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Static Content Item: New/Edit


The Static Content Item New, and Edit, screens allow the creation of new Static Content Items in the Back-end for display on the Front-end of the Joomla! web site and the ability to edit existing Static Content Items that have been entered either through the Front-End or the Back-end of Joomla!

note icon NOTE: The New and Edit screens are almost identical in their appearance and functionality, accordingly only one example of the screen is displayed above.


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Static Content Item: New Static Content Items: Edit

Preview: To check the appearance of the current Static Content Item in a browser-style window, click the Preview icon. A pop-up display page will appear. Close the pop-up by clicking anywhere upon it.

Upload: To upload a file from a local computer click the Upload icon. A small pop up dialogue window will appear. To trace the file to be Uploaded click on the Browse button. This will open the File Upload dialogue window. Navigate to the location of the desired file on the local hard drive. Select the file and click the Open button. The dialogue window will disappear and the path to, and name of, the file will appear in the File Upload field. Click the Uploadbutton to complete the transfer of a copy of the file from the local computer to the joomla_root/images/stories directory tree in the case of images. Other file types are copied to the joomla_root/media/ directory tree.

note711_small NOTE: There is usually an upper limit to the size of files that can be uploaded within the web server itself. This limit is set in the PHP configuration file (php.ini) and may differ between web servers and web hosts. The limit cannot be altered from within Joomla!. Some hosting companies do not allow the limit to be altered at all!

To allow larger files to be uploaded it will probably be necessary to increase the upload_max_filesize and the post_max_size settings.

For very large files it may also be necessary to increase the max_execution_time and the memory_limit settings. Alternatively it may be necessary to use an external program (FTP) to upload the files.

Save: Click Save to save any changes made during the current editing session, and return to the Static Content Manager screen.

Apply: Click Apply to save any changes made so far in the current session, but remain in the Static Content Item screen to continue editing. If the current action was creating a new Static Content Item it will now have been saved, and will appear on the Static Content Manager list. In addition, the current session now becomes an Edit action rather than the Add action it was previously. Once the editing session is complete, click Save as above.

Cancel: Clicking Cancel at any point ends the current creation session and returns the display to the Static Content Manager screen. Any changes made since the session commenced will be lost and the new Static Content Item will not have been created.

Close: Click Close at any point to end the current editing session and return to the Static Content Manager screen. Any changes made since the session commenced, or since the last time Apply was clicked, will be lost.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2007 )
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