How to Access

Navigate to the Section Manager. To add a new Section, press the "New" icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Section, click on the Section's Title, or click the Section's checkbox, and click on the "Edit" icon in the toolbar.

Description

There is where you can add a new Section or edit an existing Section. Sections in Joomla! are used to organize Articles. Sections are the top-level of organization, and each Section contains one or more Categories. Sections and Categories allow you to organize your Articles and display related Articles together on a page. All Articles are assigned either to a Section you create or to the special Section called 'Uncategorized'.

Screenshot

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Details

Enter the desired level using the drop-down list box.

TinyMCE editor

The default editor for both front-end and back-end users in Joomla! is the TinyMCE editor.

TinyMCE is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor that allows users a familiar word-processing interface to use when editing Articles and other content. The 3-row toolbar below provides many standard editing commands:

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No editor

If 'No editor' is selected for a User, then a simple text editor displays. This allows you to enter in raw, unformatted HTML. You can use the toolbar 'Preview' button to preview how the HTML will display.

Note that the 'No Editor' option can be useful if you are entering in 'boilerplate' or custom HTML, for example to create a PayPal link. TinyMCE automatically re-formats and strips some HTML when a file is saved. This can cause complex HTML to not work correctly.

If this happens, you can temporarily change the editor to 'No Editor' and create the desired content. Note that if you wish to edit this content in the future, you should be careful to change your editor to 'No Editor'. Otherwise, if you open and save the content with TinyMCE, you may lose your custom HTML.

Image Button

An Image button is located just below the edit window, as shown below:

Image button.png

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Section edit toolbar.png

The functions are:

Related Information

License: Joomla! Electronic Documentation License
Source page: http://docs.joomla.org/Screen.sections.edit.15
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