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Setting up Article Details Profiles, Article Details' pro version

First published December 10, 2017
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Article Details Profiles is Article Details's pro version. Although using similar parameters (Article Details Profiles is offering many more options though), these two extensions work a little differently.

If you are a previous owner of Article Details and you bought Article Details Profiles, going pro will require a slight change in the way you approach what you are trying to achieve.

step 1 Enable the Article Details Profiles plugin

Enable the plugin

The plugin is the engine that makes everything work. Contrary to Article Details, no parameters are setup in the plugin, except for a few global ones.

step 2 Create an instance of the Article Details Profile module

Create a module instance

Think of each module instance as a unique Article Details plugin configuration that you can use on a specific area of your website.

step 3 Set the module instance position to adprofile

This is necessary to tell the engine (the plugin) to use that module configuration.

Note The position does not exist for your template. Therefore, you need to manually edit it, like you would for any input field.

Module position

step 4 Set the module's menu assignments and/or parameters for the areas the module instance will need to cover

You can limit the scope of the module instance to specific menus, user access, language and/or date of publication.

step 5 Set the module's parameters for what you are trying to achieve, like you would in the Article Details plugin

Note If you were using Article Details on your site, you will need to manually transfer your old plugin configuration to the module instance (there is no automatic way to do so at the moment).

step 6 Publish the module instance

step 7 Disable the Article Details plugin, if previously installed and enabled

step 8... Create as many module instances of Article Details Profile as needed, in order to cover all areas of your site that need improvements