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Notio: News Slider Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Notio Demo for Joomla


The News Slider particle is an excellent way to showcase featured articles and content on your site.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:


Main Options

These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle 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.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the particle.
Title Enter a title for the particle. This will appear on the front end.
Tag Attributes Use this feature to add tag attributes to your particle.
Fixed Height Enter a height (in pixels) to fix for the particle. This feature enables scrolling.
Content Source Choose between Particle and Joomla as the content source. This determines where your content will generate from.

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 only appears in the back end.
Image Select an image to go along with the item.
Author Enter an author name to display.
Date Enter a date to display.
Link Enter a link you want the item to link to.
Category Name Input the name of the category you wish to have displayed in the particle.
Category Link Enter a link (URL) that selecting the category will take you to.


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 Display the image assigned to the article's Intro, Full or None.
Title Show or Hide the article's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Date Enter a date for the item.
Date Format Select the format you want the date to be displayed in.


Option Description
Image Display the image assigned to the article's Intro, Full or None.
Author Show or Hide author information.
Category Choose to Show, Show With Link, or Hide article categories.

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