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changing setting in microblogs so title, text and photo do not appear on front page.

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I am using the Grid 3 template for a site I am building. We put it in place initially because we liked having the three lead stories appearing in such a big flashy way on the front page.

However, the editor of the site does not like the repetition of the title, photo, and text on the front page that appear when you open the actual story.

Is it possible to have a title, text, and photo on the front page, that are not part of the story?

I understand that everything I put before the read more break appears on the front page. What I need to do, is have everything that appear before the read more break NOT appear when the page opens.

I imagine I could do this as a custom HTML block, but is there some way to have one part of the story (title, photo and intro text) appear on the front page and not appear when you open the story?

Am I making sense? I hope so.

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I have done the 'read more' vs 'fulltext' trick successfully in K2...many times. The new core Joomla now has largely caught up and I would be surprised if there isn't a way to do it now in core Joomla articles.

You can also use css to dispatch the duplicate content to oblicion. assign a separate class and assign .myClass h3 {display:none} etc.
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Hi Jennifer,

Regarding the microblogs do you mean you are using the microblog extension?

As this isn't a responsive extension

If you look in joomla article options - there is a great setting called

Show Intro Text

You can set this to hide so any page with intro text will be hidden when opened in the site but you can use this content to populate modules

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Thanks Blueshift :)
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I misspoke - it is actually a Module called Zen Tools.

Okay - I am trying this out now - thanks so much!
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no worries thought that might be the case but thought I'd check :)

Great setting I use it all the time :)

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I see the setting and have chosen it - but it isn't making any impact. I assume I have to classify the opening text for the front page intro text? Where do I do that?
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Not sure I'm quite following

I'm assuming for the the front page you are displaying modules only?

So no article content would display at all - the text could only be displayed if displayed in a module

The hide intro text will apply when you open an article that has read more set up -
If the article doesn't have the

<hr id="system-readmore" /> spliting the intro from the normal content

It will display everything

You can also overide the global settings in both the individual article and the menu link

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Actually - the article isn't responding the way I expect it to.

Under Article Options I have set Show Title to HIDE. and Show INTRO text to HIDE. Both show on the front page as they should, but neither one of them are hiding when I open the article.

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Yes - the module is displaying correctly on the front page - showing the title, the photo - and the intro text (everything above the readmore break.

When the article opens, I can still see the title, photo, and intro text that are above the readmore break.

In article options I have Show title: HIDE
Show Intro Text: HIDE
Position of article info: ABOVE (also tried BELOW)
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and you are not overidding the global setting in either the individual article options or menu link settings?

If so I think we'd need to see the site to check what is happening

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I changed the title and intro as an article option, not as a menu or global setting. Was this incorrect?

Unfortunately, this site is not live yet and is locked behind a university firewall so I can't let you in. Is there a setting page I could make a screen shot of to show you?

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I'd change it globally as with the screenshot above if possible as it gets confusing very fast

Once you know it works globally you have something to work from

As The menu link I think will still say

Show Intro Text : Use global

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So if you change either article or menu link it can get a bit confusing what is overidding what

So I'd really try to keep settings global if possible

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I'm gald to hear that core joomla articles has caught up with introtext vs fulltext, though I still don't see a fulltext parameter I can control. It's been easier this last go around though, with the site I just posted... and felt no need to abandon core joomla for K2, which i usually feel I have to do.

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Thanks for your review on the JED as well - much appreciated.
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The global setting worked brilliantly - thank you so much. I was trying all the article settings and very confused as to why they didn't work. Thank you very much for the help. The lag in my thanks is Texas time zone ...

Really enjoying these new templates (even when I whine a bit)!

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