Frontpage Item Ordering

Having trouble ordering your frontpage articles? After re-ordering articles wondering where it was taking the order it puts the articles in the front page (or landing page) was confusing me. The quick answer is that it is within the menu manager > main menu > menu item section of your Joomla! Admin Panel.

Certain Advanced Parameters in your Menu Item called "Home" must be set correctly for the article ordering you set in your Front Page Manager to take effect.

To set them, do this in your Joomla! Admin Panel (back-end).

  1. Choose Menu > Main Menu from the pulldown menus.
  2. Click on the Home item's name (or whatever item happens to be your default frontpage item, can't be an article).
  3. Click on the menu Parameters - Advanced on the right.
  4. Set the Category Order to No. Order by Primary Order Only.
  5. Set the Primary Order to Default.
  6. Click on the Save button at the upper right.

Joomla Frontpage Ordering - Home itemJoomla Frontpage Ordering - Advanced Parameters

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