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Elixir: Flipster Cover Flow Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Elixir Demo for Joomla


The Flipster Cover Flow particle is an excellent choice for displaying testimonial content, as well as important information for your visitors.

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 whether to have content load from particle items or the CMS.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the particle.
Title Set a title for the particle.
Start Choose where to start the praticle off when the page loads.
FadeIn Speed of the animation (in milliseconds) for items to fade in on page load.
Loop Enable or Disable the loop around when the items reach the end of the list.
Autoplay Enter the number of milliseconds between item switches on autoplay. 0 disables autoplay.
Pause On Hover Enable or Disable Pause on Hover.
Style Set the style. Options include: Cover Flow, Carousel, Flat, and Wheel.
Spacing Space between items relative to the item's width.
Click Clicking an item switches to that item.
Keyboard Enable or Disable arrow right/left navigation.
Scroll Wheel Enable or Disable Scroll Wheel navigation.
Touch Enable or Disable touch navigation.

Particle Item Options

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

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item. This name only appears on the back end.
Accent Select the accent color to feature as the background of the item.
Description Enter a text description for the item.
Title Enter a title for the item.
Image Set an image to appear in the item.
Button Label Enter a label to appear as the button for the item.
Button Link Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.
Target Select a target window for the URL to open through.
Button Classes Enter any CSS class(es) to apply to the item.


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
Image Select which image in an article should be displayed.
Article Text Choose between showing the Introduction or Full Article text to display. You can also Hide text.
Text Limit Set a limit (in characters) of the article's text to appear.
Title Choose whether or not the title of an article should be shown.
Title Limit Set a character limit for titles.
Link Choose to Show or Hide the link to the article.
Target Set the target for the button. You can choose between Self which opens the link in the current tab or New Window which opens links in a new tab.

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