Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Orion Demo for Joomla
The Latest Blogs particle displays your latest articles or featured content, along with images and text. You can vary the way these items appear, making them more appealing to the eye and magazine-like.
Here are the topics covered in this guide:
These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within.
|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.|
|Upper Title||Enter a title to appear above the main title.|
|Grid Column||Set the number of columns items appear in.|
These items make up the individual featured items in the particle.
|Item Name||This is the name of the item. This appears as the item's title on the front end.|
|Image||Set an image to appear in the item.|
|Description||Enter a text description for the item.|
|URL||Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.|
|Target||Select a target window for the URL to open through.|
|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.
|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.|
|Text Formatting||Select between Plain Text and HTML text formatting.|
|Category||Choose to Show or Hide the category of each article.|
|Title||Choose whether or not the title of an article should be shown.|
|Title Limit||Set a character limit for titles.|
|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.|