Joomla 3: Creating categories

Categories are used to categorize articles added in Joomla. In this article we will look into how to create categories.

Step 1. Log-in into Joomla as an administrator. Joomla will open “Control Panel” page.

Joomla 3 - Admin Control Panel

Joomla 3 – Admin Control Panel

Step 2. Click on “Category Manager” link which is on left side of the page. Joomla will display the “Category Manager: Articles” page.

Joomla 3 - "Category Manager: Articles" page

Joomla 3 – “Category Manager: Articles” page

Step 3. Click on New button to start creating a category. Joomla will display “Category Manager: Add A New Articles Category” page.

Joomla 3 - "Category Manager: Add A New Articles Category" page

Joomla 3 – “Category Manager: Add A New Articles Category” page

Step 4. Provide the category name in Title field. Alias field is automatically populated based on the value entered in Title field.

Step 5. Provide the category description in Category tab in Description field.

Step 6. Provide the parent category in Parent field.

Step 7. Provide tags for category in Tags field.

Step 8. You can publish the category from Status field. Other options are Unpublished, Archived, Trashed.

Step 9. Restrict the access from Access field. Public means everyone can access.

Step 10. Once you made the necessary changes, click on Save & Close button. This will save the create the category and close the “Category Manager: Add A New Articles Category” page. Joomla will display “Category Manager: Articles” page; where you can find your newly created category.

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