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Insert page breaks into lengthy documents to make them more easily readable without the User having to keep scrolling down the page. Locate the cursor at the point where the page break is to be inserted and enter the code mos_p-break-1. This functionality is controlled by the Mambot MOS Pagination. A contents table is then added to each page to aid navigation.

Alternatively, click the p-break_ic insert page break icon. The code mos_p-break-1 will appear in the text. This functionality is added by the Mambot MOS Pagebreak Editor Button.


Insert image placeholders into a Static Content Item using the code mos_image. The Image is then configured within the Images Tab of the Parameters Menu. This functionality is added by the Mambot MOS Image.

Alternatively, click the Insert Image Iconinsert image icon. The mos_image code will appear in the text. This functionality is added by the Mambot MOS Image Editor Button.

See the Images Tab of the Parameters Menu below for details on configuring the image.

In addition to using the mos_image tag, most content editors have the ability to insert images as might be considered 'normal' in a word processor program. See the Help Screens on individual editors for details.{mospagebreak &title=Attributes Tabs - Publishing}

Attributes Tabs:

 static_content_attr_publishing  content_item_attr_images_ss  static_content_attr_parameters  static_content_attr_metadata  static_content_attr_link_to_menu
Publishing Images Parameters Meta Data Link to Menu


State: Advises the current status of the Static Content Item as to whether it is Published or Unpublished.

Published: Check this Check Box to Publish this Static 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 Static 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 Static 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 Static 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 Static Content Item will appear in Static 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 Static Content Items contained in the Static Content Item Manager.

note711_smallNOTE: By default the new Static Content Item is placed at the top of the list. Its position becomes editable once it has been saved for the first time. Its position can also be changed within the Static Content Item Manager. The drop down box displays all Static Content Items in the Static Content Manager 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. 

Start Publishing: This is the date and time when the Static 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_btn calendar icon and select the date from the calendar that is displayed.

Finish Publishing: This is the date and time when the Static 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 Static 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 Static 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 Static 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.
  • Version: The number of times that this Static 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 Static Content Item was last amended/saved, and by whom.
  • Expires: Repeats a static representation of the date and time entry selected in the Finish Publishing field above.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2007 )
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