Joomla 1.6 – What are Featured Articles?

by Elaine on March 24, 2011

What are Joomla 1.6 featured articles:

After you publish articles on your Joomla 1.6 website they get saved in their Article Categories and never show up on the frontpage of your website.    If you want articles to show up on your frontpage/homepage you have to make them ‘featured articles’.     With your Joomla 1.6 website you can manage the articles that show on the front page with the Featured Article Manager.  The articles that you display on the Frontpage are called featured articles.

How to access your Joomla 1.6 Featured Articles:

In previous version to access your featured articles you would use the Frontpage manager. Now in Joomla 1.6 they changed this to be the Featured Article Manager.   To access this – go to:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator backend.

2.  Click on ‘Content’, ‘Featured Articles’

How to Customize Your Featured Articles:

You can customize the layout of how you want to show Featured articles on your Joomla 1.6 website.   You can display them in multiple columns, show them just as title links, show excerpts of your featured article, or choose none or all of the above.  You can also sort your featured articles.   You can choose to sort your featured articles by category, article, or date published.

3.  Follow steps 1, 2.

4.  Click on the ‘Options’ button on the right.

See Additional Information on Featured Articles:

How To Sort Featured Articles

How to make an article a Featured article


 Joomla 1.6   What are Featured Articles?


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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