How do I change the layout of my frontpage?

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In this tutorial we will be changing the layout of the frontpage in Joomla. Using this method you can control just about anything on your frontpage.

In this tutorial we will be changing the layout of the frontpage in Joomla. Using this method you can control just about anything on your frontpage.

Begin by navigating to Menus >> Main Menu

Begin by navigating to Menus >> Main Menu

Select the Home menu item

Select the Home menu item

There are several parameters you can change. If you mouse over each parameter you will see a description of what the parameter controls.
We'll change to 2 leading articles. This will show 2 articles at full width before the 2 column layout takes over

There are several parameters you can change. If you mouse over each parameter you will see a description of what the parameter controls.
We'll change to 2 leading articles. This will show 2 articles at full width before the 2 column layout takes over

We'll turn off the newsfeed link

We'll turn off the newsfeed link

We'll set the title of each article to be linked. This behaves the same as the Read More link and links directly to the article's page.

We'll set the title of each article to be linked. This behaves the same as the Read More link and links directly to the article's page.

We'll hide the Created Date and Time

We'll hide the Created Date and Time

And we'll hide the hits

And we'll hide the hits

And we don't want the home page to show as SSL, so we will disable it.

And we don't want the home page to show as SSL, so we will disable it.

Then save the changes

Then save the changes

Our changes have been saved, let's see what it looks like.

Our changes have been saved, let's see what it looks like.

This is what our frontpage looks like now

This is what our frontpage looks like now

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