How to Access

Navigate to the Plug-in Manager. Click on the Plug-in's Name or click on the Plug-in's checkbox and press the Edit button in the toolbar.

Description

This screen allows you to edit the details and options for plug-ins. Some plug-ins have several configurable options, while others may not have any.

Screenshot

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Details

The Details section is the same for all plug-ins and has the following fields:

Options

If the plug-in has configurable options they will appear to the right of the details section. Usually you will see Basic Options which are general options which need to be configured for the basic operation of the plug-in. You may also see Advanced Options which are additional configurable options available for the plug-in which allows further customization of the plug-in. Finally you may see Language Options which are options related to the language functions of your Joomla! installation.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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Plug-in Descriptions and Options

When Joomla! is installed, many plug-ins are included in the installation. These are described below, along with any options for the plug-in.

Authentication - Joomla

This plug-in processes the default User Authentication method in Joomla!. It has no options.

Authentication - GMail

This plug-in processes User Authentication using GMail accounts. It has the following options:

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To use the GMail plug-in:

Authentication - LDAP

This plug-in processes User Authentication against an LDAP server. It has the following options:

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Authentication - OpenID

This Plugin processes user authentication with an OpenID. It has the following options:

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Content - Email Cloaking

This plug-in cloaks all e-mails in content from spambots using JavaScript. This helps prevent e-mails contained in articles from being added to spam e-mail lists. You can disable Email Cloaking inside an article by inserting {emailcloak=off} anywhere in the text of the article. In this case, no e-mail addresses in the article will be cloaked by this plug-in.

Email Cloaking has the following options:

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Content - Code Highlighter (GeSHi)

This plug-in displays formatted code in Articles based on the GeSHi highlighting engine. It has no options.

Syntax usage :
<pre xml:lang="php">
echo $test;
</pre>

Content - Load Modules

This plug-in allows you to place a Module inside an Article with the syntax: {loadposition xx}, where "xx" is a user-defined position code. For example, if you create a Module with the Position value of "myposition1", then typing the text "{loadposition myposition1}" inside an Article will cause that Module to show at that point in the Article.

This plug-in has the following option:

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Content - Pagebreak

This plug-in adds table of contents functionality to a paginated Article. This is done automatically through the use of the Pagebreak button added to the lower part of the text panel in an Article. The HTML code is included here as a reference of what is available. The Pagebreak will itself display in the text window as a simple horizontal line.

 
 Syntax: Usage: <hr class="system-pagebreak" />
 <hr class="system-pagebreak" title="The page title" /> or 
 <hr class="system-pagebreak" alt="The first page" /> or 
 <hr class="system-pagebreak" title="The page title" alt="The first page" /> or 
 <hr class="system-pagebreak" alt="The first page" title="The page title" /> 
 

This plug-in has the following options:

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Content - Page Navigation

This plug-in allows you to add Next & Previous navigation links to Articles, for example when using a blog or list layout. This feature can be controlled with the following Joomla! parameters:

Note that, if the Page Navigation plug-in is disabled in this screen, no Page Navigation will show and the parameter settings above will have no effect.

This plug-in has the following option:

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Content - Vote

This plug-in adds the Voting functionality to Articles. It has no options.

Editor - CodeMirror

This plug-in loads the CodeMirror editor. CodeMirror is a code editor which provides an editor more suited for source code. It provides code syntax highlighting for many programming languages. It can show you mismatched tags and also helps you maintain consistent indenting of your code. It has the following options:

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Editor - None

This plug-in loads a basic text editor. This option can be used when you are pasting HTML code from another source and you don't want the HTML to be altered by a WYSIWYG editor. This plug-in has no options.

Editor - TinyMCE

This plug-in loads the TinyMCE editor. This is the default editor in Joomla!.

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This plug-in has the following options:

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This plug-in has the following advanced options:

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The following options only apply if the editor is in Extended Mode.

Button - Article

This plug-in displays the Article button below the editor box when you are using a Joomla! editor (for example, when writing an Article). It allows you to insert an Article link into an Article. This plug-in has no options.

Button - Image

This plug-in displays the Image button below the editor box when you are using a Joomla! editor (for example, when writing an Article). It allows you to insert an image into an Article. This plug-in has no options.

Button - Pagebreak

This plug-in displays the Pagebreak button below the editor box when you are using a Joomla! editor (for example, when writing an Article). It inserts a page break in the Article. This plug-in has no options.

Button - Readmore

This plug-in displays the "Read more..." button below the editor box when you are using a Joomla! editor (for example, when writing an Article). It inserts a "Read more..." break in the Article that allows you to display just the first portion of an Article on a page. This plug-in has no options.

Extension - Joomla

This plug-in manages the update sites for extensions. This plug-in has no options.

Search - Categories

This plug-in enables searching for Category information. It has the following options:

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Search - Contacts

This plug-in enables searching for Contacts. It has the following options:

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Search - Content

This plug-in enables searching for Articles. It has the following options:

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Search - Newsfeeds

This plug-in enables searching for News Feeds. It has the following options:

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Search - Weblinks

This plug-in enables searching for Web Links. It has the following options:

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System - Language Filter

This plug-in filters the displayed content depending on language. It should only be enabled when the Language Switcher module is published. If this plugin is activated, it is suggested to publish the administrator multilanguage status module.

For more information and tutorial on native multilanguage, see http://docs.joomla.org/Language_Switcher_Tutorial_for_Joomla_1.6

System - Cache

This plug-in enables page caching. Page caching allows the web server to save snapshots of pages and use them when serving web pages. This improves the performance of your web site and reduces the workload of the server. This plug-in has the following options:

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System - Debug

This plug-in provides debugging information. The report is shown below the main screen of the front and backend interfaces of your Joomla! installation. It has the following options:

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Language Debug Options:

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System - Log

This plug-in enables system logging. A log is a file that contains information about the web site activity. It can be used to see a history of activity and to troubleshoot problems on the site. This plug-in has no options.

System - Redirect

This plug-in enables the Joomla! Redirect system to catch missing pages and redirect users. This plug-in has no options.

System - Remember Me

This plug-in provides "Remember Me" functionality. This allows the website to "remember" your username and password so that you can automatically be logged in when you return to the site. This plug-in has no options.

System - SEF

This plug-in adds SEF support to links in the document. It operates directly on the HTML and does not require a special tag. This plug-in has no options.

User - Profile

This plug-in adds user profile capability to your website. Website users will be able to fill out profile fields that you enable in the options section of this plug-in. You can control what profile fields are shown in the new user registration form and/or each user's editable profile screen. To control what fields are shown in the new user registration form, set the field options in the section labeled User profile information required at registration. For profile fields shown in the user's profile screen which it editable after login, set the field option in the options section labeled Required user profile information. For each field you have the following options:

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User - Contact Creator

This plug-in automatically creates contact information for new users. It has the following options:

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User - Joomla!

This plug-in handles the default user synchronization. It has the following options:

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Quick Tips

Related Information

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