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How to Organize Web Content with Categories in Joomla

As sites get bigger, organizing them becomes more important. For that purpose, the Joomla content management system (CMS) uses categories. It may be helpful to think of your Joomla site as a desk, a category [more…]

How to Create an Uncategorized Article in Joomla

Uncategorized articles are free-floating elements on your site. Many Joomla site developers don’t have any uncategorized articles at all; they create categories especially for single pages. A privacy policy [more…]

How to Create a Menu Item in Joomla Content Management

A menu item determines the layout of articles, which is one of the aspects of Joomla that you have to get used to. Web pages don’t exist physically in Joomla — they’re only items in your database — until [more…]

How to Publish an Uncategorized Article in Joomla CMS

After you create an article and a menu item in Joomla content management system (CMS), the two must be linked together before it will be available to the users of your web site. Uncategorized articles [more…]

How to Create a Category in Joomla Content Management

By organizing your Joomla website into categories, you make your site more user-friendly. By making the site more user-friendly, you may generate more return visits to your website, which makes setting [more…]

How to Create a Nested Category in Joomla Content Management

With Joomla 1.6’s nested category method of site organization, there’s no limit to the number of categories that you can implement on a site. A nested category [more…]

How to Add Articles to Categories in Joomla Content Management

Let’s imagine that you are the Joomla content administrator for SuperDuperMegaCo. The company offers the finest ice cream in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and sardine. You need to create new articles [more…]

How to Link Menu Items to Categories in Joomla

For categorized articles in Joomla to be seen by users of your website, you will need to link your Joomla menu items to Joomla categories that contain the articles you want to publish. By connecting the [more…]

How to Use Joomla to Publish and Unpublish Content on Schedule

You may have articles in Joomla that need to appear on your website on a certain schedule. Perhaps you’re promoting a picnic (and need to take down the notice about it when the picnic is over) or a theatrical [more…]

How to Create Submenus in Joomla Content Management System

Joomla’s default implementation with sample data comes with some menu items that you can rename and use as your own. If you want a second-level menu item, you will need to have categories in place with [more…]

How to Change the Order of Articles in List Layout in Joomla

In Joomla, you use the Menu Item Manager to change the article list layout order, because the layout of a page is determined by the menu item that links to that page [more…]

What Are the Category Options in Joomla?

Typically, the Category Options pane in Joomla is where you select the behaviors of categories or subcategories including what category information to show and what category information to hide. Here are [more…]

What Are the Article Options in Joomla?

The items in the Article Options pane in Joomla vary a little bit, depending on the type of layout assigned to the article: Single Article, Category Blog, Category List, and so on. Here are the options [more…]

How to Turn Article Titles into Links in Joomla CMS

When you use Category List layout in the Joomla content management system (CMS), all the article titles in a category are links automatically, but they’re not when you use Category Blog layout. You can [more…]

Joomla CMS: Make Menu Items Visible Only to Logged-in Users

In Joomla, you can restrict menu items only to those users who are logged in (registered). If your website has some content that anyone can see and other content that should be reserved for authorized [more…]

How to Make Articles Open in New Windows in Joomla CMS

If you are the administrator for a website that runs on the Joomla content management system (CMS), you will likely encounter a need to have a new browser window open when a user clicks a certain menu [more…]

How to Hide Author By-lines in Joomla CMS

You may want to clean up your Joomla site’s pages a little. One place to start is the Written by Super User line that appears at the top of every article by default. You can hide this author name, or any [more…]

How to Enable Emoticons in Joomla CMS

Add a touch of emotion to your text in Joomla by using emoticons. First, you first have to enable TinyMCE’s extended feature set in Joomla. Here's how: [more…]

How to Organize Multimedia in Joomla’s Media Manager

On the left-hand side of the Joomla’s Media Manager page, you find a tree of folders that ship with the Joomla default installation: photos, banners, and [more…]

How to Upload a Picture to Joomla’s Media Manager

Content management systems like Joomla exist to help you manage the different kinds of content that appear on your website. Joomla’s Media Manager is designed to help you keep track of all the image, audio [more…]

How to Insert an Image into an Article in Joomla

Image files stored in Joomla’s Media Manager can be displayed in articles. In fact, the same picture can be displayed in more than one article. Remember, in Joomla, the webpage doesn’t exist until the [more…]

How to Format Articles with HTML Tags in Joomla

You can add some pizzazz to an article in the Joomla content management system (CMS) by adding HTML tags while you work with it in the article-editor page. To insert HTML tags with the TinyMCE editor, [more…]

How to Create and Format Tables and Columns in Joomla Articles

Suppose you’re using the Joomla content management system (CMS) to create a school site, and you want to list the top honor-roll students in an article. How about creating a table that lists them like [more…]

How to Create a Table of Contents in Joomla Articles

Joomla lets you break your articles up by adding a table of contents, which is particularly good for longer articles. If you have an article that’s 4,000 words in length, for example, you don’t want to [more…]

How to Find and Download Joomla Templates on the Internet

Would you like to use a template that offers more color and pizzazz than the built-in templates in Joomla? You can get fancy templates by the hundreds on the Internet and install them in Joomla, because [more…]