Joomla 1.0 Content
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This tutorial will show you how to manage your content in Joomla. After reading this page you will be able to structure your articles in the most convenient way.
In order to create the desired hierarchy of your information, you need first to gain understanding of the classes of content that are included in Joomla. Those are sections, categories and content items.
The highest level in the hierarchy is represented by the Sections. These can be managed through the Section Manager of the Content menu. Imagine the Sections as the drawers in a cupboard that contain the folders (categories), filled with articles (content items). If you are having a Joomla website about cars, you will have the sections 'Ford', 'Chevy' and 'Dodge'. The 'Ford' section will have categories 'Mustang', 'Thunderbird' and 'Taurus'. The 'Mustang' category will have content items 'V6GT', 'Steeda Q' and 'Shelby Cobra GT500'.
Joomla Content Structure - Sections, Categories, Content items
Below you can find more information about the different content structures in Joomla: