Article and Blog Settings

Change Article Display Settings

To Globally change the article settings (for all articles and blogs on your site) go to Content - Article Manager Options.  Under the Articles  tab you can change the details that appear with your article such as showing titles, date,  print and email iconcs etc. 

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To change these settings for each article open the article for editing in the Administrator back end. (Content - Article Manager) Open the Article Options tab on the article edit page.



Change the articles layout in a Blog

By default Joomla lays out the articles in a blog layout as one single column leading article at the top and four intro articles taking up two columns bellow. To change this globally, for all blogs, go to Content - Article manager. Click on Options in the article manager tool bar. 



To change this setting locally, for each blog, edit the menu item for the blog. Open the Advanced Options tab in the Menu Manager: Edit Menu Item window.



Click on Blog Layout Options and make your changes.


Change Blog Article Order

By default articles will appear in a blog in the order in which they were written. To change this globally go to Content - Article Manager - Options - Shared Options. Click on Article Order drop down to select the way you want your articles to be ordered in your blogs.

To set this locally for each blog, and to customize the article order, we first need to open the blogs menu item for editing. In the Menu Manager: Edit Menu Item open the Advanced tab and then Blog Layout Options




Set Article Order to Article Manager Order.



Now we can use the article manager to order our blog articles.

In Content Article Manager set the Category Filter to the category of the blog you want to order. Now use the 'handles' next to each article in the list, to drag it up or down to the required order.