Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – Change Number of Articles to Display in Category List Menu Item

by Elaine on April 4, 2012

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – You created a menu item to display articles in your Category,  but for some reason the default number of articles is set to 5 or 10.  This tutorial will step you through how to change the default number of articles to display in your Category List Menu Item.

Here is a screenshot of my Category List only showing 5 Articles.

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Joomla 2.5 Category List Showing only 5 Articles

I want to increase the default number of articles to display in my category list menu item to 10.

Overview of the steps:

  • Edit your Category List Menu Item
  • Change List Layout Options

Steps:

1.  Edit your Category List Menu Item

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator panel
  • Click on ‘Menus’, Select the Menu Group you Created your Menu
  • Click and Edit your Menu Item

2.  Change List Layout Options

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Joomla 2.5 Category List Menu Item - List Layout

  • On the right, expand the option ‘List Layouts
  • Set the following value to 10 or however many number of articles you want to display by default in your category list menu item.
    • # Articles to List = 10
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

Now you can refresh your Joomla 2.5 website and click on your Category Item list menu item.  In my case, I click on my menu item ‘Elaine CmsMind CategoryBlog’.  I will now see 10 articles displayed instead of 5.   Please ignore my menu item title, use your own Menu Item.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 2.5 Tutorial   Change Number of Articles to Display in Category List Menu Item

Elaine

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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

TCdJ April 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hey there,

I was wondering, is there something like this for contacts? I can’t seem to find it…
Thanks in advance!

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Elaine April 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Hi TCdJ,
I will look for you and let you know.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Simon Vo November 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hi Author,
If i want to show list of articles by grid how to do it ?
Let say i have Category=News, I have added 5 news, when i click to News menu, it will show me table : 1 column, 5 rows, each row is News Picture, Short Content and Readmore … button.
Pls advice
Thanks
Simon

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roger May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! was having a hard time finding where this was in 2.5!

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