Joomanager Manual v13

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With Joomanager your directory site can be geared towards whatever industry you are targeting, perhaps its listing automobiles, or selling homes. The following manual will give you a clear understanding of how to install Joomanager and also how to setup this software and get your site up and running. Copyright 2011 Joomanager.com Revision History --------------------Joomanager 1.3 2/15/2011 Joomanager 1.1.1 5/27/2010 Joomanager 1.1.0 4/06/2010 Initial Release for Joomanager 1.0 8/14/2009

Table of Contents1. Preamble .................................................................................................................................... 1 2. Joomanager Installation ........................................................................................................... 1 2.1. Requirements 2.1.1. Server Requirements 2.1.2. Client Requirements 2.2. Installation 2.2.1 Download 2.2.3 New Install - Quick Install Method 2.2.3 New Install - Manual 3. Joomanager Module(s) Installation ........................................................................................ 11 3.2.1 Download 3.2.2 Module Installation 4. Configuring Joomanager ......................................................................................................... 12 4.1.1 Setting up Categories 4.2.1 Setting up the custom fields 4.3.1 Creating a new item 4.4.1 The Joomanager Component Configuration 4.4.2 Navigation Style Classic or Letter 5. Configuring The Modules ....................................................................................................... 12 6. Reviews (item comments) ...................................................................................................... 13 7. Email Alerts ............................................................................................................................... 15 8. RETS/MLS ................................................................................................................................ 15 9. Joomanager Template Editing................................................................................................. 16 10. Troubleshooting and FAQ............................................................................................... 17

1. PreambleThe content of this document is related to Joomanager. Joomanager is licensed under GNU/GPL All images, CSS, RETS php, and Javascript is Joomanager 2011 The Software 'Joomanager is intended for use in Joomla! (Version 1.5) (Joomla! is free Software, licensed under GNU/GPL; Joomla! is available from www.joomla.org [http://www.joomla.org])

2. Joomanager Installation2.1. Requirements 2.1.1. Server RequirementsJoomanager has the following System Requirements: Apache 1.3.19 or above - http://www.apache.org, recommended: Apache 2.2.x PHP 5.0.x or above - http://www.php.net MySQL 4.0.x or above - http://www.mysql.com, recommended: MySQL 5.0.x Joomla! 1.5.x or higher

2.1.2. Client RequirementsJoomanager can be used with most major browsers including: Internet Explorer (version 5.5+), Firefox, Opera 9+, Safari and Konqueror. Javascript needs to be enabled in the front-end for several of the core features and modules to operate properly.

2.2. Installation2.2.1 DownloadThe newest version of Joomanager is available under the downloads section of Joomanager.com once you are logged in.

2.2.2 New Install - Quick Install MethodWe highly recommend using the quick install if you simply want to get your site setup and looking like the demo version of Joomanager. What is the quick install? Its a complete Joomla installation that includes all the modules, the Joomanager component and the template that is used on the Joomanger demo. If you have met all the above requirements and you want to take the quick install route then follow the following steps. If you already know how to install Joomla then just install the quick install just like a regular Joomla install, If you don't know how to install Joomla continue reading. Login to your cpanel or your server admin panel. Locate the area where your databases are. Create a new database. Next create a new database user and assign it to this newly created database in the previous step. You will then need to extract the quick install to either a folder on your server or the root directory such as WWW. NOTE: if you already have a website in the root of your WWW folder, we suggest creating a new folder and extract the quick install there.

Next, navigate to where you extracted the quick install via your web browser. The quick install splash screen should appear, continue through until you reach the below screenshot:

At the above screen be sure to enter localhost as shown, continue to fill in the following text fields with your newly created database and username information. Lastly be sure to leave the prefix "jos_" intact and click next. Follow through the rest of the site shaper setup and click the install sample data at the last screen. and you should be all set (be sure to rename/remove the installation directory after finishing the install).

2.2.3 New Install - Manual1. If you have met all the above requirements then login into the administration side of your Joomla 1.5 install as seen below (use http://www.yoursiteurl.com/administrator):

2. Next head on over to the install area you will see the below screen:

3. On this screen choose which method you would like to go with, we recommend using the upload and install option, this is the most straight forward option. If you do experience any errors during the upload or install be sure to read the Installation FAQ area of this manual. Be sure you are logged in as a super administrator or will not be able to see this screen or install Joomanager.

3. Joomanager Module(s) Installation3.2.1 DownloadAll the modules that are on the demo site and that have been released are available under the downloads section of Joomanager.com once you are logged in.

3.2.2 Module Installation1. Login into the administration side of your Joomla 1.5 install as seen below (use http://www.yoursiteurl.com/administrator):

2. Next head on over to the install area you will see the below screen:

3. On this screen choose which method you would like to go with, we recommend using the upload and install option, this is the most straight forward option. If you do experience any errors during the upload or install be sure to read the Installation FAQ area of this manual. Be sure you are logged in as a super administrator or will not be able to see this screen or install Joomanager.

4. Configuring Joomanager4.1.1 Setting up Categories1. Once you get Joomanager installed one of the first things youll need to do is get some categories setup. To do this head on over to the categories area of Joomanager and click the new category button as seen below:

2. After you click the Joomanager component link from the components menu, click Show Categories and you should see the below screenshot:

3. After you click the new category button youll see the following screen where you will need to enter a category name, an image if youd like and the category description:

4.2.1 Setting up the custom fields1. After creating a category or two the next step is to create some custom fields so that we then can create some actual items. What youll need to do is navigate to the custom field area of Joomanager which can be seen below and click the new button:

2. After you click the new button youll see the below screen where you can create some images and description fields or whatever else you desire. This area of the Joomanager component is what gives it the flexibility we describe. You can create any number or any type of custom field here and it will show under each item that you add. The custom fields also have the following options: Searchable You can set a price range, a text box or even a drop down depending on what you require Required Published Show on list page Show on details page 3. This is also the place where you can define in what categories the custom fields show up in. This allows you to setup up your site with completely different items so for example you could list cars and all their attributes per item in one category and in another category you could have a business directory with attributes specific to a business listing.

NOTE: When adding the custom fields, they will not show in the search module unless you actually add them to an item. For example if you add 3 radio buttons as follows: 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms but you only set one of your items to one of these options then only this option will show in the search module. If you wanted all three to show you would need to set items to also contain 1 bedroom and the 2 bedrooms options.

4.3.1 Creating a new item1. After you have created some categories and custom fields its time to create some items to publish on your site. To do this head on over to the show items area of Joomanager and click the new button as seen below. NOTE: as you can see below this is also where you define if a product is featured or not. The Joomanager featured module will also display any items you select as featured.

2. The google maps option will automatically pull the address from the item title unless you manually enter in an address in the Google Map Address in the text field seen below. If google cant find the address an error message will be displayed above the preview/map.

4.4.1 The Joomanager Component ConfigurationThe last portion of the Joomanager component is the configuration of it. This area is where you will define what category templates are assigned to the category, item list and item detail pages. This page is quite self-explanatory as you can see from the below screenshot with yes/no options.