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Introduction

News Display, Article Elements

'read less text' will control the article text: it is a read more alternative, much more powerful while respecting existing settings.

  • Get this

• configure the automatic insertion of read more links (respect existing read more, or override),
• configure precisely the length of your intro text: in number of characters, words, sentences or phrases,
• customize the read more links to your liking,
• easily retain and adjust formatting of the shortened text,
• automatically create a linked image in the intro text,
• enforce login to read the whole article (block guests).
• Works on all output of all components; not just com_content.
• Fully supports multi-byte languages.

All this precisely on those pages you want. This plugin will ensure similar formatting on your site, even when different authors use different styles.

• For very site-specific configurations, you can use 'contexts' to precisely define when the plugin may be active: for which combination of components, views and articles. For a best understanding, it is advised to read the help text on the left side of the configuration page, and to use the Discover mode, which is a great aid for both setting up this plugin and checking its working.


Release 5.1c:
• Now also caching the default thumbnail, so that the article doesn't need to be rescanned every time.
• The option 'Respect Position Existing Read More' rejected the 'No' option. Fixed.
• Small performance optimization for J2.5.5+ (correctly this time).


Release 5.1b:
• Regression: thumbnail cache was incorrectly checked and therefore always considered invalid, causing a performance drop. Fixed. Huge kudos to gabs087!
• Small performance optimization for J2.5.5+. Kudos to gabs087 again!


Release 5.1:
• Fixed a warning when CURLOPTFOLLOWLOCATION was set while safemode or openbasedir was set.
• Word count was not always available. Fixed.
• Removing all tags could sometimes eat an extra space. Fixed (bis).
• Now respecting the option show
intro from com_content: if set, the full text is not considered when shortening.
• The suffix is split in two: an inline version glued to the last part, before closing all tags; and a post-version, after all is closed.
• Added a wrapper tag with class options, encapsulating each shortened article, allowing for further formatting.
• More flexibility regarding what to do within component or module scopes.

-- The last supported version for Joomla 1.x is v3.5 --


Functionality

The extension automates limiting article text which gives a blog layout a nice uniform appearance. Works as expected.

Ease of use

There a lots of options but the learning curve ins't too steep. Took me about 10 minutes to get the basic usage figured out.

Support

Haven't had a need for support.

Documentation

There's enough on screen help to make it easy to work with. Apply a bit of heuristics and you can learn how to use it within minutes.

I used this to: I use the Read Less Text extension on several sites. I wanted to automate giving a blog page of articles a uniform layout (versus manual Read More insertions). It's a nice extension.

the best solution


Posted on 10 March 2015
Functionality

i trymany demosite for vm one page solution, for me this is the best! I'm impressed.
I'll buy soon

Ease of use

yes

Support
Documentation

Functionality

If you don't use images, it will still work. But no images are shown in J3.4.0

Ease of use

OK.

Documentation

OK


Perfect for a Front Page Blog


Posted on 12 February 2015
Functionality

Using v5.2 (r274) of this plugin and it is great for a front page blog. If you have multiple sub pages however - this product doesn't cut it

Ease of use

Very well documented throughout the settings page of the plugin. It seems that category=xx only works for the first entered category only.

Support

Not even sure where support is for this plugin. The section for this seems to have new queries going ignored. Can't rate support

Documentation

Very awesome documentation is included directly within the plugin. I think it needs an update however as various settings are not working.

I used this to: Custom company knowledgebase. Standardized Blog layout of information and articles. No core modifications.

Not so well supported


Posted on 17 December 2014
Ease of use

It is really very easy to use.

Support

Support is not responding. I got response after many days. And they did not helped me at a CSS issue.

Documentation

I did not used it.

I used this to: I never finaly used. Just lost time and money.

So simple, so easy


Posted on 27 August 2014

Works perfectly in J! 3.3 and saves a lot of time. Thanks!!!


This will automatically insert "Read More" to your category blog. With some advanced options to make it work great.


I needed to insert "Read more" links in my articles and this plugin is exactly what I needed, and more.

Thanks!!!


Good extension


Posted on 01 May 2013

Read more wasn't working correctly on my template so I looked up a plugin to replace it.

Found this one and not only made it work for me without me having to modify the template, but it also introduced the automatic read me for the articles.

Nice! Thanks!


became essential for me


Posted on 09 March 2013

I use this one for about a year now, highly recommended! I've had a few glitches here and there, but, once reported, the developer really did his best to fix them.

Parvus, many thanks to you, you're doing some righteous job!

Read Less - Text

Version:
5.2
Developer:
parvus
Last updated:
Dec 18 2014
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
Download DemoNot available Support DocumentationNot available
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