Overview

This screen is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to manage contacts in your Joomla! website.

How to access

Description

The Contact Manager screen allows you to add contact information to your Joomla! site. You can enter information such as name, address, phone and e-mail. You can also link contacts to registered users. Afterwards, you can use the Menu Manager to create front-end links to the the contacts.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

List Filters

Filter by Partial Title

You can filter the list of items by typing in part of the Title or the ID number.


Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings are a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:
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If you have a large number of items in the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title or an ID number and press 'Search' to display the matching items. You can type in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all titles with the word "Joomla!" in them. Click 'Clear' to reset filtering.

Filter by State, Category, Access and Language

In the upper right area, above the column headings, there are four drop-down list boxes as shown below:

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The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will be displayed in the list.

Number of Items to Display

Below the list you'll find:

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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Options

Click the Options button to open the Contact Manager Options window which lets you configure this component.

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Buttons Common to All Tabs

Contacts Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

Icons Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact

Category Tab

These settings apply for Contact Category Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

Categories Tab

These settings apply for Contact Categories Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

List Layouts Tab

These settings apply for Contact List Options unless they are changed for a specific menu item.

Form Tab

These settings apply for single Contact unless they are changed for a specific menu item or Contact.

Integration Tab

These settings determine how the Contact Component will integrate with other extensions.

Permissions Tab

The "Permissions" tab, shown below, lets you specify who can perform each type of action on this component:

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The tree on the left shows the hierarchy of user groups that are available on your Joomla! site. To view or modify permissions, click on a group in the tree.

The table on the right side of the window contains 3 columns:

Actions available in this component are:

For more information, please refer to:

Toolbar Links

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:

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Quick Tips

Related Information

License: Joomla! Electronic Documentation License
Source page: http://docs.joomla.org/Help16:Components_Contacts_Contacts
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