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Overview

This screen lets you create new Web Links and edit existing ones.

How to Access

Navigate to the Web Links Manager. To add a new Web Link, click the "New" icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Web Link, click the Web Link's Title, or check the Web Link's checkbox and press the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

Description

This is where you add a new Web Link or edit an existing one. Note that you need to create at least one Web Links Category before you can create your first Web Link.

Screenshot

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Edit Web Link

This is where you enter or edit basic link information.

  • Title. The Title of the Web Link. This field is required.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item, also used in the URL when SEF is activated. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. Non-Latin characters can be allowed in the alias if you set the Unicode Aliases option to Yes in Global Configuration. If this option is set to No and the title includes non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time (for example "2012-12-31-17-54-38").
  • URL. The URL of the Web Link.
  • Description. The description for the item. Category, Subcategory and Web Link descriptions may be shown on web pages, depending on the parameter settings. These descriptions are entered using the same editor that is used for Articles.
  • Toggle Editor. Turns on or off the editor's description box WYSIWYG features to show HTML markup.
  • Status. (Published/Unpublished/Archived/Reported/Trashed) The published status of the item.
  • Category. The Category this item belongs to.
  • Access. The viewing level access for this item.
  • Language. Item language.
  • Tags. Enter one or more optional tags for this item. You can select existing tags by entering in the first few letters. You may also create new tags by entering them here. Tags allow you to see lists of related items across content types (for example, articles, contacts, and categories).

Images

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  • First Image. Click on Select to select an image to display with this item in the front end.
  • Image Float. (Use Global/Right/Left/None). Where to place the image relative to the text on the page.
  • Alt text. Alternative text to use for visitors who don't have access to images. This text is replaced with the caption text if caption text is available.
  • Caption. The caption for the image.
  • Second Image. Click on Select to select an image to display with this item in the front end.
  • Image Float. (Use Global/Right/Left/None). Where to place the image relative to the text on the page.
  • Alt text. Alternative text to use for visitors who don't have access to images. This text is replaced with the caption text if caption text is available.
  • Caption. The caption for the image.

Publishing

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  • Start Publishing. Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
  • Finish Publishing. Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).
  • Created Date. This field defaults to the current time when the Article was created. You can enter in a different date and time or click on the calendar icon to find the desired date.
  • Created By. Name of the Joomla! User who created this item. This will default to the currently logged-in user. If you want to change this to a different user, click the Select User button to select a different user.
  • Author's Alias. This optional field allows you to enter in an alias for this Author for this Article. This allows you to display a different Author name for this Article.
  • Modified Date. (Informative only) Date of last modification.
  • Modified By. (Informative only) Username who performed the last modification.
  • Revision. (Informative only) Number of revisions to this item.
  • Hits. The number of times an item has been viewed.
  • 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.
  • Meta Description. An optional paragraph to be used as the description of the page in the HTML output. This will generally display in the results of search engines. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with a name attribute of "description" and a content attribute equal to the entered text.
  • Meta Keywords. Optional entry for keywords. Must be entered separated by commas (for example, "cats, dogs, pets") and may be entered in upper or lower case. (For example, "CATS" will match "cats" or "Cats").
  • External Reference. An optional reference used to link to external data sources. If entered, this creates an HTML meta element with a name attribute of "xreference" and a content attribute equal to the entered text.
  • Robots. The instructions for web "robots" that browse to this page.
    • Use Global: Use the value set in the Component→Options for this component.
    • Index, Follow: Index this page and follow the links on this page.
    • No index, Follow: Do not index this page, but still follow the links on the page. For example, you might do this for a site map page where you want the links to be indexed but you don't want this page to show in search engines.
    • Index, No follow: Index this page, but do not follow any links on the page. For example, you might want to do this for an events calendar, where you want the page to show in search engines but you do not want to index each event.
    • No index, no follow: Do not index this page or follow any links on the page.
  • Content Rights. Describe what rights others have to use this content.

Options

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  • Target. How to open the link. Options are:
    • Open in parent window. Open the link in the current browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • Open in new window. Open the link in a new browser window, allowing Back and Forward navigation.
    • Open in popup. Open link in a popup window.
    • Modal. Open link in a modal screen.
  • Width. Width of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page width.
  • Height. Height of the IFrame Window. Enter in a number of pixels or enter in a percentage (%). For example, "550" means 550 pixels. "75%" means 75% of the page height.
  • Count Clicks. Whether or not to keep track of how many times this web link has been opened.

Metadata

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  • Robots. The instructions for web "robots" that browse to this page.
    • Use Global: Use the value set in the Component→Options for this component.
    • Index, Follow: Index this page and follow the links on this page.
    • No index, Follow: Do not index this page, but still follow the links on the page. For example, you might do this for a site map page where you want the links to be indexed but you don't want this page to show in search engines.
    • Index, No follow: Index this page, but do not follow any links on the page. For example, you might want to do this for an events calendar, where you want the page to show in search engines but you do not want to index each event.
    • No index, no follow: Do not index this page or follow any links on the page.
  • Content Rights. Describe what rights others have to use this content.

Toolbar

At the top you will see the toolbar: Web Links: New:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the web link and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the web link and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the web link and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another web link.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Web Links: Edit:

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The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the web link and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the web link and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the web link and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another web link.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current web link. Does not affect the current web link. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new web link.
  • 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

  • At least one Web Link Category must be added before any Web Links can be created.

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