4. Configure the DCM desktop application.

4.1 Configure application options.

To configure the DCM desktop application options perform these steps:

  1. Start the DCM desktop application from the desktop. The desktop app starts and you see this screen:

 2. On the upper right of the toolbar you find the button \"DCM Config\". Click this button to open the config-window:

 

In the config-window you can choose the theme of the application and the language. Until now the application is available in german and english. Click \"Ok\" to confirm your changes.

 

4.2 Configuring your Joomla Pages

To configure your Joomla Pages click \"Configuration\" in the toolbar. The Page-Configuration-screen opens:

  

Here in this screen you can add,change or delete your Joomla pages configuration. Click the \"New Joomla page\" button top open the config-screen:

 

Here you can now configure your Joomla page. Enter the following information:

  1. Joomla page name: Enter a descriptive name for your Joomla page.
  2. Live site url: Enter the root-url of your live-site.
  3. Url language prefix: Enter the default language-prefix of your site, if it is multilanguage, for example en for english.
  4. Timezone of the Joomla site: Choose the timezone as it is configured in your Joomla-site. It is import that is is the correct timezone. If your PC where the desktop application is executed, has annother timezone than the configured timezone of the Joomla-page, DCM makes an conversion of the timezone when you change time-dependent information on your Joomla page like for example publishing up and down times.
  5. Image path on the website: Enter the relative path of your images folder as found on your webserver, for examples /images/upload/.
  6.  Scan content for local images: If you select this option DCM scans on every upload your content for <img> tags which have an href attribute to local images for example \"file://c:\\mypicture.png\". When DCM founds this he uploads the image automatically to your image-path on the Joomla-page and replaces the href attribute so that it points to the uploaded image on your Joomla-page.
  7. Create directory for image: When you select this option, DCM creates automatically an directory with the guid-id of the article on the image-path of your Joomla-page, where it places all uploaded images of the article.
  8. Username: Enter the username you want to use for editing content. The user must be in an access-group which you have granted access in the DCM webservice configuration.
  9. Webservice password: Enter the webservice password as you have configured in the DCM webservice configuration.
  10. Get Joomla articles: Check this option if you want to edit the Joomla content of this Joomla-page.
  11. Get K2 articles: Check this option if you want to edit K2 content of this Joomla-page.
  12. \"Check connection\": After you have selected which content you want to edit you can clicks this button to perform an connection-check if the webservice on your live site is running and the entered credentials are correct.
  13. Insert css of index.php to articles: With this option checked, you can download the css-links of the index.php of your live-site. From now every time you edit content, DCM applies automaticaslly these css-styles to your article before you start to edit the content and removes it after you have finishing editing content.
  14. \"Download\": By clicking this button, the css-definitions of the index.php of your website will be downloaded.
  15. \"Edit\": After you have downloaded the css-definitions, you can here edit the css-definitions list and remove those you don\'t want. You can also add css-definitions which are not found in the index.php of your Joomla-page.
  16. Choose editor: Here you can choose if you want to use the internal built-in editor or an external html editor application. By choosing the internal-editor you have additonal features, which are not available with an external editor-application. You can also choose the option \"Let me choose editor\". With this option you get an \"Choose Editor\" button in the article-view, where you can decide wich editor you want to use, the internal or external editor.
  17. Editor: Click the \"Open\" button to select an external html editor-application from your harddrive, for example Winword or Livewriter. Will be used when you have choosen to use an external html editor application.
  18. MS translation API client id: Optional! Here you can enter your MS translation API client id. This you must obtain from Microsoft Windows Azure marketplace. Works only in conjunction when you have choosen to use the internal built-in html editor. With this option selected you can automatically translate articles with the MS translation API. When you obtain the translation API id from Microsoft Windows Azure martketplace, there is an free-of-charge option, where you can then translate 2 million chars per month.
  19. MS translation API client secret: Optional! Here you can enter your MS translation API client secret. This you must obtain from Microsoft Windows Azure marketplace.

After you have completed to fill in the form, click \"Save Joomla page\" to submit your new Joomla page configuration. We are now ready to open this Joomla-page so click \"Close site config\" on the toolbar.