General

This section of configuration includes general NorrCompetition settings.

General Options

  • Theme – a theme for the component. This will control the appearance of the component. By default NorrCompetition is shipped with 4 themes:
    default
    This is a framework agnostic theme. It could be used almost on every Joomla! template without any visual issues.
    uikit
    You should use this theme with the templates that support UIKit framework, for example Warp7 based templates.
    bootstrap2
    You should use this theme with the templates that support Bootstrap 2 framework.
    bootstrap3
    You should use this theme with the templates that support Bootstrap 3 framework.
  • Notifications on Applications - this option controls when email notification about the applications forms should be sent: on new submissions, after edit or in both cases. When application forms require moderation it could be useful to enable this option.
  • Date Format – an optional format string for showing the date. If left blank, it uses 'DATE_FORMAT_LC4' from the language file. Some examples:
    d-m-y will display 01-01-2015
    d.m.y H:s will display 01-01-2015 00:00

    See http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php for details.
    Please note that this format is used not only in the component, but also in the related NorrCompetition modules.
  • Uploads Folder - this is the folder where all users uploads will be stored. The folder must exist on the server. If it does not exist the default will be used – ncuploads directory inside you root Joomla! installation (it is created on component installation). Please note that the component will automatically create the photos subfolder for photo uploads.

    NorrCompetition will not delete this folder on uninstallation.

  • Content Plugins – this is a very handy option which allows displaying the result of content plugins work on the participant’s page the same way it is done for article page in Joomla. Read more in Using content plugins on participant's page document.
  • Backlink - show or hide the backlink to the website of the extension. Support us ;)
  • Multilingual Support - if several languages are used to display content on the website then multilingual support will allow to define translations. The default language is English (en-GB). Read more in Use on multilingual sites document.

Social Options

  • Share Buttons - NorrCompetition supports the most popular social networks out from the box and allows you to share the participant’s page you like. All you should do is to specify the buttons that you want to see in the share buttons list: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, VK.com or Pinterest.
  • Open Graph Image – sharing is easier with Open Graph support and NorrCompetition has it built in. If there is no image on the page it will take the image form this parameter.
  • Twitter @username – when a user shares via the Twitter this option will define Twitter @username to which the Open Graph twitter card will be attributed to.
  • Facebook App ID – in order to use Facebook Domain Insights you must add the app ID for Open Graph. Domain Insights lets you view analytics for traffic to your site from Facebook.

Transliteration Options

This section of configuration includes settings of participant’s title transliteration in the URL. This is needed because the title is acting as alias and should be transliterated correctly regardless of the installed language packs on your website.

  • Replacement of Non-ASCII Symbols – the list of Non-ASCII symbols that will be converted.
  • Replacement Symbol – the symbol that will be used for replacement of prohibited symbols.
  • Prohibited Symbols – the list of prohibited symbols separated with the vertical slashes.
  • Allowed Symbols – the list of allowed symbols separated with the vertical slashes.
  • Only Lowercases – if yes, then only the lowercases will be used in the transliterated aliases.