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Joomla Components Menu

Navigate to the "Components" menu from Joomla Taskbar. After you click on the "components" button, a drop-down menu will be displayed. It contains several options, as shown below:

Joomla Components Menu

Banners

Banners are used to set or arrange the banners on the website. If you click on Banners, you will get the submenu with the following options:

Joomla Components Menu

1) Banners

Banners are used to edit, modify, or add the banners on the Joomla website to display. To access the banners, navigate to the "Components - Banners - Banners" from the Joomla Taskbar. The following screenshot will be displayed after clicking on the 'banners' button:

Joomla Components Menu

There are some options in the toolbar, which include some buttons to perform various tasks. These tasks include features like adding a new banner, editing the existing one, publishing or unpublishing the banner, deleting the banner, etc.

2) Categories

The category manager provides you an option to create a new banner category or edit the existing one. You need to click on "Components - Banners - Categories" to access the category manager. The category manager page looks like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

The category manager page also includes the toolbar on top of the page containing several buttons so that you can create, edit, publish/unpublish, or delete the banner categories. Then, there is a search box with some filters to find the created banner category easily from the list. Below, there is a column specifying the various details related to the banner categories. A column header contains the following options:

Ordering It is indicated by the 'Up-Down Arrows' and used to set the desired order of items. You can activate this option, drag and drop the items by dragging the three dots bar icon on the desired position.
Checkbox It is used to select one or more banner categories by clicking on the box. It can be used to perform actions such as edit, publish, or unpublish for multiple items.
Status It is used to specify the status of the banner categories, i.e., Published/Unpublished or Trashed.
Title It is used to specify the name of the title in the banner category.
Access It is used to specify the access level, i.e., public or private.
Language It is used to specify the language used to create the banner categories.
ID It is the unique identification number, which is assigned to the banner categories automatically.

3) Clients

The client manager is used to create a new client banner or edit the existing ones. To access the client manager, navigate to the "Components - Banners - Clients" from the Joomla Taskbar. It will look like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

The toolbar on the client manager page contains the basic options to create, edit, publish/unpublish, or delete the clients. The column header in the "Banner Manager - Clients" page contains the following details:

Checkbox It is used to choose one or more clients by clicking on the box.
Status It is used to specify the status of the clients, i.e., Published/Unpublished or Trashed.
Client It is used to specify the name of the Banner clients.
Contact It is used to specify the contact information of the clients.
Purchase Type It is used to specify how the clients are purchasing the banners, i.e., Yearly or Monthly. By default, it is always monthly.
ID It is the unique identification number, which is assigned to the items automatically.

The search box helps to find the client from the list easily.

4) Tracks

This page helps to view the tracking information for a list of existing banners. Navigate to the "Components - Banners - Tracks" from the Joomla Taskbar to open a tracking page. It will look like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

There are two options available in the toolbar:

Export It is used to export the banner tracking information in the CSV file.
Delete Tracks It is used to delete the information of the selected tracks.

There is a search box and some filter options available below the toolbar. You can choose the "Begin Date" and the "End Date" to track the information of banners within a particular period.

Contacts

It is used to add the contact information of the client on the Joomla site such as name, address, telephone number, email, etc. To open contacts manager, navigate to the "Components - Contacts" from the Joomla Taskbar. The following screenshot displays the contact manager:

Joomla Components Menu

You can also create contact categories, fields, and field groups for contacts.

Joomla Update

Click on the "Components - Joomla! Update" It displays the installed Joomla version. There are three buttons on the toolbar of Joomla Update page:

Joomla Components Menu
Check for updates It is used to check whether there is a newer version available or not.
Options It is used to open the setting window where you can change or modify the settings for the Joomla Updates.
Help It is used to open the help screen.

There are two sections below the toolbar:

Joomla Components Menu
Live Update It automatically checks for the newer version and notifies about it. If an update is available, you can directly download and install the update using this option.
Upload & Update This option is used when you have the latest Joomla update package. You need to upload the Joomla package and install it manually.

Messaging

The message manager allows you to send and receive messages in Joomla. Click on "Components - messaging" from the Joomla Taskbar to access the message manager page. It looks like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

This option is used to send messages to the other backend of Joomla site. You can create or delete the messages from this page.

The toolbar in the message manager page contains the following options:

New It is used to create a new message.
Mark as Read It is used to mark the selected messages as the messages which have been read.
Mark as Unread It is used to categorize the selected messages in a category, which has not been read yet. You can mark the messages as unread even if you have already read them.
My Settings It is used to specify the settings related to messages.
Trash It is used to delete the selected messages permanently.

If you want to create a new private message, then you need to click on a "New" button from the toolbar. It will open a new window like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

You can also create a new private message directly from the Joomla Taskbar. Navigate to the "Components - Messaging - New Private Message".

Newsfeeds

It is used to add a news feed on the Joomla site from other sites.

To open a newsfeed page, navigate to the "Components - News Feed" from the Joomla Taskbar. The following image displays the newsfeed page:

Joomla Components Menu

The toolbar provides several options such as create new newsfeed, or edit, publish/unpublish, archive, check-in, trash or batch process existing newsfeeds. Then there is a search box to find the created newsfeed easily from the list. Below, there is a section containing details in columns for the created newsfeeds. A column header contains the following options:

Ordering It is indicated by the 'Up-Down Arrows' and used to set the desired order of items. You can activate this option, drag and drop the items by dragging the three dots bar icon on the desired position.
Checkbox It is used to select one or more newsfeeds by clicking on the box.
Status It is used to specify the status of the created newsfeeds, i.e., Published/Unpublished or Trashed.
Title It is used to specify the name of the title in the newsfeeds.
Access It is used to specify the access level, i.e., public or private.
Articles It is used to specify the number of articles to be displayed in the newsfeed.
Cache Time It is assigned automatically as per the response time.
Language It is used to specify the language used to create the newsfeeds.
ID It is the unique identification number, which is assigned to the newsfeed items automatically.

You can also create newsfeed categories using the categories option from the newsfeed manager page.

Post-Installation Messages

If you click on the "Components - Post Installation Messages", you will get the screen where you can review an actionable message from Joomla after installation.

Joomla Components Menu

It is used to deliver messages after a successful installation of Joomla or its extension.

Redirect

The redirect manager is used to redirect the URLs which do not exist on the website with the working web pages. Navigate to the "Components - Redirect" option to open a redirect manager. It will look like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

The following are the options available on the toolbar present on the redirect manager page:

  • New- It is used to create a new redirect URL.
  • Edit- It is used to edit the existing redirect URL.
  • Enable-It is used to enable the redirect feature for selected URLs.
  • Disable- It is used to disable the redirect feature for selected URLs.
  • Archive-It is used to change the status of the selected redirect item to published or unpublished items by changing the archive status.
  • Bulk Import- It is used to create one or more than one redirect items simultaneously.
  • Purge Disabled- It is used to delete all the disabled redirect links.
  • Trash- It is used to delete all the selected redirects.

Just like other pages, the redirect manager page also provides a search box with filters to find the particular redirect easily.

The column header contains the following options:

Checkbox It is used to select one or more redirects by clicking on the box.
Status It is used to specify the status of the created redirects, i.e., Published/Unpublished or Trashed.
Expired URL It is used to specify the URL that is to be redirected towards the website.
New URL It specifies the designated URL.
Referring Page It is used to redirect the referring web pages.
Created Date It is used to specify the date of URL creation.
404 Hits It is used to inform that the pages were not forwarded after making several requests.
ID It is the unique identification number that is assigned to the created redirects automatically.

Search

The search manager allows you to track how many searches were made for each key combination and what was the result for each search. Navigate to the "Components - Search" from the Joomla Taskbar to open the search analysis page. It will look like the following image:

Joomla Components Menu

Smart Search

It is used to enhance the site search. Click on the "Components - Smart Search" from the Joomla Taskbar to access the Joomla Smart Search page. The following image will be displayed after clicking on "Components - Search":

Joomla Components Menu

A column header present in the smart search page contains the following options:

Checkbox It is used to select one or more items from the list by clicking on the box.
Status It is used to specify the status of the smart search items, i.e., Published/Unpublished or Trashed.
Title It is used to specify the name of the title of the article.
Type It is used to specify the type of the item, i.e., Article or Tag.
Last Updated It is used to specify the date of the last modification.
Details It is used to specify the link date information.
Raw URL It is used to specify the relative links of the items.

Tags

It is used to manage the list of tagged pages. Click on the "Components - Tags" from the Joomla Taskbar to open the Joomla Tags page. It looks like the following screenshot:

Joomla Components Menu

Here, you get several options so that you can create new tags, edit tags, publish/unpublish tags or delete tags, etc. Using a search box, you can easily find the tags from the list.






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