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Using Joomla by Kenneth Crowder, Ron Severdia

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Submitting Content on the Frontend

Users can submit two types of content on the frontend: articles and web links. Before you begin, you’ll need to enable frontend content submission by setting up submission menu links. Chapter 7 covers creating menus in detail, but we’ll walk through the steps here. This is a process with three big steps:

  1. Create a new User Menu by going to MenusMenu Manager and clicking the New icon in the toolbar. Enter a menu title and module title you’ll remember (we’ll call ours just User Menu). If you haven’t set up a menu before, see Chapter 7 on how to do this.

  2. Go to Menus in the top menu and select the name of your new menu. Click the New icon in the toolbar to add an Article Submission Layout menu item (under Articles in the list of menu item types). Give it a name like “Submit an Article” and click Save. Repeat this step to add a Web Link Submission Layout menu item (under Web Links in the list of menu items types). Give it a name like “Submit a Web Link” and click Save. If you haven’t set up a new menu item before, see Chapter 7 on how to do this.

  3. Go to ExtensionsModule Manager and find the menu module you created in step one. Click the Publish icon next to its name to publish the module and click the word Public in the Access Level column to change it to Registered. Make sure that it’s published in a visible module position. If you’re logged in and your menu isn’t visible on the frontend of your website, see Chapter 9 for more information.

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