IMPORTANT!  

In Joomla, "articles" typically refer to the content of any page on the website.  "Menu items" are the links that tell Joomla to display an article, creating a page on your website.  This tutorial is for experienced back-end users of Joomla, and is does not refer to adding news articles, which are added through the "EasyBlog" interface.


To create a new article in Joomla 3.0:

  1. Log into your Joomla 3.0 dashboard
  2. From here, you have two options:

    Option 1 - use QUICK ICONS Option 2 - Use the top menu
    In the right menu under QUICK ICONS, click Add New Article.
    click-add-new-article
    In the top menu, click Content and then click Article Manager. Then, click New in the top left.
    click-new-article
  3. On the article editor page, enter a Title for your article and choose a Category next to that. Then, enter the content for your article beneath. Refer to our screenshot below:
    enter-content-for-first-article
  4. When finished writing your article, click the Save button in the top left menu. You should receive the following message:

    Message
    Article successfully saved

Remember - an article without a Menu Item linking to it is an Orphan!  You must create a menu item to display your article.