Light Responsive Template for Joomla 3.x

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  • Articles

    Various layouts for displaying articles:

    Blog Layouts

    Single Article Layouts

    Category Lists Layouts

    Archived Articles Layout

    Article Submission Layout

  • Articles - Archived Articles Layout

    Various types of Archived Articles Layout:

    Archiving articles stores them on your Joomla site for history's sake, but makes them less visible to your site’s visitors as they will no longer be displayed along with the rest of your site’s content. Once archived, the articles can only be viewed via your Joomla site’s Archived Articles Menu Item, the Archived Articles module, or by searching for the article by name using Joomla’s built-in content filtering features.

    You can archive articles easily in Article Manager. (To open Article Manager, click the Article Manager icon in the Administration control panel or choose Content > Article Manager).

    Archive articles in Joomla

    To archive articles, follow these steps:

    1. Select the articles you want to archive by checking the check boxes at the beginning of their rows.

    2. Click the Archive button.

    3. Click the State filter box at the top of the page, and change the state to Archived.

      The articles appear in Article Manager with the Archive icon after their names.

  • Articles - Article Submission

    Article Submission Layout

    Remark:to create an article you need to be logged in as a user with Author rights. Since you cannot log on on this demo site, below is a screenprint of the article editor.


  • Articles - Blog Layouts

    Various types of Blog Layouts:

  • Articles - Category Lists Layouts

    Various types of Category Lists Layouts:

  • Articles - Single Article Layouts

    Various types of Single Article Layouts:

  • Display a list of articles in a category using Joomla Category Blog

    If you want to display a list of articles from a single category (or category with subcategories) there is a simple solution using the [Category Blog] Menu Item.

    • Create a new Menu Item
    • Choose [Category Blog]
    • In the [Category Options] choose whether to include subcategories
    • Set the [Blog Options] to 0 - 0 -1 -50 (leading article - intro article - columns - # articles in list

    That's it, you will now see a simple list of articles.

    The heading will be "More Articles...". If you want to change this string to let's say "Articles in this Category" you can do so in the language file. Edit the file: /language/en-GB/en-GB.com_content.ini

  • Empty Article Trash

    When Joomla 2.5 Articles are Trashed they are still in the database.

    To empty the Joomla 2.5 Trash go to:

    Content -> Article Manager

    In the "Select Status" drop down menu select "Trashed".


    Select the articles to remove from Trash and click the "Empty Trash" icon in top right toolbar.

    If you have many articles to delete you may find it faster to run this SQL statement in PhpMyAdmin:

    DELETE FROM `jos_content` WHERE `state` = "-2"

    (the jos_ table prefix may need to be replaced with your custom prefix)

  • How to Embed Google Forms into an Article

    You will have problems embedding any code into Joomlaif you do not turn on one setting.  The Joomla Editor will strip any code you try to embed or in this case when trying to embed a form from Google Forms, you will get a “Loading” message.  In fact it’s not loading anything. You will need to change the setting in your Article Manager, otherwise you get this error:

    Joomla Embed Google Form Error


    Overview of steps to Embed a Google Form into your Article

    • Copy Embed link from Google Forms
    • Change text filter settings in Article Manager
    • Change settings in the TinyMCE Plugin in Plug-in Manager
    • Create new article and embed the form

    How to Embed Google Forms In your article

    1.  Copy Embed link from Google Forms
    • In Google, click on More Actions, Embed
    • Copy the link provided
    2.  Change text filter settings in Article Manager
    • Login to your Joomla administrator panel
    • Click on Content > Article Manager
    • Click on Options at the right side
    • Scroll down, set Super Users = No Filtering
    • Click on Save & Close
    3.  Change settings in the TinyMCE Plugin in Plug-in Manager
    • Click on Extensions > Plug-in Manager
    • Search for Editor – TinyMCE
    • Edit the plugin
    • Under Basic Options, Prohibited Elements, remove the word ‘iframe’
    • Click on Save & Close
    • See the screenshot below
    4.  Create new article and embed the form
    • Click on Content > Article Manager > Add New Article
    • Under Article Details, complete the pertinent information relating to your article.
    • Title = Google Forms-yourname
    • Alias = google-forms-yourname
    • Category = Joomla!
    • Status =Published
    • Access = Public
    • Under Article Text, click on the HTML button
    • In the HTML Source Editor, paste in the code you copied from Step 1
    • Your Google Forms should insert into your Article.
    • Click on Save & Close
    • See screenshot below

    Now you can go to the Joomla frontend and view the article that you changed in Step 4.  You will be able to see the Google form that you embedded in your article.

  • How to Place a Module in an Article

    Modules you create are assigned to module positions and these module positions are displayed on your website as defined by the template you use.  Sometimes it is useful to display modules within articles, and in this instance there is no module position defined for that purpose.

    Overview of what you need to do:

    • Enable the Content – Load Modules plugin in the Plugin Manager
    • Create a module with custom module position in the Module Manager
    • Edit the article and insert custom module position code in Article Manager

    Assign the module a position not used in your template. You can type it in and not select it from the drop down box. Afterwards edit your article and enter in the code loadposition moduleposition (between curly brackets) where you want the module to be displayed.

    For example:

    • I want to display a the random banner module inside my article.
    • I will create a module position = moduleinsidearticle1

    Below are steps:

    Enable the “Content – Load Modules” plugin in the Plugin Manager

    1.  Login to your Administrator backend

    2.  Click on Extensions > Plug-in Manager

    3.  Search for Content – Load Modules

    4.  Make sure that the plugin is enabled

    5.  If not enabled, click on the checkbox and click on Enable

    Create a module with custom module position in the Module Manager

    6.  Click on Extensions > Module Manager > New, Module, Type = Banners

    7.  In the Module Manager Banner Details, set the following values:

    Title = Module In Article Title
    Position = moduleinsidearticle1
    Status = Published
    Access = Public
    Client = Joomla!
    Module Assignment = On all pages

    8.  Save & Close

    Edit the article and insert custom module position code in Article Manager

    9.  Click on Content > Article Manager, edit article you want module to go in.

    10. In the article content, place your mouse where you want your module to show up and enter the code. Surround it with curly brackets: { }

    loadposition moduleinsidearticle1

  • Introduction or Lead Section in an article


    All but the shortest articles should start with introductory text (the "lead"). The lead should be written in a way that makes readers want to know more. The appropriate length of the lead depends on that of the article, but should normally be no more than one paragraph.

    Provide an accessible overview

    The lead section should briefly summarize the most important points covered in an article in such a way that it can stand on its own as a concise version of the article. Consideration should be given to creating interest in the article.

    In general, specialized terminology and symbols should be avoided in an introduction. The first paragraph should define the topic with a neutral point of view, but without being overly specific. Use the first sentence of the article to provide relevant information which is not already given by the title of the article.


    Journalistic ledes typically take two forms:

    • Magazine/tabloid ledes most often are "teasers" that intentionally omit some crucial details to entice readers to read the full story, or even "bury the lede" by hiding the most important fact.
    • Newspaper and broadcast ledes are extremely compressed summaries of the one-to-three most important facts in a piece, given in the first sentence.

    Why bother writing a good introduction?

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The opening paragraph of your paper will provide your readers with their initial impressions of your argument, your writing style, and the overall quality of your work. Your introduction is an important road map for the rest of your article. You can show what your topic is, why it is important, and how you plan to proceed with your discussion.

    Opening with a compelling story, a fascinating quotation, an interesting question, or a stirring example can get your readers to see why this topic matters and serve as an invitation for them to join you for an interesting intellectual conversation.

    Strategies for writing an effective introduction

    • Start by thinking about the question (or questions) you are trying to answer. Your article will be a response to this question, and your introduction is the first step toward that end.
    • Try writing your introduction last. You may find that you don't know what you are going to argue at the beginning of the writing process, and only through the experience of writing your paper do you discover your main argument. Sometimes it's easiest to just write up all of your evidence first and then write the introduction last.
    • Pay special attention to your first sentence. Be straightforward and confident. Avoid statements like "In this article...". Assert your main argument confidently.
  • Remove "Created on" in Article Date

    The string "Created on" in Article Date is taken from the com_component language file at:


    Go to Language Manage > Language Overrides

    Search for COM_CONTENT_CREATED_DATE_ON="Created on %s"


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