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Panacea: Recreating the Demo - Featured Articles

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Panacea Demo for Joomla


Featured Articles

This area of the front page is an article. Articles appear within the Mainbody area of the front page.

Turning on Mainbody Content

This content appears on the front page because the Display Component option has been turned on in the template settings. You can find these settings by navigating to Administrator -> Extensions -> Templates Manager -> Radiance -> 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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Leading Articles
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Article Order

In order to show two featured articles on the front page, we placed a 1 in the Leading Articles setting within the Layout Options menu. The Article Order has been set to Article Manager Order.

Article Properties

The Panacea July Template Release article is a standard article with the Featured option turned on so it appears in the front page mainbody along with other articles assigned the same way.

Here is the Article Text we used:

<p class="dropcap"><span class="dropcap">P</span>anacea, the <strong>July 2010</strong> Template Club release, encapsulates stylistc <strong>freedom</strong> with the inclusion of the <strong>Color Chooser</strong>, allowing for easy style customization with just a few clicks. An unconventional feature for such a design choice.</p>

<div class="demo-grid-4">
    <span class="heading1">Feature Rich Foundation</span>
    <p><strong>Panacea</strong> is built with the <strong>Gantry Framework</strong>, offering a powerful base for the template with such notable features as the <strong>960 Grid System</strong>, amongst others.</p>
    [readon2 url="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=1&amp;Itemid=107"]Learn more[/readon2]
</div>
<div class="demo-grid-2">
    <span class="heading1">Key Features</span>
    <ul class="bullet-star">
        <li>Color Chooser</li>
        <li>Background Rotator</li>
        <li>Ajax Article Loading</li>
        <li>Smartloading</li>
    </ul>
</div>

<div class="clear"></div>

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


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