Joomla 1.7 - Changing the ordering of Featured Articles

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I usually don't have this problem -- at least not with Joomla 1.5.

Please look at this link (development site):

Please describe the steps to change the ordering of the articles on the Home Page.

Here's what I tried so far.  I went to the Menu Manager, Clicked on the only Menu item, which is Home.  

Menu Manager: Edit Menu Item

In Layout Options I  went to Article Order, and from the drop down I selected "Article Manager Order"

However the article called "Bottom Stuff" still appears at the top of the page.

Supposedly this Joomla help page tells how to do it:

Any suggestions?   Attached is my article order from the Menu Manager.  Also capture of my Article Manager Order.
  (No matter how much I change my article order, it does not affect the order of the articles.   The Featured articles are all in the same "categorized" category


Question by:Rowby Goren
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    Go into the menu manager and select the menu item that contains the Featured Articles.

    Then set the Article order to: Featured Article Order...NOT Article Manager Order...

     featured article order
    Let me know if that works for you.
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    Author Comment

    by:Rowby Goren
    Thanks Nukit!

    I can't believe I missed that "Featured Article" in the drop down!

    LVL 13

    Expert Comment

    No problem...a different set of eyes always helps :)

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