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Joomla 3.0 Tutorial – How to Change Number of Articles Displayed on the Frontpage

You can change the number of articles displayed on the frontpage of your Joomla 3.0 website.  If your main menu, home page menu type is featured or a blog, this setting can be change in the Article Options Global Settings.  Changing the value in the global settings will change all number of articles that are displayed for every blog or featured article menu type you use.  If you only want to change the value for the frontpage, main menu, you can edit the menu item directly and modify the number of articles to display.  Below I will show you how to change the number of Articles displayed via the Article Options Global Settings.

Overview:

  1. Go to your Joomla 3.0 Content, Article Manager
  2. Click on the Joomla 3.0 Article Manager Global Options
  3. Change tab to Blog/Featured Layouts in Article Manager Options
  4. Change Number of Articles Displayed for featured articles on frontpage

Steps:

 1.  Go to your Joomla 3.0 Content Manager, Article Manager

Login to your Joomla 3.0 administrator and along the top, hover over the ‘Content’ heading and then click on the Article Manager.  This is where you manage all the articles you create.  You can delete, create new, edit, publish, unpublish articles in your Article Manager.

Joomla 3.1.1 Content Article Manager

Joomla 3.1.1 Content Article Manager
  • Login to Joomla 3.0 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Content’, ‘Article Manager

2.  Click on the Joomla 3.0 Article Manager Global Options

The Joomla 3.0 Article Manager global options are set to allow administrators to easily manage and control setting across all articles, menus, categories and more.  Once article settings are set to ‘Use Global’, the settings are automatically deferred to the settings set in the Article Manager Options.  If you set your article settings (for example) manually in the article itself, it will use the Article settings and disregard any settings used in the Article Manager Global Options.

Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial - Article Manager Options

Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – Article Manager Options
  • Click on ‘Options

3.  Change tab to Blog/Featured Layouts in Article Manager Options

Change the tab to manage the global options for blogs and featured article layouts.

Joomla 3.0 Article Manager Options Blog/Featured Article Layout

Joomla 3.0 Article Manager Options Blog/Featured Article Layout
  • Click on ‘Blog / Featured Layouts

4.  Change Number of Articles Displayed for featured articles on Frontpage

Here you can change the number of articles displayed on the Frontpage, that is if you are using a blog or Featured Layout.  I’m more a visual girl, so pictures are best for me.  I’ve shown below on my frontpage what each setting means:

Joomla 3.0 Change number of articles display on Frontpage

Joomla 3.0 Change number of articles display on Frontpage
  • # Leading Articles = 1, number of articles that have full width above all other articles, in purple
  • # Intro Articles = 4, number of articles to display under the leading article(s), in orange
  • # Columns = 2, number of columns to display the intro articles in, pointed in blue
  • # Links = 4, number of links to display to more articles, in green
  • Multi Column Order = Across, how you want intro articles to be ordered, across columns or down rows, in yellow

Hope that helps you,

Elaine

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