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Anna's Joomla tips
1-How to think about content management
2-How to organize your site
3-Designing the look of your site
4-Modules and pages
5-Adding text and images
6-Linking
7-Blogs andáYour front page
8-Modules, Components, and Mambots
9-Where is it?

This tip is designed to help you find things that are on your page, you’re looking right at them, but can’t find where they exist in Mambo. If you’ve read the other chapters and are still looking for the contact page or how to change the look of a category page, this is the chapter for you.

Contact Us. When you install Joomla, the main menu comes with a link called Contact Us. What displays on the Contact Us page is the information in your Contacts (go to Components -> Contacts -> Manage Contacts to create or edit contacts). If you want to show only one contact instead of the list of all contacts, you can create a link to only one contact.

To create a contact link, open your main menu (or whatever menu you’d like the link to be in) and click “new” in the toolbar. On the next screen, choose Link – Contact Item. It will then let you choose which contact to link to. The information for this contact will appear on the Contact Us page as well as this link.

If you want to change the form part of your contact page, you'll have to install a form component (such as Art*Forms). It will allow you to add various form items (text input, radio buttons, dropdown lists) & process them in various ways.

Category & Section pages. If you create menu links to categories or sections, how can you alter those pages? You must remember that in Mambo, there are no pages – only menu items. So go to the menu item and change the parameters there. For example, if you have a link to a category page or section page, Mambo automatically displays certain search options (the “Filter” “Order” and “Display #” you see above the item list). You can show or hide those by going to the menu the link is in, editing that link, and going to the Parameters tab.

Please let me know what things you have wasted time looking for because they’re in some non-intuitive place – I’ll post it here!
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Anna
www.myideal.net
www.cinital.com

(Originally posted on Joomla official forums)


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 1 thanks
Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it website, on 22-02-2007 23:13
This was a great guide, why couldn't it have been part of the official Joomla documentaion! I learned enough to finish off quite a few things that I missed since I didn't know the context and conventions of Joomla. Thanks again!
 2 Excellent
Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , on 17-10-2007 14:00
When is your book coming out?  
"joomla/mambo EXPOSED"....really.  
Please let me know. 
Thanks for your "unique" real world approach as well as  
your great insight.
 3 Thanks!
Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , on 26-10-2007 15:21
I appreciate you taking the time to provide "traditional hand-crafted web pages" vs. Joomla perspective. I am beginning to get my head around Joomla thanks to your time and efforts.
 4 Nice tutorial.
Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , on 26-11-2007 10:57
HI Anna ! 
This is anand, last two days i am following your tutorial. 
It is very good for the beginner, It is very useful to me. Now I joomlafying 
a website, already well designed and running. Can you tell be the better approach ? 
 
And one more question for you, how can i place my 
menu in a desired location, sorry if my question is wrong. 
 
Thx in Advance, 
Anand kumar.
 5 Thank a lot
Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it website, on 18-04-2008 08:28
I am a new címer and I have a lot of confusions on PAGE/Front page. 
After reading, now I understand more how Joomla works. 
Thank you for your writing! 
Good Job! 
Adidaphat :(

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