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Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – How to Hide Article Details on Home Page

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial – On the frontpage of your Joomla 2.5 website, you have an option to display details about the Articles you create.  These details include:

  • Show Author
  • Show Create Date
  • Show Modify Date
  • Show Publish Date
  • Show Navigation
  • Show Voting
  • Show Icons
  • and many more…

You can easily show or hide these Article Details in the Default Main Menu item options.    Below I have an example of my frontpage showing the ‘Publish Date’.

See the Frontpage of my Joomla 2.5 website, it is currently showing the Article Publish Date“, how do I remove this?  See my steps below:

Joomla 2.5 Featured Articles Showing Published Date
Joomla 2.5 featured articles Showing Published Date

Overview of steps to Remove Article Details from featured articles:

Joomla 2.5 - The star is beside the Menu Manager that contains the default Menu Item
1. Joomla 2.5 - Default Main Menu

1.  Access Default Main Menu – Home in the Menu Manager

Locate your Default main menu, if you look at your Menu Manager, your default main menu is the menu with a big yellow star beside it.

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator backend
  • Click on Menus, Main Menu
  • Click on the Menu item with has a start beside it.  Which means, this menu item is the default page visitors land on when they visit your website
    • Click on ‘Home

2.  Hide Article Details in the Menu Manager

Typically all Article options are managed globally by the Article Manager Options which can be found in the ‘Article Manager – Options’ button.  Here in the Menu Manager, Home Menu item, you will override these global settings by setting the values individually.

  • Expand the section ‘Article Options’ on the Right
Joomla 2.5 - Expand Article Options in Default Menu Item
2. Joomla 2.5 - Expand Article Options Section in Default Menu Item
  • Set the following values:

    Joomla 2.5 - Hide all Article Details in Menu Item
    Joomla 2.5 - Hide all Article Details in Menu Item
    • Show Create Date = Hide
    • Show Modify Date = Hide
    • Show Publish Date = Hide
    • Show Navigation = Hide
    • Show Icons = Hide
    • Show Print Icon = Hide
    • Show Email Icon = Hide
    • Show Hits = Hide
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

That’s it,  you are done.  Refresh your Joomla 2.5 website and you will not see any Article Details displayed on your Frontpage.

If you want to display these Article details again, just repeat step 2 and change all the values to “Show”.




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