How to use the trash manager in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to use the trash manager in Joomla. Deleted articles are sent to the trash manager where you can either delete them completely or restore them.

We will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site.

  • Go to Content in the top menu and select Article Manager from the drop down menu to open the Article Manager screen.
  • Click the checkboxes next to the article or articles you want to delete then go to the upper right hand corner and click on the Trash Can icon.
  • Now go to the Trash Manager by clicking Content from the top menu then select Article Trash from the drop-down menu. This will display the articles that are in the Trash Manager or the trash can.
  • To restore an article, select the checkbox, scroll right and click on the Restore icon in the upper right hand corner.
  • The restore screen will ask you to verify that you want to restore the item. Click Restore again then OK and the item will have been returned to is original place, but is unpublished.
  • To republish a restored item, go to Content in the top menu and click on Article Manager from the drop-down menu. Select the restored item by marking the checkbox and clicking Publish in the upper right corner.
  • To permanently delete an item from the Trash Manager, click on the checkbox in front of the item and scroll right then click Delete in the upper right corner. This brings up the Permanently Delete Items screen. You will click on Delete again and the item has now been permanently deleted from the database and cannot be recovered.

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