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Articles being pinned

Post by mitch82.0 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:26 pm

I love joomla. But there is one thing I can't do with it, I can't pin one article at the top of the main page and have newer articles appear after it. It would be nice if this was an option. I don't know if there are any add ons that would allow me to do this.

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Re: Articles being pinned

Post by Robin » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:17 pm

Hi,

You are correct, this is not possible with standard Joomla! There is a workaround though, if you have a module position available, for example called "top" which is located on top of your content. If so, create a new user module, enter your text there, and publish it to that top position. This way you always have a text item on top of your content.

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Re: Articles being pinned

Post by troy » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:51 pm

Another way to do this is to make your "top" article actually the description text for a category ( assuming your content is a category blog).  This is exactly how I pin content to the top of my page.  In the back end, open Content/Category Manager.  Select a category and put your "sticky" article in the Description test box.  Then make sured you turn on the Show Description parameter when you set up the menu item pointing to this category.

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Re: Articles being pinned

Post by eyezberg » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:04 pm

Yet another suggestion was to use, in frontpage manager, an ordering of -99999 or something like that..
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