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5 years 7 months ago #123282 by savethefrogs
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Hi,
The homepage of my site www.savethefrogs2.com has Featured Articles showing. However, I expect the "Welcome to the future online home of SAVE THE FROGS!" article to appear first since it's newer. According to the screenshots below it sure seems like I've done what's needed to make it rise to the top, but it doesn't. Thoughts?
Thank you!
Kerry



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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #123311 by Valentin
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Hi Kerry,
  • Go to Menus > Your menu > Your home menu item
  • Layout (tab)
  • Article Order: featured articles order
  • Save and close

Now, go to Content > Articles > Featured articles and order the items depending to your needs.

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Valentín

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5 years 7 months ago #123317 by savethefrogs
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Hi Valentin,
Article Order in the Layout tab was set to most recent first. I changed it to Featured Articles Order as you suggested.
I went to the Featured Articles area.
No matter what I change there, nothing changes what the homepage shows.
Also, annoyingly the Featured Articles area has no drag and drop functionality to change ordering. Further the order numbers on the right side of each article seem to do nothing (when I type 1 into the article listed as 77th, nothing changes).
To make matters worse, there are 75 articles sitting there that i imported in from Wordpress via EasyBlog; none of these are starred to be feauted so I don;t know why they are sitting in the Featured Articles area, which I would have thought should only show articles I had starred as featured.
Kerry

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5 years 7 months ago #123321 by Valentin
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Also, annoyingly the Featured Articles area has no drag and drop functionality to change ordering.

Agree. Somebody already reported that issue to the Joomla devs: github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/issues/8138

I went to the Featured Articles area.
No matter what I change there, nothing changes what the homepage shows.

I did a quick test in local. The ordering worked fine for me.

To make matters worse, there are 75 articles sitting there that i imported in from Wordpress via EasyBlog; none of these are starred to be feauted so I don;t know why they are sitting in the Featured Articles area, which I would have thought should only show articles I had starred as featured.

If the articles are marked as featured (with the star icon on yellow color), they would be listed on that page:


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5 years 7 months ago #123324 by savethefrogs
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My Featured Articles is set to Order Ascending.
You can see in the attached screenshot that I have two articles featured and that 'Welcome to the future online home of SAVE THE FROGS!' should appear on top of www.savethefrogs2.com but is not. Any other ideas? Thank you!

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5 years 7 months ago #123326 by Valentin
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May I have access to take a look? Please email to support@ostraining.com - include the url of this forum topic in the message, then reply here

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5 years 7 months ago #123327 by savethefrogs
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Done, thank you!

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5 years 7 months ago #123333 by Valentin
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Bingo!

Since those two articles belongs to different categories, it was necessary to set the Category order as "no order" through the menu item > Layout

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5 years 7 months ago #123349 by savethefrogs
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Awesome, thank you!

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5 years 7 months ago #123350 by savethefrogs
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Where is the Layout menu??

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5 years 7 months ago #123369 by Valentin
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Hi Kerry,

To reach that area:
  • Go to Menus > Your menu > Your home menu item
  • Layout (tab)
  • Category order

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5 years 7 months ago #123384 by savethefrogs
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Got it, thank you!

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5 years 7 months ago #123385 by Valentin
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You're welcome, Kerry!

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