Joomla 1.6 – How to hide Subcategories Heading

by Elaine on July 9, 2011

Joomla 1.6 – This is in continuation of my post about ‘How to Display Multiple SubCategories in Category Blog Layout’.  Here I will show you how to hide the Subcategories heading that shows up after you include all categories in your blog layout.   Basically you will edit your language file and remove the ‘Subcategories’ heading from there.

Steps are below:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 FTP manager or File Manager

2.  Go to your language directory and edit your language.ini file.  For example I’m using the English GB language  – /language/en-GB/en-GB.ini

3.  Find the code:


Replace the code with:


category blog layout subcategory heading Joomla 1.6   How to hide Subcategories Heading

Language File Subcategory Heading Location

4.  Save the your language ini file.

After you are done saving your language file you can refresh your website and you will not see the Subcategories heading anymore.



 Joomla 1.6   How to hide Subcategories Heading


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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NemoM July 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

“After you are done saving your language file you can refresh your website and you will not see the Subcategories heading anymore.”

…Until a Joomla! update comes along that updates the language file. Changing anything in the main directories is problematic that way.


Elaine July 16, 2011 at 7:38 am

Hi NemoM,
That is true. Joomla updates might overwrite changes to files you make in the backend. Great reminder.
Thank for your visit,


roula August 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

This is a great tip, thanks a lot.

I just wanted to mention that while applying this, I noticed a folder called “overrides” inside the “language” folder. There I found a file called en-GB.override.ini and instead of changing the code in the ini file you mentioned above, I added this line JGLOBAL_SUBCATEGORIES=”” to the en-GB.override.ini (which was empty except for some comments) and it also worked. Then I copied that file and renamed it to el-GR.override.ini (for Greek language) and also added the same line.

Thanks again for the tip.


Elaine August 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hi Roula,
Thanks for the help, im sure this will help other people.
thanks for your visit,


Richard January 1, 2012 at 12:22 am

I tried your suggestion Roula, but it didn’t work in Joomla 1.7.3.


leyiaro April 18, 2012 at 5:19 am worked like a charm


Elaine April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hi Leyiaro,
That’s great! Glad it worked for you.
Thanks for your visit,


Matt June 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I think I luv u!


Cruz March 31, 2014 at 8:42 am

Thank you!! smart fix! it works!


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