Joomla Adding Contacts - Joomla

How to store contact details of the company using Joomla-Adding contacts?

This chapter will give detailed description about Adding Contacts in Joomla. This will store the contact details of the company.

Joomla Adding Contacts

Below are the simple steps used for setting Joomla contacts.

Step (1) − Go to System → Global Configuration as shown in below screen.

System settings

Next, click on Contacts in Joomla Global Configuration to view below screen.

Adding contacts

Below are the details of the fields present on the Contact tab.

  • Choose a layout – This will select the 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 – This will save the version history of the component when selected as Yes. Otherwise no version history will be saved.
  • Maximum Version − This 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 dropdown menu list of all contact information.
  • Display Format – This will display format for contacts.
  • Name − Name of contact can be shown or hidden.
  • Contact's Position − Contact's position can be shown or hidden.
  • Email − Email address can be shown or hidden.
  • Street Address − Street address can be shown or hidden.
  • City or Suburb − City or suburb can be shown or hidden.
  • State or County − State or county can be shown or hidden.
  • Postal Code − Postal code can be shown or hidden.
  • Country − Country can be shown or hidden.
  • Telephone − Telephone number can be shown or hidden.
  • Mobile Phone − Mobile phone number can be shown or hidden.
  • Fax − Fax number can be shown or hidden.
  • Web Page − Web page can be shown or hidden.
  • Misc. Information − Misc information can be shown or hidden.
  • Image − Contact image can be shown or hidden.
  • Image – User can select the contact image from the local storage and click on Insert button to insert image.
  • vCard − Contact details in vCard format can be shown or hidden.
  • Show User Articles − If Show, is selected, it will display the list of articles created by the user.
  • Show Profile − If Show, is selected, it will display the user profile.
  • Show Links – This is used to show or Hide links.
  • Link A Label − An addition website will link this contact.
  • Link B Label − An addition website will link this contact.
  • Link C Label − An addition website will link this contact.
  • Link D Label − An addition website will link this contact.
  • Link E Label − An addition website will link this contact.
  • Show Tags − Single category tags can be shown or hidden.

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

Contact manager options

Below are the details of the fields present in the Icons tab.

  • Settings – This will display an icon, text or nothing beside the information.
  • Address Icon – User can choose the address icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.
  • Email Icon – User can choose the email icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.
  • Telephone Icon − User can choose the telephone icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.
  • Mobile Icon − User can choose the mobile icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.
  • Fax Icon − User can choose the fax icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.
  • Misc Icon − User can choose the misc icon from the media folder by clicking on select button. If nothing is selected, default icon gets displayed.

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

Contact manager options

Below are the details of the fields present in the Category tab.

  • Choose a Layout – This is used to select a default layout.
  • Category Title − Category title can be shown or hidden.
  • Category Description − Category description can be shown or hidden.
  • Category Image − Category image can be shown or hidden.
  • Subcategory Levels – This will display the levels of subcategory.
  • Empty Categories − Article which does not contain any categories can be shown or hidden.
  • Subcategories Descriptions − Description of subcategories can be shown or hidden.
  • #Contacts in Category − Contacts present in category can be shown or hidden.
  • Show Tags − Single category tags can be shown or hidden.

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

Contact manager options

Below are the details of the fields present in the Categories tab.

  • Top Level Category Description − Description of top level category can be shown or hidden.
  • Subcategory Levels – This will display the levels of subcategory.
  • Empty Categories − Article which does not contain any categories can be shown or hidden.
  • Subcategories Descriptions − Description of subcategories can be shown or hidden.
  • #Contacts in Category − Contacts present in category can be shown or hidden.

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

Contact manager options

Below are the details of the fields present in the List Layout tab.

  • Filter Field − Filter field for the list can be shown or hidden.
  • Display Select − Number of items selected can be shown or hidden.
  • Table Headings − Heading present in the table can be shown or hidden.
  • Position − In list of contacts, the column position can be shown or hidden.
  • Email − In list of contacts, the column of email can be shown or hidden.
  • Phone − In list of contacts, the column of phone can be shown or hidden.
  • Mobile − In list of contacts, the column of mobile can be shown or hidden.
  • Fax − In list of contacts, the column of fax can be shown or hidden.
  • City or Suburb − In list of contacts, the column of city or suburb can be 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 can be shown or hidden.
  • Pagination − Pagination can be shown or hidden. Links of pages present at the bottom of the page helps the users in navigating to additional pages.
  • Pagination Results − Information of pagination result can be shown or hidden.
  • Sort by − Contacts can be sorted in the form of name, ordering or sort name.

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

Contact manager options

  • Allow Captcha on Contact − In contact form, the captcha plugin is selected.
  • Show Contact Form − Contact form can be shown or hidden.
  • Send Copy to Submitter − It allows email copy to be send to submitter.
  • Banned Email − In contact form, email address will not be allowed to submit.
  • Banned Subject − In contact form, no subject will be allowed to submit.
  • Banned Text − In contact form, text is will not be 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 shown in below screen−

Contact manager options

  • Show Feed Link − URL of feed links can be shown or hidden.

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

Contact manager options

  • Configure – This will allow the users to edit the user option.
  • Access Administration Interface − This will allow the users to access the administration interface.
  • Create − This will allow the users in group to create the content present in the extension.
  • Delete − This will allow the users in group to delete the content present in the extension.
  • Edit − This will allow the users in group to edit the content present in the extension.
  • Edit State − This will allow the users in group to change the state of content present in the extension.
  • Edit Own − This will allow the users in group to edit any content they submitted in the extension.

Toolbar

Below are the toolbar options in the contacts.

  • Save – This will save the contact setting.
  • Save & Close – This will save the contact setting and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel – This will cancel the contact setting in Joomla.

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