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In this section it is described the way that you can add, edit or modify articles and what is associate with them.

The first step as we saw in previous sections is to choose the language in which you want to view the articles of it.

At the first glance you will be able to view the number of articles in status 'pending' for every language you have enabled. This is the case where you have 'Authors' group level and you want to approve the article first before becomes public.
The available categories for this language will be displayed accompanied by the options of 'Add article', 'View articles' and 'View pending articles'.
In the case that no categories are displayed then you first have to create categories and/or subcategories and then visit this page for adding associative content.
There is also a search form to quickly search for an article.
The options are self explained, however we are going to described it further.

Add article

This options is in use when a new article needs to be created into a category of your choice.
In our case we have the 'Testing' category so by clicking on the 'Add article' link a new article will be created in this category.
The following form will be displayed:


Initially the category name has been selected based on your initial choice.
After that, your alterations begin by choosing the subcategory and insert a Title and an Introduction text. The title will be displayed on the top of the browser when users are going to read the article.
The Introduction text usually is a description of the article which will be displayed in your main pages accompanied by a 'Read more' link where the whole article will be displayed.
You can hide the Title when viewing full article by checking the appropriate box.
You can hide the Introduction text when viewing full article by checking the appropriate box.
Among other features you can insert also a picture aligned wherever it is required of.

Next the Main body needs to be filled in with the desirable text.
For hiding the Main body when viewing full article you have to check the appropriate box.
Since 0.6.1 release there is a third editor just below the main body. This is to allow you to split the article into two pages. If you don't want to split your article, simply ignore it.
The Meta Keywords, Meta description are optional fields. Most of the times there are in use for search engine optimization techniques. A brief guide is to enter here keywords and a short description from the article itself.
Credits are the cost that you want to apply to the specific article. This field is also optionally and it is taken place only if you have associate you content with the Credit System module (further description will be described at a later point). There is a separate manual only for credit system.
Show on front page is ticked when you want to display the specific article on your home page.
Published is ticked when you want to publish the specific article. This functionality has been created in order to complete the need of storing a lot of articles but not displaying them all at once.
By hitting the 'Add Article' button, your new article will be stored in the database.
By selecting 'Yes' at Change the published day radio box, you will be prompted to overwrite the publication date of the article. In this way you can re-order to way that "static articles" are displayed on the home page. Be aware the setting on global configuration related with how many articles will be displayed on the home page.

When viewing the article (the end user) there is also functionality to export in PDF the whole article (in real time), print it, maximize or minimize the text size and also connect the article with Facebook by pressing the  like button.

View articles

In order to view the articles that have added to the category please click the 'View articles' link from the main page.

The titles of the articles are displayed here accompanied by the options of 'Edit/Delete' in order to alter the article if necessary. Moreover, the link of the article is generated dynamically. This URL can be used if for example you want to use the article somewhere static, such as in your main menu, or in your home page. The articles are shorted with paging in the case that you have many articles in the categories. Further details will be discussed later on.

Edit article

At this point you can perform any alterations in the article by changing the inputs of all the fields.
Moreover, you can move articles from one category to another. Every time the category is changed a new drop down menu is generated in order to display the associative subcategories. Please note that you can move articles between categories/ subcategories on the same language only.
In the end, please press the 'Submit article' button to store your changes.

Delete article

Please click on the 'Delete Article' button if you want to delete the article. A confirmation prompt window will be generated for ensuring your choice to delete it.

View pending articles

This option is applicable only if you have articles in 'pending' status waiting from you to be approved. Remember that only users in group Authors can add articles and be on pending status. To check this functionality you will need to login as an author and add an article. Then log in back as administrator and test out the feature. Moreover, it will be accompanied with a number showing how many articles you have to review.

In a glance you can view the title of the new article, who is the author and when this article was submitted.
In the case that the author is a trusted one you can approve instantly the article by clicking on the 'Approve Instantly' link, otherwise you can edit or delete the article in the same process as described before.

Search Articles

By adding this search form you have the ability to search any article based on title.
You can also search for a specific word or phrase and then display a list of titles of articles containing the search word, otherwise a message informs you that there are no results for your search.

View sticky Articles

Similarly in this case you can see quickly and easily which articles have been chosen as sticky so you can edit them easily and quickly.

Posted on: 17/06/2016