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Phoenix: Slider Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Phoenix Demo for Joomla


The Slider particle is a great way to display images in your website.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



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.
Slide Height Set the slide height.
Slide Height (Mobile) Set the slide height on mobile devices.
Prev / Next Enable or Disable the prev / next navigation.
Autoplay Enable or Disable autoplay.
Autoplay Timeout Set the time between each transition during autoplay.
Loop Enable or Disable looping.
Speed Set the transition speed between slides.
Pattern Enable or Disable the pattern.
Centered Enable or Disable centered slides.
Touch Move Enable or Disable touch-based control of slide movements.

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.
Additional Description Enter a text description to add to the item.
Icon Select a Font Awesome icon for the item.
Image Select an image to appear in the slide.
Link Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.
Link Target Choose the target tab you would like the URL to open to.


The Slides tab gives you control over how many slides appear for different experiences. It also includes control over the spacing between slides.

Option Description
Slides Per View Select a number of slides to appear per view.
Slides Per Group Select a number of slides to appear per group.
Space Between Enter a space (in px) to exist between slides.


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.
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.
Link Show or Hide the link to the page.
Title Target Choose whether to have the link open in a new tab or the same tab.

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