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How to add news feed in Joomla?

This chapter will give detailed description about Adding News Feed in Joomla.

Joomla Adding News Feed

Below are the simple steps used to add news feed.

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

Adding news feed

Next, click on Newsfeeds option in Joomla Global Configuration. Below screen will be displayed, in that select appropriate values.

Adding new feed

Below are the details of the fields present in Joomla adding news feed page.

  • Choose a Layout – This is the default layout for items.
  • Save History − This saves the version history of the component when selected as Yes. Otherwise no version history is saved.
  • Maximum Version – This will always saves the maximum number of versions for an item.
  • Feed Image − Feed image can be shown or hidden.
  • Feed Description −Feed description can be shown or hidden.
  • Feed Content − Content of feed can be shown or hidden.
  • Characters Count – This will display the number of characters per feed.
  • Feed Display Order – This will display the feed in order.
  • Image Float – This will control the position of the images.
  • Show Tags − Single category tags can be shown or hidden.

Step (2) − In Category tab, user can apply settings for contact category options.

News feed manager option

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

  • Choose a Layout – This is used to select the 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.
  • #Feeds in Category − Feeds present in category can be shown or hidden.
  • Show Tags − Single category tags can be shown or hidden.

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

News feed manager options

Below we have mentioned 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.
  • #Feeds in Category − Feeds present in category can be shown or hidden.

Step (4) − In List Layouts tab, user can apply settings for contact list option.

News feed manager option

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.
  • # Articles − Articles present in feed can be shown or hidden.
  • Feed Links − URL of feed links 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.

Step (5) − In Permissions tab, we can view the actions as displayed in the screen below. Permission tab is used to manage the permission settings for the user groups.

News feed manager option

  • 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 a group to create the content present in the extension.
  • Delete − This will allow the users in a group to delete the content present in the extension.
  • Edit − This will allow the users in a group to edit the content present in the extension.
  • Edit State − This will allow the users in a group to change the state of content present in the extension.
  • Edit Own − This will allow the users in a group to edit any content they submitted in the extension.

Toolbar

Below are the toolbar options in the Newsfeeds.

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

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