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Orion: User Stories Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Orion Demo for WordPress


The User Stories particle is a great way to display testimonials and other quotes from users, fans, etc.

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 WordPress as the content source.
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.
Centered Enable or Disable centered slides.
Touch Move Enable or Disable touch-based control of slide movements.
Title Enter a title to appear on the front end.

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 also appears as the author name in the front end.
Story Content Enter any text content you want to appear in the item.
Avatar Select an image to appear in the item.
Position Enter a title or position related to the author.
Alt Tag Enter alt tag content for the avatar.


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
Article Text Select the article text to appear in each item.
Text Limit Set a limit (in characters) of article text to appear in the item.
Text Formatting Choose to display Plain Text or HTML in the article text.
Author Show or Hide the Author information.
Author Image Choose the part of the article to pull the image from.

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