Joomla Settings Detail

In your Joomla admin console, navigate to Components > iCopyright Toolbar.  This brings you to the settings page.

Deployment. Choose whether you want the iCopyright Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice to appear on your posts automatically or manually*. The default is automatic.





*If you choose to use manual mode, the BBcodes that apply are:

[icopyright horizontal toolbar] will make the Toolbar appear horizontally;
[icopyright vertical toolbar] will make the Toolbar appear vertically; and
[interactive copyright notice] will make the Interactive Copyright Notice appear.


iCopyright Toolbar Appearance.  Here you can modify the appearance of the toolbar on your site. You can align it to the right or left of articles. You can deploy a horizontal or vertical version of the toolbar. You can select a color theme for the toolbar and specify whether it has an opaque rectangle around the buttons. The preview gives you an advance peek of how the options you’ve selected look.


Categories. The iCopyright Toolbar and Interactive Copyright Notice should appear only on articles for which you have the right to sell licenses. Specify here if the tools should appear on all articles or just certain Categories of articles.







To suppress the iCopyright Toolbar from appearing on a specific article, go to the screen where you edit that article, click “Parameters (Advanced)”, and set “Offer iCopyright Toolbar” to “No”.

Display Style.  You can specify whether you want to display both the iCopyright Toolbar at the top and the Interactive Copyright Notice at the bottom of each article, or just one or the other. You can make a different selection for pages with a single article and pages with multiple articles. For pages with a single article, we strongly recommend the default setting, which is to show both. For pages with multiple articles, it may look too cluttered to display both, particularly if the articles are short. For this reason, the default setting is to show only the Interactive Copyright Notice on multi-article pages, but it’s a matter of taste.


Under Service Settings you can switch three services off or on: Share services, EZ Excerpt and Syndication. Additional features can be adjusted by going to your Conductor console.


Share services. Many websites look messy by displaying a plethora of social media buttons. Also, many readers interpret these buttons to mean that you don’t care if they copy/paste from your site. To fix both of these issues, when the Share services are set to “On” (the default) the iCopyright Toolbar displays Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, and Google+ buttons from within the toolbar, alongside your paid posting services. With this integrated arrangement, readers who use the free media buttons to post links back to your site are also exposed to the paid services that allow them to post full-text versions of your articles on their own website. It’s a great way to upsell from free to paid services and to improve the look of your site. And the full-spectrum of services leaves little excuse for copy/pasters to keep pirating your content. If you nonetheless prefer to keep your social media services separate from the toolbar, set Share services to “Off.” Turning off the Share services will also cause the “Share” button on the toolbar to be renamed “Post.”

EZ Excerpt. Most content piracy occurs via copy/paste.  EZ Excerpt encourages copy/pasters to respect your copyrighted content.   When EZ Excerpt is activated, any reader who tries to copy/paste a portion of your article will be presented with a box asking “Obtain a License?”. If the reader selects “yes” he or she will be offered the opportunity to license the excerpt for purposes of posting on the reader’s own website.  The default setting for this feature is to enable EZ Excerpt.

Syndication. The Syndication service enables other websites to subscribe to a feed of your content and pay you based on the number of times your articles are viewed on their sites at a CPM rate you specify.  When you receive your Welcome email, click to go into Conductor and set the business terms you would like (Publishers > Services > Republish > Get Syndication Feed). Until you do that, default pricing and business terms will apply. For more information, in Conductor, click Help, then Syndication.

If you make any changes, remember to click Submit.

Advanced Settings. Most users can ignore this section.  If you previously activated iCopyright for your website but then deleted it, and now wish to reactivate, you will have been told “The publication name is already taken” when attempting to re-register.   Instead of re-registering, simply insert your Publication ID number here and click “Save Configuration” to go live again.  You can find your Publication ID number in Conductor, under Publications > Profile (if you’ve forgotten your Conductor password, get a reminder here).  The Advanced Settings are also used if you already have a Conductor account for one publication and are adding a second (or third, or fourth) publication to the same Conductor account.  Enter the publication ID of that new publication in this field.  See the FAQs for more details.

I’ve gone live and reviewed my settings page. What now?

Have questions? See the FAQs.