How to Turn Article Titles into Links in Joomla CMS - dummies

How to Turn Article Titles into Links in Joomla CMS

By Seamus Bellamy, Steve Holzner

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 change that situation via the settings in the Article Options parameters pane. 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 menu item that links to the article you want to change by clicking it.

    For this exercise, select the Ice Cream Flavors menu item.

  4. Click the Article Options pane.

    The Article Options pane expands.

  5. Find the Linked Titles drop-down menu located in the Article Options pane.

    For this exercise, select Yes from the drop-down menu.


  6. Click the Save button (to apply your change) or the Save & Close button (to apply your change and close the Menu Items page).

Click the View Site button found at the top of any back-end page to review the changes you’ve made to the your site. Now, click the Ice Cream Flavors menu item located in the About Joomla! menu.After the Article Blog opens, mouse over any of the article titles on the page. You find that the article titles now act as hyperlinks to the articles themselves. Good work!


Always set your article titles as links when you use Category Blog layout, because users expect titles to be links.