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The SobiPro Control Panel is the main SobiPro screen in your Joomla! administration (back-end), from where you can access all sections and the global (section-independent) configurations and functions. If gives you an overview of the SobiPro status, the version numbers of SobiPro and its applications and direct access to SobiPro functionality. Access the control panel from the Joomla! components menu by selecting.
The SobiPro Control Panel is divided into six areas.
The SobiPro toolbar at the top of SobiPro's control panel consists of two buttons showing drop-down lists. The first button, the Section button, allows to un-publish, publish, add and delete SobiPro sections. Sections in SobiPro are independent directories. The second one, the Menu button, gives you access to all section-independent administration functions.
The Section toolbar button
If you click on the Section toolbar button, a drop down list is shown. Select Add to add a new section. To delete a section, choose the section from the sections list on the left side and click on Delete. To publish or un-publish a section, choose the section from the sections list on the left side and click on Publish or Unpublish.
If you want to delete a section, make sure that it is empty (no entries, no categories) and the cache for it is cleared first.
The Menu toolbar button
The Menu toolbar button gives you access to all section-independent administrative functions. These are the global System Settings, the Access Control List (ACL), the Application Manager and the Template Manager for all SobiPro templates on your system and to the SobiPro Help pages.
The Menu toolbar button is available for all SobiPro main pages to give access to the section-independent administrative functions at any time. If you are not on the Control Panel page, you can access also the Control Panel via the Menu toolbar button.
The SobiPro System Status shows the state of important SobiPro settings of your system. Make sure to have them all in green when you go live with your site. Especially there should not be any messages shown in red.
The state of the following settings are monitored:
Change the state of displaying errors, of the debug level and the XML output in System Settings ➜ Global Configuration ➜ Debug & Error Logging.
The system status check also monitors wrong section-depending settings in your system. If there are such problems you will see an orange button, telling you the number of issues found. Click on that button to see the issues in detail.
Go to the given section and correct the mentioned issue(s).
The SobiPro Information Pane features five different content areas you can access by clicking on each title., , , and .
SobiPro's quick links are just what they say, quick links to the global System Settings, the Access Control List (ACL), the Application Manager and the Template Manager for all SobiPro templates on your system.
The sections list allows to access the section-dependent SobiPro functions by clicking on the section name. The section-dependent functions include the Fields editor, the Entries and Categories manager, the Section Configuration, the Section Applications and the Section Template for a section.
By ticking the check box left to the section name, followed by selecting the corresponding function from the Section toolbar menu, you can delete, publish or un-publish a section. You can employ the function on several sections at once by ticking the check box of multiple sections.
The shown Id is the id of your section and the State shows the current publishing state of the section. A green tick (checkmark) () is shown for published sections and a red X () for un-published sections. You can click on the sign to change the state from published to un-published, or vice versa.
The Order by drop-down button menu allows to sort the list of sections by Name ascending, Name descending, Unpublished state first or by Published state first.
SobiPro can show a small 'statistic' in the Control Panel. These are the 5 most popular entries, the 5 latest entries and the 5 newest un-approved entries from all sections.
SobiPro can also show the 5 most popular categories and the 5 latest categories from all sections if enabled in the global configuration.
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