Joomla 1.6 – Where is the Trash??

by Elaine on February 15, 2011

And you thought you needed help.  I spent 20 minutes playing around with deleting articles and categories.  I spent another 30 minutes trying to find where Joomla 1.6 placed my Trashed items.   If you are looking for your Trash items, here is how to find them:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend.

2.  Go to Content, Article Manager, select the Articles or Categories tab

3.  Click on the filter drop down that says “Select State”.

4.  Select “Trash”

Yes.  Can you believe it was that simple.  So now if you want to purge your deleted items from your Joomla site:

5.  Use the checkbox on the side to select the items you want to purge out of your Trash.

6.  Click on the ‘Emtpy Trash’ icon.

There it will be gone completely from your Joomla 1.6 site.  On the other hand, if you don’t want to purge and want to restore the deleted item from Trash back to where it was before:

7.  Use the checkbox on the side to select the items you want to restore.

6.  Click on the ‘Publish’ icon.

Your articles will move out of the Trash state and back into Published.  You will find your articles back in the same categories as they were before.   Remember to change the dropdown state back to ‘Select State’ to see them.

 Joomla 1.6   Where is the Trash??


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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wytelis July 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Thanks!! It really helped !


Elaine August 1, 2011 at 2:01 am

Hi wytelis,
No problem. Thanks for your visit.


Ricardas August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

At first time it made me little annoyed, but finaly I think this is better trash management than it was in J1.5.


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