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==Description==
 
==Description==
Used to set global defaults for menu items that display articles. These default values will be used when "Use Global" is selected for an option in an Articles menu item. For example, to show the 'Create Date' for an article in your Articles menu items, then set that option to "Show" here and it will be the default value. You do ''not'' need to set any of these options. Your Joomla site will work with the default settings.
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Used to set global defaults for [[#menus|menu items that display articles]]. These default values will be used when 'Use Global' is selected for an option in an Articles menu item.  
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For example, to show the 'Create Date' for an article in your Articles menu items, then set that option to 'Show' here and it will be the default value.  
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You do not need to set any of these options. Your Joomla site will work with the default settings.
  
 
==How To Access==
 
==How To Access==
To access this screen:
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* Navigate to the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager|Article Manager]] screen, then
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{{rarr|Content,Articles}}
** Click the '''Options''' toolbar button.  This opens the Article Manager Options screen in a modal window.
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*click the '''Options''' toolbar button
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{{anchor|screenshot}}
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-screen-en.png|800px]]
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==Form Fields==
 
==Form Fields==
Article Manager Options are divided into nine tabs as follows:
 
::*'''Articles:'''  Articles in Single Article or blog layouts.
 
::*'''Editing Layout:'''  Front-end article add/edit layout.
 
::*'''Category:'''  Single Category layouts -- for example, when you click on a category to view the articles it contains.
 
::*'''Categories:'''  Articles Categories layout.
 
::*'''Blog/Featured Layouts:''' Featured and Category Blog Layout.
 
::*'''List Layouts:'''  Category List Layout.
 
::*'''Shared:'''  Shared options for list, blog, and featured layouts.
 
::*'''Integration:'''  Feed Link and Read More options.
 
::*'''Permissions:'''  ALC permissions for actions on articles.
 
  
===Articles Tab===
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===Articles===
*'''Choose a layout.''' If you have defined any alternative layouts for articles, you may choose one of them from the list to be the default value for Single Article menu items.
 
*'''Show Title.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article title.
 
*'''Linked Titles.''' (No/Yes). Whether or not the article title will be a link to a Single Article menu item for the article
 
*'''Show Intro Text.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide an Article's Intro Text when the 'Read more...' link is selected. Intro Text is the part of the Article before a 'Read more...' break. If this parameter is 'Show', when the User selects the 'Read more...' link, the entire article will display, including the Intro Text. If this parameter is 'Hide', when the User selects the 'Read more...' link, only the part of the Article after the 'Read more...' link will display.
 
*'''Position of Article Info.''' (Above/Below/Split) Puts the article information block above or below the text or splits it into two separate blocks, one above and the other below.
 
*'''Article Info Title.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article's info title.
 
*'''Show Category.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article's category title.
 
*'''Link Category.''' (No/Yes). If the category title is shown, whether or not to show it as a link to a Single Category menu item for the category. Note that you can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the "Choose a layout" option in the Category Options.
 
*'''Show Parent.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the title of the parent category of the article's category. This is provided for backward compatibility to the role of Sections in Joomla version 1.5.
 
*'''Link Parent.''' (No/Yes). If the parent category is shown, whether or not to show it as a link to a Single Category menu item for the category. Note that you can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the "Choose a layout" option in the Category Options.
 
*'''Show Associatons.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the associated article's flags or URL Language code (Multilingual only).
 
*'''Use Image Flags.''' (Yes/No). Display language choice as image flags.
 
*'''Show Author.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article's author.
 
*'''Link Author.''' (No/Yes). If the author is shown, whether or not to show it as a link to the Joomla user. Note that this will only show as a link if there is a Contact associated with this user. Also, a link will not show if there is an Author Alias value for the article.
 
*'''Show Create Date.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article's create date.
 
*'''Show Modify Date.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the date the article was last modified.
 
*'''Show Publish Date.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the article's published date.
 
*'''Show Navigation.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide a navigation link (e.g., Next, Previous) between articles.
 
*'''Show Voting.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide a voting button for the article. This allows users to vote for an article.
 
*'''Show "Read More".''' (Show/Hide) Whether or not to show the "Read More..." link to link from the part of the article before the "Read More..." break to the rest of the Article.
 
*'''Show Title with Read More.''' (Show/Hide) Whether or not to show the article title as part of the Read More link. If set to Show, the Read More link will be in the format "Read More: <article title>". If set to Hide, the Read More link will be "Read more...".
 
*'''Read More Limit.''' If the title is included with the Read More text, the maximum number of characters from the title to include. This can prevent the Read More text to become excessively long if the article has a very long title.
 
* '''Show Tags.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the tags for each article.
 
*'''Show Icons.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide icons for the print and email buttons. If Show, and if the print or email icons are set to show, these will show as icons instead of text links.
 
*'''Show Print.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide a button or link to allow printing the article.
 
*'''Show Email.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide a button or link to allow emailing the article.
 
*'''Show Hits.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the number of times the article has been viewed (called hits).
 
*'''Show Unauthorised Links.''' (Show/Hide). If set to Show, the Intro Text for restricted articles will show. Clicking on the "Read More" link will require users to log in to view the full article content. If set to Hide, articles that the user is not authorised to view (based on the viewing access level for the article) will not show.
 
*'''Positioning of the Links.''' (Above/Below). If there are links associated with this article, whether to show them above or below the article.
 
  
===Editing Layout Tab===
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Options used in articles and the menu items [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_Blog/en#options|Blog]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_List/en#options|List]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Featured_Articles/en#options|Featured Articles]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_List_All_Categories/en#options|List All Categories]], and [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Single_Article/en#options|Single Article]].
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-editing-layout-subscreen-en.png]]
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'''Layout'''
*'''Allow Captcha on submit.''' Select the captcha plugin that will be used in the article submit form. You may need to enter required information for your captcha plugin in the Plugin Manager. If 'Use Global' is selected, make sure a captcha plugin is selected in Global Configuration.
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*'''Choose a Layout'''. Select the default value for Single Article menu items.
*'''Show Publishing Options.''' (No/Yes). If No, the Publishing Options slider in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4x:Content_Article_Manager_Edit|Article Manager: Add/Edit Screen]] will not show. This means that back-end users will not be able to edit the fields Created by, Created by alias, Created Date, Start Publishing, or Finish Publishing. These fields will always be set to their default values.
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*'''Title'''. Show the Article's Title.
*'''Show Article Options.''' (No/Yes). If No,  the Article Options slider in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager_Edit|Article Manager: Add/Edit Screen]] will not show. This means that back-end users will not be able to edit the fields in this slider. These fields will always be set to their default values.
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*'''Linked Titles'''. Show the title as a link to the article.
* '''Enable Versions.''' (Yes/No). Whether or not to save version history for this component. If No, version history will not be saved for component items or for this component's categories.
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*'''Intro Text'''.
* '''Maximum Versions.''' The maximum number of versions to store for an item. If an item is saved and the maximum number of versions has been reached, the oldest version will be deleted automatically. If set to 0, then versions will never be deleted automatically. Also, specific versions may be flagged as "Keep Forever" and will not be deleted automatically. Note that versions may be deleted manually using the Delete button in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help31:Components_Version_History|Version History]] screen.
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**Show: The Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article.
*''' Frontend Images and Links.''' (No/Yes). If Yes, the Images and Links fields will show in the Front End article editor screen. These fields allow users to optionally enter two images and three links in an easy-to-use form in the front end. When used with a single-article override, this can allow the site administrator to create a simple form for users to create standard article layouts.
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**Hide: Only the part of the article after the Read More break will show.
*'''Administrator Images and Links.''' (No/Yes). If Yes, the Images and Links slider will show in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager_Edit|Article Manager: Add/Edit Screen]].  
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*'''Position of Article Info'''.
*'''URL A Target Window.''' Sets the default value for the target for the first Link in the article. Choices are:
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**Above: Puts the article information block above the text.
**''Open in parent window:'' Opens the in the main browser window, replacing the current Joomla article.
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**Below: Puts the article information block below the text.
**''Open in new window:'' Opens the link in a new browser window.
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**Split: Splits the article information block into 2 separate blocks. One block is above and the other is below the text.
**''Open in pop up:'' Opens the link in a pop-up browser window (without full navigation controls).
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*'''Article Info Title'''. Displays 'Details' on top of the article information block.
**''Modal:'' Opens the link in a modal pop-up window.
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'''Category'''
*'''URL B Target Window.''' Sets the default value for the target for the second Link in the article. Same options as URL A.
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*'''Category'''. Show the Article's Category Title.
*'''URL C Target Window.''' Sets the default value for the target for the third Link in the article. Same options as URL A.
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**'''Link Category'''. Show the title as a link to that Category.{{-}}Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Options/en#choosealayout|Choose a Layout]] option in the Category Tab.
*'''Intro Image Float.''' (Right/Left/None). Sets the float attribute for an Intro Image selected in the Into Image field.
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*'''Parent Category'''. Show the Article's Parent Category Title.
*'''Full Text Image Float.''' (Right/Left/None). Sets the float attribute for an Intro Image selected in the Into Image field.
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**'''Link Parent Category'''. Show the title as a link to that Category.{{-}}Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Options/en#choosealayout|Choose a Layout]] option in the Category Tab.
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'''Associations'''
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*'''Associations'''. Show the associated flags or Language Code. [[Help4.x:Multilingual_Associations/en|Multilingual only.]]
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**'''Use Image Flags'''. Display language choice as image flags.
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'''Author'''
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*'''Author'''. Show the author of the Article.
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**'''Link to Author's Contact Page'''. Show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author.{{-}}Note: The author must be set up as a [[Help4.x:Contacts:_Edit/en|Contact]]. Also, a link will not show if there is an [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#createdbyalias|Author Alias]] value for the article.
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'''Date'''
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*'''Create Date'''. Show the Article's create date.
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*'''Modify Date'''. Show the Article's modify date.
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*'''Publish Date'''. Show the Article's start publishing date.
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'''Options'''
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*'''Navigation'''. Show a navigation link 'Prev' or 'Next' when you drill down to the article.
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*'''"Read More" Link'''. Show the Read More link to link from the part of the article before the Read More break to the rest of the Article.
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*'''Read More with Title'''.
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**Show: The article title is part of the Read More link. The link will be in the format "Read More: [article title]".
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**Hide: The link will be "Read more".
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*'''Read More Limit (characters)'''. The maximum number of characters from the title to include.{{-}}Note: This can prevent the Read More text to become excessively long if the article has a very long title.
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*'''Tags'''. Show the tags for each article.
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*'''Record Hits'''. Record the number of times the article has been viewed.
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*'''Hits'''. Show the number of times the article has been displayed by a user.
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*'''Unauthorised Links'''.
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**Yes: The Intro Text for restricted articles will show. Clicking on the Read more link will require users to log in to view the full article content.
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**No: Articles that the user is not authorised to view (based on the viewing access level for the article) will not show.
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*'''Positioning of the Links'''.
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**Above: Links are shown above the content.
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**Below: Links are shown below the content.
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{{anchor|editinglayout}}
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===Editing Layout===
  
===Category Tab===
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Options of the article editing page.
Category Options control how articles will show when you drill down to a Category to view its articles.
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-editing-layout-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
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*'''Allow Captcha on submit'''. Select the [[Chunk4x:Extensions_Plugin_Manager_Edit_CAPTCHA_Group/en|captcha plugin]] that will be used in the article submit form. If 'Use Global' is selected, make sure a captcha plugin is selected in [[Help4.x:Site_Global_Configuration/en#captcha|Global Configuration]].
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*'''Publishing Options'''. Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#publishing|Publishing Options tab]] in the Backend when editing Articles. This means that Backend users will not be able to edit the fields in this tab. These fields will always be set to their default values.
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*'''Article Options'''. Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#options|Article Options tab]] in the Backend when editing Articles. This means that Backend users will not be able to edit the fields in this tab. These fields will always be set to their default values.
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*'''Edit Screen Options'''. Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#configureeditscreen|Configure Edit Screen tab]] when editing Articles.
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*'''Article Permissions'''. Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#permissions|Permissions tab]] when editing Articles.
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*'''Multilingual Associations'''.  Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#associations|Associations tab]] when editing Articles.
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*'''Enable Versions'''. Save version history for Articles and Categories.
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*'''Maximum Versions'''. The maximum number of versions to store for an Article or Category. If an Article or Category is saved and the maximum number of versions has been reached, the oldest version will be deleted automatically. If set to "0", then versions will never be deleted automatically. [[Help4.x:Components_Version_History/en|Learn more.]]
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*'''Frontend Images and Links'''. Hide the Images and Links tab in the Frontend article editor screen.
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*'''Administrator Images and Links'''. Hide the [[Help4.x:Articles:_Edit/en#imagesandlinks|Images and Links tab]] in the Backend when editing Articles.
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*'''URL A Target Window'''. Sets the default value for the target for the first Link in the article. Choices are:
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**Open in parent window: Opens the in the main browser window, replacing the current Joomla article.
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**Open in new window: Opens the link in a new browser window.
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**Open in popup: Opens the link in a popup browser window (without full navigation controls).
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**Modal: Opens the link in a modal popup window.
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*'''URL B Target Window'''. Sets the default value for the target for the second Link in the article. Same options as URL A.
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*'''URL C Target Window'''. Sets the default value for the target for the third Link in the article. Same options as URL A.
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*'''Intro Image Class'''. Sets the class attribute for an Intro Image selected in the Intro Image field. [https://cassiopeia.joomla.com/help Learn more.]
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*'''Full Text Image Class'''. Sets the class attribute for an Full Article Image selected in the Full Article Image field. [https://cassiopeia.joomla.com/help Learn more.]
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-category-subscreen-en.png]]
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===Category===
  
*'''Choose a layout.''' (Blog/List/user defined). This lets you select the default layout to show when you click on a Category link. If you create an alternative layout for a category layout, you may select that as the default.
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Options control how a Category and its articles will show. They are used in categories and the menu items [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_Blog/en#category|Blog]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_List/en#category|List]], and [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_List_All_Categories/en#category|List All Categories]].
*'''Show Subcategories Text.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the Subcategories as subheading on the page.
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-category-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
*'''Category Title.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the title of the category.
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{{anchor|choosealayout}}
*'''Category Description.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the description for the category.
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*'''Choose a Layout'''. Select the default layout to show when you click on a Category link.
*'''Category Image.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the category image.
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*'''Category Title'''. Show the title of the category.
*'''Subcategory Levels.''' (None/All/1-5). Categories in Joomla can be created in a hierarchy. This lets you control how many levels of subcategories to show when showing a category view.
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*'''Category Description'''. Show the description for the category.
*'''Empty Categories.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
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*'''Category Image'''. Show the category image.
*'''No Articles Message.''' (Show/Hide) If Show, and if Empty Categories is Show, a message "There are no articles in this category" will show if a category contains no articles.
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*'''Subcategory Levels'''. Control how many levels of subcategories to show.
*'''Subcategories Descriptions.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the descriptions for subcategories that are shown.
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*'''Empty Categories'''. Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
*'''# Articles in Category.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide a count of the total number of articles in each category.
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*'''No Articles Message'''. Show a message "There are no articles in this category".
*'''Tags.''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide the tags for the category.
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*'''Subcategories Heading'''. Show the Subcategories as subheading on the page.
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*'''Subcategories Descriptions'''. Show the descriptions for subcategories.
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*'''# Articles in Category'''. Show a count of the total number of articles in each category.
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*'''Tags'''. Show the tags for the category.
  
===Categories Tab===
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===Categories===
Categories Options control the display of the List All Categories menu item.
 
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-categories-subscreen-en.png]]
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Options control the display of the menu item [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_List_All_Categories/en#categories|List All Categories]].
  
*'''Top Level Category Description.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the description of the top-level category.
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-categories-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
*'''Subcategory Levels.''' (All/1-5). How many levels in the hierarchy to show.
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*'''Top Level Category Description'''. Show the description for the top-level category.
*'''Empty Categories.''' (Show/Hide). Hide or Show categories that contain no articles and no subcategories.
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*'''Subcategory Levels'''. Control how many levels of subcategories to show.
*'''Subcategories Descriptions.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide the description of each subcategory.
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*'''Empty Categories'''. Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
*'''# Articles in Category.''' (Show/Hide). Show or Hide a count of the total number of articles in each category.
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*'''Subcategories Descriptions'''. Show the description for subcategories.
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*'''# Articles in Category'''. Show a count of the total number of articles in each category.
  
===Blog / Featured Layout Tab===
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===Blog/Featured Layouts===
These options control the layout of the Category Blog and Featured Articles layouts.
 
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-blog-featured-layout-subscreen-en.png]]
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Options control the layout of the menu items [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_Blog/en#blog|Blog]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Featured_Articles/en#blog|Featured Articles]], and [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_List_All_Categories/en#blog|List All Categories]].
  
*'''# Leading Articles:''' Number of Articles to show using the full width of the main display area. "0" means that no Articles will show when using the full width. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the part of the text before the break (the Intro text) will display.  
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-blog-featured-layout-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
*'''# Intro Articles:''' Determines the number of Articles to display after the leading Article. These Articles will display in the number of columns set in the Columns parameter below. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the text before the break (Intro text) will display, followed by a "Read more..." link. The order in which to display the articles is determined by the Category Order and Article Order parameters below.
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*'''# Leading Articles'''. Number of Articles to show using the full width of the main display area. "0" means that no Articles will show when using the full width. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the part of the text before the break (the Intro text) will display.
*'''# Columns:''' The number of columns to use in the Intro Text area. This is normally between 1 and 3 (depending on the template you are using). If 1 is used, the Into Text Articles will display using the full width of the display area, just like the Leading Articles.
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*'''Leading Article Class'''. You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class boxed.{{-}}For image position use for example image-left, image-right. Add image-alternate for alternate ordering of intro images.
*'''# Links:''' The number of Links to display in the 'Links' area of the page. These links allow a User to link to additional Articles, if there are more Articles than can fit on the first page of the Blog Layout.  
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*'''# Intro Articles'''. Determines the number of Articles to display after the leading Article. These Articles will display in the number of columns set in the Columns parameter below. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the text before the break (Intro text) will display, followed by a "Read more..." link. The order in which to display the articles is determined by the Category Order and Article Order parameters below.
*'''Multi Column Order:''' In multi-column blog layouts, whether to order articles Down the columns or Across the columns.
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*'''Article Class'''. You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class boxed.{{-}}For image position use for example image-left, image-right. Add image-alternate for alternate ordering of intro images.
**''Down:'' Order articles going down the first column and then over to the next column, for example:  
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*'''# Columns'''. The number of columns to use in the Intro Articles area. This is normally between 1 and 3 (depending on the template you are using). If 1 is used, the Intro Articles will display using the full width of the display area, just like the Leading Articles.
::{| class="wikitable"
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*'''Multi Column Direction'''. In multi-column blog layouts, whether to order articles Down the columns or Across the columns.
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<ul>
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*Down: Order articles going down the first column and then over to the next column, for example:  
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<ul>
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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!colspan="3"|article 1
| 1 (continued)
 
 
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| article 2
 
| article 2
 
| article 4
 
| article 4
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| article 6
 
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| article 3
 
| article 3
 
| article 5
 
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| article 7
 
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**''Across:'' Order articles going across the columns and then back to the first column, for example:  
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</ul>
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<ul>
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*Across: Order articles going across the columns and then back to the first column, for example:  
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<ul>
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
| article 1
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!colspan="3"|article 1
| 1 (continued)
 
 
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| article 2
 
| article 3
 
| article 3
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| article 4
 
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| article 4
 
 
| article 5
 
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| article 7
 
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*'''Include Subcategories:''' (None/All/1-5). If None, only articles from the current category will show. If 1-5, all articles from the current category and subcategories up to and including that level will show. If All, all articles from the current category and all subcategories will show.
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</ul>
 
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</ul>
===List Layouts Tab===
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*'''# Links'''. The number of Links to display in the Links area of the page. These links allow a User to link to additional Articles, if there are more Articles than can fit on the first page of the Blog Layout.
These options control the appearance of the Category List layout. These settings are referred to as '''''Global''''' in menu items where '''''List Layout''''' is available under '''''Advanced Options'''''.
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*'''Include Subcategories'''.
 
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**None: Only articles from the current category will show.
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-list-layout-subscreen-en.png]]
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**All: All articles from the current category and all subcategories will show.
 
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**1-5: All articles from the current category and subcategories up to and including that level will show.
*'''Display Select.''' (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 is shown below.
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*'''Linked Intro Image'''. If Yes, a click on the intro image shows the article.
 
 
:[[Image:Help-4x-article-category-list-display-select-en.png]]
 
 
 
: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.
 
*'''Filter Field.''' The Filter Field creates a text field where a user can enter a field to be used to filter the articles shown in the list. An example of how this looks in the front-end layout is shown below.
 
 
 
:[[Image:Help-4x-article-category-list-filter-field-en.png]]
 
  
:The possible options for this (in the back-end menu item edit) are shown below.
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===List Layouts===
:*''Hide:'' Don't show a filter field.
 
:*''Title:'' Filter on article title.
 
:*''Author:'' Filter on the author's name.
 
:*''Hits:'' Filter on the number of article hits.
 
:*''Tags:'' Filter on the article tags.
 
*'''Table Headings.''' (Hide/Show) Table Headings show a heading above the article list in the front end, as shown below.
 
  
:[[Image:Help-4x-chunk-article-category-list-table-headings-en.png]]  
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Options control the layout of the menu items [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_List/en#listlayouts|List]] and [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_List_All_Categories/en#listlayouts|List All Categories]].
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-list-layout-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
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*'''Display Select'''. Show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of articles to show.
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*'''Filter Field'''. Show a text field in the Frontend where a user can filter the articles.{{-}}Options in the Backend menu item edit.
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**Hide: Don't show a filter field.
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**Title: Filter on article title.
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**Author: Filter on the author's name.
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**Hits: Filter on the number of article hits.
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**Tags: Filter on the article tags.
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**Month (published): Filter on the month of published articles.
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*'''Table Headings'''. Show a heading in the article list in the Frontend.
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*'''Date'''. Show a date in the list.
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**Hide: Don't show any date.
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**Created: Show the created date.
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**Modified: Show the date of the last modification.
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**Published: Show the start publishing date.
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*'''Hits'''. Show the number of hits for articles.
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*'''Author'''. Show the name of the author.
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*'''# Articles to List'''. Number of articles shown in the list.
  
:If set to ''Show'', this heading will show above the list. Otherwise the list will show with no headings.
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===Shared===
*'''Show Date.''' This option allows you to show a date in the list. The options are as follows.
 
  
:*''Hide:'' Don't show any date.
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Options shared by the menu items [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_Blog/en#blog|Blog]], [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Category_List/en#listlayouts|List]], and [[Help4.x:Menu_Item:_Featured_Articles/en#blog|Featured Articles]].
:*''Created:'' Show the created date.
 
:*''Modified:'' Show the date of the last modification.
 
:*''Created:'' Show the start publishing date.
 
*'''Show Hits in List.''' (Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the number of hits for this item.
 
*'''Show Author in List.''' (Hide/Show) Whether to hide or show the name of the author.
 
''Example images of Table Headings, Filter Field and the Display Select are generic images. The actual view of a Category List can depend on the template used and the template's style for Category List views on a Joomla! website.''
 
  
===Shared Tab===
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-shared-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
These options are shared by a number of the articles menu item types.
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*'''Category Order'''.
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**No Order: Articles are ordered only by the Article Order, without regard to Category.
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**Title Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in alphabetical order (A to Z).
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**Title Reverse Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
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**Category Order: Categories are ordered according to the Order column entered in [[Help4.x:Articles:_Categories/en#ordering|Articles: Categories]].
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*'''Article Order'''.
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**Most Recent First: Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.
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**Oldest First: Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
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**Title Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z).
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**Title Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
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**Author Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z).
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**Author Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
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**Most Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the most hits and ending with the one with the least hits.
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**Least Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the least hits and ending with the one with the most hits.
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**Ordering: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in [[Help4.x:Articles/en#ordering|Articles]].
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**Ordering Reverse: Articles are ordered reverse to the according of the Order column entered in [[Help4.x:Articles/en#ordering|Articles]].
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*'''Date for Ordering'''. The date used when articles are sorted by date.
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**Created: Use the article created date.
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**Modified: Use the article modified date.
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**Published: Use the article start publishing date.
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*'''Pagination'''. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the Articles will not fit on one page.
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**Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
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**Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
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**Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
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*'''Pagination Summary'''. Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page.
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*'''Featured Articles'''.
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**Show: Display featured articles and non-featured articles.
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**Hide: Display only non-featured articles.
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**Only: Display only featured articles.
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-shared-subscreen-en.png]]
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===Integration===
  
*'''Category Order.''' Order of Categories in this Layout. The following options are available.
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Options control how Articles integrate News Feeds, Routing, Custom Fields, and Workflow.
**''No Order:'' Articles are ordered only by the Article Order, without regard to Category.
 
**''Title Alphabetical:'' Categories are displayed in alphabetical order (A to Z)
 
**''Title Reverse Alphabetical:'' Categories are displayed in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
 
**''Category Manager Order:'' Categories are ordered according to the Order column entered in the
 
[[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Components_Content_Categories|Category Manager]].
 
*'''Article Order.''' Order of articles in this Layout. The following options are available.
 
**''Most recent first:'' Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.
 
**''Oldest first:'' Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
 
**''Title Alphabetical:'' Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z)
 
**''Title Reverse Alphabetical:'' Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
 
**''Author Alphabetical:'' Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z)
 
**''Author Reverse Alphabetical:'' Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A)
 
**''Most Hits:'' Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the most hits and ending with the one with the least hits
 
**''Least Hits:'' Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the least hits and ending with the one with the most hits
 
**''Ordering:'' Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager|Article Manager]].
 
**''Ordering Reverse:'' Articles are ordered reverse to the according of the Order column entered in the [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager|Article Manager]].
 
*'''Date for Ordering.''' The date used when articles are sorted by date. The following options are available.
 
**''Created:'' Use the article created date.
 
**''Modified:'' Use the article modified date.
 
**''Published:'' Use the article start publishing date.
 
*'''Pagination.''' Show or Hide 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 Articles will not fit on one page. The following options are available.
 
**''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.''' Show or Hide the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page.
 
*'''Featured Articles.''' Show, Hide or Only display featured articles.
 
  
===Integration Tab===
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-integration-subscreen-en.png|600px]]
These options control the display of news feeds.
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'''News Feeds'''
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*'''RSS Feed Link'''. If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most browsers.
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*'''Include in Feed'''.
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**Intro Text: Only the article's intro text will show in the feed.
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**Full Text: The entire text of the article will show in the feed.
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*'''"Read More" Link'''. Show a "Read more" link in the feed.
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'''Routing'''
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*'''Remove IDs from URLs'''. Remove the database id of articles in a link.
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'''Custom Fields'''
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*'''Edit Custom Fields'''. Enable the creation of custom fields. [[Help4.x:Fields:_Edit/en|Learn more.]]
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'''Workflow'''
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*'''Enable Workflow'''. Use customised workflows to manage articles. [[J4.x:Workflow/en|Learn more.]]
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{{anchor|permissions}}
  
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-integration-subscreen-en.png]]
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===Permissions===
  
*'''Show Feed Link.''' (Show/Hide) Whether to Show or Hide 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.
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This section lets you set up the default [[Access_Control_List/en|Access Control List]] permissions for all articles in all categories.
*'''Include in Feed.''' (Intro Text/Full Text) If Intro Text, only the article's intro text will show in the feed. Otherwise, the entire text of the article will show.
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:[[File:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-permissions-subscreen-en.png|600px|none]]
*'''Show "Read More".''' (Show/Hide) Show or Hide a "Read more" link in the newsfeed.
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To change the permissions for articles and categories, do the following.
*'''Show "URL Routing".''' (Legacy/Modern) Modern routing enables advanced features but may change your URLs. Legacy routing ensures full comptability for existing sites. This is configured per component.
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#Select the '''Group''' by clicking its title located on the left.
*'''Show "Enable Custom Fields".''' (Yes/No) Enable the creation of custom fields.
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#Find the desired '''Action'''.
 
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#*'''Configure ACL & Options'''. Users can edit the options and permissions.
===Permissions Tab===
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#*'''Configure Options Only'''. Users can edit the options exept the permissions.
This section lets you set up the default ACL permissions for all articles in all categories. These permissions may be overridden for specific categories and for specific articles.
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#*'''Access Administration Interface'''. Users can access user administration interface.
 
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#*'''Create'''. Users can create articles and categories.
[[Image:Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-permissions-subscreen-en.png]]
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#*'''Delete'''. Users can delete articles and categories.
 
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#*'''Edit'''. Users can edit articles and categories.
To change the permissions for this extension, do the following.
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#*'''Edit State'''. User can change the published state and related information.
*Select the '''Group''' by clicking its title located on the left.
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#*'''Edit Own'''. Users can edit own created articles and categories.
*Find the desired '''Action'''. Possible Actions are:
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#*'''Edit Custom Field Value'''. Users can edit any value of custom fields submitted in articles and categories.
**'''Configure ACL & Optons'''. Users can edit the options and persimissions of this extension.
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#*'''Manage Workflows'''. Users can manage workflows.
**'''Configure Optons Only'''. Users can edit the options exept the persimissions of this extension.
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#*'''Execute Transition'''. Users can execute transitions.
**'''Access Administration Interface'''. Users can access user administration interface of this extension.
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#Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change.
**'''Create:''' Users can create content of this extension.
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#*'''Inherited'''. Inherited for users in this Group from the [[Help4.x:Site_Global_Configuration/en#permissions|Global Configuration]] permissions.
**'''Delete:''' Users can delete content of this extension.
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#*'''Allowed'''. Allowed for users in this Group.{{-}}Note: If this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
**'''Edit:''' Users can edit content of this extension.
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#*'''Denied'''. Denied for users in this Group.
**'''Edit State:''' User can change the published state and related information for content of this extension.
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#Click '''Save''' in '''Toolbar''' at top. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.
**'''Edit Own:''' Users can edit own created content of this extension.
 
*Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change. Possible settings are:
 
**'''''Inherited:''''' Inherited for users in this Group from the Global Configuration permissions of this extension.
 
**'''''Allowed:''''' Allowed for users in this Group. Note that, if this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
 
**'''''Denied:''''' Denied for users in this Group.
 
*Click '''Save''' in '''Toolbar''' at top. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.
 
  
 
==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
  
At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:
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At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the [[#screenshot|Screenshot]] above.
 
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*'''Save'''. Saves the articles options and stays in the current screen.
*'''Save.''' Saves the user and stays in the current screen.
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*'''Save & Close'''. Saves the articles options and closes the current screen.
 
 
*'''Save & Close'''. Saves the user and closes the current screen.
 
 
 
 
*'''Close'''. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
 
*'''Close'''. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
 
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*'''Toggle Inline Help'''. Show help text below some options.
 
*'''Help'''. Opens this help screen.
 
*'''Help'''. Opens this help screen.
  
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==Related Information==
 
==Related Information==
* To create and edit articles and article categories: [[S:MyLanguage/Help4.x:Content_Article_Manager | Article Manager]]
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{{:Chunk4x:Help_screen_related_Articles/en}}
* For more information about Joomla's ACL system: [[S:MyLanguage/J3.x:Access_Control_List_Tutorial|ACL Tutorial]]
 
  
<noinclude>{{Cathelp|4.0|Article Manager Help Screens|Content Help Screens}}</noinclude>
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{{Cathelp|4.0,4.1,4.2|Article Manager Help Screens|Content Help Screens}}

Latest revision as of 03:25, 15 September 2022

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Description

Used to set global defaults for menu items that display articles. These default values will be used when 'Use Global' is selected for an option in an Articles menu item.

For example, to show the 'Create Date' for an article in your Articles menu items, then set that option to 'Show' here and it will be the default value.

You do not need to set any of these options. Your Joomla site will work with the default settings.

How To Access

Content  Articles

  • click the Options toolbar button

Screenshot

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-screen-en.png

Form Fields

Articles

Options used in articles and the menu items Blog, List, Featured Articles, List All Categories, and Single Article.

Layout

  • Choose a Layout. Select the default value for Single Article menu items.
  • Title. Show the Article's Title.
  • Linked Titles. Show the title as a link to the article.
  • Intro Text.
    • Show: The Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article.
    • Hide: Only the part of the article after the Read More break will show.
  • Position of Article Info.
    • Above: Puts the article information block above the text.
    • Below: Puts the article information block below the text.
    • Split: Splits the article information block into 2 separate blocks. One block is above and the other is below the text.
  • Article Info Title. Displays 'Details' on top of the article information block.

Category

  • Category. Show the Article's Category Title.
    • Link Category. Show the title as a link to that Category.
      Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the Choose a Layout option in the Category Tab.
  • Parent Category. Show the Article's Parent Category Title.
    • Link Parent Category. Show the title as a link to that Category.
      Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the Choose a Layout option in the Category Tab.

Associations

  • Associations. Show the associated flags or Language Code. Multilingual only.
    • Use Image Flags. Display language choice as image flags.

Author

  • Author. Show the author of the Article.
    • Link to Author's Contact Page. Show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author.
      Note: The author must be set up as a Contact. Also, a link will not show if there is an Author Alias value for the article.

Date

  • Create Date. Show the Article's create date.
  • Modify Date. Show the Article's modify date.
  • Publish Date. Show the Article's start publishing date.

Options

  • Navigation. Show a navigation link 'Prev' or 'Next' when you drill down to the article.
  • "Read More" Link. Show the Read More link to link from the part of the article before the Read More break to the rest of the Article.
  • Read More with Title.
    • Show: The article title is part of the Read More link. The link will be in the format "Read More: [article title]".
    • Hide: The link will be "Read more".
  • Read More Limit (characters). The maximum number of characters from the title to include.
    Note: This can prevent the Read More text to become excessively long if the article has a very long title.
  • Tags. Show the tags for each article.

  • Record Hits. Record the number of times the article has been viewed.
  • Hits. Show the number of times the article has been displayed by a user.
  • Unauthorised Links.
    • Yes: The Intro Text for restricted articles will show. Clicking on the Read more link will require users to log in to view the full article content.
    • No: Articles that the user is not authorised to view (based on the viewing access level for the article) will not show.
  • Positioning of the Links.
    • Above: Links are shown above the content.
    • Below: Links are shown below the content.

Editing Layout

Options of the article editing page.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-editing-layout-subscreen-en.png
  • Allow Captcha on submit. Select the captcha plugin that will be used in the article submit form. If 'Use Global' is selected, make sure a captcha plugin is selected in Global Configuration.
  • Publishing Options. Hide the Publishing Options tab in the Backend when editing Articles. This means that Backend users will not be able to edit the fields in this tab. These fields will always be set to their default values.
  • Article Options. Hide the Article Options tab in the Backend when editing Articles. This means that Backend users will not be able to edit the fields in this tab. These fields will always be set to their default values.
  • Edit Screen Options. Hide the Configure Edit Screen tab when editing Articles.
  • Article Permissions. Hide the Permissions tab when editing Articles.
  • Multilingual Associations. Hide the Associations tab when editing Articles.
  • Enable Versions. Save version history for Articles and Categories.
  • Maximum Versions. The maximum number of versions to store for an Article or Category. If an Article or Category is saved and the maximum number of versions has been reached, the oldest version will be deleted automatically. If set to "0", then versions will never be deleted automatically. Learn more.
  • Frontend Images and Links. Hide the Images and Links tab in the Frontend article editor screen.
  • Administrator Images and Links. Hide the Images and Links tab in the Backend when editing Articles.

  • URL A Target Window. Sets the default value for the target for the first Link in the article. Choices are:
    • Open in parent window: Opens the in the main browser window, replacing the current Joomla article.
    • Open in new window: Opens the link in a new browser window.
    • Open in popup: Opens the link in a popup browser window (without full navigation controls).
    • Modal: Opens the link in a modal popup window.
  • URL B Target Window. Sets the default value for the target for the second Link in the article. Same options as URL A.
  • URL C Target Window. Sets the default value for the target for the third Link in the article. Same options as URL A.

  • Intro Image Class. Sets the class attribute for an Intro Image selected in the Intro Image field. Learn more.
  • Full Text Image Class. Sets the class attribute for an Full Article Image selected in the Full Article Image field. Learn more.

Category

Options control how a Category and its articles will show. They are used in categories and the menu items Blog, List, and List All Categories.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-category-subscreen-en.png

  • Choose a Layout. Select the default layout to show when you click on a Category link.
  • Category Title. Show the title of the category.
  • Category Description. Show the description for the category.
  • Category Image. Show the category image.
  • Subcategory Levels. Control how many levels of subcategories to show.
  • Empty Categories. Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
  • No Articles Message. Show a message "There are no articles in this category".
  • Subcategories Heading. Show the Subcategories as subheading on the page.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. Show the descriptions for subcategories.
  • # Articles in Category. Show a count of the total number of articles in each category.
  • Tags. Show the tags for the category.

Categories

Options control the display of the menu item List All Categories.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-categories-subscreen-en.png
  • Top Level Category Description. Show the description for the top-level category.
  • Subcategory Levels. Control how many levels of subcategories to show.
  • Empty Categories. Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.
  • Subcategories Descriptions. Show the description for subcategories.
  • # Articles in Category. Show a count of the total number of articles in each category.

Blog/Featured Layouts

Options control the layout of the menu items Blog, Featured Articles, and List All Categories.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-blog-featured-layout-subscreen-en.png
  • # Leading Articles. Number of Articles to show using the full width of the main display area. "0" means that no Articles will show when using the full width. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the part of the text before the break (the Intro text) will display.
  • Leading Article Class. You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class boxed.
    For image position use for example image-left, image-right. Add image-alternate for alternate ordering of intro images.
  • # Intro Articles. Determines the number of Articles to display after the leading Article. These Articles will display in the number of columns set in the Columns parameter below. If an Article has a "Read more..." break, only the text before the break (Intro text) will display, followed by a "Read more..." link. The order in which to display the articles is determined by the Category Order and Article Order parameters below.
  • Article Class. You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class boxed.
    For image position use for example image-left, image-right. Add image-alternate for alternate ordering of intro images.
  • # Columns. The number of columns to use in the Intro Articles area. This is normally between 1 and 3 (depending on the template you are using). If 1 is used, the Intro Articles will display using the full width of the display area, just like the Leading Articles.
  • Multi Column Direction. In multi-column blog layouts, whether to order articles Down the columns or Across the columns.
    • Down: Order articles going down the first column and then over to the next column, for example:
      article 1
      article 2 article 4 article 6
      article 3 article 5 article 7
    • Across: Order articles going across the columns and then back to the first column, for example:
      article 1
      article 2 article 3 article 4
      article 5 article 6 article 7
  • # Links. The number of Links to display in the Links area of the page. These links allow a User to link to additional Articles, if there are more Articles than can fit on the first page of the Blog Layout.
  • Include Subcategories.
    • None: Only articles from the current category will show.
    • All: All articles from the current category and all subcategories will show.
    • 1-5: All articles from the current category and subcategories up to and including that level will show.
  • Linked Intro Image. If Yes, a click on the intro image shows the article.

List Layouts

Options control the layout of the menu items List and List All Categories.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-list-layout-subscreen-en.png
  • Display Select. Show the Display # control that allows the user to select the number of articles to show.
  • Filter Field. Show a text field in the Frontend where a user can filter the articles.
    Options in the Backend menu item edit.
    • Hide: Don't show a filter field.
    • Title: Filter on article title.
    • Author: Filter on the author's name.
    • Hits: Filter on the number of article hits.
    • Tags: Filter on the article tags.
    • Month (published): Filter on the month of published articles.
  • Table Headings. Show a heading in the article list in the Frontend.
  • Date. Show a date in the list.
    • Hide: Don't show any date.
    • Created: Show the created date.
    • Modified: Show the date of the last modification.
    • Published: Show the start publishing date.
  • Hits. Show the number of hits for articles.
  • Author. Show the name of the author.
  • # Articles to List. Number of articles shown in the list.

Shared

Options shared by the menu items Blog, List, and Featured Articles.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-shared-subscreen-en.png
  • Category Order.
    • No Order: Articles are ordered only by the Article Order, without regard to Category.
    • Title Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in alphabetical order (A to Z).
    • Title Reverse Alphabetical: Categories are displayed in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
    • Category Order: Categories are ordered according to the Order column entered in Articles: Categories.
  • Article Order.
    • Most Recent First: Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.
    • Oldest First: Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
    • Title Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z).
    • Title Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
    • Author Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z).
    • Author Reverse Alphabetical: Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).
    • Most Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the most hits and ending with the one with the least hits.
    • Least Hits: Articles are displayed by the number of hits, starting with the one with the least hits and ending with the one with the most hits.
    • Ordering: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Articles.
    • Ordering Reverse: Articles are ordered reverse to the according of the Order column entered in Articles.
  • Date for Ordering. The date used when articles are sorted by date.
    • Created: Use the article created date.
    • Modified: Use the article modified date.
    • Published: Use the article start publishing date.
  • Pagination. Pagination provides page links at the bottom of the page that allow the User to navigate to additional pages. These are needed if the Articles will not fit on one page.
    • Hide: Pagination links not shown. Note: Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.
    • Show: Pagination links shown if needed.
    • Auto: Pagination links shown if needed.
  • Pagination Summary. Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page.
  • Featured Articles.
    • Show: Display featured articles and non-featured articles.
    • Hide: Display only non-featured articles.
    • Only: Display only featured articles.

Integration

Options control how Articles integrate News Feeds, Routing, Custom Fields, and Workflow.

Help-4x-Content-Article-Manager-Options-integration-subscreen-en.png

News Feeds

  • RSS Feed Link. If set to Show, a Feed Link will show up as a feed icon in the address bar of most browsers.
  • Include in Feed.
    • Intro Text: Only the article's intro text will show in the feed.
    • Full Text: The entire text of the article will show in the feed.
  • "Read More" Link. Show a "Read more" link in the feed.

Routing

  • Remove IDs from URLs. Remove the database id of articles in a link.

Custom Fields

  • Edit Custom Fields. Enable the creation of custom fields. Learn more.

Workflow

  • Enable Workflow. Use customised workflows to manage articles. Learn more.

Permissions

This section lets you set up the default Access Control List permissions for all articles in all categories.

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To change the permissions for articles and categories, do the following.

  1. Select the Group by clicking its title located on the left.
  2. Find the desired Action.
    • Configure ACL & Options. Users can edit the options and permissions.
    • Configure Options Only. Users can edit the options exept the permissions.
    • Access Administration Interface. Users can access user administration interface.
    • Create. Users can create articles and categories.
    • Delete. Users can delete articles and categories.
    • Edit. Users can edit articles and categories.
    • Edit State. User can change the published state and related information.
    • Edit Own. Users can edit own created articles and categories.
    • Edit Custom Field Value. Users can edit any value of custom fields submitted in articles and categories.
    • Manage Workflows. Users can manage workflows.
    • Execute Transition. Users can execute transitions.
  3. Select the desired permission for the action you wish to change.
    • Inherited. Inherited for users in this Group from the Global Configuration permissions.
    • Allowed. Allowed for users in this Group.
      Note: If this action is Denied at one of the higher levels, the Allowed permission here will not take effect. A Denied setting cannot be overridden.
    • Denied. Denied for users in this Group.
  4. Click Save in Toolbar at top. When the screen refreshes, the Calculated Setting column will show the effective permission for this Group and Action.

Toolbar

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above.

  • Save. Saves the articles options and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the articles options and closes the current screen.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Toggle Inline Help. Show help text below some options.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips

  • If you are a beginning user, you can just keep the default values here until you learn more about using global options.
  • If you are an advanced user, you can save time by creating good default values here. When you set up menu items and create articles, you will be able to accept the default values for most options.
  • All values set here can be overridden at the menu item, category, or article level.

Related Information

  • This Portal brings together information related specifically to Joomla 4.
Related Help Screens Description
Articles: Options Used to set global defaults for menu items that display articles. These default values will be used when 'Use Global' is selected for an option in an Articles menu item.
Articles The Article list is used to find, mark featured, add and edit articles.
Articles: Edit This is where you can add and edit Articles. You can also select the Category for an Article and indicate whether or not it is Published and if it is selected to appear on the Front Page.
Articles: Featured Used to control which 'Featured Articles' are displayed on the Front Page and in what order they are displayed.
Articles: Categories The Articles Categories list is used to find, add, and edit articles categories.
Menus: Archived Articles Shows a customised list of articles ordered by date or title. Archived articles are no longer published but are still stored on the site.
Menus: Category Blog Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a blog layout. Controls the Leading Articles, Intro Articles and additional links to more Articles.
Menus: Category List Used to show articles belonging to a specific Category in a list layout.
Menus: Create Article Allows users to submit an article. Normally this is available only to users who have logged in to the Frontend of the site. Users must have permission to create articles.
Menus: Featured Articles Used to show all Articles that have been tagged as Featured. Articles are shown in a Blog Layout.
Menus: List All Categories in an Article Category Tree Used to show a hierarchical list of Categories. Depending on the selected options for this layout, you can click on a category Title to show the articles in that category.
Menus: Single Article Used to show one article.