How to Create a Contact Page on Your Joomla Site

A contact page is a great addition to any Joomla site. If you want to list some of your users in a contact page, Joomla can help. After you add contacts to your site and set up categories to file them under, then you can create a contact page and a menu item that links to it.

To create the page and menu item, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Menus→Menu Manager menu in any back-end page to open Menu Manager.

  2. In the Title column, click the name of the menu you want to use.

    For this exercise, select Main Menu.

  3. Click the New button to open the New Menu Item page.

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  4. Click the Select button next to Menu Item Type

    The Menu Item Type selection page opens.

  5. Click on List Contacts in a Category.

    The Menu Item selection page closes.

  6. In the Title text box, enter the title of the new menu item.

    For this exercise, type Site Contacts.

  7. From the State drop-down menu, select Published.

  8. Expand the Required Settings pane. Choose a category from the Select a Category drop-down menu.

  9. Click Save & Close.

    You return to Menu Manager: Menu Items page.

Now, take a look at your handiwork. Click the View Site button to go to your Joomla site. The new menu item appears. By clicking on the menu item, a site user has access to a wealth of contact information for the individuals who maintain your Joomla site.

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Now, if a user wants to send a message to a particular contact, the user can just click that contact’s name to display an e-mail form.

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