Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – How to Make Featured Article Sticky

by Elaine on May 21, 2013

Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – Easily make featured articles sticky in Joomla 3.1.1.  You can edit the numbering in the ordering in the featured articles section to make articles always stay at the top.  You can just change the ordering number to a negative number and the proceeding number automatically changes to order accordingly.  See my tutorial below.

Overview of How to Make Featured Articles Sticky

  1. Go to Joomla 3.1.1 Featured Articles Manager
  2. Click on Ordering in Featured Articles Manager
  3. Edit the Ordering Number to Make Featured Article Sticky
  4. Save Ordering to Make Featured Article Sticky
  5. Featured Article Successfully Saved

Steps:

1.  Go to Joomla 3.1.1 Featured Articles Manager

Featured Articles is a menu item type option you can use to display selected articles in a menu.  Featured Articles are usually displayed on the frontpage of your Joomla website.   You can manage your featured articles in the Featured Articles Manager.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Content Featured Articles Manager
  • Login to your Joomla 3.1.1 Administrator Backend
  • Click on ‘Content’, ‘Featured Articles

2.  Click on Ordering in Featured Articles Manager

To manually alter the ordering of Featured Articles, you can click on the column heading ‘Ordering’.  This will enable you to enter a number to sort your Featured Articles instead of using the up and down arrow.  Makes life SOOOO MUCH EASIER I must say.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Click on Ordering to Manually edit the Featured Articles Ordering
  • In Article Manager: Featured Articles
  • Click on the title ‘Ordering

3.  Edit the Ordering Number to Make Featured Article Sticky

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Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial – Edit Ordering Numbering to Manually make Featured Article Sticky
  • I want to make ‘cmsmind Elaine sticky article’ stay at the top of the page so I will edit the number to be
    • Ordering = -1

4.  Save Ordering to Make Featured Article Sticky

Save the ordering of Featured Articles.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Click Save Ordering
  • Click to ‘Save Ordering’

5.  Featured Article Successfully Saved

The ordering you entered has been successfully saved.  You can see that Joomla 3.1.1 automatically renumbered the proceeding articles.  The next article is now saved in 1st position.

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Joomla 3.1.1 Featured Article Ordering Saved

I tested the sticky featured article by creating a new article and it saved into position 1.

Hope that helps,

Elaine

 Joomla 3.1.1 Tutorial   How to Make Featured Article Sticky

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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