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8. Fill out the fields in the same manner as we did in step #3 above:<br/>
 
8. Fill out the fields in the same manner as we did in step #3 above:<br/>
'''(1)Title:''' The name of the Catergory. This is what will show on the pages if needed<br/>
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'''(1)Title:''' The name of the Category. This is what will show on the pages if needed<br/>
 
'''(2)Alias:''' (optional) A unique name for the Category. It is not shown anywhere. If left blank Joomla! will fill it in automatically<br/>
 
'''(2)Alias:''' (optional) A unique name for the Category. It is not shown anywhere. If left blank Joomla! will fill it in automatically<br/>
 
'''(3)Published:''' Select Yes te enable the category, No to Disable it<br/>
 
'''(3)Published:''' Select Yes te enable the category, No to Disable it<br/>
'''(4)Section:''' This is where the Hierachy comes into play. Select the Section title that you created earlier<br/>
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'''(4)Section:''' This is where the Hierarchy comes into play. Select the Section title that you created earlier<br/>
 
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'''(5)Category order:''' While there are no fields showing at the moment, when you place your scond category in under the section, you can select the order of the categories here<br/>
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'''(5)Category order:''' While there are no fields showing at the moment, when you place your second category in under the section, you can select the order of the categories here<br/>
'''(6)Access Level:''' Set to who you want to see the category, Public is everybody, Registered is everybody who has regstered to your site and Special are manager access and up<br/>
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'''(6)Access Level:''' Set to who you want to see the category, Public is everybody, Registered is everybody who has registered to your site and Special are manager access and up<br/>
 
'''(7)Image:''' (Optional) displays and Image next to the Category Title on the web pages with the Category Title Showing<br/>
 
'''(7)Image:''' (Optional) displays and Image next to the Category Title on the web pages with the Category Title Showing<br/>
 
'''(8) Image Location:''' Where the image is located relative to the title<br/>
 
'''(8) Image Location:''' Where the image is located relative to the title<br/>

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1. Navigate to Content > Section Manger
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2. When the new page loads, click the New Button
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3. Enter the following Fields:
(1)Title: The name of the section. This will show as Page headings if you have the settings to show this.
(2)Alias: (Optional) A unique name for the section. Does not show on any pages
(3)Published: Select Yes to enable the section for use on the website or no to disable the use
(4)Access Level: Determines who in your site can use this section. Public is everybody, Registered is anyone who has an account with your site and Special are managers and above
(5)Image: (Optional) A selection of images for the section. if used will show on pages
(6)Image Position: Relative to the Title
(7)Description: (optional) Describe what the section is and what it is used for. While it is optional, it is recommended, especially when you have a number of administrators looking after your website. They will know what the section is then for
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4. When you have finished with the fields, Click the save Button
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5. You will now see your title in the list
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CATEGORIES

6. Now we can create our Categories and place them under the Section. Navigate to Content > Category Manager
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7. Click on the New Button
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8. Fill out the fields in the same manner as we did in step #3 above:
(1)Title: The name of the Category. This is what will show on the pages if needed
(2)Alias: (optional) A unique name for the Category. It is not shown anywhere. If left blank Joomla! will fill it in automatically
(3)Published: Select Yes te enable the category, No to Disable it
(4)Section: This is where the Hierarchy comes into play. Select the Section title that you created earlier
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(5)Category order: While there are no fields showing at the moment, when you place your second category in under the section, you can select the order of the categories here
(6)Access Level: Set to who you want to see the category, Public is everybody, Registered is everybody who has registered to your site and Special are manager access and up
(7)Image: (Optional) displays and Image next to the Category Title on the web pages with the Category Title Showing
(8) Image Location: Where the image is located relative to the title
(9) Description: (optional) Describe what the Category is and what it is used for. While this is optional, it is recommended in case other site administrators try to use the Category
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9. When all fields have been completed, Click the Save Button
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10. Now, When you go to the Article Manager and select the Section that you created, The category list will show the Categories assigned to that Section
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11. Repeat steps 6 - 9 to add more Categories to your Section.