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Koleti: Showcase Slider Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Koleti Demo for Joomla


Introduction

The Showcase Slider particle gives you the ability to easily display multiple overlapping images with a single adjoining text.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:

Configuration

Settings

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.
Demo Mode Enables or Disables Demo Mode. If enabled the preset number will be synced with the set number.

Particle Item Options

These items make up the individual featured items in the particle. Items in this section will only appear if Particle is selected as the Content Source.

You'll notice in our demo that each slide is a series of four items. The first three items are simply images while the fourth contains an image and text in the Heading, Description, and Button Label fields.

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item. This only appears in the back end.
Image Select an image for the item.
Alt Attribute Enter an alt attribute for the image.
Heading Enter a text heading for the item.
Description Enter a text description for the item.
Button Label Enter a text label for the button.
Button Link Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.
Target Choose the target tab you would like the URL to open to.
Button Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the button.

Articles

This area determines how Article Content is discovered and selected by the particle if Joomla is selected as the Content Source.

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.

Display

This section configures how articles are displayed.

Option Description
Image Display the image assigned to the article's Intro, Full or None.
Article Text Choose whether to display the Introduction, Full Title, or Hide (none).
Text Limit Enter the number of characters you wish to limit the text displayed to.
Text Formatting Choose between plain text and HTML.
Title Show or Hide the article's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Read More Show or Hide the Read More link.
Read More Label Enter any text you wish to have appear as the read more link.
Target Choose whether to have the link open in a new tab or the same tab.
Button Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the button.

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