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Type:

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Access:

menu=>Content=>Front Page Manager

or

Quick Icon=>Front Page Manager

User Level:

Manager; Administrator; Super Administrator.

Screenshot:

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Front Page Manager

Description:

The Front Page Manager controls the Content Items that are set to appear in the Front Page (Home Page) of the web site. Individual Content Items are identified for publication here in the Content Item itself where the Show on Front Page check box is checked.

Toolbar:

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Archive: Check the check box next to the Content Item that is to be Archived. Multiple Content Items may be archived at the same time by checking the relevant check boxes. Then click the Archive icon. Items that are archived can be recovered using the Archive Manager.

Publish: Check the check box next to the Content Item that is to be Published (displayed). Multiple Content Items may be selected. Then click the Publish icon.

Unpublish: Check the check box next to the Content Item that is to be Unpublished (not displayed). Multiple Content Items may be selected. Then click the Unpublish icon. Unpublishing a Content Item does not delete it.

Remove: Check the check box next to the Content Item that is to be Removed (not available for display on the Front Page). Multiple Content Items may be selected. Then click the Remove icon. Removing a Content Item does not delete it. It removes the check mark in the Show on Front Page check box within the Content Item itself. The Item can be added back to the Front Page Manager by re-checking this check box.

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

Columns:

#: This is simply an indexing number automatically inserted by Joomla! for ease of reference. It has no particular bearing on the use of the Content Item Manager.

Check Box: The column of check boxes are the means by which individual Content Items are selected before clicking one of the appropriate icons in the Toolbar. Single Items can also be opened, for editing, by clicking upon the Title of the Content Item.

note711_small NOTE: A checked_outpadlock icon replacing the Check box next to the Content Item Name shows that the item is already checked-out. To check the Content Item back in, click the name to continue editing, followed by the Save icon to keep any changes or Cancel icon to discard the same. Super Administrators can click the menu=>System=>Global Checkin function.

warning_711_smallWARNING: This will close all open Items for the whole web site not just the single item currently under review. Any Content of other Users not already Saved will be lost.

Title: This is the name of the Content Item as it appears at the top of the display page when viewed.

Published: The icons in this column identify the current publication status of a particular Content Item, as follows

  • The publish_g Published icon identifies that a Content Item is published. Clicking this icon will unpublish the Content Item.
  • The publish_x Unpublished icon identifies that a Content Item is unpublished. Clicking this icon will publish the Content Item.
  • The Finished Pending icon identifies that a Content Item has been approved for publication at the Start Publishing time and date set within the Publishing Tab options of the Content Item. Clicking this icon will unpublish the Content Item.
  • The Finished Expired icon identifies that a Content Item is published but that it has reached the Finish Publishing time and date as set in the Publishing Tab options of the Content Item. Clicking this icon will unpublish the Content Item.

Reorder:Change the order that the Content Items will be displayed on the Front Page. Click the uparrowUp or down arrow Down direction mini-icons to increase, or decrease, the Content Item's position in the list by one. Repeat as necessary. 

Order: If you wish to change the order of the Content Items in this back-end table, then type in the new order number and click the filesave Save Order icon in the heading of this column.

Access: Click the Public, Registered, or Special text link to change the User Access Level. The three levels scroll through in a continuous loop when clicked.

Section: This column shows the name of the Section to which the Content Item is assigned within the Item Details section of the Content Item.

Category: This column shows the name of the Category to which the Content Item is assigned within the Item Details section of the Content Item.

Author: This column shows the Author of the Content Item as set in the Publishing Tab options of the Content Item.

Filters:

Select Section: Select the Content Item Section, from the drop down list of all Sections, that should be displayed in the current display. This makes Content Item selection easier. To reset the list choose the - Select Section - entry in the drop down list.

Select Category: Select the Content Item Category, from the drop down list of all Categories, that should be displayed in the current display. This makes Content Item selection easier. To reset the list choose the - Select Category - entry in the drop down list.

Filter: Enter a keyword that the Filter should identify within the Content Item Title in order to reduce the results output within the Content Item Manager list screen. To clear the Filter delete the entry in the Filter field.

note icon NOTE: It is possible to refine the listing further by using a combination of all three filters. Always start with the Section, then the Category, and finally, the Filter field. Failure to do this will remove the selection of the lower level choice.

Status Icon Definitions:

Pending Published, but is Pending | Published Published and is Current | Expired Published, but has Expired | Unpublished Not Published

The Status Icon definitions appear at the base of the Content Item Manager display table. They have no functionality and are an aide memoir only.

Related Information:

 Content Items  Category Manager
 Section Manager  Archive Manager

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!

 

The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 April 2007 )
 
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