contact-Manager-Options-form-options-subscreen.png

  • Allow Captcha on Contact. Use Default or None Selected. Select the captcha plugin that will be used in the contact form. Captcha is the name of a technique to prevent spam user registrations by requiring a user to type in characters from a distorted image. You may need to enter further information for your captcha plugin in the Plugin Manager.
  • 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

These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.

Help30-Component-Contact-Manager-Options-integration-options-subscreen.png

Feed Links. (Hide or Show) Show or hide the feed links URLs. A feed link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most browsers.

Permissions Tab

This section shows permissions for contacts. The screen shows as follows.

Help30-Component-Contact-Manager-Options-permissions-options-subscreen.png

To change the permissions for contacts, do the following.

  1. Select the Group by clicking its title located on right.
  2. Find the desired Action. Possible Actions are:
    Configure. Users can access and change options in this options screen.
    Access Administrative Interface. Users can access the Contact Manager screen.
    Create. Users can create this category.
    Delete. Users can delete this category.
    Edit. Users can edit this category.
    Edit State. User can change the published state and related information for this category.
    Edit Own. Users can edit own category created.
  3. Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change. Possible settings are:
    Inherited. Inherited for users in this Group from the Global Configuration, Article Manager Options, or Category permissions.
    Allowed. Allowed for users in this Group. Note that, if this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
    Denied. Denied for users in this Group.
  4. Click Save in Toolbar at top. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.

Toolbar

At the top left of the Contact Manager Options window you will see the toolbar.

Help30-Save-SaveClose-Cancel-Help-toolbar.png

The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the Contact Manager options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the Contact Manager options and closes the current screen.
  • 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 are a beginning user, you can just keep the default values here until you learn more about using global options.
  • If you are an advanced user, you can save time by creating good default values here. When you set up menu items and create articles, you will be able to accept the default values for most options.
  • All values set here can be overridden at the menu item, category, or contact level.

Related Information