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How to Access

  • Select Content  Featured Article from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel.
  • Click the Featured Articles link while viewing the Article Manager or Category Manager in the left, upper sidebar.

Description

Used to control which 'Featured Articles' are displayed on the Front Page and in what order they are displayed. The Front Page is often the Home page of a web site, but it can be any page in the site. The Front Page is created using a Menu Item with the 'Featured Articles' Menu Item Type.

Screenshot

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Column Headers

In the table containing Featured Articles, these are the different columns shown below.

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  • Ordering. Up-Down ArrowsHelp30-Ordering-colheader-icon.png. User specified ordering, default is order of item creation. When active, drag and drop ordering by 'click and hold' on the bars iconHelp30-Ordering-colheader-grab-bar-icon.png then 'release' in desired position.
  • Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more items. To select all items, check the box in the column heading. Note: Many toolbar actions can work with multiple items.
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  • Status. Status of Article, Published or Unpublished featured articles.
    • Published, featured article. Help30-Article-status-featured-published-en.png
    • Unpublished article. Help30-Article-status-featured-unpublished-en.png
  • Title. The name of the item. You can open the item for editing by clicking on the Title.
  • Access. The viewing Access Level for this item. You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on its Title to open it up for editing.
  • Author. Name of the Joomla User who created this item.
  • Language. Item's language. If you are not using the multi-language feature of Joomla, default is 'All'.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number.

Toolbar

At the top left you will see the toolbar:

Help35-New-Edit-Publish-Unpublish-Unfeature-Archive-Checkin-Trash-Help-Options-toolbar-en.png The functions are:

  • New. Opens the editing screen to create a new article.
  • Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected article. If more than one article is selected (where applicable), only the first article will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the article.
  • Publish. Makes the selected article available to visitors to your website.
  • Unpublish. Makes the selected article unavailable to visitors to your website.
  • Unfeature. Changes the status of featured article to unfeatured. Works with one or multiple article selected.
  • Archive. Changes the status of the selected article to indicate that they are archived. Archived article can be moved back to the published or unpublished state by selecting "Archived" in the Select Status filter and changing the status of the article to Published or Unpublished as preferred.
  • Check-in. Checks-in the selected article. Works with one or multiple article selected.
  • Trash. Changes the status of the selected article to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed article can still be recovered by selecting 'Trashed' in the 'Select Status' filter and changing the status of the article to Published or Unpublished as preferred. To permanently delete trashed article, select 'Trashed' in the 'Select Status' filter, select the article to be permanently deleted, then click the 'Empty Trash' toolbar icon.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.

See Article Manager Options for more information.

Column Filters

Above the column headers on the right, there are 3 drop down input fields, Sort Table by: (preset to Ordering), Select the ordering (preset to Ascending) and a number (preset to 20) to display.

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These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the dropdown field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.

This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon (up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.

  • Order (default). Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
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  • Ascending Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
  • Number of items to display. Shows the number of items to display on one page, default is 20 items. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons to navigate between pages.

List Filters

The List Filters, above on the left, and other filters as detailed below are in the left, bottom sidebar. These filters are a series of controls that let you limit what items show in the manager screen. More than one filter may be entered. In this case, only items that meet all of the filter conditions will show on the list.


Filter by Partial Title or ID

In the upper left is a search field and 2 buttons.

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  • To filter by partial title, enter part of the title and click 'Search' Help30-Search-Button.png
  • To filter by ID number, enter "id:xx", where "xx" is the ID number (for example, "id:29").
  • Click 'Clear' to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.

Filter by Status

Lets you show only items with the selected published status.

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  • - Select Status -: Show only items that are Published and Unpublished.
  • Trashed: Show only items that are Trashed. Quick Tip: Permanently delete items
  • Unpublished: Show only items that are Unpublished.
  • Published: Show only items that are Published.
  • Archived: Show only items that are Archived.
  • All: Show all items regardless of published status.

Filter by Category

Lets you show only items assigned to a specific category. The list box will show the categories defined for your site.

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  • - Select Category -: Show items assigned to any category.
  • Uncategorised: Show only items assigned to this category.

Filter by Max Levels (Item Level)

Lets you show only items at or above the specified level in the hierarchy.

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  • - Select Max Levels -: Show all items.
  • 1: Show only items at the top level in the hierarchy (in other words, whose parent is '- No Parent -').
  • 2: Show only items in the top and 2nd levels in the hierarchy.
  • 3: Show only items in the top, 2nd and 3rd levels in the hierarchy.
  • 4 … 8
  • 9: Show only items in the top, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 levels in the hierarchy.
  • 10: Show only items in 10 levels in the hierarchy.

Filter by Access

Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site.

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  • - Select Access -: Show items with any viewing access level.
  • Public: Show only items with this viewing access level.
  • Guest: Show only items with this viewing access level.
  • Registered: Show only items with this viewing access level.
  • Special: Show only items with this viewing access level.
  • Super Users: Show only items with this viewing access level.

Filter by Author

Lets you show only items that have the specified author. The list box will show the authors for your site.

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  • - Select Author -: Show all items regardless of their author.
  • sudo: Only show items with the specified author.

Filter by Language

Lets you show only items that have a specific language assigned. The list box will show the languages defined for your site.

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  • - Select Language -: Show items for any language.
  • All: Show items set for 'All' languages.
  • English (en-GB): Show items only for this language.

Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.

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  • Start: Click to go to the first page.
  • Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
  • Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
  • Next: Click to go to the next page.
  • End: Click to go to the last page.

Quick Tips

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