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Joomla! 2.5 Beginner’s Guide by Eric Tiggeler

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Time for action — adding a Newsflash to the home page

Let's use the Newsflash module to show a random article intro text from a selected category each time the page is loaded. Every time the visitor returns another item will be displayed in the Newsflash module position:

  1. Navigate to Extensions | Module Manager. Click New and select Articles — Newsflash.
    Time for action — adding a Newsflash to the home page
  2. In the Title box, type an appropriate title. In this example, we'll enter Recent Lectures as the module title. Make sure Show Title is set to Yes.
  3. Make sure Status: is set to Published to get the module to display. This is the default setting.
  4. Select Position: position-9 to display the module in one ...

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