Editing a Joomla article is can easily be done in the Joomla Administration area. Aside from editing text and images, you can also update publishing options and more.

Tip: Joomla's built-in content editor is fairly basic. Use the third-party componentJCE Editor for best results (if you have a Digital Bloom website, you will already have this installed.) A separate tutorial will demonstrate how to install JCE.

 

Log in to your Joomla Administration area. You will usually find your Admin area by adding /administrator to your domain name - for example,  www.yourdomain.com/administrator .

Log In

 

Click on the Article Manager icon (or, using the main menu, go to Content > Article Manager.)

Joomla 2.5 Article Manager

 

Browse for the article you wish to edit and click on its title.

Browse for a Joomla Article

 

You may wish to edit the following article parameters:

  1. Title
  2. Category - In most cases you will leave this alone.
  3. Status - "Published" means the article will appear on your website; set to "Unpublished" to hide the article from the website's front end.
  4. Featured - Depending on how your site was built, setting this to "Yes" MAY cause the article to display on your home page or it may do nothing at all. Unless instructed otherwise by your webmaster, leave this alone.

Edit the Article Parameters

 

The following publishing options are occasionally useful:

  1. Created By - If you would like a different user to appear as the article's author, simply click on Select User and then select the appropriate person.
  2. Start Publishing - Click on the small calendar icon to select a future date if you don't want the article to appear on the site until a specific time.
  3. Finish Publishing - Click on the small calendar icon to select a future date if you would like the article to be unpublished automatically.
Joomla Article Publishing Options

 

Edit the text in the Content Editor window. Use the formatting icons (bold, italics etc.) just like you would in any word processing software.

http://www.digitalbloom.ca/media/jbtype/images/coquette/light_bulb.png); display: block; background-position: 0% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Tip: To keep formatting consistent with the rest of your website, in general it's best to avoid specifying a font family (i.e. Arial, Times New Roman) or font colour.  Also, avoid underlining text since users will likely mistake it for a link.

Edit the article's content

http://www.digitalbloom.ca/media/jbtype/images/coquette/light_bulb.png); display: block; background-position: 0% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Tip: Take extra care if copying and pasting text from another program. Pasting from many programs (most notably Microsoft Word) will also paste hidden formatting that can cause problems with webpages. To paste text, it's always best to first click on the Paste icon and then select Paste as Plain Text. You can then add your formatting using the editor window's formatting tools (bold, italics etc.)

Paste as Plain Text

 

Finally, save your work. 

Save your Joomla article