Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Copy an Article to a Category

by Elaine on October 16, 2012

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – This tutorial focuses on how to copy and article to another or the same category.  This is equivalent to a copy / paste of an article.  Except in Joomla 3.0, you don’t see a ‘copy & paste’ function.  You can easily copy a Joomla 3.0 article by going into the Article Manager and clicking on the ‘Batch‘ button.  I will show you steps below on how to copy & paste an article to the same or different Article category.

Overview of how to copy and paste an article to A Category

  1. Go to the Article Manager
  2. Select an Article and Click on ‘Batch‘ Button
  3. Select Category to Copy to and ‘Process
  4. Success!!
Steps:

1.   Go to the Article Manager

Article Manager manages all the articles, featured articles, and article viewing options.  You can delete, publish, unpublished, undelete, show on frontpage, remove display article options and more.

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

2.  Select an Article and Click on ‘Batch‘ Button

To copy & paste an article in Joomla 3.0, you must select the article(s) first and then click on the ‘Batch’ button.  In previous Joomla versions, the batch copy or move option was at the bottom of the screen.  This functionality has now moved into it’s own window that is displayed after you click on the ‘Batch’ button.

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  • Use checkbox to select Article(s)
  • Click on the ‘Batch‘ button

3.  Select Category to Copy to and ‘Process

After you click the ‘Batch’ button, a window will pop up and ask you to select a category to move or copy the article(s) to.   You can either Move or Copy the selected article(s) to the same or different category name.  The Category Names are managed in the Joomla 3.0 Content-Category Manager.

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In my example, I’m copying the article to the same category.  So I’m selecting:

  • Select Category for Move/Copy = Elaine
  • Copy
  • Click on ‘Process

4.  Success!!

After you clicked on ‘Process’, Joomla 3.0 will copy or move those articles to the specified categories.

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You will see a message that says:

Message:

Batch process completed successfully.

I hope that helps you.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.0 Tutorial   How to Copy an Article to a Category

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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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Carl Iverson March 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Want to backup an article before making changes. If I want to restore the copy to the original will that work ok? In your example, can I move the “Getting Started CmsMind (2) to “Getting Started CmsMind” and the replacement title will not have the (2)?

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Elaine March 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hi Carl,
Yes, you can do that. Just make sure the alias in both articles are not the same.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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