Joomla 2.5 CMS series

11. How to manage Contacts in Joomla

This tutorial assumes you are already logged into your Joomla admin panel

In this tutorial we will see how to manage Contacts

1) First select the Components menu item from the Joomla menu bar

2) Mouse over Contacts and then across and down to Categories

3) Let's create a new contact category. Select the New Button

4) Enter a Title for the new Category. Click the Title field and type

5) Scroll down and click in the text area of the text editor to enter a Description for this Category

6) Now scroll up and click on the Save & Close button

7) Next select the Contacts menu link

8) Let's create a new Contact by clicking the New button

9) Select the Name field by clicking, then enter a name for this contact

10) Now select a Category for this contact

11) Scroll down to enter additional information about this contact

12) Scroll up and to the right to enter Contact Details. Click on the Contact Details item to access these fields

13) After you've completed entering information for this contact, scroll up and click on the Save & Close button

To display this new contact, let's create a new menu item called Contacts

14) Select Menus, down to Top, and then Add New Menu Item

15) To select a Menu Item Type, click on the Select button

16) We'll select the Single Contact menu item type under Contacts

17) Next enter a Menu Title. This is what is displayed on your website menu

18) Now we need to select the actual contact. Click on the Change Contact button

19) Select our contact, Jane Doe

20) Now click on Save & Close

21) Let's view our Contact and menu item. Click on the View Site link

Here we can see our new menu item, Contact Sales, that will link to our new single Contact. Let's click on it to view our contact page

Now you know how to create and manage new Contacts