Since Joomla is a CMS, it goes without saying that content is at the heart of everything it does. Whoever said “Content is king” was very right. Attracting site visitors requires compelling content that is regularly updated.
The basic content type in Joomla is the article. In this chapter, we’re going to explore article content in depth as the basis for understanding how Joomla organizes content as a whole.
When we look at the frontend of Joomla Pet Center, we can see that each article has some data being displayed by the system. See Figure 5-1.
This information and the display of an article on your Joomla web site is controlled by three sets of parameters: Global Article Options, Menu Item Article Options (see Creating Menu Items), and Article Options. In many cases, the same parameter can be specified for the global, menu item and in the article options. A specific cascading hierarchy is used to determine which parameters are actually used when an article is displayed.