Joomla - Adding Contacts


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In this chapter, we will study about Adding Contacts in Joomla. It stores the contact details of the company.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Following are the simple steps used to set the Joomla contacts.

Step (1) − Go to SystemGlobal Configuration as shown in the following screen.

Joomla System Settings

Next, click on Contacts in Joomla Global Configuration and you will get to see the following screen.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below we have mentioned the details of the fields present on the Contact tab.

  • Choose a layout − It selects default layout for items.

  • Contact Category − In case of Hide, contact category will not display. In case of Show Without Link, it will display plain text and in case of Show With Link it will display as menu items.

  • Save History − It saves the version history of the component when selected as Yes. Otherwise no version history is saved.

  • Maximum Version − It always saves the maximum number of versions for an item.

  • Show Contact List − If Show is selected, the user can edit the contact information by selecting the drop-down menu list of all contact information.

  • Display Format − Display format for contacts.

  • Name − Name of contact is shown or hidden.

  • Contact's Position − The contact's position is shown or hidden.

  • Email − The email address is shown or hidden.

  • Street Address − The street address is shown or hidden.

  • City or Suburb − The city or suburb is shown or hidden.

  • State or County − The state or county is shown or hidden.

  • Postal Code − The postal code is shown or hidden.

  • Country − The country is shown or hidden.

  • Telephone − The telephone number is shown or hidden.

  • Mobile Phone − The mobile phone number is shown or hidden.

  • Fax − The fax number is shown or hidden.

  • Web Page − The web page is shown or hidden.

  • Misc. Information − The Misc information is shown or hidden.

  • Image − The contact image is shown or hidden.

  • Image − Select the contact image from your local storage and click on Insert button to insert image.

  • vCard − The contact details in vCard format is shown or hidden.

  • Show User Articles − If Show, is selected, it displays the list of articles created by the user.

  • Show Profile − If Show, is selected, it displays the user profile.

  • Show Links − Show or Hide links.

  • Link A Label − An addition website links this contact.

  • Link B Label − An addition website links this contact.

  • Link C Label − An addition website links this contact.

  • Link D Label − An addition website links this contact.

  • Link E Label − An addition website links this contact.

  • Show Tags − The single category tags is shown or hidden.

Step (2) − In Icons tab, you can apply settings for single contact.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below we have mentioned the details of the fields present in the Icons tab.

  • Settings − Displays icon, text or nothing beside the information.

  • Address Icon − Choose the address icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

  • Email Icon − Choose the email icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

  • Telephone Icon − Choose the telephone icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

  • Mobile Icon − Choose the mobile icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

  • Fax Icon − Choose the fax icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

  • Misc Icon − Choose the misc icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. Default icon gets displayed when nothing is selected.

Step (3) − In Category tab, you can apply settings for contact category options.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below we have mentioned the details of the fields present in the Category tab.

  • Choose a Layout − Selects default layout.

  • Category Title − The category title is shown or hidden.

  • Category Description − The category description is shown or hidden.

  • Category Image − The category image is shown or hidden.

  • Subcategory Levels − Displays the levels of subcategory.

  • Empty Categories − The article which does not contain any categories are shown or hidden.

  • Subcategories Descriptions − The description of subcategories is shown or hidden.

  • #Contacts in Category − The contacts present in category is shown or hidden.

  • Show Tags − The single category tags is shown or hidden.

Step (4) − In Categories tab, you can apply settings for contact categories options.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below we have mentioned the details of the fields present in the Categories tab.

  • Top Level Category Description − The description of top level category is shown or hidden.

  • Subcategory Levels − Display the levels of subcategory.

  • Empty Categories − The article which does not contain any categories are shown or hidden.

  • Subcategories Descriptions − The description of subcategories is shown or hidden.

  • #Contacts in Category − The contacts present in category is shown or hidden.

Step (5) − In List Layouts tab, you can apply settings for contact list option.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below we have mentioned the details of the fields present in the List Layout tab.

  • Filter Field − The filter field for the list is shown or hidden.

  • Display Select − Number of items selected is shown or hidden.

  • Table Headings − Heading present in the table is shown or hidden.

  • Position − In list of contacts, the column position is shown or hidden.

  • Email − In list of contacts, the column of email is shown or hidden.

  • Phone − In list of contacts, the column of phone is shown or hidden.

  • Mobile − In list of contacts, the column of mobile is shown or hidden.

  • Fax − In list of contacts, the column of fax is shown or hidden.

  • City or Suburb − In list of contacts, the column of city or suburb is shown or hidden.

  • State or County − In list of contacts, the column of state or county is shown or hidden.

  • Country − In list of contacts, the column of country is shown or hidden.

  • Pagination − Pagination is shown or hidden. The links of pages present at the bottom of the page helps the users to navigate to additional pages.

  • Pagination Results − The information of pagination result is shown or hidden.

  • Sort by − Contacts can be sorted in the form of name, ordering or sort name.

Step (6) − In Form tab, you can apply setting for single contact.

Joomla Adding Contacts
  • Allow Captcha on Contact − In contact form, the captcha plugin is selected.

  • Show Contact Form − Contact form is shown or hidden.

  • Send Copy to Submitter − It allows email copy to be send to submitter.

  • Banned Email − In contact form, email address is not allowed to submit.

  • Banned Subject − In contact form, no subject is allowed to submit.

  • Banned Text − In contact form, text is not allowed to submit in the body.

  • Session Check − The existing session cookies are checked.

  • Custom Reply − The plugins are allowed to handle the integration with other system by turning off the automated reply.

  • Contact Redirect − After user has sent the mail, an alternative URL is redirected.

Step (7) − In Integration tab, as seen in the figure below −

Joomla Adding Contacts
  • Show Feed Link − URL of feed links is shown or hidden.

Step (8) − In Permissions tab, we can view the six actions as displayed in the screen below. The Permission tab is used to manage the permission settings for the user groups.

Joomla Adding Contacts
  • Configure − It allows users to edit the user option.

  • Access Administration Interface − It allows users to access the administration interface.

  • Create − It allows users in group to create the content present in the extension.

  • Delete − It allows users in group to delete the content present in the extension.

  • Edit − It allows users in group to edit the content present in the extension.

  • Edit State − It allows users in group to change the state of content present in the extension.

  • Edit Own − It allows users in group to edit any content they submitted in the extension.

Toolbar

Following are the toolbar options in the contacts.

  • Save − Saves your contact setting.

  • Save & Close − Saves the contact setting and closes the current screen.

  • Cancel − Cancels the contact setting in Joomla.



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