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Help310:Components Web Links Manager Options

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Description

Web Links Options configuration allows setting of parameters used globally for all web links.


How to Access

  • Select Components  Web Links from the dropdown menu of the Administrator Panel
  • Click the Options button in the toolbar.


Screenshot

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Form Fields

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

Web Link

These settings apply for single Web Links unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Web Link.

  • Allow Captcha on Web Link. {Use Default/- None Selected -) Select the captcha pugin that will be used in the web link submit form. You may need to enter required information for your captcha plugin in the Plugin Manager. If 'Use Default' is selected, make sure a captcha plugin is selected in Global Configuration.
  • Target. (Open in parent window/Open in new window/Open in popup/Modal) Target browser window when the link is selected.
  • Enable Versions. (Yes/No) Whether or not to save version history for web links. If 'No', version history will not be saved for a web link or for web link's categories.
  • Count Clicks. (Yes/No) If Yes, the number of times the link has been clicked will be recorded.
  • Text/Icon/Web Link Only. Shows a text, icon, or nothing with the Web Link. Default is Icon.
  • Select Icon. This allows you to select an image file to use as the default icon for web links. When you click on the Select button, a modal window opens that allows you to browse through the image files on your site.
  • First Image Float. (Right/Left/None) Controls placement of the first image.
  • Second Image Float. (Right/Left/None) Controls placement of the second image.
  • Show Tags. (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the web link tags.

Category

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

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  • Choose a Layout. (Default) 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. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the title of the category.
  • Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description for the category.
  • Category Image. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (All/None/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. (Show/Hide) Show or hide categories that contain no contacts and no subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description of each subcategory.
  • # Web Links. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the number of web links in each category.
  • Category Tags. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the tags for the category.

Categories

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

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  • Top Level Category Description. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description of the top-level category.
  • Subcategory Levels. (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. (Show/Hide) Show or hide categories that contain no web links and no subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the description of each subcategory.
  • # Web Links. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the number of web links in each category.

List Layouts

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

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  • Filter Field. (Show/Hide) The Filter Field creates a text field where a user can enter a field to be used to filter the web links shown in the list.
  • Display Select. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of web links to show in the list.
  • Table Headings. (Show/Hide) Show or hide a heading above the web links list.
  • Links description. (Show/Hide) Whether to show or hide the description of the web link.
  • Hits. (Show/Hide) Whether to show or hide the number of times this web link has been accessed.
  • Pagination. Show or hide 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.
    • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Auto: 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. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page.

Integration

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

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  • Show Feed Link. (Show/Hide) Show or hide the feed links URLs. A feed link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most browsers.
  • Enable Custom Fields. (Yes/No) Enable the creation of custom fields.

Permissions

Manage the permission settings for user groups.

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To change the permissions for web links, do the following.

1. Select the Group by clicking its title located on the left.
2. Find the desired Action. Possible Actions are:
  • Configure ACL & Options. Users can edit the options and permissions of web links.
  • Configure Options Only. Users can edit the options except the permissions of web links.
  • Access Administration Interface. Users can access user administration interface of web links.
  • Create. Users can create content of web links.
  • Delete. Users can delete content of web links.
  • Edit. Users can edit content of web links.
  • Edit State. Users can change the published state and related information for content of web links.
  • Edit Own. Users can edit own created content of web links.
  • Edit Custom Field Value. Allows users in the group to edit any value of custom fields submitted in web links.
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 permissions of this site.
  • 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 you will see the toolbar.

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the Web Links Manager options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the Web Links Manager options and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel. 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 web links, 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 web link level.


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