Compatible with Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3
A module extension for the the Joomla CMS. It displays a short excerpt from Joomla articles in a selected category or section, or from a specified list of articles, with link and optional thumbnail image. The articles can be selected from the Joomla core content component, or from K2.
This highly versatile module allows you to feature articles picked by id, by section or by category. The articles can be ordered in a variety of ways, including by the number of hits, or by the modification date, the title, random or custom ordering, allowing the module to function like the 'latest news' module, or like the 'most read' module, as well as displaying individually chosen articles, or displaying a random article.
The module displays a thumbnail plus an extract from the text with a link to the article for each item. The items can be displayed in a variety of layouts, including lists, tab panes, accordion, article rotator, highlighter, or thumbnails only. There is a choice of colour schemes.
The module can use GD graphics for improved thumbnail quality. The administrator can set the length of the article excerpt either by setting the number of characters or the number of sentences.
The module now includes support for K2 as the content source. It can display text taken from the K2 intro text, and images taken from the K2 image field or embedded in the text.
It also allows the use of comment tags to display special information about the article (see documentation).
The module also includes integration with K2 Users, Community Builder, Mighty Extensions Touch and JomSocial. It can be used to display articles by the profiled user whenever a user profile is viewed.
Version 4.x of the module require Joomla 2.5 or 3
Version 3.x of the module are compatible with Joomla 1.5.
All versions are compatible with the K2 content component.
If you buy this item you will be able to download all versions of the module.
Legacy versions in the 3.0 series (compatible with Joomla 1.5) feature integration with Mighty Extensions Resources. They can display text taken from the text, textarea and html field types, and thumbnails taken from the image or picture field types, as well as images embedded in html fields.