If you plan to add news feeds to your Joomla site, you will first need to create categories for those news feeds. You can create as many news feed categories as you want, but you have to create at least one to begin adding news feeds to your site. In this guide, I am going to walk you through the steps of creating news feed categories in your Joomla site.
Loading Your News Feeds Category Manager in Joomla
We will need to begin with loading the news feeds category manager in Joomla. You can load this section by hovering your mouse over the Components button and then placing your mouse on the News Feeds link. That will load a sub-menu and you can click the Categories link in that menu.
You News Feeds category manager will now load and you can begin creating your categories from this page. Any time you need to work with your news feed categories, you will need to load this page.
Creating New News Feeds Categories in Joomla
To begin creating your first category, you will need to click the New button in the top, right menu. The page will reload and you can fill in the fields on this page to create your first news feed category.
Basically, you will need to type a name for the category, select who can have access to this category, and type a brief description for the category. All of the other fields are pretty much up to you. When you are finished, you can click the Save button at the top of your page and click Close to return to your category page.
If you want to use an image with the category you are creating, you will need to drop the image box down and select the image you want to use. Then select where you want the image to be positioned. Then you can click the Save button to create the news feed category.