Joomla Tips – Featured Articles Are Reordering After Edit

by Elaine on April 6, 2011

There is a bug in Joomla 1.6.  The featured articles are defaulting to sort by ‘Modify Date’ even though ‘publish date’ is selected.   So everytime you edit a featured article that you published earlier on, it will now jump to the second position of your frontpage article list.

For example:  If you have these articles on your Joomla frontpage:

  • Article 1: Position 1
  • Article 2: Position 2
  • Article 3: Position 3
  • Article 4: Position 4

And you edit Article 4: position 4, it will move up to the second position – based on that you have only 1 leading article.  (If you have 2 leading articles it will show up on the 3rd position)

  • Article 1: Position 1
  • Article 4: Position 2
  • Article 2: Position 3
  • Article 3: Position 4

I just searched and there was a defect ticket created for this issue which you can find in the Joomlacode tracker.  This issue has since been fixed and you can apply a patch to your Joomla 1.6 installation and this issue will be resolved.    featured articles will not reorder after you edit them.  Newly featured articles are ordered first and order is not changed for existing articles already on the frontpage.  You can find the patch at the bottom of this page – click here.

 Joomla Tips   Featured Articles Are Reordering After Edit


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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