I want to make a knowledge base section for my Joomla site.

Is there a good way to make it?

In my case :

  1. I have a hyperlink text called "Knowledge Base".
  2. When I click on it, it will open a new page with a list of articles (title only with linkable to its content) of every categories in one parent category.
  3. The thing is, I don't make menu item for that list of articles page in my main menu. So, I follow this step.
  4. But I got problem whenever I open one of the article. The list of the article always shown in the page.

So, is there a good other solution to make knowledge base section? I don't bother to make it manually or using some extensions.

  • Could you send a URL of what you want to achieve? – iamrobert Dec 1 '15 at 9:03
  • @iamrobert maybe mysite.com/parentcategory/ for the list of articles (currently using 'Articles - Category' module in hidden menu item like in the example video) , and mysite.com/parentcategory/category/article while on the article page. – adadion Dec 1 '15 at 9:09
  • Have you tried any of these off the shelf extensions? extensions.joomla.org/extensions/… – Phil Taylor Dec 1 '15 at 14:21
  • Why don't you use FAQs-type of extensions? Phil dropped the link to the relative JED category above. - I would suggest the Minitek Faq Book as a free and full featured solution, to produce knowledge base section on your site. – FFrewin Dec 1 '15 at 19:45

Although it's possible to do it with Joomla core articles, or by using a CCK type of component for this, I think it will be easier to use one of the ready-made extensions that provide FAQ/Knowledge Base solutions.

You will get the required functionality and features out of the box. One of the extensions I usually use is the Minitek FAQ Book.

It's free and has all the features you may need for an effective and good looking Knowledge Base section on your website.

  • It's great! I have already tried it. And maybe I will use this, BUT, it seems I can't hide author info and published date for each article. It is always shown below the articles. Actually, I don't want publish the author info and the date. Do you know how to disable it? – adadion Dec 2 '15 at 8:19
  • @adadion These can be controlled through component's configuration (top right button when in component). Then go to FAQs tab and there you can adjust. – FFrewin Dec 2 '15 at 8:58
  • Sigh, I didn't even notice that there is Configuration button, lol. Thank's! – adadion Dec 2 '15 at 10:12

Have you looked through the JED http://extensions.joomla.org/ to see if anything meets your needs?

Here is a good KB option I've used on several sites http://www.freestyle-joomla.com

If you really want to develop your own, it sounds like you need to look at the development tutorials. https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Developing_an_MVC_Component

Depending on your development experience you should consider starting with a component builder. https://www.component-creator.com

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