Adding Articles to Your Joomla Website

by | May 11, 2011 | Tutorials

In this tutorial, we give you a step by step guide to adding articles to your website.


One of the best features of a Joomla/CMS based website is its ability to quickly add articles and edit in “real-time” any existing articles. This is a quick guide that will have you adding articles in no time.

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Step 1: Make sure that you are signed into your site.

Step 2: Locate the User Menu. The user menu will only appear if you are logged in. It may be located on the left or right column, or at the bottom of the page.

Step 3: Click on the “Add an article” link. A Text Editor will appear. The tools available look very similar to those found in word processing applications such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect.

Step 4: Type in the Title of the article.

Step 5: In the text box, either type the article or paste in a previously written article.

Step 6: Select your publishing options such as the section, category and date of publication.

Step 7: (Optional but recommended) Type in Metadata information such as a short description and key words so that search engines will index the article.

Step 8: Click save.


Note: if you want to edit an article, click on the pencil-like icon near the article’s header and you will open the Article Editor. Then you can use the same steps above.

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