Joomla 1.6 – How to Create a New Category

by Elaine on June 20, 2011

Joomla 1.6 Help – Creating categories in Joomla 1.6 is one of the fundamental elements you must learn.  Categories create the structure in which your articles are organized and later viewed.  You must have at least one category created before you can save an article.   You can have multiple nested categories.  I will show you how to create a parent and child (nested) category.   For example:

I want to create:

parent category=Wordpress

Child (nested Category) = Wordpress Themes

Below are steps to do this in your Category Manager:

Create the Parent Category

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend.

2.  Click on ‘Content’, ‘Category Manager’, ‘Add New Category’

3. Set the following values (I’m using my example above):

  • Title = WordPress
  • Parent = No Parent
  • Status = Published
  • Access = Public
  • Description = This is the parent category named WordPress

4.  Click on the button ‘Save & New’

Create the Child (Nested) Category

5. Set the following values (I’m using my example above):

6.  Click on ‘Save & Close’

That’s all there is to create a new category.  It’s pretty simple.  Now you can create articles and assign them to the categories you created.  The only restriction with Joomla 1.6 articles is that you cannot assign them to multiple categories.  BUT have no fear, there is an excellent Joomla extension that I highly recommend you install to overcome this obstacle.



 Joomla 1.6   How to Create a New Category


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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