My homepage is currently only showing blog posts of one category.

Under Category Manager I have a category called "Homepage blog", with several sub-categories (all using Homepage blog" as the parent).

Under the Menu Manager I have a Menu called "Home". It has a Menu Item Type of "Articles » Category Blog". When I open this I see that under Required Settings it has the Category of "Homepage Blog". Further options I've set include: Category Options: Subcategory Levels: All Blog Layout Options: Include Subcategories: All Details: Default Page: Yes Template Type: - Use Default -

If I create a brand new Menu item of the type Category List, and set options to show "Homepage blog" category and all sub-categories, it again only shows items in the parent category.

I'm on Joomla 2.5 using Nano 2 Theme from YooTheme.

What am I missing?


  • Let me clear, do you want a category blog menu item that can show some articles in it's sub category also? If so, see this joomla.stackexchange.com/questions/15686/…
    – adadion
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 9:27
  • I actually found my answer on another forum. Here is a link to the solution: forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=3378390
    – Maureen
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 13:17
  • Great, actually, you can answer you own question, and mark it as accepted answer yourself. It would be useful in case someone having this exact problem.
    – adadion
    Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 4:00

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I actually found my answer on another forum. Here is a link to the solution: Articles from multiple categories showing on homepage

If you set the Category Sort Order=No Order, the articles will be sorted in the Article Sort Order regardless of which category it belongs to. i.e you will have your most recent articles first.

If set to a Category Sort Order, all articles in the category that are sorted first will be shown before the next category.

As the Order is set to use Global, you have to enter the Global Settings (Options Button in Article Manager) to see what is set. "

  • Hi @Maureen and welcome to JSE. Please refrain of posting link-only answers, because links could go down. Try to copy solution or it's portion, into your answer directly.
    – Mikan
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 11:58

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