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====Contact Display Options====
====Contact Display Options====

Revision as of 13:16, 12 December 2012

Show all of the published Contacts in a given Contact Category.

How To Access

To create a new Category List Menu Item:

  • Select Menus → [name of the menu] from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation (for example, Menus → Main Menu).
  • Click New to create a new menu item or click on an existing item to edit.
  • Click the Menu Item Type Select button and then click the List contacts in a category link under Contacts.

To edit an existing Category List Menu Item, click its Title in Menu Manager: Menu Items.


Used to show contacts belonging to a specific Category in a list layout. Chunk30:Help screen column header List Layout




Details Tab

Required Settings

The List Contacts in a Category has the following required settings:

  • Select/Choose a Category. The Category that will display for this menu item.


  • Menu Title: The title that will display for this menu item.</translate>


  • Menu Location: The menu that this menu item (choice) will be part of. The menus defined for the site will show in the list box.</translate>

Advanced Details Tab

Category Options

The Category Options control the way that category information is shown in the layout. The Category List Layout has the following Category Options, as shown below. Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-category-options-parameters.png

  • Category Title. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the title of the category.
  • Category Description. Description of this category, which can optionally be displayed in the front-end.
  • Category Image. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. (Use Global/All/1-5) The number of levels of subcategories to show in the layout. Select All to show all levels in the subcategory hierarchy.
  • Empty Categories. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the categories that contain no content items or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the category description of subcategories.
  • # Contacts in Category. Displays number of Contact in a Contact Category.

List Layouts

List Layout Options control the appearance of the list layout.

  • Display Select. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of items to show in the list. An example of how it is shown in the Front End (website) view below.
If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display.
  • Table Headings. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above a list, like generic heading image shown below.
If set to Show, this heading will show above the list. If set to Hide, the list will show with no headings.
  • Position. The position on the page where this module is displayed. Positions are locations on the page where modules can be placed (for example, "left" or "right"). Positions are defined in the Template in use for the page. Positions can also be used to insert a Module inside an Article using the syntax "{loadposition xxx}", where "xxx" is a unique position for the module.
  • Email. Email address for this user.

Chunk30:Help screen column header Phone Chunk30:Help screen column header Mobile Chunk30:Help screen column header Fax Chunk30:Help screen column header City or Suburb Chunk30:Help screen column header State or County Chunk30:Help screen column header Country

  • Pagination. Hide or Show Pagination support. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the listed items will not fit on one page. An example is shown below.
The following options are available.
  • Use Global: Use the default value from the component options screen.
  • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: In this case, Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results. Hide or Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page. Use Global will use the default value from the component options.
  • Sort by. Choose the field name to sort.

Contact Display Options

Mail Options

Integration Options

The Featured Articles layout has the following Integration Options. Help30-Menus-Menu-Item-Contact-Category-integration-options-parameters.png These determine whether a news feed will be available for the page and what information it will show.

  • Show Feed Link. (Use Global/Hide/Show) Whether to Hide or Show a link to a news feed (RSS Feed). If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most modern browsers.

Common Options

See Menu Item Manager: Edit/New Menu Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, under the Advanced Details Tab which includes:

Module Assignments Tab

See Menu Item Manager: New Menu Item for help on fields in Module Assignments for this Menu Item.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:


  • Save: Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.</translate>


  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.</translate>


  • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.</translate>


  • Save as Copy. Saves your changes to a copy of the current menu item. Does not affect the current menu item. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new menu item.</translate>


  • Cancel/Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.</translate>


  • Help. Opens this help screen.</translate>

Quick Tips

  • The Category List layout is a convenient way to list a compact directory of contacts in a category that can include filtering and searching.

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