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A guide to article content versioning in joomla 3

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Article content versioning is a new feature in Joomla 3.2. This enables you to store a history of previous "saves" or your articles. It also allows you to compare the differences between two …

Article content versioning is a new feature in Joomla 3.2. This enables you to store a history of previous "saves" or your articles. It also allows you to compare the differences between two versions.

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  • 1. © 2005-2013 New Life in IT Pty Ltd - Visit learn.theartofjoomla.com to learn more about Joomla! Content versioning for articles is a new feature available in Joomla 3.2 A Guide to Article Content Versioning in Joomla 3
  • 2. Configuring content versioning for Joomla articles.
  • 3. Content version options are found under the “Editing Layout” tab in the Articles component options. Remember - more versions means you require more database space. Turn article versioning on and off Turn article versioning on and off The number of “saves” to keep. The number of “saves” to keep.
  • 4. Creating a version of a Joomla article with a note.
  • 5. When enabled, a copy of the old version is saved before the new changes are saved. Click the “Versions” button to see the previous “save” history for this article. 2. Add a note for this “version” as you save it 2. Add a note for this “version” as you save it 1. Make changes to the article as required. 1. Make changes to the article as required. 3. Save your changes.3. Save your changes. 4. Click [Versions] to see previous “saves”. 4. Click [Versions] to see previous “saves”.
  • 6. The list of versions that have been saved prior to changes. The version of the article that you are editing and that is displayed on the site is marked with a star. This is the version you are editing. This is the version you are editing.
  • 7. Keeping a particular version of a Joomla article forever.
  • 8. Edit an article and bring up the versions list. To keep a version forever, click the button in the “Keep Forever” column. Click the [No] button,Click the [No] button,
  • 9. Click again to toggle the setting for a single article, or check multiple boxes and click the “Keep On/Off” button to make bulk changes. Click again to toggle it back if required, Click again to toggle it back if required, or check multiple boxesor check multiple boxes and click [Keep On/Off].and click [Keep On/Off].
  • 10. Comparing two versions of a Joomla article.
  • 11. Edit an article and bring up the versions list. Check the boxes for the two articles to compare - click the “Compare” button. Check two boxes to compare. Check two boxes to compare. Click the [Compare] button.Click the [Compare] button.
  • 12. The actual data values for the older and newer version is shown. The last column shows the differences. The “older” version.The “older” version. The “newer” version.The “newer” version.
  • 13. Click the “Changed Values” / “All Values” button to show only changed or all data values. Click button to toggle changed or all values. Click button to toggle changed or all values.
  • 14. Click the “Show HTML Code” / “Show Text” button to reveal or hide the HTML code. This is useful for revealing “hidden” code that would not normally display. Click button to toggle to show HTML code. Click button to toggle to show HTML code.
  • 15. Restoring a previous version of a Joomla article.
  • 16. Edit an article and bring up the versions list. Check the box against the version to “restore”. Check a box.Check a box. Click the [Restore] button. Click the [Restore] button.
  • 17. You are now editing an older version of the article.
  • 18. Bring up the versions list. The star has moved to the older version. Note, the newer version has not been removed. This is the version you are editing. This is the version you are editing.
  • 19. Deleting a version of a Joomla article.
  • 20. Edit an article and bring up the versions list. Check the box against the version to “delete”. Check one or more boxes. Check one or more boxes. Click the [Delete] button.Click the [Delete] button.
  • 21. The selected version has been removed forever. Remember, the version is gone forever - you cannot get it back once it is deleted.
  • 22. • The Potential of Joomla 3.2 Further Reading
  • 23. it’s not the end it’s just the beginning ... learn.theartofjoomla.com

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