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Attributes Tabs:

 content_item_attr_pubishing_ss  content_item_attr_images_ss  content_item_attr_parameters_ss content_item_attr_meta-data_ss content_item_attr_link-to_menu_ss
Publishing Images Parameters Meta Data Link to Menu


Show on Front Page: Check the Check Box if this Content Item should be visible within the Front Page Newsflash/Blog style displays if they are active.

Published: Check this Check Box to Publish this Content Item. It will be available to be viewed at the Start Publishing Time and Date set below.

Access Level: Identify which User Group level can view this Content Item. Select from Public, Registered, or Special. See User Access Levels for further details on these.

Author Alias: If needed, enter an alternative name for the Author of this Content Item. This can be used for example, when the 'real' Author - whose User name would otherwise appear on the display page of this Item - wants to make an announcement as the Site Administrator. Another example would be when the Item is actually written by A N Other author but the Content Item is created by one of the administration team.

Change Creator: If needed, it is possible to change the name displayed as the original author of the Item. This might be of use, for example, when an Item has been substantially updated or rewritten by another author, and bears little, or no, resemblance to the original.

Ordering: Control where this Content Item will appear in Content Item Manager in the Back-end, and consequently its position in any Menu Item display in the Front-end. Select this position from the drop-down display of current Content Items contained in the Content Item Manager.

note711_smallNOTE: By default the new Menu Item is placed at the end of the Menu. Its position can be changed once the New Menu Item has been saved for the first time. The resulting drop down box displays all Menu Items in the Menu whether they are published or not.

Override Created Date: If a document is re-issued following a review, or it has been rewritten, for example, it is sometimes appropriate to change the Creation Date for the Item. This avoids the need that would arise for example if a new Content Item was added, of creating new Menu Items and/or breaking external links that may have been made to a particular page.

Start Publishing: This is the date and time when the Content Item will first be viewable from the Front-end of the web site. Prior to this point - provided it has a Published status - it will show in the Back-end as Pending. There are two choices of action here; either enter the Date and Time manually into the field, ensuring that the format is the same as has been set for this parameter in the Global Configuration, or alternatively, click on the calendar_ic calendar icon and select the date from the calendar that is displayed.

Finish Publishing: This is the date and time when the Content Item will no longer be visible in the Front-end. After this date and time it will be displayed in the Back-end as Expired. As with the Start Publishing option above the same two methods of date and time entry exist.

After the new Content Item has been saved for the first time, an non-editable information pane will be displayed at the foot of this tab. It will contain the following information:

  • Content ID: The Identification Number that Joomla! (MySQL) has assigned to it.
  • State: Whether the Content Item is currently Pending, Published, Expired, or Unpublished.
  • Hits: The number of Hits (See: Page Impression Statistics ) that have been made on the full Content Item.
  • Reset Hit Count (button): The only interactive part of this section. This allows the Hits to be reset to 0 (zero). A warning dialogue box will pop up to check that this is the desired course of action.
  • Revised: The number of times that this Content Item has been opened and saved since its original creation.
  • Created: The date and time upon which it was originally created.
  • Last Modified: The date and time when the Content Item was last amended/saved, and by whom.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2007 )
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