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Phoenix: Slideshow Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Phoenix 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.
Pattern Enable or Disable the pattern feature of the particle.
Slide Height Set the minimal height of each slide.
Slide Height (Mobile) Set the minimal height of each slide on mobile devices.
Prev / Next Enable or Disable the Prev / Next navigation. Arrows will not appear unless they are actually required.
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.
Effect Choose a slideshow effect. Options include: Slide or Fade.

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. It is used only for backend organization and does not appear.
CSS Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the item.
Image Select an image to appear in the particle.
BG Horizontal Position Choose between Left, Center, and Right for the background position.
BG Vertical Position Choose between Top, Center, and Bottom for the background position.
Main Title Enter a larger main title to appear on the front end.
Button Text Enter the text to appear in the button.
Button Link Enter a URL the button will send users to.
Button Classes Enter any CSS class(es) you want to have apply to the button.
Button Link Target Enter a target window for the link.


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.
Title Show or Hide the article's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Button Link Show or Hide the Title link.
Button Label Enter the text to appear in the button.
Link Target Choose whether to have the link open in a new tab or the same tab.

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