Yesterday, I have written about install/uninstall under the extension menu in article Day – 22 Today, I am going to discuss about the next extension menu component, Module, Plugins, Language and Template extension.
In my previous articles “Day -12” to “Day – 20” , I wrote about the components menu. Today, will write about the next menu Extension. Under Extensions there are several sub menus, I will start with the install/uninstall menu. How we can install and uninstall modules, components, plugins, templates.
Extensions are add-ons that expand the functionality of Joomla. Extensions are used to add capabilities to Joomla that do not exist in the standard package. Hundreds of Extensions are available for Joomla, with more being developed all of the time.
Extensions are categorized into five types, as follows:
• A Component is a mini-application that renders the main body of the page. Examples of Components are Contacts, the Front Page, and News Feeds.
• A Module is a smaller Extension typically used for rendering a small element that displays across multiple pages. Examples of Modules include Menus and Related Items.
• A Plugin is a section of code that runs when a pre-defined event happens within Joomla. For example, editors are Plugins that run when an edit session is opened.
In my previous article “Day – 19” , I have written about the Web Links Manager. Today I will write about the next component menu under Web links – Web Link Category Manager. Let start with the definition of web link category manager.
What is Web Link Category Manager?
The Web Links Category Manager is where you can edit existing Web Links Categories and create new ones. Note that Web Links Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Banners, News Feeds, and Contacts. From this screen, you can also navigate to the Web Links Manager screen.
How to Access
Select Components → Web Links → Categories from the drop-down menu on the Back-end of your Joomla installation, or select the “Categories” link at the Web Links Manager screen.
In my previous article, I have discussed about Polls components menu Day – 18 Today am going to telling you about the next component menu item “Web Links”. Under Web Link there are two sub items – Web Links , Web Link Category Manager. Let’s start with the Web Links.
What is Web Link Manager?
The Web Links Manager allows you to add links to other web sites at your Joomla web site. You can add links to these sites by creating Web Link layouts in the Menu Item Manager – New/Edit.
How to Access
Select Components → Web Links → Links from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. Or select the ‘Links’ link from the Web Links Category Manager.
Yesterday I wrote about the News Feeds in article “Day – 17” . Today I will write about next component menu “Polls”.Lets start with the definition of Polls nd how to access it?
What is Poll?
The Poll Component allows you to create poll questions for your site. Site visitors can then respond to the poll questions. This Component allows you to place up to 12 questions, or ‘options’, in each poll question.You can place a Poll on a web page using either a Poll Module (in the Modules Site – Poll) or a Poll Layout Menu Item (in the Menu Item Manager – New/Edit – Internal Link – Polls).
Yesterday I have written in article “” about the Feeds under News Feeds. Today I will start with the next “Category” under News Feeds. I will not write about the list filters and toolbars in this article as they are same mentioned in previous article.
What is News Feeds Category?
News Feed Categories allow you to categorize different website feeds entering your site for better organization. You can also create menu items specific to certain News Feed Categories for a better Front-end user experience.
How to Access
Select Components → News Feeds → Categories from the drop-down menu at the Back-end of your Joomla installation. You can also select the ‘Categories’ link from the Feeds Manager.
In my previous articles Day – 15, I have written about contacts under components menu. Today I am going to write next component menu “News Feeds”. There are two sub menus under News Feeds – Feeds and Categories. Lets start with Feeds under News Feeds components menu.
What is News Feeds ?
The News Feed Manager screen allows you to add News Feeds from other sites to your Joomla site. You can add links to these feeds for users by creating News Feed layouts in Menu Item Manager – New/Edit.
How to Access
Select Components → News Feeds → Feeds from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla installation, or select the “Feeds” link from the News Feeds Manager Categories.
In my previous article I have discussed about the Banner under Components Menu in articles “Day – 12 “.and ” Day – 13.”, “Day – 14”.
Today, We will start with next components menu “Contacts”. When u click on Contacts under components menu there are two more sub menus – “Contacts Manager” and “Category Manager” . Am going to write about only “Contacts Manager” as “Category Manager ” is same as mentioned under “Banner” . So let’s start with the “Contact Manager”…..
What Is Contact Manager ?
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 contacts. See below contact manager in figure. I have highlighted the column header, toolbars and contact manager header with blue . Let’s discuss about these in detail.
In my yesterday article , I have written about the “Joomla Components Menu – Banner.” . Today I am continuing with the next Catagory Manager under Banner. I will omit the toolbars and list filter detail in this article because its same as mentioned in the previous article “Joomla Components Menu – Banner.”
What is Category Manager
The Banner Category Manager is where you can edit existing Banner Categories and create new ones. Note that Banner Categories are separate from other Categories, such as for Articles, Contacts, News Feeds, and Web Links.
How to Access
Select Components → Banner → Categories from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla installation. You can also select the “Categories” link from either the Banner Manager or the Banner Client Manager.
In my yesterday article , I have written about the “Joomla Components Menu – Banner.” . Today I am continuing with the next Client Manager under Banner.
What is Client Manager
The Banner Client Manager is where you can edit existing Banner Clients and create new ones. Note that you must have at least one Banner Client and one Banner Category defined before you can add your first Banner.