How to Create and Manage Categories in Joomla 3?

In the Joomla3 you have classified. Each time you create an article or other content types, you can assign it to a category. Categories can give you organize your content more options. For example, you can in a category, and create a show all articles intro page group similar articles.

Table of contents

  • How to Manage Article Categories
  • How to manage component category
  • Listing Categories a Joomla web

How to Manage Article Categories

Categories of articles so that you can better your content creation. If you have different types of pages on your website, you write on a different theme, you should add article categories to your content. The third type can be managed by Content Manager. To add a new category to Content -> Category Management -> Add a new category.


Categories are not many properties. If you plan to have many categories, you can write a brief description of each of them, in order to avoid errors when you add articles to them. However, increasing the description is not mandatory, so you can simply add a title for your category, then press the green Save button.


Only. Now, when you add a new article to your website, you can choose which belong to the New Category.


How to manage component category

Many components use Joomla3 use category. For example, you can organize your show in a different category of website feeds. They work exactly the same as those for your article, but they are present in the individual components of the menu.


The only difference between articles and component classes is that when you select a specific component category menu, you just redirect to classified management of the component. Here, you need to press to add a new category green button.


This page is exactly the same as one of the categories for the article – add a category name, description (optional), and then click the Save button.


That way, you can now use the newly created category for the component projects

A category on the list Joomla 3 Page.

If you want to list your categories on your site, you need to use Joomla’s menu functions. First, a new item is added to the menu, just as we used to have a slight difference in our tutorials Joomla article link in the menu – this time, you need to select a different menu types. But, first things first. Enter the menu -> Main Menu (or in other menus on your site) -> Add new menu items.


Here, click to select the menu item type of label next to the button to select what kind of menu you want to add.


For the purposes of this tutorial, we will add a menu item, will show all the articles we previously added the category. To do this, expand the company’s articles of association section, all categories are listed.


Finally, choose a title for your menu items and top category to be displayed. If you want to display all categories, select the “root.” If you want to display only certain categories of sub-categories, you need to set it to the highest level of category. Finally, press the upper left portion of the screen to save the button.


It is such that once you click on the menu item the newly created classification menu, you’ll see a list of all the articles classification. Next to each category, you’ll see a digital display how many articles are in this category.