For convenience, the Site is divided logically into a number of sections called Categories. Each Category contains a list of pages on related topics. The Categories are themselves arranged into a hierarchy, at the moment two levels deep but more levels could be added if helpful. In principle it is possible to restrict authors' access to just the Categories they write for, but at present that has not been done.

 

Creating a Category

To create a Category:

  • Enter the Category Manager, from the Content menu or from the Control Panel;
  • Click the New button to enter the Category Editor;
  • Give the new Category a title. Do not give it an alias - this will be done automatically by Joomla;
  • Set the new category's Parent, either to No parent if this is at the top level of the hierarchy, or to some existing category;
  • Click the Save & Close button.

 

Editing a Category

To alter parameters for an existing Category, enter the Category Manager (as above). Click the name of the Category that you wish to edit, to enter the Category Editor where you can alter the characteristics. Click Save & Close to save the amendments, or Close to exit the editor without saving any changes.

 

Deleting a Category

Not to be done without great caution! To delete an existing Category, enter the Category Manager (as above). Click the checkbox next to the name of the Category that you wish to delete and click the Delete button.