Used for creating new, editing, managing order, publishing, unpublishing and setting global options of articles shown on a Joomla website.

How to access

Description

The Article Manager is used to find, mark featured, add and edit articles. See Toolbar below for a detailed list of all functions.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

In the table containing Articles, these are the different columns shown below.

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Published, not featured article. Help30-Article-status-not-feature-published.png
Published, featured article. Help30-Article-status-featured-published.png
Unpublished article. Help30-Article-status-not-published.png
Trashed article. Help30-Article-status-trashed.png

Column Filters

Above the column headers on the right, there are 3 drop down input fields, Sort Table by: (preset to Ordering), Select the ordering (preset to Ascending) and a number (preset to 20) to display.

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These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon(up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

Batch Process

The Batch Process allows a change in settings for a group of selected items marked with a check-mark in the corresponding check-mark boxes. To use: click on the link found below the table of items being viewed to activate the drop down field area. Using the 'Batch' Toolbar button will open a pop up window as shown below.

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You can change one value or all three values at one time.

Note - if you copy items to a new category, changes you have selected from access level and language will be applied to the copies, not the original.

How to Batch Process a group of items:

  1. Select one or more items on the list by checking the desired category check boxes.
  2. Click the 'Batch' Toolbar button.
  3. Set one or more of the following values:
    • To change the Access Levels, select the desired new access level from the Set Access Level list box.
    • To change the Language, select the desired language from the Set Language list box.
    • To change the Category, select a category. To leave the category unchanged, use the default value of "Select".
    1. To copy the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Copy option. In this case, the original items are unchanged and the copies are assigned to the new category and, if selected, the new access level and language.
    2. To move the items to a different category, select the desired category from the category list box and check the Move option. In this case, the original items will be moved to a new category and, if selected, be assigned the new access level and language.
  4. When all of the settings are entered, click on Process to perform the changes. A message "Batch process completed successfully." will show.

Note that nothing will happen if you (a) don't have any items selected or (b) have not selected an access level, language, or category.

If you wish to clear your entered selections, click on the Cancel button. This will return all of the Batch controls to their default values. Note that this does not uncheck the check boxes for the items.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

List Filters

The List Filters, above on the left, and other filters as detailed below are in the left, bottom sidebar. These filters are a series of controls that let you limit what items show in the manager screen. More than one filter may be entered. In this case, only items that meet all of the filter conditions will show on the list.

Filter by Partial Title or ID. In the upper left is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.

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Click X to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.

Filter by Published Status. Lets you show only items with the selected published status.

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Filter by Category. Lets you show only items assigned to a specific category. The list box will show the categories defined for your site.

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Filter by Max Levels (Category Level). Lets you show only items whose category is at or above the specified level in the category hierarchy.

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Filter by Viewing Access Level. Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site, similar to the example below.

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Filter by Author. Lets you show only items that have the specified author. The list box will show the authors for your site.

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Filter by Language. Lets you show only items that have a specific language assigned. The list box will show the languages defined for your site, similar to the example below.

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Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.

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Options

Quick Tips

Related Information

License: Joomla! Electronic Documentation License
Source page: http://docs.joomla.org/Help31:Content_Article_Manager
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