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In Joomla! a Category is a collection of Articles. It is the middle level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. For example, a website might have Sections called "Animals" and "Plants". Within the "Animals" Section, the website might have Categories such as "Birds" and "Mammals". Within the "Birds" Category, the website might have Articles such as "Parrots" and "Sparrows".
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In Joomla! a Category is a collection of [[Article|Articles]]. In Joomla! versions up to and including {{JVer|1.5}}, is the middle level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. For example, a website might have Sections called "Animals" and "Plants". Within the "Animals" Section, the website might have Categories such as "Birds" and "Mammals". Within the "Birds" Category, the website might have Articles such as "Parrots" and "Sparrows". In Joomla! versions {{JVer|1.6}} and up, Categories can contain other Categories. The example above could be created using an "Animal" category, the Categories "Birds" and "Mammals" that are in that category, and the "Parrots" and "Sparrows" Articles in the "Birds" category.
  
Categories are maintained using the Category Manager ([[jhelp:screen.categories.15|help screen]]) which can be reached in the Administrator (Back-end) by clicking on the Content menu, then the Category Manager menu item.
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Categories are maintained using the Category Manager ([[jhelp:screen.categories.15|help screen]]) which can be reached in the [[Administrator (Application)|Administrator (Back-end)]] by clicking on the Content menu, then the Category Manager menu item.
  
 
'''See also''': [[Section]], [[Article]]<noinclude>[[Category:Glossary definitions|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
 
'''See also''': [[Section]], [[Article]]<noinclude>[[Category:Glossary definitions|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>

Revision as of 07:18, 14 July 2011

In Joomla! a Category is a collection of Articles. In Joomla! versions up to and including Joomla 1.5, is the middle level in the hierarchy Sections -> Categories -> Articles. For example, a website might have Sections called "Animals" and "Plants". Within the "Animals" Section, the website might have Categories such as "Birds" and "Mammals". Within the "Birds" Category, the website might have Articles such as "Parrots" and "Sparrows". In Joomla! versions Joomla 1.6 and up, Categories can contain other Categories. The example above could be created using an "Animal" category, the Categories "Birds" and "Mammals" that are in that category, and the "Parrots" and "Sparrows" Articles in the "Birds" category.

Categories are maintained using the Category Manager (help screen) which can be reached in the Administrator (Back-end) by clicking on the Content menu, then the Category Manager menu item.

See also: Section, Article