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Yes, you can do this by using the Submit an Article link from the User Menu. The title becomes the question as it displays in the FAQs main view, and the content you write is the answer. NOTE: you must begin your content entry with {/loadpositionFAQ/} (with no inside slashes) and you must choose proper section and category for FAQs you're updating. For the time being there is only one FAQs on this website, which are only related to site's use and operation and have nothing to do with the marine content. So the choices for now would be: Section=Site Help, Category=FAQ. In the end finish off your content with a return and 3 periods (just like this entry), which will create a nice separation on FAQs page between adjacent entries


In order to submit a web link you must be logged in. Once in the system find User Menu on the left hand side and click on "Submit a Web Link". Type in a title for the link that best describes it, but be clear yet concise, choose appropriate category, and type in the entire link in the URL field (ensure it is indeed the WHOLE link as in the browser address field (this is best done by using Copy & Paste function on your computer). Lastly type in links description which should give a good representation of what it is all about. Click Save to submit. Once published find it within Web Link section and test it so there is no issues, a dead link is worse than no link at all.

In order to submit an article you must be logged in. You can register quickly and be eligible to submit articles within just a few minutes. First keep in mind that unless the submission is short in nature you are best to have it written before hand, but if you do so, use a Notepad or other raw text editor as most better known editors (especially Word) use formatting that may cause issues for web display.

Once logged in find User Menu in the left hand sidebar and click on Submit an Article. An editor will pop up in the central pane, where you can either write it in or paste. Ensure Title is filled out and DO NOT forget to choose Section and Category as this is the way the content is organized and displayed in relevant sections of the site. You will also notice a metada input fields at the bottom of editor pane. Please see a FAQ on how to fill out Metadata section prior to doing so as this may create more problems down the road. So if you're not sure simply leave these fields blank



Inserting a single image can be done directly from the text editor by clicking on the Insert/Edit Image icon in editor's tool bar. Such image can be uploaded to the site (so it owrks better and does not reply on an image stored elsewhere), but it places it in a default image directory.

It is also possible to insert an image gallery (as visible in some articles where several images are combined into a single display within an article), unfortunately there is no way to do it from the front end editor. Such gallery must be preset in a separate folder specific to the article, so it can be differentiated from other galleries of such type. No permissions to users are given to acces such an area. However, if you do have photographs that you would like to inlcude in your article, then please email the Editor and that will be set up so it runs as it should. Please check Users Guidelines category for more on how to prepare your images for a submission.


Joomla! provides plenty of flexibility when displaying your Web content. Whether you are using Joomla! for a blog site, news or a Web site for a company, you'll find one or more content styles to showcase your information. You can also change the style of content dynamically depending on your preferences. Joomla! calls how a page is laid out a layout. Use the guide below to understand which layouts are available and how you might use them.


Joomla! makes it extremely easy to add and display content. All content is placed where your mainbody tag in your template is located. There are three main types of layouts available in Joomla! and all of them can be customised via parameters. The display and parameters are set in the Menu Item used to display the content your working on. You create these layouts by creating a Menu Item and choosing how you want the content to display.

Blog Layout

Blog layout will show a listing of all Articles of the selected blog type (Section or Category) in the mainbody position of your template. It will give you the standard title, and Intro of each Article in that particular Category and/or Section. You can customise this layout via the use of the Preferences and Parameters, (See Article Parameters) this is done from the Menu not the Section Manager!

Blog Archive Layout

A Blog Archive layout will give you a similar output of Articles as the normal Blog Display but will add, at the top, two drop down lists for month and year plus a search button to allow Users to search for all Archived Articles from a specific month and year.

List Layout

Table layout will simply give you a tabular list of all the titles in that particular Section or Category. No Intro text will be displayed just the titles. You can set how many titles will be displayed in this table by Parameters. The table layout will also provide a filter Section so that Users can reorder, filter, and set how many titles are listed on a single page (up to 50)


Wrappers allow you to place stand alone applications and Third Party Web sites inside your Joomla! site. The content within a Wrapper appears within the primary content area defined by the "mainbody" tag and allows you to display their content as a part of your own site. A Wrapper will place an IFRAME into the content Section of your Web site and wrap your standard template navigation around it so it appears in the same way an Article would.

Content Parameters

The parameters for each layout type can be found on the right hand side of the editor boxes in the Menu Item configuration screen. The parameters available depend largely on what kind of layout you are configuring.

Last Updated (Monday, 28 September 2009 03:26)

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