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==Description== <!--T:8-->
 
==Description== <!--T:8-->
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A Category Blog layout typically has one or two leading article tasters occupying the full width of the content area followed by more articles tasters in one, two or three columns and additional links to more Articles in the same category. </translate>
 
  
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A Category Blog menu item typically has one or two leading article tasters occupying the full width of the content area followed by more articles tasters in one, two or three columns and additional links to more Articles in the same category.
A Category Blog menu item leads to a page with that layout.</translate>
 
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==How To Access== <!--T:2-->
 
==How To Access== <!--T:2-->
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To create a new Category Blog menu item:</translate>
 
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* Select {{rarr|Menus,[name of the menu]}} from the Administrator menu (for example, {{rarr|Menus,Main Menu}}).</translate>
 
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** Then select the '''New''' button in the Toolbar.</translate>
 
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** Then select the Menu Item Type Select button</translate> [[Image:Help-4x-Menu-Item-Type-Select-Button-<translate><!--T:142-->
 
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** Then in the modal dialog popup, select the Articles link and then select Category Blog from the list of Menu Item Types.</translate>
 
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To edit an existing Category Blog Menu Item:</translate>
 
<translate><!--T:206--> * Select its Title in the Menus: Items list.</translate>
 
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==Screenshot== <!--T:10-->
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{{<tvar name=1>rarr</tvar>|Menus,[name of the menu]}}
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#<translate><!--T:5--> click the '''New''' toolbar button.</translate>
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#<translate><!--T:6--> click the Menu Item Type '''Select''' button.</translate>
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#<translate><!--T:143--> select the '''Articles''' item.</translate>
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#<translate><!--T:298--> select the '''Category Blog''' item.</translate>
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<translate><!--T:7--> To edit a Menu Item:</translate>
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*<translate><!--T:299--> select a '''Title''' from the list</translate>
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==Screenshot== <!--T:10-->  
 
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==Form Fields== <!--T:12-->
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==Form Fields== <!--T:12-->  
 
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*'''<translate><!--T:300--> Title</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:144--> The title that will display for this menu item.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:301--> Alias</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:145--> The internal name of the menu 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.</translate> <translate><!--T:208--> [[<tvar name=1>Alias</tvar>/en|Learn more.]]</translate>
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Menu Item Type/<translate>
 
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===Details Tab=== <!--T:13-->
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===Details=== <!--T:13-->
 
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'''<translate><!--T:135--> Left Panel</translate>'''
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*'''<translate><!--T:302--> Menu Item Type</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:146--> The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:303--> Choose a Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:147--> The articles that are within this category will be displayed.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:304--> Tags</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:197--> Optionally restrict displayed articles to those having the selected Tags.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:305--> Link</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:198--> The system-generated link for this menu item. This field cannot be changed and is for information only.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:306--> Target Window</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:199--> Select from the dropdown list.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:307--> Template Style</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:200--> Select from the dropdown list.</translate>
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'''<translate><!--T:209--> Right Panel</translate>'''
*'''Tags.''' Optionally restrict displayed articles to those having the selected Tags.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:308--> Menu</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:210--> Shows which menu the link will appear in.</translate>
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*'''Link.''' The link to be used for this page - set automatically.</translate>
 
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*'''Target Window.''' Select from the drop-down list (Parent or ...).</translate>
 
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*'''Template style.''' Choose a style from the drop-down list (Default or ...).</translate>
 
 
{{anchor|category}}
 
{{anchor|category}}
 
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===Category Tab=== <!--T:21-->
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===Category=== <!--T:21-->  
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The Category Options control the way that category information is shown in the layout. The Category Blog Layout has the following Category Options, as shown below.</translate>
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The Options control the way that category information is shown in the menu item.</translate><br>
:[[Image:Help-4x-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Category-Blog-category-options-subscreen-<translate><!--T:23-->
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<translate><!--T:214--> Options include "Use Global". If this is selected, the setting from the [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Options</tvar>/en|Articles: Options]] will be used.</translate>
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:[[File:Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-category-subscreen-<translate><!--T:23--> en</translate>.png|600px|none]]
*'''Show Subcategories Text.''' (Use Global/Hide/Show) If Show, the 'Subcategories' will show as a subheading on the page. The subheading is usually displayed inside the "H3" tag.
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*'''<translate><!--T:309--> Category Title</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:148--> Show the title of the category.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:310--> Category Description</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:149--> Show the description for the category.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:311--> Category Image</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:150--> Show the category image.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:312--> Subcategory Levels</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:151--> Control how many levels of subcategories to show.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:313--> Empty Categories</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:152--> Show categories that don't contain any articles or subcategories.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:314--> No Articles Message</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:153--> Show a message "There are no articles in this category".</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:315--> Subcategories Heading</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:215--> Show the Subcategories as subheading on the page.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:316--> Subcategories Descriptions</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:154--> Show the descriptions for subcategories.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:317--> # Articles in Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:155--> Show a count of the total number of articles in each category.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:318--> Tags</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:156--> Show the tags for the category.</translate>
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Empty Categories/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header No Articles Message/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Subcategories Descriptions/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header No Articles in Category/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Tags/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Page Subheading/<translate>
 
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{{anchor|blog}}
 
{{anchor|blog}}
 
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===Blog Layout Tab=== <!--T:33-->
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===Blog Layout=== <!--T:33-->  
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Blog Layout Options control the appearance of the blog layout.</translate>
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The Options control the appearance of the blog menu item.</translate>
:[[Image:Help-4x-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Category-Blog-layout-options-parameters-<translate><!--T:35-->
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*'''<translate><!--T:319--> # Leading Articles</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:201--> Number of Articles to show using the full width of the main display area. <tvar name=1>"0"</tvar> 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.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:320--> Leading Article Class</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:202--> You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class <tvar name=1>boxed</tvar>.</translate>{{-}}<translate><!--T:216--> For image position use for example <tvar name=1>image-left</tvar>, <tvar name=2>image-right</tvar>. Add <tvar name=3>image-alternate</tvar> for alternate ordering of intro images.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:321--> # Intro Articles</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:160--> 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.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:322--> Article Class</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:217--> You can add any CSS class for your own styling ideas. Add a border on top with class <tvar name=1>boxed</tvar>.</translate>{{-}}<translate><!--T:218--> For image position use for example <tvar name=1>image-left</tvar>, <tvar name=2>image-right</tvar>. Add <tvar name=3>image-alternate</tvar> for alternate ordering of intro images.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:323--> # Columns</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:219--> 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.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:324--> Multi Column Direction</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:220--> In multi-column blog layouts, whether to order articles Down the columns or Across the columns.</translate>
*'''Blog Class (Leading Articles).''' The default layout/styling is 1 column, a top image and no box.</translate>
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*<translate><!--T:325--> Down</translate>: <translate><!--T:221--> Order articles going down the first column and then over to the next column, for example: </translate>
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*'''Blog Class.''' This can be empty (default) or a combination of columns-x or masonry-x with image-left or image-right or image-bottom or image-alternate and boxed.</translate>
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!colspan="3"|<translate><!--T:222--> article 1</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:223--> article 2</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:224--> article 4</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:225--> article 6</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:226--> article 3</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:227--> article 5</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:228--> article 7</translate>
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|}
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*<translate><!--T:326--> Across</translate>: <translate><!--T:229--> Order articles going across the columns and then back to the first column, for example: </translate>
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!colspan="3"|<translate><!--T:230--> article 1</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:231--> article 2</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:232--> article 3</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:233--> article 4</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:234--> article 5</translate>
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| <translate><!--T:236--> article 7</translate>
<translate><!--T:207--> *'''Featured Articles.''' (Use Global/Hide/Show/Only) Select to show, hide or only display featured articles.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:327--> # Links</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:162--> 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.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:237--> Featured Articles</translate>'''.
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**<translate><!--T:328--> Show</translate>: <translate><!--T:238--> Display featured articles and non-featured articles.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:329--> Hide</translate>: <translate><!--T:239--> Display only non-featured articles.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:330--> Only</translate>: <translate><!--T:240--> Display only featured articles.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:331--> Linked Intro Image</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:241--> If Yes, a click on the intro image shows the article.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:164--> Include Subcategories</translate>'''.
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**<translate><!--T:332--> None</translate>: <translate><!--T:242--> Only articles from the current category will show.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:333--> All</translate>: <translate><!--T:243--> All articles from the current category and all subcategories will show.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:334--> 1-5</translate>: <translate><!--T:244--> All articles from the current category and subcategories up to and including that level will show.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:245--> Category Order</translate>'''.
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**<translate><!--T:335--> No Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:246--> Articles are ordered only by the Article Order, without regard to Category.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:336--> Title Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:247--> Categories are displayed in alphabetical order (A to Z).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:337--> Title Reverse Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:248--> Categories are displayed in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:338--> Category Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:249--> Categories are ordered according to the Order column entered in [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Categories</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#ordering</tvar>|Articles: Categories]].</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:250--> Article Order</translate>'''.
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**<translate><!--T:339--> Featured Articles Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:251--> Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Featured</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#ordering</tvar>|Articles: Featured]].</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:340--> Most Recent First</translate>: <translate><!--T:252--> Articles are displayed starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:341--> Oldest First</translate>: <translate><!--T:253--> Articles are displayed starting with the oldest and ending with the most recent.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:342--> Title Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:254--> Articles are displayed by Title in alphabetical order (A to Z).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:343--> Title Reverse Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:255--> Articles are displayed by Title in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:344--> Author Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:256--> Articles are displayed by Author in alphabetical order (A to Z).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:345--> Author Reverse Alphabetical</translate>: <translate><!--T:257--> Articles are displayed by Author in reverse alphabetical order (Z to A).</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:346--> Most Hits</translate>: <translate><!--T:258--> 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.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:347--> Least Hits</translate>: <translate><!--T:259--> 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.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:348--> Random Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:260--> Articles are displayed in random order.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:349--> Article Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:261--> Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#ordering</tvar>|Articles]].</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:350--> Article Reverse Order</translate>: <translate><!--T:262--> Articles are ordered reverse to the according of the Order column entered in [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#ordering</tvar>|Articles]].</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:351--> Date for Ordering</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:263--> The date used when articles are sorted by date.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:352--> Created</translate>: <translate><!--T:264--> Use the article created date.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:353--> Modified</translate>: <translate><!--T:265--> Use the article modified date.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:354--> Published</translate>: <translate><!--T:266--> Use the article start publishing date.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:355--> Unpublished</translate>: <translate><!--T:267--> Use the article unpublished date.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:356--> Pagination</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:268--> 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.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:357--> Hide</translate>: <translate><!--T:269--> Pagination links not shown. Note: Users will not be able to navigate to additional pages.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:358--> Show</translate>: <translate><!--T:270--> Pagination links shown if needed.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:359--> Auto</translate>: <translate><!--T:271--> Pagination links shown if needed.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:360--> Pagination Summary</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:272--> Show the current page number and total pages (e.g., "Page 1 of 2") at the bottom of each page.</translate>
 
{{anchor|options}}
 
{{anchor|options}}
 
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===Options Tab=== <!--T:48-->
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===Options=== <!--T:48-->
 
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<translate><!--T:49--> The Options determine how the articles will show in the blog menu item.</translate><br>
The Category Blog Layout has the following Article Options, as shown below. These options determine how the articles will show in the blog layout.</translate>
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<translate><!--T:51--> Options include "Use Article Settings". If this is selected, the setting from [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Edit</tvar>/en|Articles: Edit]] will be used.</translate>
:[[Image:Help-4x-Menus-Menu-Item-Article-Category-Blog-article-options-parameters-<translate><!--T:50-->
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'''<translate><!--T:273--> Layout</translate>'''
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*'''<translate><!--T:361--> Choose a Layout</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:274--> Select from the dropdown list.</translate>
In addition to Yes/No or Hide/Show, these options allow the following settings.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:362--> Title</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:170--> Show the Article's Title.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:363--> Linked Titles</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:171--> Show the title as a link to the article.</translate>
*''Use Global:'' Use the default value from Articles: Options.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:172--> Intro Text</translate>'''.
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**Show: <translate><!--T:275--> The Intro Text of the article will show when you drill down to the article.</translate>
*''Use Article Settings:'' Use the value from the Article Edit. This setting allows you to have different options for different articles in the blog layout. For example, one article could show the author and other articles could hide the author.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:364--> Hide</translate>: <translate><!--T:276--> Only the part of the article after the Read More break will show.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:277--> Position of Article Info</translate>'''.
The Article Options are as follows.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:365--> Above</translate>: <translate><!--T:278--> Puts the article information block above the text.</translate>
*'''Choose a Layout.''' Select from the drop-down list (Default or ...).
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**<translate><!--T:366--> Below</translate>: <translate><!--T:279--> Puts the article information block below the text.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:367--> Split</translate>: <translate><!--T:280--> Splits the article information block into 2 separate blocks. One block is above and the other is below the text.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:368--> Article Info Title</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:281--> Displays 'Details' on top of the article information block.</translate>
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'''<translate><!--T:282--> Category</translate>'''
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*'''<translate><!--T:369--> Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:173--> Show the Article's Category Title.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:370--> Link Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:174--> Show the title as a link to that Category.</translate>{{-}}<translate><!--T:283--> Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Options</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#choosealayout</tvar>|Choose a Layout]] option in the Category Tab.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:371--> Parent Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:175--> Show the Article's Parent Category Title.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:372--> Link Parent Category</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:176--> Show the title as a link to that Category.</translate>{{-}}<translate><!--T:284--> Note: You can set this to be either a blog or list layout with the [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Options</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#choosealayout</tvar>|Choose a Layout]] option in the Category Tab.</translate>
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'''<translate><!--T:285--> Associations</translate>'''
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*'''<translate><!--T:373--> Associations</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:177--> Show the associated flags or Language Code.</translate> <translate><!--T:286--> [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Multilingual_Associations</tvar>/en|Multilingual only.]]</translate>
*'''Position of Article Info.''' (Use Global/Use article settings/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.
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'''<translate><!--T:287--> Author</translate>'''
*'''Article Info Title.''' (Use Global/Use article settings/Hide /Showe) Display the 'Article Info' title on top of the article information block.
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*'''<translate><!--T:374--> Author</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:178--> Show the author of the Article.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:375--> Link to Author's Contact Page</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:179--> Show it as a link to a Contact layout for that author.</translate>{{-}}<translate><!--T:288--> Note: The author must be set up as a [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Contacts:_Edit</tvar>/en|Contact]].</translate> <translate><!--T:289--> Also, a link will not show if there is an [[<tvar name=1>Help4.x:Articles:_Edit</tvar>/en<tvar name=2>#createdbyalias</tvar>|Author Alias]] value for the article.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:376--> Create Date</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:180--> Show the Article's create date.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:377--> Modify Date</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:181--> Show the Article's modify date.</translate>
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'''<translate><!--T:291--> Options</translate>'''
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*'''<translate><!--T:379--> Navigation</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:183--> Show a navigation link 'Prev' or 'Next' when you drill down to the article.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:381--> Show</translate>: <translate><!--T:292--> The article title is part of the Read More link. The link will be in the format "Read More: [article title]".</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:382--> Hide</translate>: <translate><!--T:293--> The link will be "Read more".</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:383--> Hits</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:190--> Show the number of times the article has been displayed by a user.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:384--> Tags</translate>'''. <translate><!--T:191--> Show the tags for each article.</translate>
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*'''<translate><!--T:192--> Unauthorised Links</translate>'''.
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**<translate><!--T:385--> Yes</translate>: <translate><!--T:294--> 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.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:386--> No</translate>: <translate><!--T:295--> Articles that the user is not authorised to view (based on the viewing access level for the article) will not show.</translate>
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Publish Date Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Navigation Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Voting Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Read More/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Title with Read More/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Icons Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Print Icon Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Email Icon Blog/<translate>
 
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{{:Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Tags/<translate>
 
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{{Chunk4x:Help screen column header Show Unauthorised Links/<translate>
 
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The Article Category Blog layout has the following Integration Options.</translate>
 
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**<translate><!--T:388--> Intro Text</translate>: <translate><!--T:296--> Only the article's intro text will show in the feed.</translate>
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**<translate><!--T:389--> Full Text</translate>: <translate><!--T:297--> The entire text of the article will show in the feed.</translate>
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*'''Metadata Options</translate>'''
 
 
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Latest revision as of 01:09, 28 September 2022

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Description[edit]

A Category Blog menu item typically has one or two leading article tasters occupying the full width of the content area followed by more articles tasters in one, two or three columns and additional links to more Articles in the same category.

How To Access[edit]

Menus  [name of the menu]

To add a Menu Item:

  1. click the New toolbar button.
  2. click the Menu Item Type Select button.
  3. select the Articles item.
  4. select the Category Blog item.

To edit a Menu Item:

  • select a Title from the list

Screenshot[edit]

Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-screen-en.png

Form Fields[edit]

  • Title. The title that will display for this menu item.
  • Alias. The internal name of the menu 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.

Details[edit]

Left Panel

  • Menu Item Type. The Menu Item Type selected when this menu item was created. This can be one of the core menu item types or a menu item type provided by an installed extension.
  • Choose a Category. The articles that are within this category will be displayed.
  • Tags. Optionally restrict displayed articles to those having the selected Tags.
  • Link. The system-generated link for this menu item. This field cannot be changed and is for information only.
  • Target Window. Select from the dropdown list.
  • Template Style. Select from the dropdown list.

Right Panel

  • Menu. Shows which menu the link will appear in.

Category[edit]

The Options control the way that category information is shown in the menu item.
Options include "Use Global". If this is selected, the setting from the Articles: Options will be used.

Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-category-subscreen-en.png
  • 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.

Blog Layout[edit]

The Options control the appearance of the blog menu item.

Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-blog-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.
  • Featured Articles.
    • Show: Display featured articles and non-featured articles.
    • Hide: Display only non-featured articles.
    • Only: Display only featured articles.
  • Linked Intro Image. If Yes, a click on the intro image shows the article.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Featured Articles Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Articles: Featured.
    • 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.
    • Random Order: Articles are displayed in random order.
    • Article Order: Articles are ordered according to the Order column entered in Articles.
    • Article Reverse Order: 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.
    • Unpublished: Use the article unpublished 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.

Options[edit]

The Options determine how the articles will show in the blog menu item.
Options include "Use Article Settings". If this is selected, the setting from Articles: Edit will be used.

Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-options-subscreen-en.png

Layout

  • Choose a Layout. Select from the dropdown list.
  • 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

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".
  • Hits. Show the number of times the article has been displayed by a user.
  • Tags. Show the tags for each article.
  • 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.

Integration[edit]

The Options determine whether a news feed will be available for the page and what information it will show.

Help-4x-Menus-Item-Articles-Category-Blog-integration-subscreen-en.png
  • 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.

Common Options[edit]

See Menus: New Item for help on fields common to all Menu Item types, including:

Toolbar[edit]

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

  • Save. Saves the menu item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the menu item and closes the current screen.
    • Save & New. Saves the menu item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another menu item.
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips[edit]

Related Information[edit]

  • 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.