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Manticore: Slideshow Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Manticore Demo for Joomla


The Slideshow particle creates beautiful image slideshows that work perfectly at the top of your page.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle, as well as give it an introductory paragraph here.

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 for the particle.
Slide Height Set the height of each slide (in pixels)
Thumbnail Enable or Disable the use of thumbnails for slideshow navigation.
Prev / Next Add prev/next navigation to the slideshow.
Dots Enable or Disable dot navigation.
Autoplay Enable or Disable autoplay for the particle.
Autoplay Timeout Set the time (in milliseconds) between slides in autoplay mode.
Loop Enable or Disable looping slides.
Speed Set the transition speed (in milliseconds).
Touch Move Enable or Disable touch movements.
Overlay Enable or Disable the overlay.
Effect Choose a slideshow effect. Options include: Slide, Fade, Cover Flow, Flip, and Cube.

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.

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item. This becomes the headline for the item on the front end.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the item.
Image Set an image for the item. This is the main image.
BG Horizontal Position Set the background image position horizontally.
BG Vertical Position Set the background image position vertically.
Top Title Enter a small title to appear on the front end.
Main Title Enter a larger main title to appear on the front end.
Title Link Enter a URL the button will send users to.
Title Link Target Enter a target window for the link.
Author Image Select an image to display in the author section of the item.
Author Text Enter the name of the author.
Author Link Enter the URL the author's name will link to.
Author Link Target Enter the target window for the author link to open in.


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 Choose between the Intro, Full, or no image to display with each item.
Author Image Choose between the Intro, Full, or no image to display as the author image with each item.
Title Show or Hide the article's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Link Show or Hide the Title link.
Target Choose whether to have the link open in a new tab or the same tab.

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