Menu link to the F2C front-end article manager

One of the best feaures of Form2Content is the submission of articles in the front-end. This is done using the F2C front-end article manager or if you have the PRO version, a direct link to a submission form is also possible.

Creating the menu link to the front-end article manager

Like any other Joomla component is is possible to make a menu link to the component. This menu link will show the front-end features of the component.

Step 1

In the back-end, go to the the menu in which you want to create a link to the F2C article manager. Select new menu item and select Form2Content Lite. After expansion 'select List view' (see image).

Step 2

Add your menu link name and set the user level.

Important: If you are using F2C in the front-end it is suggested you set the user level to 'registered', unless you are using Re-Captcha to prevent SPAM. In other words, only registered users will be able to add articles.

The F2C article manager in the front-end can be adjusted using template overrides conform the Joomla MVC model. Please read this article about creating template overrides for Form2Content.

Extra front-end Article Manager settings for PRO

In Form2Content Pro there are extra parameters for the display of the front-end F2C article manager. It is possible to hide selected columns and buttons. See the image for all the settings.

A menu link to a submission form (F2C PRO only)

As you have probably experienced on the F2C demo website, it is possible to make a menu link directly to a submisison form. Making the link is just as easy as making the link to the F2C article manager.

Step 1

Again go to the menu in which you would like to create a link and select 'new'. When you have form2content PRO installed you will see an extra meu link type called 'Form layout' (see image). Select this.

Step 2

After selecting the Form layout menu link there are several extra parameters apart form the standard Joomla menu title and permission settings.

F2C Cheat-sheet

An overview of all template parameters (placeholders for your form data). These are used in your F2C intro and main template to parse the data from your submission forms into the Joomla article.



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