This document will guide you through 4 basic steps to work with Cobalt. At first Cobalt may looks complicated because you will see a lot of parameters everywhere. But do not be scared, after you learn Cobalt concept, understand it is philosophy and learn those parameters you will love them. Believe me you will love every single parameter because every one of them will give you great flexibility. You will even ask for more adjustments options.
I think this have to be first step to create any new section in Cobalt. I will not describe how to do that. This is standard Joomla operation. You can create menu type
separator. Then you do not have to enter any parameters.
I will not explain all type parameters here, you can quickly look through them. You will find that 99% of them you do not need an explanation. It is very clear what it does.
Now open Submission slider. If you want other users submit from frontend, in Who can submit select public or registered. If you want only administrators to submit you can select special.
This is why you have to set those parameters.
Now you have to decide if you will have categories in the section or not. If your section does not have categories then in Who can select category chose No one.
Type is ready. Now we have to add there some fields.
Select field type HTML. You will see parameters of the field loaded. You may leave them as they are.
If it would be other field type we could save if. But with HTML usually we need little bit more adjustments. Because we want it on the form and in the article to be full width.
Now you only need to edit menu element you created and change its type to Cobalt > Section records list. Access this link in frontend, click Post Blog Post Here and submit new article. The list of articles may not looks like a real blog, but that is because we did not set templates. This is matter for another article.
Of course there is much more to learn, but look how simple is basic concept! Just in 5-10 minutes you have created your first section. You can now study one parameter after another to discover full power and opportunities Cobalt provides for you.