Joomla Content Grid Particle

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Content Grid helps you to create beautiful recent articles grid and other types of grid for your Joomla site in minutes. See how Joomla Content Grid can be designed beautifully on Demo Page.
  • # Content Grid Joomla Package contents

    Files Description
    jlcontentgrid.yaml Contains the Content Grid Joomla particle settings.
    jlcontentgrid.html.twig The Twig file to pull information, settings.
  • # Content Grid WordPress Package contents

    Files Description
    jlcontentgridwp.yaml Contains the Content Grid WordPress particle settings.

    jlcontentgridwp.html.twig The Twig file to pull information, settings.
  • # Content Grid Grav Package contents

    Files Description
    jlcontentgridgrav.yaml Contains the Content Grid Grav particle settings.

    jlcontentgridgrav.html.twig The Twig file to pull information, settings.

Installation Installing the particle on your website is a really simple process. You can refer to the document here to know more.

Requirements Content Grid requires Uikit 3 for Gantry 5 Atom to be installed and enabled in your theme layout settings.

Go to Template/Theme Settings > select the Layout to add Joomla Content Grid particle (i.e: Home) -> Layout tab -> Drag and drop the Joomla Content Grid Particle from Particles panel (left corner) to the section you want to display the particle.

Settings

Articles Tab

Settings Description
Categories Select the categories the articles should be taken from.
Articles Enter the Joomla articles that should be shown. It should be a list of article IDs separated with a comma (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5).
Featured Articles Select how Featured articles should be filtered.
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 Select how the articles should be ordered by.
Ordering Direction Select the direction the articles should be ordered by.
Display Style Settings Common settings for Display Style
Image Select if and what image of the article should be shown.
Article Text Select if and how the article text should be shown.
Text Limit Type in the number of characters the article text should be limited to.
Text Formatting Select the formatting you want to use to display the article text.
Prepare Content Use Joomla Content Plugins
Show Edit Link Display a link to the article edit form
Title Select if the article title should be shown.
Title Limit Enter the maximum number of characters the article title should be limited to.
CSS Classes CSS class name for the particle.
Tag Attributes Extra Tag attributes. See more info here.

Style Tab

Title Settings Common settings for Title

Settings Description
Style Heading styles differ in font-size but may also come with a predefined color, size and font.
Link title Link the title if a link exists.
Hover Style Set the hover style for a linked title. Enable link title to use this option.
Decoration Decorate the headline with a divider, bullet or a line that is vertically centered to the heading.
Predefined Color Select the text color. If the Background option is selected, styles that don’t apply a background image use the primary color instead.
Custom Color Customize the title color instead using predefined title color mode.
You need to set the predefined color to None to use the customize color option.
Font Size Customize the title text font size.
Transform The following options will transform text into uppercased, capitalized or lowercased characters.
HTML Element Choose one of the elements to fit your semantic structure.
Margin Top Set the top margin.

Meta Settings Common settings for Meta

Settings Description
Style Display the meta text in a sentence or a horizontal list.
Subnav Style Select the subnav style for Meta List Style.
Author Select if the article author should be shown.
Author Meta Translate or replace the Author meta text for Sentence Style. Default: Written by
Date Select if the article date should be shown.
Date Format Select preferred date format. Leave empty not to display a date.
Date Meta Translate or replace the Date meta text for Sentence Style. Default: on
Category Select if and how the article category should be shown.
Category Meta Translate or replace the Category meta text for Sentence Style. Default: Posted in
Hits Select if the article hits should be shown.
Predefined Color Select the predefined meta color.
Custom Color Customize the meta color. Set Predefined Color for Meta to None before using this feature.
Font Size Customize the title text font size.
Transform The following options will transform text into uppercased, capitalized or lowercased characters.
Alignment Align the meta text above/below the title or below the content.
Margin Top Set the top margin. Note that the margin will only apply if the content field immediately follows another content field.

Content Settings Common settings for Content Style

Settings Description
Style Select a predefined text style, including color, size and font-family.
Predefined Color Select the predefined meta color.
Content Color Customize the content color instead using predefined text color.
You need to set the predefined color to None to use the customize color option.
Font Size Customize the content text font size.
Transform The following options will transform text into uppercased, capitalized or lowercased characters.
Margin Top Set the top margin. Note that the margin will only apply if the content field immediately follows another content field.

Link Settings Common settings for Link Style

Settings Description
Read More Select if the article ‘Read More’ button should be shown.
Link Text Type in the label for the ‘Read More’ button.
Target Target browser window when item is clicked.
Style Set the button style.
Button Size Set the button size.
Margin Top Set the top margin. Note that the margin will only apply if the content field immediately follows another content field.

Layout Tab

Settings Description
Card Settings Common settings for Card
Card Style Select one of the boxed card styles or a blank panel.
Link card Link the whole card if a link exists.
Size Define the card’s size by selecting the padding between the card and its content.
Max Width Set the maximum width.
Grid Settings Common settings for Grid Layout
Enable Masonry The masonry effect creates a layout free of gaps even if grid cells have different heights.
Parallax The parallax effect moves single grid columns at different speeds while scrolling. Define the vertical parallax offset in pixels.
Column Gap Set the size of the gap between the grid columns.
Row Gap Set the size of the gap between the grid rows.
Show Dividers Display dividers between grid cells.
Match Height To match the height of the direct child of each cell.
Center columns Use this option to center the grid cell columns
Center rows Use this option to center the grid row columns
Columns Settings Columns control the Grid columns layout of your content.
Phone Portrait Set the number of grid columns for each breakpoint. Inherit refers to the number of columns on the next smaller screen size.
Phone Landscape
Tablet Landscape
Desktop
Large Screens

Image Settings Common settings for Image Style

Settings Description
Align image without padding Top, left or right aligned images can be attached to the card’s edge. If the image is aligned to the left or right, it will also extend to cover the whole space.
This option won’t have any effect IF the Card Style is set to None or Image Alignment is set to Between.
Width Set the width of the image.
Height Set the height of the image.
Image Border Select the image’s border style.
This option won’t have any effect if Align image without padding is enabled.
Box Shadow Select the image’s box shadow size.
This option won’t have any effect unless the Card Style is set to None.
Hover Box Shadow Select the image’s box shadow size on hover.
This option won’t have any effect unless the Card Style is set to None.
Link image Link the image if a link exists.
Hover Transition Set the hover transition for a linked image.
Hover Box Shadow Select the image’s box shadow size on hover.
This option won’t have any effect unless the Card Style is set to None.
Link image Link the image if a link exists.
Image Alignment Align the image to the top,left, right or place it between the title and the content.
Grid Width Define the width of the image within the grid. Choose between percent and fixed widths or expand columns to the width of their content.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Left or Right.
Grid Column Gap Set the size of the gap between the image and the content.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Left or Right.
Grid Row Gap Set the size of the gap if the grid items stack.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Left or Right.
Grid Breakpoint Set the breakpoint from which grid cells will stack.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Left or Right.
Vertical Alignment Vertically center grid cells.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Left or Right.
Margin Top Set the top margin. Note that the margin will only apply if the content field immediately follows another content field.
This option won’t have any effect unless Image Alignment is set to Bottom or Between.

General tab

Please take a look the documentation here for more detail about the tab settings

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