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==How to Access==
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Select '''Content → Category Manager''' from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. Or click on the "Category Manager" icon in the [[screen.cpanel.15|Control Panel]].
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
In this screen you have the ability to look at your categories and sort them in different ways. You can also edit existing categories and create new ones. You can enter the Category Manager by clicking on the Category Manager icon in the Control Panel, or by clicking on 'Category Manager' in the 'Content' menu at the Back-end of your Joomla! 1.5 installation.
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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 contains one or more Categories. The special Section 'Uncategorized' has a special Category also called 'Uncategorized'. These are built into Joomla!.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
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[[Image:category_manager.png]]
  
 
==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}}
'''Checkbox:''' You can select this box to select a category. You will need to do this for several actions, for example editing and deleting.
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{{colheader|Checkbox}}
 
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{{colheader|Title}}
'''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]].
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{{colheader|Published}}
 
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{{colheader|Order}}
'''Published:''' In this column you can see whether the category is pubished or unpublished.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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{{colheader|Access Level}}
 
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{{colheader|Section}}
'''Order:''' The order of the categories. You can change this order by changing the number and then click on the save icon at the column header, or by using the small green triangles.
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{{colheader|No. Active}}
 
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{{colheader|No. Trash}}
'''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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{{colheader|Id}}
 
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{{colheader|Display #}}
'''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==
 
==Toolbar==
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
 
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
  
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[[Image:Categorymanager.toolbar.jpg]]
  
 
The functions are:
 
The functions are:
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{{toolbaricon|Publish}}
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{{toolbaricon|Unpublish}}
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{{toolbaricon|Move}}
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{{toolbaricon|Copy}}
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{{toolbaricon|Delete}}
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{{toolbaricon|Edit}}
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{{toolbaricon|New}}
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{{toolbaricon|Help}}
  
'''Publish:''' Select one or more categories who are currently unpublished and click on this button. The selected categories will then get an unpublished state.  
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==List Filters==
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'''Filter by Partial Title'''
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You can filter the list of items either by entering in part of the title or the ID number. You can also select a Published state.
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{{colheader|List Filter}}
  
'''Unpublish:''' Select one or more categories who are currently published and click on this button. The selected categories will then get a published state.
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'''Filter by Section or 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.
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In the area in the upper right, above the column headings, there are two drop-down list boxes as shown below:
  
'''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.
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[[Image:Category_manager_filter.png]]
  
'''Delete:''' Select one or more categories and click on this button. The categories you selected will be deleted.
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The selections may be combined. Only items matching both selections will display in the list.
 
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{{colheader|Select Section}}
'''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]].
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{{colheader|Select State}}
 
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'''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]].
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'''Help:''' Click on this button to access the Help Screen for the Category Manager. That is the same screen you are reading right now.
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==Version Changes==
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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.
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==Typical Usage==
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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.
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*You want to take a look at the categories of your Joomla! site.
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*You want to search for particular categories, or sort your categories in a specific way.
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*You want to edit existing categories, for example there title, state or image.
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*You want to create a new category.
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*You want to see how many active and trashed articles a particular category contains.
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==Quick Tips==
 
==Quick Tips==
*Click on the title of a category to edit this category.
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*Click on the Title of a Category to edit it.
*Click on the title of a section to edit this section.
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*Click on the green check mark or the red X in the Published column to toggle between Published and Unpublished.
*Click on the green hook or red cross in the Published column to toggle between the states Published and Unpublished.
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*Click on the Column Headers to sort the Categories by that column. Click a second time to sort descending (Z to A).
*Click on the Column Headers to sort the sections by that column, ascending or descending.
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==Points to Watch==
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*You need to select one or more categories when you want to publish or unpublish the categories.
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*You need to select one or more categories when you want to copy or move the categories.
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*You need to select one or more categories when you want to delete the categories.
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*You need to select one or more categories when you want to edit the categories.
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*The sorting and filtering options overrule each other.
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==Dependencies==
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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.  
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More dependencies about editing the categories can be found here [[Screen.categories.edit.15#Dependencies]].
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==Related Information==
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*To add or edit Categories: [[Screen.contentcategories.edit.15|Category Manager - New/Edit]]
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*To work with Sections: [[Screen.sections.15|Section Manager]]
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*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a Blog layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category Blog Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category Blog Layout]]
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*To create a page showing Articles for a Category in a List layout: [[screen.menus.edit.15#Category List Layout|Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - Category List Layout]]
  
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Latest revision as of 22:15, 4 August 2012

Contents

How to Access

Select Content → Category Manager from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. Or click on the "Category Manager" icon in the Control Panel.

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 contains one or more Categories. The special Section 'Uncategorized' has a special Category also called 'Uncategorized'. These are built into Joomla!.

Screenshot

Category manager.png

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.
  • Section. The Section this item belongs to. Clicking on the Section Title opens the Section for editing. See Section Manager - Edit.
  • # 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:

Categorymanager.toolbar.jpg

The functions are:

  • Publish. To publish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Unpublish. To unpublish one or more items, select them and click on this button.
  • Move. Select one or more items and click on this button to move them. A new screen will display showing the possible "Move to" locations on the left and the list of item(s) being moved on the right. To complete the move, select the desired "Move to" location and press the "Save" button. To cancel the operation, press "Cancel".
  • Copy. Select one or more items and click this button to copy them. A new screen will display showing the possible "Copy to" locations on the left and the list of item(s) being copied on the right. To complete the copy, select the desired "Copy to" location and press the Copy button. To cancel the operation, press Cancel.
  • Delete. To delete one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be deleted. Note: only empty items can be deleted.
  • Edit. Select one item and click on this button to open it in edit mode. If you have more than one item selected (where applicable), the first item will be opened. You can also open an item for editing by clicking on its Title or Name.
  • New. Click on this button to create a new item. You will enter the New page for this item.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

List Filters

Filter by Partial Title You can filter the list of items either by entering in part of the title or the ID number. You can also select a Published state.

  • Filter. In the upper left corner just above the column headings is a Filter field and two buttons, as shown below:
    Article manager filter1.png
    If you have a large number of items on the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either part of the title and press 'Go' to display the matching items. You can enter in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all titles with the word "Joomla!" in them. You can also search for a specific item id by entering "id:" followed by the id number. For example, "id:123" will find the item with an id of '123'.

Filter by Section or Published State

In the area in the upper right, above the column headings, there are two drop-down list boxes as shown below:

Category manager filter.png

The selections may be combined. Only items matching both selections will display in the list.

  • Select Section. Use the drop-down list box to select the desired Section. Only items in this Section will display. You may also select 'Uncategorized'.
  • Select Status. Use the drop-down list box to select the published state: Published, Unpublished, Trashed, or All. For Articles, you may also select Archived. Important: With the default setting of -Select Status-, the screen only shows Published and Unpublished items. If you have the filter set to -Select Status- and you change items to Trashed, the Trashed items will disappear from the screen. However, they have not been permanently deleted. To do that you need to:
  1. Change the filter to Trashed. The Delete icon will now show in the toolbar.
  2. Select the items you want to permanently delete.
  3. Click on the Delete icon.
You can see all items, regardless of their published state, by selecting All for this filter. You can also re-publish Trashed items by selecting them and clicking on the Publish icon in the toolbar.

Quick Tips

  • Click on the Title of a Category to edit it.
  • Click on the green check mark or the red X in the Published column to toggle between Published and Unpublished.
  • Click on the Column Headers to sort the Categories by that column. Click a second time to sort descending (Z to A).

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