Joomla components menu - Joomla

What is the importance of components menu in Joomla?

In this chapter will give a detailed description about Components Menu in Joomla. Click on Components Menu, a dropdown menu will be displayed as shown below

Component menu

Banners

Components → Banners are used to setup the banners on the website. Clicking on Banners will display a submenu as shown below

Banners

Banners

It is used to edit or add banners in the Joomla website to display.

Click Components → Banners → Banners, a screen as shown below will get displayed.

We will study about Adding Banners in detail in the chapter Joomla - Adding Banners.

Categories

With Category Manager one can create new banner categories or edit the existing banner categories.

Click Components → Banners → Categories, a screen will be displayed as shown below.

Categories

Details about the column header present under the Category Manager - Banner page are mentioned below.

Checkbox − It is used to select one or more category items by clicking on the box.

Status – This will specify the status of the category i.e. Publish/Unpublish.

Title − This will specify the name of the title in the category.

Access − This will specify the access level, i.e. public or private.

Language − This will specify the item language used.

ID − It is the unique identification number assigned to the items automatically.

The Search box in the Category manager - Banners page is used to search the category items very easily.

Users can search the item in the article manager page by selecting any of the following ways i.e. through Select Status, Select Max Levels, Select Access, Select language or Select Tag.

Clients

With Client Manager a user can create a new client banner or edit the existing ones.

Click Components → Banners → Clients, below screen will be displayed.

Clients

Details about the column header present in the Banner Manager − Clients page are mentioned below.

Checkbox − It is used to select one or more clients by clicking on the box.

Status − This will specify the status of the category i.e. Publish/Unpublish.

Client − This will specify the name of the Banner clients.

Contact − This will specify Contact information of the client.

Banners − This will specify the number of banners defined for this client.

Purchase Type – This will indicate how the clients are purchasing the banners i.e. Yearly or Monthly. By default it is monthly.

ID − It is the unique identification number assigned to the items automatically.

The Search box in the Banner Manager− Clients page is used to search the client items very easily.

User can search the item on the Client Banners page by selecting the Status or Type.

Tracks

In Tracks, you can view the tracking information for a list of existing banners.

Click Components → Banners → Tracks, a screen as shown below will be displayed.

Tracks

The Begin Date and End date is used to track the information of the banner within a particular period (For instance, consider begin date as 2015-07-06 and end date as 2015-07-10, within this period of time the banner information will be tracked)

Toolbars

Export – This will export the banner tracking information in the CSV file.

Delete Tracks – This will delete the information of the selected tracks.

Contacts

It adds contact information of client on Joomla site such as name, address, telephone number, email etc.

Click Components → Contacts → Contacts, a screen will be displayed as shown below

Contacts

We will study about Adding Contacts in detail in the chapter Joomla - Adding Contacts.

Joomla Update

It specifies Joomla latest version which is being used.

Click Components → Joomla! Update, below screen will be shown

Joomla update

Messaging

Components → Messaging allows sending and reading messages in Joomla. Clicking on Messaging will display a submenu as shown below.

Messaging

New Private Message

It is used for sending messages to other backend of Joomla site. User can read, write or delete the messages.

Click Components → Messaging → New Private Message, a New Private Message page opens up. We will study about Private Message in detail in the chapter Joomla - Private Messages.

Read Private Messages

In this section, user can read all the private messages.

Click on Components → Messaging → Read Private Message, below screen will be displayed

Read private message

Toolbars

Details about the toolbars present in Read Private Message are mentioned below.

New – This will create a new message.

Mark as Read – This will mark the messages as read from this section.

Mark as Unread − This will mark the messages which have not been read yet.

Trash – This deletes the messages permanently.

My Settings – This is used to set the messages i.e. Lock the inbox, email a new message and auto-purge the message.

Newsfeeds

It allows adding news feed on your Joomla site from other sites.

Click Components → Newsfeeds → Feeds, a Newsfeeds page will open. We will study about Newsfeeds in detail in the chapter Joomla - Adding News Feed.

Post-installation Messages

It allows reviewing actionable messages after installation.

Click Components → Post Installation Messages, below screen will be displayed

This delivers messages after successful installation of Joomla extension or core.

Redirect

Redirect Manager is used to redirect the URL's that do not exist on the website with web pages that are working.

Click Components → Redirect, below screen will be displayed.

Redirect

Details about the column header present in the Redirect Manager page are mentioned below.

Checkbox − This is used to select one or more items by clicking on the box.

Expired URL − The URL is redirected towards the website.

New URL – This will redirect to the designated URL.

Referring Page − This will redirect to the referring web pages.

Created Date − This will specify the date the URL was created.

404 Hits – This shows that the pages were not forwarded after making the number of requests.

ID − It is the unique identification number assigned to the items automatically.

Toolbars

Below, we have mentioned details about the toolbars present on Redirect page.

New – This will create a new Redirect URL.

Edit – This will edit the selected redirect.

Enable – This will make the available redirect to use.

Disable − This makes unavailable the selected redirect to use.

Archive − This can change the status of the selected redirect to published or unpublished by selecting archived in the select status filter.

Trash − This changes the status of the selected redirect to trash.

Search

Search Manager allows you to see how many searches were done for each key combination and the result for each search.

Click Components → Search, below screen will be displayed.

Search

Smart Search

This will enhance the site search.

Click Components → Smart Search, below screen will be displayed.

Smart search

Details about the column header present in the Smart Search page are mentioned below.

Checkbox − This is used to select one or more items by clicking on the box.

Status – This will specify the status of the items i.e. Publish/Unpublish.

Title − This will specify the name of the title.

Type − This will specify the type of the page i.e. Article or Tag.

Last Updated − This will specify the date of the last modification.

Tags

It is used to display the list of the tagged pages.

Click Components → Tags, below screen will be displayed.

Tags

Web links

Resource link is provided for user of the site very easily and can be sorted into categories. It is used to add, edit or delete the links to other website on your Joomla.

Click Components → Weblinks → Links, Weblinks page will be opened. Detailed description on Weblinks will be provided in the chapter Joomla - Adding Web Links.

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