Articles are assigned to categories, and menu link items are used to open the category or article, which displays in the content area of the website. Most websites have specific articles to be displayed on the front page, and these articles may be assigned to one, or different categories.
However, articles must be assigned to only one category. Displaying articles from multiple categories on the front page can be achieved using the Featured Articles option within the individual Article.
Log in to the Administrator backend as the super user. In the backend, open the Article Manager.
Content -> Articles
To make any article featured, click on the star icon (Toggle featured status) in the status column. Alternatively, open the edit article screen by clicking the title and then click Yes for the Featured Option.
It is used to control the order of the featured articles. Navigate to:
Content -> Featured Articles
The resulting screen is a list of the articles that have been designated as featured.
Generally, the Home page is used for featured articles.