Joomla Category management - Joomla

How to create categories using category management in Joomla?

This chapter will give a detailed description about Category Management in Joomla. Category Manager is used for creating categories for the article which allows grouping your content better.

Category Management

Below are the simple steps for adding new category manager in Joomla.

Step (1) − Click on Category Manager in Control Panel as shown in below screen.

Step (1) −  Category Manager

Step (2) − After clicking on a Category Manager, below screen will be displayed.

Step (2) −  Category Manager

Step (3) − Click on New button as shown in the above screen. Below is the basic editor page we get for category manager. This editor is explained in detail in the article Joomla - Adding Content. This page has different tabs and by default, the Category tab is displayed.

Step (3) −  Category Manager

Step (4) − Publishing tab gives information of Joomla category.

Step (4) −  Category Manager

Below are the details of the fields present in the Publishing tab.

Created Date – This will show the category created date.

Created by – This will display the name of the user who has created the category.

Modified Date – This will display the last modified date of the category.

Modified by – This will display the name of the user who has modified the category.

Hits – This will specify the number of times item was viewed.

ID − It is the unique identification number assigned to the items automatically.

Meta Description – This is used to write an explanation of the contents of web pages.

Meta Keywords – This will define keywords for search engines.

Author – This will specify the name of the author within the metadata.

Robots − This is the instruction given to the robots that browse the page using commands such as Use Global, Index, Follow, No index, No follow.

Step (5) − In Permission tab, user can set the permission for different user groups for that category.

Step (5) −  Category Manager

Create – This will allow the users in a group to create the categories.

Delete – This will allow the users in a group to delete the categories present in the extension.

Edit – This will allow the users in a group to edit the categories present in the extension.

Edit State – This will allow the users in a group to change the state of categories present in the extension.

Edit Own – This allows editing the categories which are created by own.

Step (6) − In the Options tab, user can choose different layouts for their website.

Step (6) −  Chose layouts

Alternative Layout − This uses an alternative layout from the supplied component view such as Use Global, Blog and List.

Image− This will select the image to be displayed.

Toolbar

Below are the toolbar options in the Category Management.

Save – This will save created category.

Save & Close – This will save the category and closes the current screen.

Save & New – This will save the categories and opens a new create category screen.

Cancel – This will cancel the created category in Joomla.

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