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Components Fields Fields

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How to Access

To add a new field for articles, users or contacts, navigate to the backend of the site and perform one of these actions:

Article Fields

  • Click the Article Manager icon in the Control Panel and click the Fields link.
  • Select Content → Articles from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel and click the Fields link.
  • Click the Fields link while viewing the Category Manager or Featured Articles in the left, upper sidebar.

Users Fields

Contacts Fields

  • Select Components → Contacts from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel and click the Fields link.
  • Click the Fields link while viewing the Contact Categories or in the left, upper sidebar.

Description

This is the back-end screen where you can add and edit Fields.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

In the table containing Fields, these are the different columns shown below. Article Fields Columns Header Chunk4x:Help screen column header Ordering\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Checkbox\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Status\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Title\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Fields Type\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Field Group\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Access\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Language\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Id\en

Column Filters

Above the column headers on the right, there are 2 drop down input fields, Sort Table by: (preset to Ordering ascending) and a number (preset to 20) to display. Chunk4x:Help screen column header Column filter-Categories\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Order\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Ascending\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header DisplayNum\en

Batch Process

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Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new field.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected field. If more than one field is selected (where applicable), only the first field will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the field.
  • Publish. Makes the selected field available to visitors to your website.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected field unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected field to indicate that they are archived. Archived field can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the field to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check-In. Checks-in the selected field. Works with one or multiple field selected.
  • Batch. Batch processes the selected field. Works with one or multiple items selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected field to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed field can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the field to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed field, select "Trashed" in the Select Status filter, select the field to be permanently deleted, then click the Empty Trash toolbar icon.

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List Filters

The List Filters and other filters as detailed below are above the colmun header. These filters are a series of controls that let you limit what items show in the manager screen. More than one filter may be entered. In this case, only items that meet all of the filter conditions will show on the list.

Chunk4x:Help screen column header List Filter\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select Status\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select Assigned Category\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select Field Group\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select Access\en Chunk4x:Help screen column header Select Language\en

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