In this guide, you will learn how to manage your article categories in Joomla. These are the categories that your site articles will be placed in. Before you begin adding articles to your site, you will need to have at least one category. If you need help with creating categories, you can see my guide on how to create categories. To manage your categories, continue with this guide. Open your Article Category Manager page by clicking Content > Category Manager.
How to Delete Unwanted Article Categories in Joomla
We will begin this guide with deleting article categories that you no longer need on your Joomla site. To delete these unwanted article categories, you will first need to check the box next to the article categories that you want to delete. Next, go to the top of your window and click the Delete icon. Confirm you want to follow through with the deleting of the category and it will be removed from your Joomla site.
How to Edit Article Categories in Joomla
Sometimes, you will need to go back in and edit article categories you have already created. If this is the case, follow these steps. Open your article category manager and click the title of the category you want to edit. On the category page, you will see the fields you can edit. Do what you need to and click the Save button at the top of your window to update your information.
How to Hide Article Categories in Joomla
If you want to remove article categories from your Joomla site, but do not want to delete them, you can hide them by unpublishing them. They will still be on your site, but they will not be seen by your visitors. To unpublish an article category, load the manager page. Then check the box next to the article category or categories that you want to hide. Go to the top of the page and click the Unpublish button. Your article category will then be hidden.