Front End Word Processing

The buttons that control the formatting, layout etc are pretty intuitive and should be familiar from other word processing software - see screenshot below. If not, click them all and see what happens! Some buttons remain greyed out until content is selected. The editor has two interfaces; WYSIWYG with formatting buttons visible as HTML editor with no formatting buttons. To use the latter you should have an understanding of HTML! Use the Toggle Editor link at the top of the editing pane to switch between the WYSIWYG and HTML editor.

Editing only affects what is in the editing window in front of you. Be sure to click SAVE when you have finished! or your work will not be saved! When you click SAVE, your work is saved and immediately visible on the WWW, the editing window shuts and a message appears at the head of the page confirming what you've done. Joomla warns you if you are about to navigate away from a page without first SAVING. If you exit or navigate away without clicking SAVE your changes will NOT be saved! It is also a good plan to save on your own computer a copy of the HTML as a plain text file. For more info see Front Page Basics.

How do I create a new page? [Requires AUTHOR or above status.] Once you are logged in a new MENU item called SUBMIT ARTICLE will appear on the MAIN MENU. Click the SUBMIT ARTICLE button to open a blank editing window in which to enter your text and add any images. When you SAVE, Joomla sends a message to the ADMINISTRATOR/S that a new ARTICLE has been submitted for approval. An ADMINISTRATOR can then publish, edit or decline the ARTICLE or refer back to its author. 



How do I edit a page? [Requires EDITOR or above status.] Log in. Say you want to edit the graffiti page Have a go! That's what it's is there for. At the top of the page, under the 'tools' button, an EDIT button will be alongside the PRINT and EMAIL icons. Click EDIT on any page to edit it!

Below any editing window there are more options such as metadata description [keep to under 20 relevant words!] and keywords [keep to under 20 relevant words!], section, category, and Front Page choices etc. See under 'Home Page' for more about Front Page!