Joomla 2.5 Front Page Settings for Featured Articles:
When you assign an article to the front page in Joomla 2.5,it is also referred to as featuring an article .There are various setting that can help you to determine where on the front page the article will be display. Here in this article we will cover several option that you can configure for your front page articles. The first thing we need to review is how to access these settings.
To access your Feature Article display settings in Joomla 2.5:
The settings that will be reviewed are located in the right side menu under Layout Options.
An article which is shown by using full width available for the page as you have to adjust the # of Leading articles so that you can determine how many article will be shown in full width. (Screenshot)
The number of columns setting is more self explanatory. By default, there are three columns in which intro articles are displayed. Adjusting this value changes how many columns of intro articles are shown on your Joomla 2.5 front page.
The default value for the number of links is set to 0, however if you set it to 1 or more, it will display links to featured articles that cannot be shown in either the leading or intro article fields