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Menus Menu Item Contact Featured

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How To Access

To create a new Featured Contacts 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-en.png and then click the Featured Contacts link under Contact link.

To edit an existing Featured Contacts Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.

Description

Used to show a list of featured contacts.

Screenshot

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Details

Details Tab

Required Settings

The Featured Contacts menu item has the following required settings:

  • Menu Title: The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Menu Item Type: The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.
  • Menu: Shows which menu the link will appear in.

Advanced Details Tab

List Layouts

List Layout Options control the appearance of the list layout.

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  • 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.
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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. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above a list, like generic heading image shown below.
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If set to Show, this heading will show above the list. If set to Hide, the list will show with no headings.
  • Position. Show or hide a Position column in the list of Contacts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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

Form Options control the appearance of the list layout.

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  • Display Format. Determines the style used to display sections of the contact form.
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.

 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.
  • # Articles to List. Display the contact's Number of articles to list.
  • 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.

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  • 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. Separate multiple email addresses with semicolon
  • Banned Subject. Text not allowed in Contact form's Subject field. Separate multiple subjects with semicolon
  • Banned Text. Text not allowed in the Contact form's Message field. Separate multiple words with semicolon
  • 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, allowing for Plugins to handle integration with other systems.
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 email is sent.

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:

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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.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current menu item. Does not affect the current menu item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new menu item.
  • 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

  • In order to make your contact featured do the following. From the Contact Manager, click on the "no" (circle with a slash) to make it a star in the Featured column. The star indicates the contact is now a Featured Contact, see the image below.
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Related Information

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Components Contacts Categories Edit This is where you can add a Contact Category or edit an existing Contact Category. Contact Categories allow you to organize contacts in your web site. Contact Categories are separate from other types of Categories, such as those for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and so on.
Components Contacts Contacts The Contact Manager screen allows you to add contact information to your Joomla! site. You can enter information such as name, address, phone and e-mail. You can also link contacts to registered users. Afterwards, you can use the Menu Manager to create front-end links to the the contacts.
Components Contacts Contacts Edit This is where you can add a Contact or edit an existing Contact. Contacts allow you to list people on your web site. They also allow users to send e-mails to those people.
Menus Menu Item Contact Categories Used to show a list of contact categories within a category.
Menus Menu Item Contact Category Used to show contacts belonging to a specific Category in a list layout. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.
Menus Menu Item Contact Single Contact Used to show a Single Contact. Settings include: Contact Details, Contact Form, presentation(slider, tabs, plain view), and Email subject and message filters.