Main tab

Parameter

Value

Description

Category Name

Text

Enter the name of category being created.

Category Title

Text

Enter the title of the category being created.

Category Alias

Text

Enter the alias or the internal name of the category. Alias is used to form Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs.

If you leave the Category Alias field blank, the value of the Category Title field will be considered as category alias. However, the value will be converted to lowercase, and spaces will be replaced with dashes.

Category Alias name consists of lowercase letters and hyphens (-), and no blank spaces or underscores are allowed in it. Alias is used in the URL when SEF feature is activated.

Published

Yes/No

If set to Yes, the added category is published.

Access

List

Select the access so that the  category is accessible only to the users who belong to the group containing the selected access level. The options available are as follows:

Public: Allows everyone to access the category.

Registered: Allows only registered users to access the category.

Special: Allows users of Author group or higher to access the category.

Parent Category

Dropdown

Select a section or category to which the current category will belong.

Ordering

Dropdown

Select the position at which the current category will be displayed in the list of categories in the Categories page.

Image

Dropdown

Select an image that will be displayed corresponding to this category at the front-end.

Image Position

Dropdown

Select the position where the image selected in the Image field will be placed in the front-end.

Description

Rich text

Enter description about the category.

Meta Description

Rich text

Enter the information for the meta description tag to be displayed as the summary of your category's description in the search results list. For more information, refer to Terminology.

Meta Keywords

Rich text

Enter the Meta Keywords of the category being created. For more information, refer to Terminology.

 

Extra parameters tabs will appear as soon as you switch Resources configuration parameter "Management Mode" to "Advanced" position. So Advanced mode allows to set personal parameters values for each category, for instance, you may set different templates for sections and every subcategory. Most category's parameters were expanded with "Global" position, if you set 'Global' for the parameter then it means that category inherits section's parameter value.

General tab

Parameter

Type

Description

Itemid Target

Dropdown

Select the front-end menu item whose item ID will be used by the section to generate link. This allows you to change the ItemID value in the URL and change page layout for each page.

Primary Order

Dropdown

Select the order in which the articles belonging to the section will be listed by default. For example, you can select "Most Hits" so that the articles are listed based on the number of hits; the article with maximum number of hits will be first in the list.

  Templates


Record List

Dropdown

Select the template to display the list of articles belonging to this category. The list is displayed at the front-end.

Filters

Dropdown

Select the template to display the filters corresponding to the articles belonging to this section. The filters are displayed at the front-end.

Category Index

Dropdown

Select the template to display the list of articles in the category index.

User Menu

Dropdown

Select the template to display the User Menu block. User menu block  is displayed over the category index block.

Compare

 

Dropdown

Select the template to display list of records for comparison. Record List template should be vertical table template.

  Mobile Templates

Templates will be loaded if user agent is one of set in global configuration. For general mobile view joomla template view www.mightytemplate.com

Record List

Dropdown

Select the template to display the list of articles belonging to this category. The list is displayed at the front-end.

Filters

Dropdown

Select the template to display the filters corresponding to the articles belonging to this section. The filters are displayed at the front-end.

Category Index

Dropdown

Select the template to display the list of articles in the category index.

User Menu

Dropdown

Select the template to display the User Menu block. User menu block  is displayed over the category index block.

 

Properties tab

Parameter

Type

Description

  Feed & Syndication


Max items

Text

Maximum number of records in rss/atom feed.

Primary Order

Dropdown

Rss/Atom feed ordering.

Show A Feed Link RSS

Global/Yes/No

Activate/Deactivate RSS feed syndication.

Show A Feed Link Atom

Global/Yes/No

Activate/Deactivate Atom feed syndication.

Feed Link Type

Dropdown

Set type of rss/atom feed. There are 2 values of this parameter:
"All Articles in the Section" - rss/atom feed are created using articles from section and its subcategories.
"Articles only in current category" - rss/atom feed are created using articles from current category only.

  Elements


Title Index

Hide/Show

Enable/Disable Title Index block. This is anchor links list called "On This Page".

Category Description

Hide/Show

Show/Hide category description.

Description Image

Hide/Show

Show/Hide category description image.

 

User Menu tab

Parameter

Type

Description

Menu

Global/Yes/No

Show/Hide User Menu block. Menu displays links to create new record, navigate to personal section,... It is useful to turn it off if you want to add those links to module menu(on a side) and do not want them double on the page.

Show Icons

Global/Yes/No

Display icons in User Menu. Ican can be chosen in "Menu Elements Icons".

Show Numbers

Global/Yes/No

Show/Hide how many itmes supposed to be under every menu element.

Personalize Touch Group Menu

Global/Yes/No

Show/Hide user menu in Touch Group sections. Also will add link to show My Records or Records of other authors to user dropdown menu.

Show Element Favorites

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide Favorites element in User menu. Favorites element is list of records which were marked as favorite by the user. Favorites element can be displayed in:
Resource Section layout
Touch Group Section layout
Both layouts
or disabled for all layouts (It's the same for all User Menu elements).

Show Element Rated

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide Rated element in User menu. Rated element is list of records which were rated by the user.

Show Element Commented

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide Commented element in User menu. Commented element is list of records which were commented by the user.

Show Element Last Visited

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide Last Visited element in User menu. Last Visited element is list of records which were visited by the user.

Show Element Expired

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Allow/Disallow users to hide their records when they add or edit records. Option "Do you want to hide this record?" appears in the end of record form when "Show Element Expired" is activated for certain section layout.

Show Element Hidden

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide Hidden element in User menu. Hidden element is list of records which were unpublished by the user or by admin/moderator.

Show Element On Approval

Dropdown
( None
Resource Section
Touch Group Section
Both )

Show/hide On Approval element in User menu. On Approval element is list of records which are awaited administrator check.

User Title

Text

Set title for users items page.

My Title

Text

Set title for current logged in user items page.

  Menu Elements Labels

Here you may set unique labels of User Menu links and parts. Please note that every label can be added to language file and translated to other languages.

Show All

Text

Set label for "Show All" user's records link.

Category Manage

Text

Set label for manage private categories link.

Add Category

Text

Set label for add private category link.

Delete Category

Text

Set label for delete private category link.

Add Record

Text

Set label for add record link.

Add Record Register

Text

Set label for add record link for public users.

My Records

Text

Set label for My records link.

Created

Text

Set label for User's Created records list link.

Favorited

Text

Set label for User's Favorited records list link.

Last Visited

Text

Set label for User's Visited records list link.

Commented

Text

Set label for User's Commented records list link.

Rated

Text

Set label for User's Rated records list link.

Hidden

Text

Set label for User's Hidden records list link.

On Approval

Text

Set label for User's On Approval  records list link. "On Approval" means records which are awaited administrator approval.

Expired

Text

Set label for User's Expired records list link.

  Menu Elements Icons

Set icons for User Menu Elements. You may create your own images, upload to 'components/com_resource/images/user_menu/' directory and set for certain section.

Show All

Dropdown

Choose icon for Show All element.

Add Record

Dropdown

Choose icon for Add Record element.

Category Manage

Dropdown

Choose icon for Category Manage element.

My Records

Dropdown

Choose icon for Category Manage element.

Created

Dropdown

Choose icon for Created element.

Favorited

Dropdown

Choose icon for Favorited element.

Last Visited

Dropdown

Choose icon for Last Visited element.

Rated

Dropdown

Choose icon for Rated element.

Commented

Dropdown

Choose icon for Commented element.

Hidden

Dropdown

Choose icon for Hidden element.

On Approval

Dropdown

Choose icon for On Approval element.

Expired

Dropdown

Choose icon for Expired element.

 

Filter Box tab

Parameter

Type

Description

Show Filter Box

Global/Yes/No

Select whether to show or hide  the Filter box at the front-end. The Filter box comprises of alfa index, order boxes, and filters.

make RSS/Atom feed for filter

Global/Yes/No

Display RSS/Atom icon when some filter or alpha index applied.

Show Alfa Index

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide  the Alfa Index at the front-end.

Filter Warnings

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show small boxes of currently applied filters with ability to close each filter separately.

Template Switcher

Global/Show/Hide

Show/Hide template switcher link,  i.e. allow users to switch records list templates at the front-end. To activate template switcher you have to set 2 or more templates for "Record List" section parameter as well.

  Filters


Filtering Mode

Dropdown

Select whether or not filtering will be applied to categories of this section.

Show Field Filters

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the filters generated from the fields, which are set as filters. Fields can be set as filters when they are added to a content type. Only following fields can be set as filters: checkbox, radio button, select simple, multiple select, text. Other fields require advanced filter plugins.

Show Extended Filters

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the filters produced by advanced filters plugins.

Show Search

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide   the search text box at the front-end.

Show Category

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Change Category drop-down list at the front-end.

Show Limit

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the  dropdown that allows user to change the number of items being displayed in a page.

  Order Box


Show Order box

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Order box at the front-end.

Show Fields

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the additional fields in the Order box that are displayed at the front-end. To make a field appears in Order Box you need set field "Sortable" inside field settings.

Show Created

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Created date field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of their date of creation.

Show Modified

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Modified date field in the Order box at the front-end. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of their date of modification.

Show Title

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Title field in the Order box at the front-end. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of their title names.

Show Hits

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Hits field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of the number of times they were visited.

Show Author

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Author field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of their author names.

Show Rate

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Rated field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of number of ratings given to an article.

Show Comment

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Commented field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of number of comments given to an article.

Show Favorite

Global/Show/Hide

Select whether to show or hide the Favorited field in the Order box. This field allows you to sort articles on the basis of number of times an article has been added to favorites.