How to Access

Select Content → Category Manager from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. Or click on the "Category Manager" icon in the Control Panel.

Description

The Category Manager is where you can edit existing Categories and create new ones. Articles in Joomla! are organized into Sections and Categories. Categories are the second level of organization underneath Sections. Every Section contains one or more Categories. The special Section 'Uncategorized' has a special Category also called 'Uncategorized'. These are built into Joomla!.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on the icon in the column.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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The functions are:

List Filters

Filter by Partial Title You can filter the list of items either by entering in part of the title or the ID number. You can also select a Published state.

Filter by Section or Published State

In the area in the upper right, above the column headings, there are two drop-down list boxes as shown below:

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The selections may be combined. Only items matching both selections will display in the list.

  1. Change the filter to Trashed. The Delete icon will now show in the toolbar.
  2. Select the items you want to permanently delete.
  3. Click on the Delete icon.
You can see all items, regardless of their published state, by selecting All for this filter. You can also re-publish Trashed items by selecting them and clicking on the Publish icon in the toolbar.

Quick Tips

Related Information

License: Joomla! Electronic Documentation License
Source page: http://docs.joomla.org/Screen.contentcategories.15
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