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

How to access


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


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Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value. The list will be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon will show next to the column name, as shown below.


Click a second time to reverse the sort to high-to-low. The sort icon will change to high-to-low, as shown below.



At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

Toolbar Links

At the top left, above the Filter, you will see the following two links:


List Filters

Above the column headers 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.

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

Batch Process

This section allows you to change settings for a group of selected items. The fields are as shown below.


You can change one value or all three values at one time. Note that if you copy items to a new category, changes you have selected fro access level and language will be applied to the copies, not the original.

To batch process a group of items:

  1. Select one or more items on the list by checking the desired check boxes.
  2. Set one or more of the following values:
  3. 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 Clear 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.


Clicking on the Options icon in the toolbar opens a modal window where you can set component level options for articles. To see the help screen for Options, click Article Manager Options

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