Web Development Documentation

Finding an Article

Getting started

If you have logged into the Joomla! Administrator and are at the Control Panel, you can click Articles on the left side:

Control Panel: Articles link (left side)

Alternately, you can go to Content > Articles from anywhere in the Joomla! back-end:

Content > Articles

 A list of all articles in the website will be displayed.

Search by Article Title

  1. Enter part or all of the article title into the "Search" field, then press [Enter] or click the Search (magnifying glass) icon:

    Articles: Search
  2. The list of articles will be narrowed down to articles with your search terms in the title.  For example, if you entered "Test" into the Search field, a list of all articles with "Test" in the article title will appear:

    Articles: Search results
  3. To start a new search, click the Clear button (see #1 above).

Search by Category:

  1. Click the Search Tools button:

    Articles: "Search Tools" button
  2. Then, in the "- Select Category -" filter field, type or select the name of the category:

    Articles search: Select Category

  3. The list of articles will be narrowed down to articles belonging to the category you selected:

    Articles: "Select Category" search results

  4. To start a new search, click the Clear button.

Search by Content within Article

  1. In the "Search" field, enter the text "CONTENT:" followed by the text you want to search for within the content of an article.  For example, if you want to search for articles that contain "DOCman" in the text, you would type "CONTENT:DOCman", then press [Enter] or click the Search (magnifying glass) icon (see #1 below).
  2. The list of articles will be narrowed down to articles containing the text you typed after the word "CONTENT:" (see #2 below).
  3. To start a new search, click the Clear button (see #3 below):

    Articles: Search for content

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