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News Feeds: Edit

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Description[edit]

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

How to Access[edit]

  • Select Components  News Feeds  Feeds from the Administrator menu. Then ...
    • To add a new News Feed, select the New icon in the toolbar.
    • To edit an existing News Feed, select the News Feed's title link in the list Title column.

Screenshot[edit]

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Form Fields[edit]

  • Title. The Name of the News Feed. This field is required.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value Title in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. Learn more.

Edit News Feed Tab[edit]

Left Panel

  • Link. The link of this News Feed. This should normally begin with "https://".
  • 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.
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  • Select the Insert dropdown list to add the following with a popup window:
    • Article.
    • Image.
  • Toggle Editor. Turns on or off the editor's description box WYSIWYG features to show HTML markup.

Right Panel

  • Status: Published status of the item. Possible values are:
    • Published: The item is published. This is the only state that will allow regular website users to view this item.
    • Unpublished: The item is unpublished.
    • Archived: The item has been archived.
    • Trashed: The item has been sent to the Trash.
  • Category. The Category this item belongs to.
  • 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).
  • Version Note. Optional field to identify this version of the item in the item's Version History window.

Options Tab[edit]

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Images Panel

  • First Image. Select or upload the first image of the News Feed.
  • First Image Float. (Right/Left/None) Controls placement of the image.
  • 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. Select or upload the second image of the News Feed.
  • Second Image Float. (Right/Left/None) Controls placement of the image.
  • 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.

Display Panel

  • Number of Articles. The number of articles from the news feed to display on the page.
  • Cache Time. The number of minutes before the system checks for new content from the news feed source.
  • Language Direction. Whether the language for this feed reads from left to right or right to left.
  • Feed Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the image of News Feeds.
  • Feed Description. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Hide or Show the description text of the News Feed.
  • Feed Content. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Show or hide the content of News Feeds.
  • Characters count. Number of characters to show if Feed Content from News Feeds is set to show.
  • Layout. Use a layout from the supplied component view or overrides in the templates.
  • Feed Display Order. The order used to display the feed.

Publishing[edit]

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Publishing Panel

  • 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.
  • Created by 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. Date of last modification.
  • Modified By. Username who performed the last modification.
  • Revision. Number of revisions to this item.
  • 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.

Metadata Panel

  • 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.
  • 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"). Keywords can be used in several ways:
    1. To help Search Engines and other systems classify the content of the Article.
    2. In combination with Banner tags, to display specific Banners based on the Article content. For example, say you have one Banner with an ad for dog products and another Banner for cat products. You can have your dog Banner display when a User is viewing a dog-related Article and your cat Banner display for a cat-related Article. To do this, you would:
      • Add the keywords "dog" and "cat" to the appropriate Articles.
      • Add the Tags "dog" and "cat" to the appropriate Banners in Banners: Edit.
      • Set the Banner module Parameter 'Search By Tags' to "Yes" in Site Modules: Banners.
    3. For articles only, in combination with the 'Articles - Related' module, to display Articles that share at least one keyword in common. For example, if the current Article displayed has the keywords "cats, dogs, monkeys", any other Articles with at least one of these keywords will show in the 'Articles - Related' module.
  • 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.
    • index, follow: Index this page and follow the links on this page.
    • noindex, 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, nofollow: 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.
    • noindex, nofollow: Do not index this page or follow any links on the page.
    • Use Global: Set in Global Configuration: Metadata Settings.
  • Content Rights. Describe what rights others have to use this content.
  • Hits. The number of times an item has been viewed.

Associations[edit]

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  • Select a News Feed: Select or Create a News Feed to associate.

Toolbar[edit]

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another item.
  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current item. Does not affect the current item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new item.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made. Or
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new item.
  • Versions. Opens the Item Version History window to show any prior versions of this item. This allows you to view older versions of this item and, if desired, restore from an older version. See Version History for more information.
  • Associations. With a specific language set for an item, allows side by side editing in another language. This toolbar icon is shown on Multilingual Sites only.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips[edit]

A News Feed category must be added before any News Feed can be created.

Related Information[edit]

To add or edit News Feed Categories: News Feeds: Categories