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Getting Started - Joomla! menu item for SobiPro

Joomla! menu item for SobiPro

Last updated: 5. August 2016

Refers to version: 1.2+

Every Joomla! component needs at least one item in a Joomla! menu to get published on front-page. In SobiPro you need always for each section a menu item to that section main page. Besides that you can create menu items for SobiPro categories, entries, the entry form, the search page and several other SobiPro listing pages depending on your SobiPro configuration.

Create a Joomla! menu item to a SobiPro section

For SobiPro to appear on your web site, you must create at least a Joomla! menu item to each SobiPro section you have!

  1. Login to the Joomla! Administrator Panel.
  2. Go to MenusMain Menu (on Joomla! administrator top menu).
  3. Click the New button (at top left).
  4. Add a Menu Title, e.g. 'My Directory'.
  5. Click on the Select button of Menu Item Type.
  6. From the list choose SobiProSobiPro Functionality.

    Choose SobiPro and SobiPro Functionality

  7. To select a section, choose it from the drop-down menu of Select Section.

    Choose a SobiPro section

  8. Now click on the Select Functionality button.

    Select Functionality

  9. From the drop-down list choose Link to section.
  10. Do NOT select a template and click Save Selection.
  11. Click on the Save & Close (at top left).

Go the site front-end and refresh the page to see your changes.

To make this SobiPro section your web site home page, click on the button in the column 'Home' of the just created menu link. If the 'star' becomes yellow, this SobiPro section is your site's home page.

Menu items for different SobiPro views

Besides the necessary menu item to SobiPro's section, you can create optionally menu items to other SobiPro views. Choose the desired SobiPro view from the drop-down list in the functionalities popup window.

Select Link to SobiPro section

This popup window has three standard buttons, independently of the selected view.

  • Clear: removes a previously selected functionality
  • Close: closes the window without making any changes
  • Save Selection: saves your settings after you have chosen your desired functionality from the list

Select Functionality 'Link to section'

Select Link to section to create a Joomla! menu item to a SobiPro section's main page. You can select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, view.xsl is used automatically.

Link to section

It is necessary to have at least one Joomla! menu item pointing to a section's main page. This menu item must not have a template override selected!

Select Functionality 'Link to entry form'

Select Link to entry form to create a Joomla! menu item to SobiPro's entry form (add and edit entries) for the selected section. It is possible to choose a category from the tree to predefine it (will be selected by default) if a new entry is created. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, edit.xsl is used automatically.

Link to entry form

Select Functionality 'Link to category'

Select Link to category to create a Joomla! menu item to a SobiPro category in the selected section. Choose that category from the tree. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, view.xsl is used automatically.

Link to category

Select Functionality 'Link to entry'

Select Link to entry to create a Joomla! menu item pointing to one specific SobiPro entry in the selected section. Enter the entries's name in the input box. An auto-suggest function will show you all matching entries. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, details.xsl is used automatically.

Link to entry

Select Functionality 'Link to search form'

Select Link to search form to create a Joomla! menu item to SobiPro's search page for the selected section. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, view.xsl is used automatically.

Link to search form

Select Functionality 'Link to listing by date'

Select Link to listing by date to create a Joomla! menu item to a SobiPro view which displays the list of entries created within a certain time period for the selected section. Specify the date for which the entries should be shown by selecting a year, a month or a day. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, date.xsl is used automatically.

Link to listing by date

Select Functionality 'Link to user listings'

Select Link to user listings to create a Joomla! menu item to a SobiPro view, which displays the list of entries created by the currently logged in user. It is recommended to set this link to be available only for registered users. You can also select another template in the Template Override option. If nothing selected, user.xsl is used automatically.

Link to user listings

Select other Functionality

If you have installed additional SobiPro applications, more functionality items may appear. You will find the description of them in the documentation of that specific applications.

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Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014.
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