iFAQ Documentation

Description

As of version 3.0 you can link to a specific FAQ item and make iFAQ slide it automatically;

Usage

Find out the FAQ item's Article ID then add the hash #article-id-9999, where 9999 is the article ID you want to link to;

Example for the Categories View

Your iFAQ URL:

http://YOUR_DOMAIN.com/index.php?option=com_ifaq&view=categories&id=16

Add the hash (anchor):

http://YOUR_DOMAIN.com/index.php?option=com_ifaq&view=categories&id=16#article-id-9999

 

Example for the Category View

Your iFAQ URL:

http://YOUR_DOMAIN.com/index.php?option=com_ifaq&view=category&id=16

Add the hash (anchor):

http://YOUR_DOMAIN.com/index.php?option=com_com_ifaqoofaq&view=category&id=16#article-id-9999

Most most users will be able to use the Automated Installation procedure:

  • Select Help → System Info from the drop-down menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation, then click on the Directory Permissions tab and make sure the all direcotries listed are writable.
  • Download the extension to your local machine as a zip or gz file package.
  • From the backend of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions -> Install/Uninstall.
  • Click the Browse button and select the extension package on your local machine.
  • Click the Upload File & Install button.

Basic Usage

iFAQ uses Joomla content articles, so it is very simple to create an iFAQ page. Just go to Content > Categories, create a category for your FAQ, then create new articles. One new article for each FAQ item, just like you would create a new article, then create a menu item for this category you've just created.

You can also use the current Joomla content to test iFAQ. Just go to the menu item and create a new iFAQ Category Menu item type and choose a category which has contents in the first level.

Description

iFAQ already gives you a lot of flexibility to display your FAQ page with the iFAQ menu items, however sometimes you might need a greater flexibility and add iFAQ inside an article or inside another component that is compatible with Content plugins. The iFAQ plugin can display a iFAQ Category, Categories or a Search view in any Content item (Articles).

Requirement

  1. Have set up at least one category, one or more contacts;
  2. Enable the Content - iFAQ plugin;
  3. Enable the Button - iFAQ plugin;

How To Access

To create a new Recorded Messages Menu Item:

  • Select Extensions Plugin manager from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation;
  • Search for the Contact Enhanced and enabled the Button and Content plugins;

Usage

The Button - iFAQ plugin helps you to add the correct syntax. When it is enabled you should see this button below the content editor, then click on it to open a modal window with the options. Choose the options you want , then select which options you want to display; If you do not want to enable the Editor Button, then you can manually enter the following syntax inside the Joomla article:

{ifaq view=|category OR categories OR search| category=|categoryID| categories=|categoryID| article=|article IDs separated by commas (use it only with the search view)| title=|add a title for the FAQ (optional) | description=|add a description for the FAQ section (optional)| template=|a different template from the one in the component options|}

If you enable the "Button - iFAQ" Plugin it will help you to add iFAQ into an article. It will add a button below your WYSIWYG Editor.

 

Usage Screencast for MooFAQ

The latest iFAQ version already comes with a iFAQ content plugin built-in, which is automatically installed and enabled.

You should see a plugin button bellow your WYSIWYG Editor* like this:

moofaq-plugin-button

Click on it and you will see this the iFAQ addition form:

moofaq-plugin-form

You can choose the view (search, category or multiple category). If you choose a Search view you are also going to have to add a iFAQ → Search menu item type;

Syntax

When you click on the Add faq button you should see a line like these:

{ifaq  view=|category| id=|31|  showtitle=|0|  showdesc=|0|  }
{ifaq  view=|categories| id=|3|  showtitle=|0|  showdesc=|0|  }
{ifaq  view=|search|  search=|FAQ|  search_type=|keywords|  searchphrase=|all|  title=|Relevant FAQ's|  showdesc=|0|  }

If you are using MooFAQ just change ifaq for moofaq in the plugin syntax.

If you look in your content from the front-end you should see a FAQ in there;

 

* The plugin button is not compatible with JCE, however you can still use iFAQ plugin by inserting the Syntex directly in the content;

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