Using Joomla 3.8.5. Using the Menu Category Blog I've been able to list the Category title as a heading, and the Articles in blog layout style with two columns for the Articles using a Read More when needed.

I want to do the above with sub-categories but can't seem to figure this out.

This is what I want the desired output to look like:

Main Category Title The description of the main category title's purpose goes here.

First Sub-Category Title

First title of the Article in this Sub-Category Contents of the First Article in this Sub-Category

Second title of the Article in this Sub-Category Contents of the Second Article in this Sub-Category

Second Sub-Category Title First title of the Article in this Second Sub-Category Contents of the First Article in this Second Sub-Category

I am using the Articles - Category module to list the above, but it only contains the links to the Articles. I want the Category Blog to apply to the Sub-Categories too.

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You want to have a nice looking main category page that has:

  • title and category description for parent category;
  • title and list of articles from subcategory 1;
  • title and list of articles from subcategory 2;
  • etc.

I can recommend a very flexible method that I use. It provides many configuration options for your needs. It's implied that categories and subcategories and articles in them are already there on your site.

  1. Create a menu item (category blog) for your parent category. In the menu item parameters set to display only title and category description. In Blog Layout tab, put zero for all article fields.

  2. Take a content module with wide functionality like RAXO All-mode PRO. Set the module to display articles from subcategory 1, and adjust all the other settings - thumbnail size, ordering by date or by popularity, etc. Assign the module to this menu item and place it in a appropriate module position.

  3. Make a copy of this module. Go to its settings and change only one thing - show articles from subcategory 2.

  4. Repeat step 3 as many times as you need to fill in the category page. Here you can create module blocks like "popular in this category", "latest news", "most commented articles".

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