Tutorial:

Introduction

Better Trash improves the functionality of the default Trash button.

Using Better Trash you will need less clicks to view and permanently delete trashed items.

In Joomla, when you want to view the trashed items, you need to open the Search Tools and set the Status selection to Trashed.
Then to delete all the trashed items, you need to select all items and click on the Empty Trash button.

 

With Better Trash this becomes a lot simpler!

Want to view the trashed items? Just click on the Trash button (without selecting any items).

Want to delete all trashed items in that view? Just click on the Empty Trash button (without selecting any items).

Automatically delete trash Pro only

With Better Trash Pro you can automatically have old trash get permanently deleted. You can set after how many days in the trash items should get deleted in the system plugin settings.

Settings

Better Trash has a number of options, giving you control over how it works and behaves. Here is the full list of the options you can find in the Better Trash system plugin settings:

Show Exit Trash Button Select to show an extra 'Exit Trash' button when viewing the trashed items.
Show Trash Alert Select to show an extra alert message at the top of the trashed items view.
Auto-Delete Trash Select to permanently delete trashed items automatically after they have been in the trash for longer than the set number of days.
Delete After (days) Set the number of days after which trashed items should be deleted permanently.

Advanced Options

Disable on Components Select in which frontend components NOT to enable the use of this extension.
Log Path The path of the log file used to store the time of the last purge. The file 'bettertrash_lastclean.log' will be stored in this folder. Make sure your Joomla! setup is able to write to this folder.
Free vs Pro:

Better Trash button::When no items are selected, this button will open the trashed items list.
Better Empty Trash button::When no items are selected, this button will select all items in the trash and ask you to permanenty delete those.
Exit Trash button::Adds an Exit Trash button when you are in the trashed items list.
Trash alert::Show an alert message when viewing the trashed items list to make it clearer it is not the normal list.
Supports::All Joomla core list views (with trash ability), Advanced Module Manager, Content Templater, ReReplacer, Snippets

Automatically delete old trash::Automatically have old trash get permanently deleted. You can set after how many days in the trash items should get deleted
Supports::EasyBlog

Videos:

What is Better Trash ?

A quick intro to Better Trash

Installing & updating

An overview of the different ways to install and update Better Trash

Better Trash improves the functionality of the default Trash button.

Using Better Trash you will need less clicks to view and permanently delete trashed items.

Better Trash: trashed items view

In Joomla, when you want to view the trashed items, you need to open the Search Tools and set the Status selection to Trashed.
Then to delete all the trashed items, you need to select all items and click on the Empty Trash button.

 

With Better Trash this becomes a lot simpler!

Want to view the trashed items? Just click on the Trash button (without selecting any items).

Want to delete all trashed items in that view? Just click on the Empty Trash button (without selecting any items).

 

With Better Trash Pro you can also automatically delete trash after a set amount of days.