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Diametric: Recreating the Demo - Featured Article

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Diametric Template for Joomla

Featured Article

The area of the front page dedicated to featured articles has a bit of unique styling in place to allow for additional functionality, such as the social buttons found in this example.

In order for the social buttons to appear as they do in the demo, you will first need to install and activate RokSocialButtons, which is available for free on our site.

Once the extension is published using the settings listed in the above image, you can add them to your article using the {socialbuttons} line shows in the article text field below. You can find step-by-step instructions on installing and activating an extension in our guide.

Next, you will need to create a featured article. You can do this by going to Administrator -> Content -> Article Manager -> Add New Article. Making it appear on the front page is easy enough. Just assign the article to the home page and make sure you have MainBody turned on in your Template Settings page. You will find the settings used in our demo to create the Core Gantry Framework article below.

Edit Article

Option Setting
Title Core Gantry Framework
Featured Yes
Status Published
Access Public
Language All

Article Text

Enter the following in the Article Text editor.

<p><strong>Gantry</strong> is a powerful base framework, providing a standard platform to ensure powerful, <strong>versatile</strong> and popular features are common across all templates. Supported features include an <strong>intuitive</strong> control panel.</p>

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