Updated on Mar 13, 2019
This tutorial reviews the different options of the Category Manager in Joomla. As we said in the previous tutorial, the script is designed as a CMS (Content Management System) and it provides multiple ways to build up and categorize a large number of different content, such as articles. It also helps you manage your content they way you want, which means categorizing it through different criteria. This is where the Category Manager comes up and allows you to do just that.
To access the Category Manager, log into your website as administrator, navigate to the Content tab and then Category Manager.
When you access the Category Manager, you have the ability to edit them the way you like. Let us start by creating a new category. To do that, click on the New button at the top-left corner of the screen.
Edit the following options:
When you are ready, simply click on the Save & Close button to create it.
You can also edit already existing categories on your website. To do so, access the Category Manager, select the checkbox next to the category that you wish to edit and click on the Edit button at the top.
From the new panel, you will be able to edit the options for the category the same way as when you are first creating it.
Click on the Save & Close button to keep the changes.
You can publish or unpublish different categories on your Joomla website in order to make them visible on your website or not.To publish a new category, go to the Category Manager, select the checkbox next to the category that you wish to publish and then click on the Publish button at the top.
To unpublish a new category, access the Category Manager. Then select the checkbox next to the category that you wish to unpublish and click on the Unpublish button at the top.
If you would like to remove a category from your website, we recommend that you unpublish it first. Then, if it is not needed and this does not cause any issues or missing articles, you can proceed deleting it by accessing the Category Manager.
Select the checkbox next to your category and click on the Trash button at the top to complete the removal.