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With it's built-in contact component, adding a message form to your Joomla website is a very easy process. You could make multiple categories of contacts, each with multiple contacts themselves. This tutorial might be a walkthrough of how to create a new contact.

Think about do is login towards the Joomla backend. This is at yourjoomlasite.com/administrator.

The first step on this process will be to give a new category to place our contacts in. Categories all you to group multiple contacts so you can have forms for all those members of your sales team, or all of your managers. First go to Components > Contacts > Categories. The screen teaches you an overview of any categories that already exist. By default there will be one category named "Contacts". You'll want to click the New button within the upper right corner with the screen to create a new category. There'll be a form you'll need to add. You can limit who is able to view this category by selecting the level in the Access Level select box. You are able to set an image to indicate for the category if you want. When you have everything setup you can click the Save button.

Following the contact category has been created we can go put in a contact. Go to Components > Contacts > Contacts. The screen explains an overview of any contacts that already exist. Now, select the New button to create a new contact. Fill out the short form for your contact's details. You can link a communication to a user, you then won't need to write inside their email address. You can also incorperate your mailing and other important contact data. In the event you decide you want to add data for the contact's profile but you will not want visitors to be able to determine if from your site you'll be able to control what is shown while using the parameters. If you want to block certain emails or text this can be done under the email parameters. This is very useful for controlling contact page form spam.

For people in order to use the form it'll need to be added to recption menus. Go to Menus > Main Menu. This can show you all components of your menu. Click Not used to add a new food selection. Select the Contacts loink under Internal Link. To generate a form with multiple contacts click on the Contact Category Layout link. Clicking the common Contact Layout link enables you link to a single contact.

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When you purchase Contact Category Layout you'll want to add the title, that is what will show from the menu. The category that gets shown is set underneath the parameters. You can also control a great many other parameters.

If you go along with the Standard Contact Layout you need to add the Title which controls what's shown in the menu. To select which contact is displayed it gets set within the parameters. You can also control a great many other parameters.