With this extension you can show links in various layouts, Show all categories in one page, or specify which ones to show, display if a link is new, show the description as a tool-tip or below the links, Display the category description below the link, Hide the category title.
The extension comes in 2 flavours:
1. A plug-in
2. A module
With the PLUGIN and MODULE you should still use the weblinks component to manage your weblinks.
You can choose to use either one or both extensions
1.: Plugin[Development by my]:
You should use the plugin if you want to show weblinks in the content position.
The plugin V3 can also show the links in Tabs or Slider layout
HOW TO setup the [more links] option please read this WIKI:
2.: Module[further development by Carsten Schneider]:
You should use the module if you want to show weblinks in a module position.
The module can also collapse categories
CSS was easy to change to get the colours and the width of the columns right.
Possibly could have easier step-by-step instructions. But if you know Joomla 1.5, you'll work it out.
Thank you for this great plug-in.
Minor tweaking to the CSS made it fit seamlessly into my site. This was simple to do (the CSS that comes with the plugin is well-organized, making it easy to modify - not always true of all plugins!).
I would have given it five stars except for the lack of any real documentation. Although it was not difficult to decipher what to do, something beyond the examples on the demo page would be nice to have. This should in no way deter anyone from using the plugin - it works as advertised, and I'll use it on any further Joomla-based sites I create.
Keep up the good work.
There was a wrong version uploaded
The latesed version can display the description below the link
please see http://www.sjlcreations.be/demosite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:plugin-demo-2-multiple-calls&catid=34:plugins&Itemid=45
Hope this can make it into a newer version
just sent me a sample (make-up) of the lay-out you want and i'll incorporate it in the next release
The links can be sorted in 4 ways
1. Date Desc. (newest first)
2. Hits Desc. (most hists first)
3. Title (alphabetically)
4. Order (order set in weblinks component)
I tested al 4 posibilities on my site and it seems working.
If you find it not working please contact me via de support site
Weblinks change often, and so a method to keep your links current would be very useful.
The only purpose for this plugin/module is to show the weblinks in a better manner than the default component allows you to do.
I love the way you can get the link description simply with a mouseover.
Like another reviewer, I found the category headings far too big used as a side module. But this was easily changed by altering the size to "componentheading" in the helper file. I disliked the "*" at the start and end of new links but again this was easy to remove and looks neater without.
If it was possible to specify links from certain categories - rather than the entire list - this would get a 5* rating. Perhaps this could be a future improvement? It would be nice to be able to have multiple copies of the module showing links from appropriate categories next to related content on different webpages.
Bullets would also make the layout more appealing.
I shall be watching this extension and keeping my fingers crossed that categories are possible soon.
I create a mambot/plugin for the joomla 1.0 verseion where you can show just one category in a article and by repeating the mambot/plugin call you get multiple catagories.
There is also an inline stilesheet in the mambot.
So if you're using joomla 1.0 then this hould be your choice.
I plan to make a plugin for Joomla 1.5 to do the same but no release date yet
Apart of that, it's a very nice app... It does just what I want it to do and it saved me a lot of time testing and integrating some module made by myself :P
thnx for noticing this i adapted the code for 1.0
Furthermore, a forum or some other place to discuss bugs rather than this review section would be nice. I didn't give a score yet as it's still a beta.
As on request a forum is in place on the support site
For the CSS part look at the documentation how these are organized
I know that the module doesn't work with 1.5 like it does for 1.0
Development for the 1.5 module is on a hold.
Currently i'm working to convert the module to a Component so that displaying should be simpler.
Is it my site or it's the module, but when I type in a sentence in a description, for example, "This is a link." (no quotes), the tooltips shown when mouse hovering the link is ""This" (yes, there is a quote in the tooltip. Maybe a bug?
It was indeed a bug. It's fixed in the last release