Using the Section Manager in Joomla 1.5

This tutorial will show you how to use the section manager in Joomla 1.5

Articles are organized into sections and categories in Joomla. Sections are the top level of organization

1) Click Content

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2) Then go to Section Manager

On this page, you can publish, unpublish, copy or delete sections or create a new one

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3) To publish a section, select the checkbox

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4) And click Publish

5) To unpublish a section, select the box

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6) And click Unpublish

Copying a section allows you to create a duplicate of the object to a different location

7) To copy, select the section

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8) And click Copy

9) Type a name for the new section

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10) Click Save

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Now that the section has been copied to a new location, let’s delete the old one

11) Select the checkbox

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12) Click Delete

Now we will edit the new section

13) Click the checkbox next to the section

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14) Click Edit

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15) Make any necessary changes to the section

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These options will be covered in more detail in the next step

16) Click Save

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Let’s create a whole new section now

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17) Click New

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The Scope shows the scope of this screen, which is content and cannot be changed

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18) Enter a Title

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The Alias is an internal name that Joomla uses in the URL if SEF is enabled

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Entering an alias is optional; and, if left blank, Joomla will create a default one by automatically converting the title to lowercase and replacing any spaces with a hyphen

However, you may manually enter an alias, if desired

The Access Level allows you to set what users can access content in this section

Public allows anyone who visits your site to view the content. Registered allows only registered users access. Special allows only authors and higher

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By default, Published is set to yes. If you don’t want to publish this section just yet, you will need to change it to no

19) You can select an image that will be used for this section

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You can upload your own images into the images/stories directory

The Image Position is used to place the image at the left or right of the page

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20) Enter a Description for this section

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21) Click Save

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That’s it! You now know how to use the Section Manager in Joomla