In this guide, I am going to show Joomla beginners how to create web link categories. Before you add web links to your Joomla site, you will need to have at least one link category. However, you are free to have as many categories as you want. Once you have created at least one web link category, you can begin creating your web links. If you need help with your web links, you can search for my tutorial on that subject for help.
Opening the Web Link Categories Page in Joomla
We will begin this guide with opening the Web Links Categories page in Joomla. Make sure you are logged in as the administrator. Then hover over the Components link in the top menu. In the expanded menu, place your mouse on the Web Links option. That will expand a sub-menu and you can click the Categories link and that will load the Web Link Categories page.
Creating a New Web Link Category in Joomla
To begin creating a new web link category, click the New icon in the top menu. That will reload the page and you will see the fields for creating a new web link category. On this page, go through the fields and fill in the information to create the new web link category.
You will at least need a title for your new web link category, a description, and decide if you want it published or not. The other fields are optional. The description field does not have to be a long drawn out description. It can be a sentence or two.
Adding the Web Link Category to Your Joomla Site
You are now ready to add the web link category to your Joomla site. To do this, go to the top of your menu and click the Save button. Your web link category will be added to your database, but you will still be on the web link category page. To return to the page with all of the categories, you will need to click the Close button at the top of your window.