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Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – Hide Article Details on All Pages

Joomla 2.5.x Tutorial on How to hide article details everywhere on your website.  That means whenever you link to an article from the menu whether it be a article blog, category blog or single article, you will not see any of the article details show.  The Article details that are displayed by default are the category name, published date, article author and number of hits.  You can choose to hide all these article details using the Article Manager Article Details Global Settings.  Below I will show you how to easily hide all these Article Details.

Below is a screenshot of my Article After I made the below changes:

Joomla 2.5.8 Article After Removed Article Details
Joomla 2.5.8 Article After Removed Article Details

Overview of how to hide Article Details on All Pages:

  1. Go to Article Manager
  2. Access the Global Setting Options for Article Details
  3. Hide all the Article Details

Steps:

1.  Go to your Article Manager

Joomla 2.5 Article Manager manages all your articles on your website.  You can create, modify, and delete articles.

Joomla 2.5 - Content Article Manager
Joomla 2.5 – Content Article Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Content’, ‘Article Manager

2.  Access the Global Setting Options for Article Details

You can change all Joomla 2.5 Global settings of Articles easily by accessing the Article Details Global Settings.  All article settings that are set to ‘Global’ will change to whatever is set in these Article Details Global Settings.  If you manually override an Article setting to another value other than ‘Global’, it cannot be managed using the Article Details Global Settings.

Joomla 2.5 Article Global Settings Options
Joomla 2.5 Article Global Settings Options
  • In the ‘Article Manager: Articles’ – Click on ‘Options

3.  Hide all the Article Details

If the Article details are assigned a value of ‘Global’ these values can be mass managed via the Article Details Global Settings which is where we are right now.  You can choose to hide or show any article details.

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial - hide article details on all pages
Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – hide article details on all pages
  • Click on the ‘Articles’ tab
  • In the Article Manager Options, Set the following values:
    • Show Category = Hide
    • Show Publish Date = Hide
    • Show Author = Hide
    • Show Hits = Hide
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

Now you can refresh your Joomla 2.5 website and open up an article anywhere on your site.  You will see that the publish date, author, number of hits, and category name are now hidden.  If they are showing, you should check the Menu Manager or Category Manager from where the article is displayed from and see if any of the article settings are set to anything but Global.  If they are set to ‘Show’, change it back to ‘Global’.

Hope that helps you,

Elaine

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