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Joomla 3.0 – How to Unpublish an Article

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial on how to unpublish an article from your site.  Unpublishing an article accomplishes 2 things.  1.  It will not allow users to view this article on your website in page or menu selection, 2.  It will allow you to keep your article in your site until you want visitors to view your article again.  That way you do not have to delete the article but still keep it until you want to publish it again.  It’s very easy to unpublish an article.  Once it’s unpublished, you will see a ‘red x’ beside the article signifying it has been unpublished.

Overview of Steps to Unpublish An Article

  1. Go to the Article Manager
  2. Unpublish Article in Article Manager
  3. Article Successfully Unpublished


1.  Go to the Article Manager

The Article Manager manages all the articles created on your website.  You can edit, delete, create new articles, publish, unpublish, make a feature article and more.

Joomla 3.0 - Content Article Manager

Joomla 3.0 – Content Article Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Content’, ‘Article Manager’

2.  Unpublish Article in Article Manager

There are 2 ways to unpublish an Article in Joomla 3.0.  You can either click on the green check mark, or select the article and click on the ‘Unpublish’ button.  Below I will demo the latter.

Joomla 3.0 - How to unpublish articles - select article

Joomla 3.0 – How to unpublish articles – select article
  • Click on the checkbox beside the article you want to unpublish
  • Click on ‘Unpublish

3.  Article Successfully Unpublished

The article has been successfully unpublished.   You will see a ‘red x’ beside the articles that are unpublished.  A ‘green checkmark’ means it is a published article.

Joomla 3.0 - Unpublish an Article Successful
Joomla 3.0 – Unpublish an Article Successful
  • ‘Red X’ is beside the article you unpublished
  • Will see a message:
    • 1 article unpublished

Now you will not be able to see the article anywhere on your Joomla website.  If you want to publish your article again, go back to step 2 and click on ‘Publish’ button.

Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.



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