Working with Articles and Categories
In this article we cover how to create and edit website Categories and Articles.
An Article is some written information (text and images) to be displayed in your website.
A Category is a container for organising Articles.
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When you create a NEW Article it will ONLY be visible in the Front End of your website when you:
- publish it,
- make it accessible to the Public, and
- create a Menu Link to it or a Link from within another Article.
You can also control the times when Articles are visible.
For example: set a Start and End date.
These settings are controlled via the Publishing tab when editing Articles.
Use the Joomla! Accessibility Checker Plugin to check your website's pages are accessible to all users, including users who navigate using their keyboard or a screen reader.
The Joomla! Accessibility Checker Plugin will highlight many improvements that can be made.
Example: when there is no H1 Heading at the top of an Article.
The image below shows an example in a WYNCHCO Website Design when there are no identifiable improvements.
Learn how to use the plugin at the following link.
The very first Articles you will see in a default WYNCHCO Website Design will be the Featured Articles presented on the Home Page.
These Featured Articles are brought to the screen whenever someone selects the HOME Menu Link.
Note: when someone enters your website domain name in a browser address bar, they are effectively choosing the HOME Menu Link.
The selection of this Menu Link triggers the fetching to the screen of those Articles you choose to be Featured!
Linking to Non-featured Articles
All other Articles (i.e. non-featured Articles) are brought to the screen in the same way i.e. courtesy of the trigger effect of someone selecting either a Menu Link or Link.
Content outside Articles & Categories
Not all website content is presented by Categories and Articles.
Much of your website's content is displayed by Modules.
Example: Menu modules, custom modules, latest news modules etc.
These can be presented from within Articles but are mostly presented outside Articles.
Example: the right sidebar or top of the screen.
How to create and edit Categories.
How to create and edit Articles.
Tabs and Sliders.
How to use Page Breaks.
How to use Read More.
How to reset Article Hits Counter.
How to archive an Article.
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