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
|Advanced Code Editor
Creates anchor links within an article (also known as bookmarks)
Makes selected text bold.
Shortcut Key - CTRL+B
Create a bullet (unordered) list
Open a character map dialog for inserting miscellaneous characters, such as ®, ¢, ñ, ?, ?.
|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.
Set the font color on the text selection
Format the text selection with the selected block element (see below)
Toggle full-screen edit mode
Insert a horizontal rule
Advanced image insert with file browser (see Adding Photos)
Italicises selected text
Shortcut Key: CTRL+I
Center Align the text selection or element
Left Align the text selection or element
Right Align the text selection or element
Insert a non-breaking space
Creates a numbered (ordered) list
| Article (Read More / Pagebreak)
Create Joomla! Readmore and Pagebreak breaks
Redo the last action
Remove block and style formatting from a selection
Run a spell check on the editor contents
Create and edit tables
Undo the last action
Shortcut Key: CTRL+Z
Add or remove a link from a selection (can be either words or image)
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:
Blockquote: a special style used to set text apart.