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Entropy: Recreating the Demo - Featured Articles

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Entropy Template for Joomla


Featured Articles

This area of the front page is made up of articles. Articles appear within the Mainbody area of the front page.

Turning on Mainbody Content

This content appears on the front page because the Mainbody Enabled option has been turned on in the template settings. You can find these settings by navigating to Administrator -> Extensions -> Templates Manager -> Entropy -> Advanced.

Once this is done, you can navigate to the Menu Manager by going to Administrator -> Menus -> Menu Manager. From here, you'll want to find the menu item for your home page and select it so you can access its settings. For our demo, it is located in Main Menu -> Home.

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Intro Articles
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Article Order

In order to show two featured articles on the front page, we placed a 3 in the Intro Articles setting within the Layout Options menu. The Article Order has been set to Featured Articles Order. We also turned Linked Titles off in the Article Options menu.

Article Properties

The Popular Features article is a standard article with the Featured option turned on so it appears in the front page mainbody.

Here is the Article Text we used for one of these articles:

<p><strong>Fusion</strong> is a javascript enhanced CSS dropdown menu system, that is fully <em>crawlable</em> by search engines. Mootools adds <a href="#">transitions and animations</a> to the dropdown, providing a smooth and dynamic interface for the navigational structure. <strong>MegaMenu</strong> features include a vast assortment, such as <a href="#">multiple columns</a>, grouped child items, <strong>dropdown widths</strong> and item distribution. These provide for <a href="#">individual control</a> over each specific dropdown menu item or column.</p>

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<div class="notice"><div class="typo-icon">For more information on the Fusion with MegaMenu feature, please refer to the <a href="/component/content/?id=53&Itemid=60">Menu Options Tutorial Page</a>.</div></div>

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Once this article is created and set to Featured, it should appear on the front page.


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