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I was hoping somebody could explain this to me as I cannot seem to get my head around it.

I have a website with numerous articles and categories, all displayed at mydomain.com/blog

My homepage (mydomain.com) is set to Articles » Category Blog, and set to show one single article from the category 'Front Page'. The problem is that whenever I click to read more about the article, it does infact show me more but stays on the homepage, i.e with all the various modules still in place.

Do I need to create a hidden menu and set this as my homepage, or am I way off?

Basically I want to be able to click an article title on my homepage and be taken to a new, fresh page displaying only that article. I know it's possible to use Advanced Module Manager aswell, but I don't think it's necessary.

I know this must be pretty basic stuff, but I'd like to understand it better.

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I would suggest some organizational restructure like below:

Instead of using a special Category named: "Front Page", use the "Featured Articles" option, to specify which articles you consider to appear in the home page.

Then assign your blog articles to their relative context category and not to a special one for the front-page.

For the blog, you can either use a Category Blog Layout item using the parent Blog category, and set it to display articles from all child categories, or if you like you could even create a hidden menu with Blog Category Layout menu-type for each blog-articles category you have. This will make your articles being displayed under the menu item of each category.

For the Front Page, use the Featured Articles menu-type, and choose the categories from which you want it to show featured articles and set it to display 1 leading article.

Hope it makes sense - let me know if you need further clarification. It would also help, if you present your current articles organization structure (categories and child categories).

  • thanks @FFrewin that's exactly what I was looking for and has worked! I think I was just staring at the menu configs and my structure for so long that it stopped making sense. I have re-structured as you suggested (with Featured Articles on the front page) and works much better :) – jonboy Sep 4 '14 at 13:23

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