Tips for Joomlers

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support contact us on a daily basis with questions about an issue which they are unsure about when working with their Joomla! CMS website.

Just occasionally we receive a number of enquiries on a theme.

Here are some tips arising from a selection of enquiries we have received in recent months.

Add a Telephone Field to your Contact Form

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukIn the past you had to install a 3rd party extension to create the Contact Form of your dreams.

Now that the core Joomla! CMS supports creation of fields you can create snazzy customised Contact Forms without having to install yet another 3rd party extension.

As someone who believes in using as few 3rd party extensions as possible, this is great news!

In this article we show how easy it is to add a TELEPHONE field, like the one shown below, to your website's Contact Form.

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How to preview Template Positions

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukEvery Joomla! Template contains a number of POSITIONS.

Each POSITION has a unique name and is a placeholder for one or more Modules.

A Module is a mechanism for controlling when and where to present almost any kind of  website content in a Joomla! website.

When you assign a Module to a Position it may not be immediately obvious where the Module will be displayed in the website Front End.

Show Contact Form whilst hiding your email address

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If you want to display a CONTACT FORM on your CONTACT page then you must add an email address to your Contact details.

You can do this when you visit Components > Contacts and select a Contact in your website's control panel.

The CONTACT FORM and Email Address will then BOTH be displayed on your Contact page.

Not everyone wants to display their email address.

Good news!

It is possible to display the CONTACT FORM whilst hiding your Email Address.

How to hide your email address from your Contact Page

Select Components > Contacts from the menu at the top of your website's control panel.

Then select the OPTIONS button at the top right.

Under the CONTACT tab (see image below) you can then toggle between SHOW or HIDE for the mail address.

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