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Aurora: Panel Slider Particle

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Aurora Demo for Joomla


The Panel Slider particle creates beautiful image slideshows that work perfectly at the top of your page. The content of this particle can either be entered manually or generated automatically using content from the CMS.

Here are the topics covered in this guide:



These options affect the main area of the particle, and not the individual items within. You can set the title of the particle, as well as give it an introductory paragraph here.

Option Description
Particle Name This is the name of the particle used for back end management. It does not appear on the front end.
Content Source Choose between Particle and Joomla as the Content Source.
Display Items Select the number of items to display in the particle.
Prev / Next Enable or Disable the prev / next navigation.

Particle Item Options

These items make up the individual featured items in the particle. Items in this section will only appear if Particle is selected as the Content Source.

Option Description
Item Name This is the name of the item.
Top Line Enter the line you wish to have appear at the top.
Description Enter a text description for the item.
Link Enter a URL you would like the item to link to.
Link Label Enter a text label you wish to have appear as the link.
Target Choose the target tab you would like the URL to open to.


Option Description
Categories Select the categories of articles this particle will display.
Articles Select the number of articles you would like the particle to fetch.
Featured Articles Choose how Featured Articles should be filtered. Choose between Include, Exclude, or Only Featured.
Number of Articles Enter the maximum number of articles to display.
Start From Enter offset specifying the first article to return. The default is '0' (the first article).
Order By Choose the type of factor to order by.
Ordering Direction Choose between Ascending and Descending as the article ordering method.


This section configures how articles are displayed.

Option Description
Image Display the image assigned to the article's Intro, Full or None.
Article Text Choose which text to pull from the article.
Text Limit Set a limit (in characters) of the text to appear in the item.
Text Formatting Choose between plain text and HTML as the text format.
Title Show or Hide the article's title.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters in the title to display.
Date Enter a date for the item.
Date Format Select the format you want the date to be displayed in.
Read More Show or Hide the read more link.
Read More Label Add a text label for the read more link.
Button CSS Classes Add any CSS class(es) you wish to have apply to the button.

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