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Components Associations

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How to Access

Select Components    Multilingual Associations from the drop-down menu in the back-end of your Joomla! installation.

Description

It allows you to select an Item Type and a reference language to view the associations.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

In the table containing Associations, these are the different columns shown below. Click on the column heading on the associations manager screen to sort the list by that column's value.

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  • 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 (Published/Unpublished/Trashed) The published status of the item.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.
  • Language. Item language.
  • Associations: Shows which language this item is associated.
  • Not Associated: Shows for which languages this item is not associated.
  • 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

Filter by Type. Lets you show only items assigned to a specific type. The list box will show the types defined.

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  • - Select Type -: Show items assigned to any type.
  • <your type>: Show items assigned only to this type.

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.

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

Search Tools

Search Tools Above the table is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.
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  • To filter in title, enter part of the title and click Search.
Click Clear to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
  • To enable more Filters, click on Search Tools

Filter by Published State, Category, Menu, Acces level and Max Levels

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

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  • - Select Status -: Shows items that are Published and Unpublished. Does not show items that are Trashed or 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.
  • Unpublished: Shows only items that are Unpublished.
  • Published: Shows only items that are Published.
  • Archived: Shows only items that are Archived.
  • All: Shows all items regardless of published status.

Filter by Category. Lets you show only items assigned to a specific category. The list box will show the categories defined for your site.

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  • - Select Category -: Show items assigned to any category.
  • <your category>: Show items assigned only to this category.

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

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  • - Select Menu - Show items for any menu.
  • <your menu>: Show items only for this menu.

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.

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

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.

Toolbar

At the top you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:


Delete All Associations. Lets you delete all associations.

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After a question to confirm, all associations will be deleted


Delete Orphans. Lets you delete all orphans.

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After a question to confirm, all orphans will be deleted


Related Information

Related Help Screens Description
Components Associations Edit Used to add or edit associations between languages displayed on multilingual your Joomla! website.
Components Associations Options Default permissions used for all content in the Multilingual Associations Component