Enable the "Images and Links" Tab for the Frontend Editing

Documentation for Joomla 3

Joomla allows authorized users to edit articles from the frontend. But by default, you won't be able to edit the settings you normally see on the "Images and Links" of your Joomla articles:

the settings of the images and links tab 

By default, at the frontend of your Joomla site you won't see the "Images and Links" tab at all:

no images and links tab

Here is how to enable it.

  • In your Joomla administrator panel, go to "System" > "Global Configuration":

go to system global configuration

  • This will bring you to the "Global Configuration" screen. In the left column, click "Articles":

click articles

  • You will see the "Articles: Options" screen, as you can see in the next image. Click "Show" for the "Frontend Images and Links" setting:

click show for the frontend images and links setting

  • Click "Save" or "Save & Closed".
  • Open up one of your Joomla articles for frontend editing. You will now see the "Images and Links" tab available:

the images and links tab available

Documentation for Joomla 4

Joomla 4 allows authorized users to edit articles from the front end. But by default, you won't be able to edit the settings you normally see on the "Images and Links" tab of your Joomla articles:

the images and links tab at the back end 

By default, at the front of your Joomla site you won't see the "Images and Links" tab at all:

no images and links tab at the front end

But what if you would like this tab to be displayed?

the images and links tab displayed

Here is how to enable it.

  • In your Joomla 4 administrator dashboard, go to "System" > "Setup" > "Global Configuration":

the global configuration link

  • This will bring you to the "Global Configuration" screen. In the left column, click "Articles":

the articles link

  • You will see the "Articles: Options" screen, as you can see in the next image. Click the "Editing Layout" tab and then click "Show" for the "Frontend Images and Links" setting:

the show option

  • Click "Save" or "Save & Closed".
  • Open up one of your Joomla articles for frontend editing. You will now see the "Images and Links" tab available, as you already saw in one of the previous images.