This procedure explains how to upload, publish, and unpublish documents using the DOCman document manager component on Joomla! 3.x web sites.
1. Uploading a new document
- Click on the "Components" menu, and select "DOCman > Documents"
- Click the "New" button to the upper left:
- You can either drag your file to the Drop a file here area (see #1 below), or click the Upload button (see #2 below).
- If you clicked the Upload button, locate your document in the File Upload window. When you find the file, click Open.
- When the document has been uploaded, the filename will appear above the text "Drop another file to update".
- If you want to rename the document for DOCman, change the text in the Title field (see #3 below).
- Select the appropriate category from the Category dropdown (see #4 below).
- Click the Save & Close button at the top (see #5 below).
2. Unpublishing and Re-Publishing a Document
You can unpublish a document without deleting it from your web site.
- In the Administrator interface, select "Component > DocMan > Documents"
- Click the check box to the left of your document's name (see #1 below).
- Click the Unpublish button above the list of documents (see #2 below).
- The Status column should display Unpublished, indicating that your document will no longer be accessible from the web site.
- To publish it again, click the check box to the left of your document's name.
- Click the Publish button above the list of documents (see #3 below).
3. Uploading and Publishing from the Front-End
You can upload and publish files from the front-end if all of the following conditions exist:
- You belong to a group that has access to edit at least one Joomla! category
- You belong to a DOCman group with front-end access to Upload, Approve, Publish and Maintain
- DOCman is accessible from the front-end
To upload and publish your documents from the front-end:
- Log into the front-end of your web site
- Browse to DOCman via the front-end
- Click the Add document link above the list of documents and folders.
- Follow the steps for Uploading a new document above.