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Akuatik: Topic List Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Akuatik Demo for Joomla


The Topic List particle takes the Category List particle's simplicity and applies it directly to content at an article level. It lists articles with minimal information in a clean, modern way.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within.

Option Description
Particle Name This is the name of the particle used for back end management. It does not appear on the front end.
Content Source Choose between Particle and Joomla as the Content Source.
Featured Title Enter a title for the particle that appears on the front end.
Date Format Select the date format used to display items in the particle.

Particle Item Options

These items make up the individual featured items in the particle.

Option Description
Item Name The item name becomes the title of the content block item.
Featured ? Decide if you want the article to be featured or not.
Promo Image Select an image to appear with the item.
Date Enter the date to be displayed with the item.
URL Enter the url you want that link to go to.
Target Set the target for the link. You can choose between Self which opens the link in the current tab or New Window which opens links in a new tab.


Option Description
Categories Select the categories of articles this particle will display.
Articles Select the number of articles you would like the particle to fetch.
Featured Articles Choose how Featured Articles should be filtered. Choose between Include, Exclude, or Only Featured.
Number of Articles Enter the maximum number of articles to display.
Start From Enter offset specifying the first article to return. The default is '0' (the first article).
Order By Choose the type of factor to order by.
Ordering Direction Choose between Ascending and Descending as the article ordering method.


This section configures how articles are displayed.

Option Description
Title Choose whether or not the title of an article should be shown.
Title Limit Set a character limit for titles.
Date Decide whether to show the created, published, or modified date as the date for each article.

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