d2 Content makes it easier to create and manage your articles.
It does not replace "Content > Articles". It just uses the same content with an optimized form.
You can use both alongside each other!

Installation

Download d2 Content via our download page.

In the back-end of your Joomla website, go to: Extensions > Manage > Install

On the "Upload Package File" tab you can Upload & Install Joomla Extension via:
Drag & drop the file from your Computer's File Manager to the "Drag and drop file here to upload" area,
or use the "Or browse for file" button to select the "d2 Content" zip file from your Computer.

If everything goes according to plan, you should get a message that d2 Content has been installed correctly.
Under Components you will have a new entree: d2 Content

Configure

d2 Content uses the global configuration of Articles (com_content) that you can configure via Content > Articles > [Options].
The component has two extra options that you can configure via: Components > d2 Content > Dashboard [Options]
Options:

  • Show Intro Image in articles - select if you want to display the article's Intro_image in the list of articles
  • Show Category Image in categories - select if you want to display the article's Intro_image in the list of categories

By default both are set to Show.

Admin Menu

1. Create an Administrator menu for d2 Content:
Menus > Manage > Add New Menu

  • Title: d2 Content
  • Menu Type: d2-content
  • Client: Administrator
  • Import a Preset: None

Save the new menu.

2. Add menu items to the d2 Content Administrator menu:
Menus > under Administrator select "d2 Content" > Add New Menu Item:

  • Menu Title: Articles
  • Menu Item Type: List All Articles

Save the new menu item

Menus > under Administrator select "d2 Content" > Add New Menu Item:

  • Menu Title: Categories
  • Menu Item Type: List All Categories

Save the new menu item

3. Create Menu Module

In Extensions > Modules > Switch the [Site] dropdrown to [Administrator] to see all Administrator Modules.
Create New Module:


The menu "d2 Content" of "Menu Type: d2-content" has a button "Add a module for this menu"
Click it

Title: d2 Content
Menu to Show: d2 Content
Check Menu: No

 

You'll now see that the menu appears in the admin bar. The dropdown is divided into Site and Administrator.

4. Configure permissions

[soon available]