Joomla 3 Tutorial – How to Create a New Article Category in Category Manager

by Elaine on July 26, 2013

Every article you create in Joomla 3 must be assigned to a category.  If you don’t have a category created, you will not be able to publish your new article.  So if this is a new installation of Joomla, you should first create a category before you create an article.  You can also nest your categories, so you can have a parent category with many child categories underneath it.  In my example, I will show you how to create a new parent category.

Overview of How to Create a New Article Category in Category Manager:

  1. Go to Content Category Manager
  2. Click on New Category in Article Category Manager
  3. Enter New Category Details in Article Category Manager

Steps:

1.  Go to Content Category Manager

You can manage your categories in the Category Manager. Each article must be assigned to a category.  Each category can have a child category or may be assigned as a parent category.  Sometimes it’s beneficial to assign proper categories because you can also create menu types of a category blog where you list all articles in one category.

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Joomla 3 Content Category Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Content’
  • Click on ‘Category Manager

2.  Click on New Category in Article Category Manager

Create a new category in the Category Manager.  There is a ‘new’ button at the top left of the screen.

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Joomla 3 New Category in Category Manager
  • In Category Manager: Articles
  • Click on ‘New‘ Button

3.  Enter New Category Details in Article Category Manager

Enter your new category details.  You can assign your new category to be a parent category or assign it to be a child category under another category.  I’m creating a new top article category meaning it will have no parent.

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Joomla 3 Category Manager New Category Details
  • In Category Manager: Add a New Articles Category
  • Under Category Details, set the following values:
    • Title = Elaine CmsMind New Category
    • Alias = Elaine CmsMind New Category
    • Description = Elaine CmsMind New Category
    • Parent = No Parent
    • Status = Published
    • Access = Public
    • Language = All
  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

Now your new category has been saved.  You can use the Category Manager to view all your categories.  You can also edit your article and assign articles to your new article category.

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla 3 Tutorial   How to Create a New Article Category in Category Manager

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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