How to Hide Author By-lines in Joomla CMS - dummies

How to Hide Author By-lines in Joomla CMS

By Seamus Bellamy, Steve Holzner

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 other author name, in individual articles or in all articles on the site.

Hide the author’s name by menu item

To hide an author’s name in one or more articles linked to a menu item, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Menus→Menu Manager in any back-end page to open Menu Manager.

    The Menu Manager opens.

  2. Click the Menu Items tab located near the top-left corner of the Menu Manager window.

    Menu Manager: Menu Items opens.

  3. Open the pertinent menu item by clicking it.

  4. Click the Article Options bar to open that pane.

    The Article Options pane expands.

  5. Choose Hide from the Show Author drop-down menu.


  6. Click the Save or Save & Close button.

  7. Click the View Site link in any back-end page to view your site.

    The author name no longer appears in any articles linked to that menu item.

Hide the author’s name across the Joomla site

You can also remove author names from all articles on your site by resetting the global article parameters. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Content→Article Manager in any back-end page to open Article Manager.

  2. Click the Options button in the top-right corner of the page.

    A pop-up window appears, displaying global article settings.


  3. In the Show Author field, click the Hide radio button.

  4. Click the Save button to close the pop-up window and return to Article Manager.

  5. Click the View Site link to view your site.

    Author names no longer appear on articles.