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February 15 2016

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Joomla Tutorials - Add a Contact

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With it's built-in contact component, adding a message form to your Joomla website is a very easy process. You may create multiple categories of contacts, each with multiple contacts themselves. This tutorial is a walkthrough of how to put together a new contact.

The first thing to do is login to the Joomla backend. This can be at yourjoomlasite.com/administrator.

The first step on this process will be to give a new category to put our contacts in. Categories all that you to group groups of contacts so you can have forms for many members of your sales team, or all of your managers. First go to Components > Contacts > Categories. The screen explains an overview of any categories that already exist. Automagically there will be one category named "Contacts". You'll want to click the New button within the upper right corner with the screen to create a new category. There will be a form you'll need to add. You can limit that can view this category by choosing the level in the Access Level select box. You can set an image to demonstrate for the category if you want. When you have everything setup you can click the Save button.

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Following the contact category has been made we can go put in a contact. Go to Components > Contacts > Contacts. The screen demonstrates to you an overview of any contacts that already exist. Now, select the New button to generate a new contact. Submit the short form to your contact's details. You can link a message to a user, then you won't need to write inside their email address. You can also add your mailing and other important contact data. If you decide you want to add data on the contact's profile but you will not want visitors to be able to see if from your site you are able to control what is shown with all the parameters. If you want to block certain contact information or text this can be done under the email parameters. This really is useful for controlling contact page form spam.

For people to be able to use the form it will need to be added to the menu. Go to Menus > Main Menu. This will show you all pieces of your menu. Click Not used to add a new food selection. Select the Contacts loink under Internal Link. To generate a form with multiple contacts click the Contact Category Layout link. Clicking the typical Contact Layout link will allow you link to a single contact.

If you choose Contact Category Layout you will need to add the title, which can be what will show from the menu. The category which gets shown is set within the parameters. You can also control all kinds of other parameters.

If you go along with the Standard Contact Layout you should add the Title which controls what exactly is shown in the menu. To decide on which contact is displayed it gets set within the parameters. You can also control all kinds of other parameters.

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