Reorganize Joomla 3 Articles, Modules and Menus
This is a short tutorial to clear up confusion that some of our members had with a new Joomla 3 feature.
Joomla 3 introduced drag-and-drop for re-ordering articles, categories, modules, menu links and plugins.
The drag-and-drop feature works perfectly, but it can be hard to spot for new Joomla 3 users.
There are two ways to activate drag-and-drop re-ordering:
#1: Click the up and and down arrows
In the top-left corner of administrator screens, you’ll see small up and down arrows. Click these arrows to arrange the items on the screen by their ordering.
#2: Use the filter
In the top-right corner of administrator screens, you’ll see a filter. Choose “Ordering” arrange the items on the screen by their ordering.
Now that you’ve organized the items by their ordering, you can re-arrange them using the drag-and-drop feature.
To start re-ordering items, select the dots in the left-hand column:
You’ll now be able to drag-and-drop the items: