Configuration TAB Frontend  settings


Activate maintenance?

  • If the 'Yes' option is selected then no part of the Download area is displayed. Instead visitors are shown the text in the 'Notice for Visitors' message.  Logged in members with status Author or higher are still able to view the Download area

Notice for visitors

  • Insert text that will be displayed if the download area is still in maintenance
  • If you are using multiple languages then you need to include a description for each of the languages. For example if you wished to use the phrase 'Automatically assigned description' for English, French and German then for example insert
    {en-GB}Automatically assigned description{/en-GB}
    {fr-FR}Description automatique par defaut{/fr-FR}
    {de-DE}automatische Standardbeschreibung{/de-DE}
  • Example:
    doc config tab fe maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component description

  • Text displayed between the component title and the categories.

  • CSS classes, HTML code and arbitrary text may be included. You can also use the {google_adsense} placeholder variable.

  • If you are using multiple languages then you need to include a description for each of the languages. For example if you wished to use the phrase 'Automatically assigned description' for English, French and German then for example insert
    {en-GB}Automatically assigned description{/en-GB}
    {fr-FR}Description automatique par defaut{/fr-FR}
    {de-DE}automatische Standardbeschreibung{/de-DE}

Footer text

  • This Footer text is shown at the bottom of the page in the frontend component view.
  • CSS classes, HTML code and arbitrary text may be included. You can also use the {google_adsense} placeholder variable.
  • If you are using multiple languages then you need to include a description for each of the languages. For example if you wished to use the phrase 'Automatically assigned description' for English, French and German then for example insert
    {en-GB}Automatically assigned description{/en-GB}
    {fr-FR}Description automatique par defaut{/fr-FR}
    {de-DE}automatische Standardbeschreibung{/de-DE}

Robots

  • Allows you to specify the default web Robot Instructions settings. These are changeable in every Category and every Download.
  • If you select the 'Use Global' setting then the robot setting in the Joomla! configuration is used.

Display Category listbox in header?

  • If YES, a listbox is displayed on the right of the header with all those published categories that available to the user's User Group permissions and the assigned View Access levels. The list box items link directly to thelisted Categories and their Subcategories.

Also include a link for 'Uncategorised Only'

  • If set to Yes then a link such as 'Uncategorised Only' will be included in the 'Category list box'. When all your Downloads have been assigned to a category, you can deactivate this option.

Also include a link for 'All Downloads'

  • If set to Yes then a link such as 'All Downloads' will be included in the 'Category list box'.

Show category info?

  • If set to Yes, the category information is shown again under the navigation bar. As the name of the category is already visible in the navigationbar, this is not always welcome.
    Note: This option only works when the layout has only one column.

View download detail page?

  • If set to Yes then the user can click on the Download title to view more detailed information about the Download.

Use files title as download link?

  • When the option View download detail page? is set to No, you can use the viewed download title as link to start the download process.

Show page navigation at the top?

  • If set to Yes, a page navigation bar is displayed at the top of the page. See the Layout Manager chapter to define the or change the navigation position and its look
  • Example:
    doc page navigation and sort order bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show page navigation at the bottom?

  • If set to Yes, a page navigation bar is displayed at the bottom of the page

Show page navigation for subcategories?

  • If set to Yes then a special javascript page navigation bar will be displayed showing up to 'Number of Subcategories/Page' as specified below on each page.

Number of Subcategories/Page

  • Allows you to select the maximum number of subcategories that will be displayed per page for the option above.

Show empty categories?

  • If set to Yes then all categories are shown including those without any Download or document.

Show empty categories message?

  • If set to Yes then empty categories show a message such as: 'No files are available yet for this category'.

View sort option in the header?

  • If set to Yes then a sort order bar is displayed at the top of the Downloads lists.

View back button?

  • If set to Yes then a back button is shown at the end of the frontend output navigation to allow easy access to the previous page.

View Download icon and text?

  • If set to Yes then an icon is displayed for the download link together with some appropriate text such as 'Download' below it. If set to No then only the icon is displayed. Note The button is only shown if the user group has Download permission

Remove title if it is empty?

  • If set to Yes and the filename field is empty then the filename title field is not shown in the frontend output.

Remove empty HTML tags?

  • If set to Yes then all empty front end HTML tags are removed. This is useful when you are not outputting all possible fields in the layout. It is also useful for the 'Remove Title when if it is empty?' option above is in use. Tags are treated as being empty if the the only content between the tag start and its mating end tag is null or it has multiple non breaking space characters '& nbsp;' (have put a space following the & character). Tip: if you need to include non breaking spaces then use the direct numerical equivalent & #160; instead.

Use jDownloads Lighbox function?

  • Sometimes you may have already installed a lightbox plugin. If that is the case then you can turn off the jDownloads lightbox function. It is suggested that you test with and without the jDowloads lightbox function enabled to be certain.

Activate support for all Joomla content plugins?

  • If set to Yes then you can use placeholder variables from other installed Joomla plugins in the jDownloads generated script, for example {a-plugin} ... {/a-plugin}. However because not all content plugins are 'equal' it is essential to test if the plugin you are using causes broken or blank pages in jDownloads.

Plugin Support only for descriptions?

  • If this option is set to Yes and you have also set the 'Plugin Support' option above to Yes then the output from other content plugins will only appear in the Category or Download descriptions fields.

Use titles in SEF URLs?

  •  If your site uses Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs then by setting 'Yes' the Category and Download titles will be used to build SEF URLs. If you set 'No' then Category and Download IDs are used for the URLs.

Use real user name?

  •  If set to Yes then the users real name instead of the login user name is shown in the frontend.

Show a Shortened Filename

  •  Maximun number of characters used when diplaying the filename (minimum 15). The actual filename is unchanged. Leave empty or zero to disable this..

Redirect after download?

  • When you want the user to be redirected to a category after the start of downloading, you must specify the waiting time before redirection in seconds. When the value is 0 the function is set off. Note: This only works when the option: Send Downloads over PHP Script? is set to: Yes.

Use Tabs in the download details view?

  • When the Tabs option is selected then you can use special placeholder variables in your details layout to view Tab content. The Tabs layout can be changed in the jdownloads_fe.css file. See also details about layouts and read the FAQ.
  • Example:
    doc config tab fe tabs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tab title: (1)

  • You can use three additional tabs. This allows you to set the tab title.

Tab title: (2)

Tab title: (3)

Automatically truncate the Short Description view?

  • Allows you to automatically truncate the view length of the short descriptions to the maximum number of characters as specified below. This is used in the Download list view in the frontend. The Short Description itself is not truncated, only the view length.

Maximum number of characters to be shown:

  • Define here the maximum text length

Activate ratings?

  • When Yes then visitors may rate the Downloads. For this to work then the placeholder variable {rating} must be included in the relevant layouts.

Limit ability to rate a Download to Registered users only?

  • If set to Yes then only registered users can rate Downloads.
  • Example:
    doc config tab fe rating sample

 

 

 

 

 

Checkbox Text:

  • Notice to be displayed by the first check box of the list. If you are using multiple languages then you need to include a description for each of the languages. For example if you wished to use the phrase 'Automatically assigned description' for English, French and German then for example insert
  • en-GB}Automatically assigned description{/en-GB}
    {fr-FR}Description automatique par defaut{/fr-FR}
    {de-DE}automatische Standardbeschreibung{/de-DE}
  • Note: Check box options for Download announcements are defined in the layout administration part of the files layout.

Number of entries per categories page:

  • Allows you the specify the maximum number of category entries that will be displayed per page by the front-end.

Number of entries per downloads page:

  • Allows you to specify the maximum number of Downloads entries that will be displayed on each page by the front-end.

Categories sort order:

  • Order used to sort categories in the frontend.
  • Example:
    front-end-tab01

 

 

 

Downloads sort order:

  • Select how Downloads will be sorted in the frontend. Select 'Downloads Manager Order' to use the backend default order.
  • Example:
    front-end-tab02

 

 

 

 

Support JComments?

  • If this option is set to Yes then the JComments extension in the Downloads details pages will be enabled.
  • if JComments is installed then message "JComments is installed." is shown.
  • otherwise the message "JComments is NOT included with jDownloads and must be installed and configured separately (see www.joomlatune.com)" is shown.

View numbers of comments?

  • If Yes then the the number of comments for each Download is shown in the frontend Downloads list. For this to work you must activate the JComments option above and the placeholder variable {sum_jcomments} must exist in the Files layout.

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