In this screen you have the ability to create a contact (when you click on the 'New' button in the Contact Manager), or to edit an existing contact (when you select a contact and click on the 'Edit' button in the Contact Manager).
You will see different fields where you can fill in or edit information of the contact. These are:
Name: Fill in the name of the feed. This field is required.
Alias: This name is a shortened title of the feed, used when using SEF.
Published: Select Yes when you want the section to be published, and No when you do not want the section to be published.
Category: Choose the category you want this feed to belong to.
Linked to User: If this contact is to be linked to a registered user, select that user here.
Order: The order of the feed in the category. When creating a new feed, it will have the default setting of the last place. The order can be changed after the feed is saved.
Access Level: Choose who can view this contact's information.
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
The functions are:
Save: Save the feed and return to the main screen of the News Feed Manager
Cancel: Go back to the main screen of the News Feed Manager, without saving the feed you edited or created.
Help: Open the Help Screen for the News Feed Manager: New/Edit. That is the same screen as this Help Screen.
Joomla! 1.0 did not have the alias field.
You will use the Contact Manager New/Edit when you want to add a contact, or edit an existing contact. Here you will find some of the reasons for the use of this screen.
Contact categories are added using the Category Manager, but are not linked to sections.