Web Development Documentation

Work with Custom Fields

Custom fields is a new functionality in Joomla. Not all of our sites are setup to use custom fields, but we are in the process of moving towards it. If your site is on the ‘New Template’ and you would like to use custom fields, please create a work order.

We can add the fields, then you can adjust the content by moving the content from the ‘content of the article’ to the custom fields. Then next step would be to ‘adjust’ the menu item to display the ‘summary’ in a ‘nicer way’.

Sample summary page with custom fields:

https://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/deptdemo/people/faculty 

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Sample detail page with custom fields:

https://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/deptdemo/people/faculty/14-faculty-professor-a

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Add Content to Fields

If your website has fields already set up, when editing the article, click on the 'new tab'. The new tab may be called 'people fields' or in this case 'sample fields'

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