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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Empty Trash in Article Manager

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – It seems like they are always hiding the Trash in the Article Manager.  Even I sometimes get confused as to where to find the trash and how to purge the articles from the trash.  So I’ve created this tutorial to help you and myself to remember where the Article Trash Manager is and how to purge deleted Articles from the trash manager.

Overview of how to find & purge deleted Articles:

  1. Go to the Article Manager
  2. Change Status to Trashed in Article Manager
  3. To Purge Articles – Select Articles and Click Trash
  4. Success!!

Steps:

1.  Go to the Article Manager

 Joomla 3.0 Article Manager is where all your articles are stored.  You can delete, undelete, publish, unpublish, change permissions, change display options for articles and there are tons more features in the Article Manager.

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

2.   Change Status to Trashed in Article Manager

To see your deleted Articles Joomla 3.0, change the status drop down to ‘Trashed’.

Joomla 3.0 - Article Manager State=Trashed
Joomla 3.0 – Article Manager State = Trashed
  •  In the Article Manager, Set the Filter:
    • Select Status = Trashed

3.  To Purge Articles – Select Articles and Click Trash

You can either empty or restore the Articles in the trash in the Joomla 3.0 Article Manager.  Below are steps on how to purge or empty the Trash in the Article Manager.

Joomla 3.0 - Purge Articles from Trash in Article Manager
Joomla 3.0 – Purge Articles from Trash in Article Manager
  •  In the Article Manager, use the checkbox to select the articles you want to purge
  • Click on ‘Empty Trash

4.  Success!!

After you have purged or emptied articles from the Trash in Article Manager, remember to change the status filter back to ‘Select Status’.  The Article Manager remembers the filters that were last entered and does not reset itself.   So in order to see all the Published Articles in your Joomla 3.0, select the status = Select Status.

Joomla 3.0 - Article Manager Trash - Change Status
Joomla 3.0 – Article Manager Trash – Change Status
  • After purging article in Trash in Article Manager, there will be a message that says:

Message:

1 article deleted.

  • Set the Filter:
    • Trashed = Select Status

Hope that helps,

Thanks,

Elaine

2 comments
  1. Tracy

    I have upgraded to Joomla3.2.3 and I trashed some articles. I followed your tutorial for articles but when I follow the instructions, I do not have a filter button where I can pick out the trashed articles. Is this a fault of joomla update that I just did.

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