In this guide, I will walk you through the steps of setting up your article parameters in Joomla. These parameters control things like author name, publishing date, and create date. You can use any article you want to practice with this guide. All of the articles will have the same parameters, they will simply be different from article to article. You will need to open an article to work with in this guide. Any article will work or you can create a new article to practice with. Once you have your article open, you can move on with this guide.
Basic Parameters in Joomla Articles
Let’s start with the basic parameters. These are found on the right side of your page. Look for the Parameters (Article) button and click it. When it expands, you will see the parameter fields. Let’s take a look at these fields.
Author Alias – This is where you will need to type the author of the articles name. This could be your name or someone else’s name.
Access Level – You can choose who can view the article by selecting your option in this box. You can allow everyone to see the article, registered users, or certain special users. Drop this box down and make your selection.
Created Date – This is where you will need to enter the date the article was created. This can be any date you want.
Start Publishing – You can set a date for the article to be published. For example, if you want it to publish a week from now, you can set the date for it to publish a week from now.
Finish Publishing – If you want the article to unpublish at a certain time, you can enter the date in this field. If you do not want it to expire, you can enter Never in this field.
You can save your changes by clicking the Save button in your top menu. Now you can move on to the Advance Parameters.
Advanced Article Parameters in Joomla
To open the advance parameters, you will need to click the Parameters (Advanced) button. In this field, you will see a lot of options. You will need to go through the options, click the box, and make your selection. When you are finished with these parameters, you can click the Save button and then the Close button.