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Select Content → Front Page Manager from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation. Or click on the 'Front Page Manager' button in the Control Panel screen.
The Front page is a view showing articles marked as "Front page" in the Article Manager. The Front page has it's own settings (parameters) which may differ from the rest of the site.
Title: The article title (click on the title to edit the article). Published: Shows the publish status for the article. Order: The order in which the articles are displayed (depends on parameters set in the menu item showing the Front Page). Access Level: The access level needed to view the article. ID: The article ID. Section: The Section in which the article belongs. If blank, the article is uncategorized. Category: The Category in which the article belongs. If blank, the article is uncategorized. Author: The article author.
The Front page view is normally used as the site front page. However, it may as well be used as a sub page. Some websites will use a welcome screen as the home page, with a link to the Front page view.
If an article is unpublished, the page will still show in the back end Front Page Manager. It will not be shown in the Front End (on the site itself). The Publish Status takes precedence over the Front Page parameter.
The order in which the articles are shown depends on settings used in the menu item for the Front Page (Parameters - Advanced).