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Joomla!® Bible by Ric Shreves

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Chapter 5. Managing Content

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Working with the Joomla! content hierarchy

  • Managing articles

  • Working with the article parameters

  • Using the Article Trash Manager

  • Working with archived articles

The management of content is at the very core of the Joomla! CMS. Not surprisingly, the content management options in the system include a wide variety of possibilities. This chapter documents the key concepts and features associated with the creation, organization, and management of content in your Joomla! site.

Getting the most out of the system requires gaining an understanding of the way the sections, categories, and articles work together to create a hierarchy of items. Logical structuring of content not only makes the site easier to use for your visitors, but also enhances the efficient management of the site. This chapter covers the most common approaches to handling content organization challenges as well as the various parameters that enable you to tailor the system to your needs.

Understanding the Joomla! Content Hierarchy

Like most content management systems, Joomla! allows you to organize your content inside of a hierarchy. Joomla! was built with the capacity to handle large and complex sites, which can be good and bad. The capacity is an advantage when you need the flexibility to manage large amounts of content, but it can be a challenge where you have a small amount of content, as improper use of the system can result in a site that is confusing to manage and needlessly complex. ...

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