How to display more than 20 items in Joomla Admin

There is a default of 20 line items set in many Joomla backend administration menus – including articles, modules, plugins and the extension manager. This ‘lines per page’ can be changed but it’s not stored next time you login. Here’s how to permanently get Joomla to remember how many lines you’d like to see.

Global configuration > Site settings > List Length

This screenshot is for Joomla 1.5:

Joomla setting for admin lines per page
The configuration screen in Joomla 1.5


Here’s the same setting in Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and beyond. Click to enlarge.

Joomla configuration for having more than 20 items per page
Configuration page in Joomla 1.7

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