What are Joomla! articles?

A Joomla! Article is the term used to describe the content pages published on the platform. An article can be linked to a Joomla! menu item or simply be created as a standalone entity, hyperlinked from other articles on your site.

To create a new article, click the Content menu then select Articles > Add New Article.

Enter a title for your article and use the article editor to enter your text. You’ll notice a large toolbar at the top of the editor that includes a swathe of formatting tools. It works in a similar way to a word processor app like Microsoft Word.


Highlight a section of text with the left mouse button, then select a tool to change its format.

Formatted text

Above the article toolbar, tabs allow you to configure article-specific image and layout options. You can also manage metadata content and user access permissions.

Article configuration options

Use the Save buttons at the top of the screen when you need to take a break, or you’re ready to publish your article.

Save buttons

To the right, you’ll find options for configuring your article settings. The Published drop-down menu allows you to show or hide your post from public display. You can set a category for the article, configure Featured Article status, define access privileges, language settings, article tags and more.

Article settings

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Follow this link to learn how.

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