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Add/Edit/Delete Zoo Items in Joomla

Some content on your site like your blog is located in Zoo. To add, edit, or delete zoo items from your website, use the Zoo Manager. For more information about where a page content is located, visit Page Layout. If you need any help making changes to your website, call Techno Goober for help at (302) 645-7177 or contact us online

Quick Access: 

 


 

Open the Zoo Manager

To begin, log into Joomla, your content management system.

Step 1: Click the Components link at the top of your Content Management System window.

componenets

Step 2: Click the Zoo link in the Content drop-down.

zoo

 


 

How do I edit a Zoo Item?

Step 1: Navigate to the Zoo Manager.

Step 2: Click the appropriate Tab at the top to display the Zoo Items you wish to modify.

Zoo tab

Step 3: Click on the title of the Zoo Item that you want to modify.

click title to modify zoo

Step 4: Make the desired changes using the Editor. You can add text and images to your page. Read more about editing text, headings, and links; adding images

Step 5: Save your changes by clicking Save.  

save page

Step 6: Go to the front-end of the website to check out your work. To do this, you can click the name of your website in the top right corner of your screen. 

open front end

Help! I Don’t See My Changes!

 


 

How do I create a new Zoo Item?

Step 1: Navigate to the Zoo Manager.

Step 2: Click the appropriate Tab at the top to display the Zoo Items you wish to modify.

Zoo tab

Step 3: Click New at the top left of the screen.

new

Step 4: Select the Item Type of your Zoo Item. You may want to reference the other Zoo Items on your website to know what Item Type to select.

zoo item type

Step 5: Input the details for your Zoo Item. Type in a Name and choose a category.

Zoo Details

Step 6: Choose the Settings for your new Zoo Item. Choose to Publish the Zoo Item, make it Searchable, allow users to make Comments, and display the Zoo Item first on the list of Zoo Items of this Item Type. For example, for our new employee, we want the employee to display last on the list of employees on our Staff page, so we click NO for Frontpage

Zoo Settings

Step 7: Input the Description and Image for the Zoo Item. The Description is the content for the Zoo Item. This would be the blog post content or the Employee name, position, and information. Don’t forget to resize your image first. Learn more about adding text in the Editor. Learn more about adding images

Zoo Description and Image

Step 8: When you are finished, click Save.

save page

Step 9: Go to the front-end of the website to check out your work. To do this, you can click the name of your website in the top right corner of your screen. 

open front end

Help! I Don’t See My Changes!

 


 

How do I delete a Zoo Item?

Step 1: Navigate to the Zoo Manager.

Step 2: Check the Zoo Item you would like to delete. 

check zoo item

Step 3: Click Trash. 

trash menu item

Step 4: Go to the front-end of the website to check out your work. To do this, you can click the name of your website in the top right corner of your screen. 

open front end

Help! I Don’t See My Changes!

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