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==How to Access==
 
 
==How to Access==
 
==How to Access==
 
Click on the Category Manager icon in the [[screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]] or click on 'Category Manager' in the 'Content' menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation.
 
Click on the Category Manager icon in the [[screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]] or click on 'Category Manager' in the 'Content' menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation.
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==Column Headers==
 
==Column Headers==
In the table with all sections from your Joomla! site displayed, you will see different columns. Here you can read what they mean and what is displayed in each column.
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Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
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{{colheader|Number}}
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{{colheader|Checkbox}}
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{{colheader|Title}}
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{{colheader|Published}}
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{{colheader|Order}}
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{{colheader|Access Level}}
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{{colheader|No. Categories}}
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{{colheader|No. Active}}
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{{colheader|No. Trash}}
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{{colheader|Id}}
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{{colheader|Display #}}
  
'''Checkbox:''' You can select this box to select a category. You will need to do this for several actions, for example editing and deleting.
 
  
'''Title:''' The title of the category. When you click on this title, you will go to the edit page of this category. You can find the help screen about this part of the Category Manager here: [[Screen.categories.edit.15]].
 
  
'''Published:''' Whether the category is published or unpublished. A green hook is shown when the category is published, a red cross sign when the category is unpublished. Click on the icon to toggle between published and unpublished.
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==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
  
'''Order:''' The order of the categories. This order is used when a Section Blog Layout is defined with Category Order of "Order". You can change this order in two different ways. One is to change one or more numbers in the Order field and then click on the Save Order icon in the column header. Another is to click on the small green triangles to move the current row up or down one position.
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==List Filters==
  
'''Access Level:''' The access level of the category. It will display the word Public (everyone can see it), Registered (all logged-in users can see it) or Special (every one with a higher group then 'Registered' can see it). Click on it to toggle between the different access levels.
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==Quick Tips==
 
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'''Section:''' The section to which the category belongs to. When you click on the title, you will go to the edit screen of this section.
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'''<nowiki>#</nowiki> Active:''' The number of active articles within this category. The active articles include the published and unplished articles, but not the trashed ones.
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'''<nowiki>#</nowiki> Trash:''' The number of trashed articles from this category. These articles can be found at the Article Trash. You can restore or delete them there.
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'''ID:''' The ID number of the category. You can not change this number.
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==Sorting of table==
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You can sort the rows of the table in different ways. You can also decide to only show categories from a specific section, the published categories or the unpublished categories.
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'''Title:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by title, ascending, or when you click another time on it, descending.
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'''Published:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by their state, ascending (Published first), or when you click another time on it, descending (Unpublished first).
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'''Order:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by order, ascending, or when you click another time on it, descending.
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'''Access Level:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by their access level, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
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'''Section:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by section, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
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'''ID:''' Click on this column header to sort the categories by their ID, ascending, or when you will click another time on it, descending.
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'''Select Section:''' Select from the drop-down box the section from which you want to display the categories.
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'''Select State:''' Select from the drop-down box 'Published' to only display the published sections, or select 'Unpublished' to only display the unpublished sections.
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'''Filter:''' Enter words to search for particular categories. Click on the 'Go' button to search, and on the 'Reset' button to go back to the main screen of the Category Manager and delete the search results.
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'''Display #:''' Select from the drop-down box how many categories there should be displayed on one page.
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==Toolbar==
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At the top right you will see the toolbar:
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The functions are:
 
The functions are:
  
'''Publish:''' Select one or more categories who are currently unpublished and click on this button. The selected categories will then get an unpublished state.
 
  
'''Unpublish:''' Select one or more categories who are currently published and click on this button. The selected categories will then get a published state.
 
  
''''Move:''' Select one or more categories and click on this button. Choose the section to which these categories should be moved, and click on the Save button. The categories will be moved to another section and you will return to the Category Manager main screen.
 
 
'''Copy:''' Select one or more categories and click on this button. Choose the section to which these categories should be copied, and click on the Save button. The categories will be copied to another section and you will return to the Category Manager main screen.
 
 
'''Delete:''' Select one or more categories and click on this button. The categories you selected will be deleted.
 
 
'''Edit:''' Select a category and click on this button. You will enter the Category Manager - Edit page. More information about this page can be found here: [[Screen.categories.edit.15]].
 
 
'''New:''' Click on this button to create a new category. You will enter the Category Manager - New page. More information about this page can be found here: [[Screen.categories.edit.15]].
 
 
'''Help:''' Click on this button to access the Help Screen for the Category Manager. That is the same screen you are reading right now.
 
 
==Version Changes==
 
The differences between the Joomla! 1.0.x Category Manager and the Joomla! 1.5 Category Manager are mostly about the sorting of the categories. In the Joomla! 1.0.x versions you were not able to click on the column headers to sort the categories by the specific column, ascending or descending. In Joomla! 1.5 there is only a Title, while there was a Category Name and a Title in Joomla! 1.0.x. In Joomla! 1.5 you are able to set the Alias, used for SEF, in Joomla! 1.0.x this option was not available.
 
 
==Typical Usage==
 
You will use the Category Manager when you want to do some actions with your category database. Here you will find some of the reasons for the use of this screen.
 
*You want to take a look at the categories of your Joomla! site.
 
*You want to search for particular categories, or sort your categories in a specific way.
 
*You want to edit existing categories, for example there title, state or image.
 
*You want to create a new category.
 
*You want to see how many active and trashed articles a particular category contains.
 
 
==Quick Tips==
 
*Click on the title of a category to edit this category.
 
*Click on the title of a section to edit this section.
 
*Click on the green hook or red cross in the Published column to toggle between the states Published and Unpublished.
 
*Click on the Column Headers to sort the sections by that column, ascending or descending.
 
  
==Points to Watch==
 
*You need to select one or more categories when you want to publish or unpublish the categories.
 
*You need to select one or more categories when you want to copy or move the categories.
 
*You need to select one or more categories when you want to delete the categories.
 
*You need to select one or more categories when you want to edit the categories.
 
*The sorting and filtering options overrule each other.
 
  
 
==Dependencies==
 
==Dependencies==
When you change the state of a category, this category will not be displayed in a Category Blog Layout or a Category List Layout. When you create a new category, you can choose this category when creating a new article.
 
  
More dependencies about editing the categories can be found here [[Screen.categories.edit.15#Dependencies]].
 
  
 
[[Category:DocCamp]]
 
[[Category:DocCamp]]

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Contents

How to Access

Click on the Category Manager icon in the Control Panel or click on 'Category Manager' in the 'Content' menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation.

Description

The Category Manager is where you can edit existing Categories and create new ones. Articles in Joomla! are organized into Sections and Categories. Categories are the second level of organization underneath Sections. Every Section has one or more Categories, and every Category has one parent Section. The special Section 'Uncategorized' has a special Category also called 'Uncategorized'. These are built into Joomla!.

Screenshot

Categorymanager.jpg

Column Headers

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

  • #. An indexing number automatically assigned by Joomla! for ease of reference.
  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected item or items. Many toolbar actions, such as Publish and Unpublish, can work with multiple items. Others, such as Edit, only work on one item at a time. If multiple items are checked and you press Edit, the first item will be opened for editing.
  • Title. The name of the item. For a Menu Item, the Title will display in the Menu. For an Article, Section, or Category, the Title may optionally be displayed on the web page. This entry is required. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
  • Published. Whether the item has been published or not. You can change the Published state by clicking on the icon in this column.
  • Order. The order to display items. If the list is sorted by this column, you can change the order by clicking the arrows or by entering the sequential order and clicking 'Save Order'.
  • Access Level. Who has access to this item. Current options are:
    • Public: Everyone has access
    • Registered: Only registered users have access
    • Special: Only users with author status or higher have access
You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on the icon in the column.
  • # Categories. The number of Categories within this Section. Categories are added in the Category Manager.
  • # Active. The number of active Articles within this Section or Category. Active articles include published and unpublished articles but not Articles that have been moved to Trash.
  • # Trash. The number of Articles from this Section or Category that are currently in Trash. These articles can be seen in the Article Trash screen. An Article in Trash is still stored on the site and may be either Restored or Deleted permanently.
  • ID. The ID number. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla!. It is used to identify the item internally, for example in internal links. You can not change this number.
  • Display #. The number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages. Note that if you have a large number of items, it may be helpful to use the Filter options, located above the column headings, to limit which items display (where applicable).


Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

List Filters

Quick Tips

Categorymanager.toolbar.jpg

The functions are:



Dependencies