Add an Article or Edit One

Definition: The "Article" is the basic building block of your website. If you're used to thinking of web "pages," then think of a page consisting of one Article or many Articles. We organize articles into Categories. It is possible to create a page that contains all the articles from a category, with the latest article appearing at the top.

 

Let's get started!

In your User Menu, select "Add Article." An editing window appears.

First, give your article a title.

Be sure to select the section and category the article will belong to. This is important for some of the automatic features that display articles only from certain categories.

Decide whether this article will appear as a FEATURED article on the Front Page and select "Yes" if it will.

In PARAMETERS (ARTICLE), type in an author alias if you are entering this article for someone else. Just their name is plenty, but if a title would be handy for readers, include that. If you don't enter anything in this box, your name will appear as the article's Author.

Choose Access Level.

Created Date and Start Publishing automatically fill in when you begin this process. If you have time-dated information, like an event, you may choose to FINISH PUBLISHING at a certain time. Clicking the calendar icon at the right will allow you to choose the date from a calendar rather than typing it.

You're ready to start typing! Go to the editing window and begin typing or cut-and-paste text from another document.

We strongly suggest that you wait till you get the text into the article editor before you do your formatting (bold, bullets, etc).

Next we'll go over the icons and what they're for.

Name / Description

Icon

Advanced Code Editor
Code Editor (HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript) with syntax highlighting
Advanced Code Editor
Anchor
Creates anchor links within an article (also known as bookmarks)
Anchor
Bold
Makes selected text bold.
Shortcut Key - CTRL+B
Bold
Bullet List
Create a bullet (unordered) list
Bullet List
Character Map
Open a character map dialog for inserting miscellaneous characters, such as ®, ¢, ñ, ?, ?.
Character Map
Cut, Copy, Paste
Cut, copy and paste text and html with automatic Office cleanup. Includes Paste as Plain Text option. USE THIS IF PASTING FROM Microsoft Word or an e-mail.
Clipboard Actions
Code Cleanup Code Cleanup
Font ForeColour
Set the font color on the text selection
Font ForeColour
Format Select
Format the text selection with the selected block element (see below)
Format Select
Fullscreen
Toggle full-screen edit mode
Fullscreen
Horizontal Rule
Insert a horizontal rule
Horizontal Rule
Image Manager
Advanced image insert with file browser (see Adding Photos)
Image Manager
Indent
Increase indent
Indent
Italic
Italicises selected text
Shortcut Key: CTRL+I
Italic
Justify Center
Center Align the text selection or element
Justify Center
Justify Left
Left Align the text selection or element
Justify Left
Justify Right
Right Align the text selection or element
Justify Right
Non-Breaking
Insert a non-breaking space
Non-Breaking
Numbered List
Creates a numbered (ordered) list
Numbered List
Outdent
Decrease indent
Outdent
 Article (Read More / Pagebreak)
Create Joomla! Readmore and Pagebreak breaks
article
Redo
Redo the last action
Redo
Remove Format
Remove block and style formatting from a selection
Remove Format
Spell Checker
Run a spell check on the editor contents
Spell Checker
Tables
Create and edit tables
Tables
Undo
Undo the last action
Shortcut Key: CTRL+Z
Undo
Link/Unlink
Add or remove a link from a selection (can be either words or image)
JCE-icon-linkUnlink

 You may be used to working with font style and size in your regular word processing program. In order to keep font selections within the styles that have been set for your website (this keeps it clean and consistent), you will want to work with the FORMAT SELECT feature. You'll see choices such as:

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

Blockquote: a special style used to set text apart.