I use the category note field as a reminder for the "article template" I use for the articles in that category.

An example of a category note: always add module 20 (using module anywhere) at the bottom of the article.

To save me time I would like to display this note when I am on the article manager page so that I can see it just before I click on "create a new article".

EDIT: Another way of doing it, could be to have sticky notes on backend, or an extra field in the article editing page so that I can see this reminder. Note that simply adding another field to the article as describe here won't work as I don't want to add new info on each article but rather the opposite: the same reminder should be display on all articles.

  • Which version of joomla?
    – Craig
    Jul 16, 2014 at 0:26
  • @cppl Joomla 3.3.1
    – MagTun
    Jul 16, 2014 at 6:53

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Hmm.. you could do an admin template override of the com_content component HOWEVER why not use a nice content templater such as


This will allow you to create as many templates as you want

You could for example create a template for each category, and then you create a new article, with that template autoloading all default content such as the {modules anywhere code}, languages, meta data will just appear, then you just add the unique content.

No notes, just a much more efficient system by one of the best Joomla authors in the business who you are already using

to quote direct from the site

Automatically load template You can set templates to load as default. This way, the template will be loaded when you create a new article (or other content item). You can limit templates to certain sections / categories. So you can define different default templates per category.

  • That's really a great idea! I haven't thought about my problem this way and thanks to you, I get an easy solution! And as for the good promo for Nonumber... he deserves it!
    – MagTun
    Jul 17, 2014 at 11:04

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