Pack Section tool allows to create redistributable installation package with one of the Resources section.
This tool will pack section/categories, all related types, all articles, templates, files, users if needed in one Joomla installation ZIP package.
It is great way  to share your section or redistribute configuration. for example, you may create gallery section.Configure custom templates, add demo content, set all settings and pack it. User who will install it will get ready gallery section. One will just need to create link to that section in menu.

tools_pack_section

Parameters

Parameter

Value

Description

Section

Dropdown

Choose section to be packed.

Pack Version

Text

Set Pack version.

Pack Name

Text

Set pack file name. Case sensitive. Enter Latin characters. No space. Keep the same for every section.

Description

Text

Add description to the pack.

Pack Records

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit records packing.

Pack Votes

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit records votes packing.

Pack Favorites

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit favorites packing.

Pack Authors

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit records authors packing. All records will be coping with new IDs.

Assign User ID To Records

Text

You need set this parameter only if previous one "Pack Authors" is set to "No". It has 62 main super admin id by default, it means that all content will be assigned to admin with id 62.

Additional Files

Text

Enter full path started from joomla root to files separated by new line. Those files will be packed and copied to the same location. It may any extensions like css, jpg, png and etc.

Example:
images/stories/add_to_cart.png

   Pack Templates


List

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit records list template packing.

User Menu

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit user menu template packing.

Compare

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit compare template packing.

Articles

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit article full view template packing.

Comments

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit comments template packing.

Rating

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit reaitng template packing.

Filters

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit filters block template packing.

Category Index

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit category index template packing.

Form

Yes/No

Allow/Prohibit add record form template packing.