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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).


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Details and description

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:

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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.

Version Changes

Joomla! 1.0 did not have the alias field.

Typical Usage

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.

  • You want to create a new contact.
  • You want to change the name or alias of a contact.
  • You want to change the category of a contact.
  • You want to change the user a contact links to.
  • You want to change the order of a feed within it's category.

Points to Watch

  • Name of the contact is required.
  • Contact categories must be added before adding the contact.
  • The Alias will be used in the URL when SEF is activated.
  • The Alias should consist of lowercase letters, and no blank spaces are allowed. Use a hyphen (-) instead.


Contact categories are added using the Category Manager, but are not linked to sections.