Step 1 - Log In
Log in to your Joomla Administration area. You will usually find your Admin area by adding /administrator to your domain name - for example, www.yourdomain.com/administrator .
Step 2 - Go to Phoca Download
In the main menu, go to Components > Phoca Download > Files.
Step 3 - Create a New Phoca Download File
In the upper-right corner, click New.
Step 4 - Add a Title and Category
Enter a title for your document. Then select a category from the Select Category dropdown.
Step 5: Filename
Find the Filename field and click Select Filename.
Step 6 - OPTIONAL: Navigate to a Folder
Tip: To avoid cluttering up one folder with all of your files, it's best to organize them into folders. Your webmaster may have already set up some folders to get you started.
To enter a folder, simply click on its name. If you don't see any folders or would like to add a new one, enter its name in the Folder input box and click Create Folder. You will then be able to click on the name of your new folder to enter it.
Step 7 - Upload the File
Click Choose File to browse your computer for the file you wish to upload and click Start Upload to transfer the file to the server.
Step 8 - Select the File
Once your upload is complete, you'll see a confirmation message. Click on the name of your file to select it.
Step 9 - OPTIONAL: Enter a Preview Link
Your site may be configured to display a Preview button wherever a Phoca Download document appears. This is commonly done with PDF documents and JPG images (though not with Word files, such as .doc, .xls etc.)
If you have a PDF file or an image (JPG, PNG or GIF) and would like to include a preview, you can simply copy the text from the Filename field and paste it into the Preview field.
Step 10 - OPTIONAL: Select an Icon
It's nice to include an icon next to your file to visually indicate to users what type of file to expect. To do so, find the Icon field and click Select Icon.
- browse the server and choose an icon or
- upload a new icon and select it.
Step 11 - OPTIONAL: Enter a Description
You may wish to enter a description for your file.
Step 12 - Save
Finally, save your work. Click Save & Close.
Your file will appear in your site's front end wherever your webmaster has configured it to appear. Usually a link in the main menu will lead to a collection of documents belonging to a specific Phoca Download category.