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Setting publishing parameters

From: Joomla! 1.5 Essential Training

Video: Setting publishing parameters

Joomla keeps track of who writes articles and when they're written. All of this information can be changed to suit your needs. Let's go to the Article Manager and now let's pull up About Fresh and Local. Before we start editing things here let's go to the front end. You'll notice this says that this article was written by administrator. That actually is not true. John himself wrote this article and then we entered it into the database. Let's change this. Let's go back to the backend and then on Author Alias, type in John's name.

Setting publishing parameters

Joomla keeps track of who writes articles and when they're written. All of this information can be changed to suit your needs. Let's go to the Article Manager and now let's pull up About Fresh and Local. Before we start editing things here let's go to the front end. You'll notice this says that this article was written by administrator. That actually is not true. John himself wrote this article and then we entered it into the database. Let's change this. Let's go back to the backend and then on Author Alias, type in John's name.

Then click Apply. Now let's go back to the front end and click Refresh. You'll notice now it says Written by John Callaghan instead of written by administrator. You'll also notice that it says Monday, May 5, 2008 as the creation date. Let's change this. John wrote this several years ago. Let's go back to backend. You'll notice that there's a box for Created Date and a icon for a calendar on the right. A pop-up calendar appears where you can pick any date in the past or future.

We're going to go to the past. Now click Apply. Let's go to the front end and click Refresh. You'll now notice that the date is Wednesday, May 5, 2004. There are other situations where you'll want to display an article for set period of time and then take it off on automatically. Joomla can handle a situation like this. So let's go to the backend.

First you'll notice there's a Start Publishing date. If you want to set this to date in the future and not see this article right away, you can do so here. At the moment it's set to a date in the past and the article on the front end is showing. If we wanted to finish publishing this article at a certain date, we can set that. Let's click the pop-up calendar and we'll set the date for yesterday and then click Apply. Now let's go to the front end. Click Refresh. You'll notice that now About Fresh and Local is no longer displaying because it's finished publishing.

We actually want this article to display so let's go back to the backend and clear the Finish Publishing date. Then click Apply. Now you'll notice in the front end when we refresh, that the article is back. When you have content you want to publish only at certain times, you can use Start Publishing and Finish Publishing to do so. Also, if you're entering content on someone's behalf, you can give them credit through the author alias.

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Joomla! 1.5 Essential Training

68 video lessons · 44068 viewers

Joseph LeBlanc
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  1. 5m 46s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. What is a content management system?
      2m 49s
    3. What is Joomla!?
      2m 5s
  2. 17m 48s
    1. Overview of the installation process
      1m 20s
    2. Installing MAMP
      3m 51s
    3. Installing WAMP
      2m 55s
    4. Using other services and resolving issues
      2m 12s
    5. Installing Joomla! 1.5
      5m 9s
    6. Using the example files
      2m 21s
  3. 22m 36s
    1. Adding content to the front page
      1m 44s
    2. Using Read More
      2m 35s
    3. Creating individual pages of content
      3m 31s
    4. Dividing long articles using page breaks
      3m 10s
    5. Formatting content
      4m 13s
    6. Adding an external link
      1m 22s
    7. Adding article images
      3m 41s
    8. Deleting content
      2m 20s
  4. 18m 49s
    1. Creating sections and categories
      3m 34s
    2. Organizing content
      2m 21s
    3. Using the Blog Layout options
      2m 24s
    4. Using the List Layout options
      3m 14s
    5. Modifying section and category details
      3m 55s
    6. Adding section and category descriptions
      3m 21s
  5. 16m 6s
    1. Setting Global Configuration parameters for articles
      3m 3s
    2. Setting individual article configuration parameters
      2m 29s
    3. Setting content access parameters
      1m 54s
    4. Ordering articles
      1m 38s
    5. Setting publishing parameters
      2m 38s
    6. Setting article icons
      2m 12s
    7. Setting metadata
      2m 12s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Using menus
      4m 7s
    2. Using other menu items
      2m 16s
    3. Creating parent menu items
      1m 54s
    4. Setting menu item details
      2m 43s
    5. Setting the menu item page title
      1m 50s
    6. Creating additional menus
      3m 43s
    7. Changing the default menu items
      1m 55s
    8. Deleting menu items
      2m 14s
  7. 17m 28s
    1. Creating a sidebar
      1m 41s
    2. Configuring modules
      3m 34s
    3. Assigning modules to menu items
      1m 40s
    4. Creating a login module
      3m 28s
    5. Creating a breadcrumb module
      3m 1s
    6. Creating a syndicate module for RSS feeds
      2m 4s
    7. Using other modules
      2m 0s
  8. 16m 48s
    1. Using the content component
      3m 25s
    2. Creating a contact component
      4m 25s
    3. Creating a poll component
      3m 7s
    4. Creating a search component
      5m 51s
  9. 11m 18s
    1. Creating a user
      1m 55s
    2. Granting user permissions
      3m 20s
    3. Allowing self-registration
      2m 57s
    4. Allowing users to modify user details
      3m 6s
  10. 13m 51s
    1. Modifying global configurations
      3m 12s
    2. Reading and writing private messages
      2m 31s
    3. Using the Mass Mail feature
      3m 10s
    4. Using the Media Manager
      2m 54s
    5. Using Joomla! help
      2m 4s
  11. 7m 6s
    1. Changing the look of the site using templates
      2m 18s
    2. Assigning templates
      1m 34s
    3. Adjusting templates with the HTML Editor
      3m 14s
  12. 10m 57s
    1. Using plug-ins
      2m 37s
    2. Using extensions
      2m 24s
    3. Managing languages in the site
      1m 57s
    4. Joining the Joomla! community
      3m 59s
  13. 10m 7s
    1. Launching your site
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding SEO
      5m 52s
  14. 50s
    1. Goodbye
      50s

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