Joomla Categories

The Joomla categories content source references your Joomla content categories. Categories are like the containers for your content items in Joomla and so this content source can be used to display a macro or birds eye view of your content structure.

 

An example of the Joomla category content source

The example below displays a single category and it's related image, introtext and the date it was created. The read more links to the category view where the items within the category are able to be seen.

  • 13 March 2015
    In pulvinar varius metus sed consectetur. Morbi sagittis tortor eu pellentesque feugiat. Curabitur maximus mauris ut lorem luctus pulvinar. Morbi ultricies rutrum massa vel posuere. In urna sapien, euismod a ante rhoncus, feugiat eleifend odio. Suspendisse luctus diam ullamcorper odio eleifend, vel auctor quam tincidunt. Sed tempor ipsum varius, dictum ante et, rutrum dui. Maecenas maximus pharetra tincidunt. Integer at tortor in leo pretium pretium. Nunc egestas feugiat purus, a laoreet nulla ullamcorper vel. Etiam hendrerit nisi in metus eleifend dictum. Nullam in dolor luctus, fringilla dui sit amet, vehicula leo.    

 

Can I reference Joomla content items using this source?

This content source can not display specific Joomla content items. This source is used to display details about the category in which content items are assigned to.

 

Where in Joomla do you specify the content for this content source?

1. In your Joomla administrator go to content > category manager

category manager

2. Click on the category you want to edit

category edit

3. Images for categories are referenced in Zentools2 via the options tab as shown below.

category image 

Layout elements available for the Joomla category content source include:

  • title
  • image
  • introtext
  • date
  • readmore
  • tweet
  • like
  • pinit