Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Remove Category Name From Article

by Elaine on February 14, 2013

Joomla 3.0 Tutorial on how to remove the category name from articles you see on your Joomla website.  You can remove the category name article details from all the articles or just one article.  I will show you how to remove the category name article detail from all articles on your site.   Below is a screenshot of the category name I want to remove from my article:

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – Remove Category Name from Article – frontend see category name

Overview of How to Remove the Category Name From Articles:

  1. Go to Article Manager
  2. Check Article – Article Options
  3. Go to Article Global Options in Article Manager Options
  4. Hide Category Details in Article Manager Options
  5. See Article in Joomla Frontend Without Category Name

Steps:

1.  Go to Article Manager

Joomla 3.0 Article Manager manages all the articles in your Joomla website.  You can create, edit, delete, unpublish, publish articles and more.

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

2.  Check Article – Article Options

All Articles are created with a default of showing the category details.  If you want to remove the category name from all the articles you can do so by using the article global options.    But you have to make sure that showing the category details is set to ‘Use Global’.   Go edit your Joomla article to see if this setting is set to ‘Use Global’.  If you wish to override the Global settings, you can explicitly set the value here to Show/Hide and this will only affect the article you are editing.

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  • Go to Article Manager
  • Edit an Article
  • Click on ‘Article Options’ tab
  • Make sure the following value is set:
    • Show Category = Use Global
  • If you only want this article to not show the category name, you can set show category = Hide.

3.  Go to Article Global Options in Article Manager Options

The ‘Use Global’ option in Article Settings refers to the Article Manager Options.

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Joomla 3 Article Manager Global Settings
  • Go to Article Manager
  • Click on ‘Options

4.  Hide Category Details in Article Manager Options

Here you manage all the settings across all articles that have settings set to ‘Use Global’.  As mentioned before, you can override these settings by changing the article settings explicitly in the article.

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – Remove Category Name from Articles in Joomla – Article Manager Options Hide Category Name
  • Click on ‘Articles’ tab
  • Set the following value:
    • Show Category = Hide
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

Now you can refresh your Joomla 3.0 Website.  The change should be immediate.  You can see from my screenshot below that my category details are gone now.  It doesn’t say “Category: Joomla”

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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – Remove Category Name from Article – After Change

Hope that helps.  Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.0 Tutorial   How to Remove Category Name From Article

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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