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Introduction

The extension for Joomla to show the group of articles in a block mode, this component extracts first image and first few words or first characters (you set the number of words/characters) from the article, to make an eye-catching description with "Read More..." link.

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There are a lot of settings like number of columns, styles, pagination, vertical and horizontal orientation etc. And even custom layout. So it's very good replacement for the built-in Joomla category/section blog layout.

Therefore, if you have only basic knowledge of programing or don't know it at all you can still setup the extension.


Amazing!


Posted on 14 September 2013

I normally don't write Reviews but this time I have to!



The component is really really great and in my point of view is worth the Money, because good Software shall cost Money or all the guys out there developing it will starve to death (I bought the full Version after i have tried the free Version for two days).



But what's even greater is the Support! You get almost immediate answers if you post something in the forum. And the live Chat Support is very very great too! The guys are friendly, helpful and seriously care about your problem. If a bug is reported it is fixed very fast and a new updated Version is available for download.



I can absolutely recommend this!


Excellent support


Posted on 21 June 2013

I'm very happy with Category Block and even happier with the support I recently received after issues with my host led to a site crash that corrupted the component. Ivan was very responsive in fixing the matter.



Bob Sprague


I really liked this plugin. I got the full extension which seemed a little overpriced, but it has more options than the free version. What's good about it is its simple, very easy to set up, and most importantly its very flexible from a styling point of view. You can use some of the drop down boxes and input boxes to allow styling classes to style the various elements, or as I did, you can use the Custom Layout box to put in your own custom layout. This allows you to put in your own HTML and put the various elements in your own order and however you want.

At first I didn't know how to use this and the documentation lacked an example, but after a request, the developer quickly put up an example for the non coders amongst us.

Also, I was happy with the support, always got an answer within 24 hrs and sometimes much quicker.

Overall a happy customer.


Great!


Posted on 21 January 2012

Giving it 5 stars because it deserves it. I'm currently using the free version and the only problem I have is that the extensions website 'logo' says "Get Pro Version for $37". I just wish it didn't have the price next to it because it's confusing to my visitors as they think they are supposed to buy something. Other than that - module works excellent with many useful configurations.


I gave it 4 stars, only because I'm reviewing the free version, the paid version I'm sure would get a 5. The free version is simple yet does it's job. You get a list, complete with a pic, 'read more', 'add comment', and an intro to the article in a simple scroll window. It's better than the Joomla! default 'list' layout, but not as flashy as paid extensions.


The layout column width is very uneven in the free version. I think the paid version is probably going to be a lot better but in my humble opinion the free version is so crippled that it is not very helpful at all.


Good Extension


Posted on 10 October 2011

This was a decent extension but I was a bit annoyed with how all the text is centered. I know that in the pro version there is all kinds of ways to modify this, but this simple fact made it so I cannot use Category Block. On a positive note they have been good at replying to my posts and it works well for those who don't mind centered text or if one buys the pro version.

Owner's reply: Meanwhile, you may wrap it (plugin or module) into "div" tag. And use template css file to set what ever style you want.

Scrolling effect is coool...


very nice


Posted on 19 April 2011

useful, easy to configure and easy to customize!! Really a good work :)



I've noted a thing that in my case rapresent a little disadvantage ; when i choose a Section the Category block Menu show all the articls of the section and not only the category list, but again, it's only a doubt !

thanksss


HAPPY Happy


Posted on 26 March 2011

I installed this extension and it worked right away. I didn't understand how the CB would work until I installed it- CB makes for a smooth transition from my nav bar to other areas of my site, CB gives lesser viewed pages a front stage view also. as a newbie this makes my life easy! Thank you,

Youtube Gallery

Youtube Gallery

Free | Social Media | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
100
70 reviews
Youtube Gallery is a video media management solution. The component/module/plugin that shows a video gallery - catalog of selected videos on your Joomla website. All you need is to create a Video List, add list of video links or a links to playlists, channel etc, then select (import) ready to use theme or create your own theme add create menu item with YouTube Gallery type, or use plugin or module. Key benefits: Supports many Video Sources: Youtube, Vimeo, Break.com, Own3d.tv, UStream, Dailymotion, Present.me, College Humor, SoundCloud and local .FLV files; Supports Youtube Playlist, Youtube Show (new), Youtube User Uploads, Youtube User Favorites, Youtube Standard Feeds; Supports Youtube Search; Supports Vimeo Channel, Vimeo Album, Vimeo User Uploads; Supports Dailymotion Playlist; Youtube Gallery comes as Component, Youtube Gallery Module and Youtube Gallery Plugin; You can mix videos from different sources and mix playlist with individual videos; It will update videos from Youtube (and others) playlist or channels automatically; Detects Mobile devices to show Mobile Theme; Can manage large video collections; Create categories of Video Lists and mix them to form special lists etc; Fetch latest videos from Youtube or Vimeo channel; Get as maximum as possible information about the video including likes (youtube), views etc; Downloadable and custom Themes; Custom Layouts to satisfy any design; Conditional tags in Custom Layout (If - End if); Import Youtube Gallery Themes; to Youtube); Youtube Gallery has "Responsive" feature/option; Facebook head tags preparation; SEF links to videos (convert video title to the link); Switch Video without Page reload (optional); HTML5 and Flash Players Youtube Player settings; Youtube Parameters (you may pass parameters like hd=1 directly to player). Security Release! v.4.2.0 More sanitation added. No more link to our website.
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List of Articles in Content

List of Articles in Content

Free | Articles Display | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
86
8 reviews
A module/plugin to show list of articles in selected category. Use it as module or as plugin: {articlesofcategory=CATEGORY ID, |COLUMNS|, |START|, |LIMIT|, |ORDER BY|,|SHOW/HIDE Active Items|} CATEGORY ID: Category ID COLUMNS - optional, to show the list in columns ORDER BY - (optional) is an any field of #__content table (where the articles are stored) to order by. You mar reverse order it (descending order) by adding DESC in to the end. SHOW/HIDE Active Items Values: show - Show the link to the page even if the visitor is on it showinactive - Show the title only - no link hide or blank(no value) - Hide the link if the visitor is currently on this page List of fields for example: title, created, modified, ordering
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Place Article

Place Article

Free | Articles Display | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
53
4 reviews
A plugin to show one article inside another, replaceable text like some instructions or terms can be shown inside any article. Include the code {article=Article ID} or {article=Article ID,| any field |} field is optional value of any field from #__content table like title, introtext, fulltext, metakey, metadesc etc. For example you publish the same text on several pages, and every time when you need to make changes in that text you have to change all the pages with this text. But now you have this Place an Article Plugin, so the advantage of the plugin is You make changes in one article, and these changes appear automatically in all webpages that refers to that text. Save time = save money. Example: {article=453}
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Custom Flash

Custom Flash

Free | Flash Management | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
47
12 reviews
The extension to place any Flash Movie or animation e.t.c to your website with ease. Components/Custom Flash Use is as Plugin within an article or as Module or as Menu Item.
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Fade Gallery

Fade Gallery

Free | Slideshow | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5
Score:
0
10 reviews
Fade Gallery Plugin, Module and Component Very light, safe, Javascript Fade gallery, that works on IE, Mozilla, Chrome, Opera etc. You can embed this extension with ease. Useful to make your site look more dynamic. Unlike some other galleries, there is no need to create menu items or any other elements, just type the name of the folder containing images and that's it, it will show up all images from this folder, one by one in alphabetical order. Also you may type file names separated with comma in filelist argument, to show exact images of selected folder and in exact order. The "filelist" is very useful because you may add links and titles to your images. Separate images with semicolon and options (image file name, link and title) with commas. Example 1: image1.jpg;img2.png;aug2010.jpg Example 2: image1.jpg;img2.png,http://google.com;aug2010.jpg Example 2: image1.jpg,,"Custom Title";img2.png,http://google.com;aug2010.jpg Slide show Interval and fade effect can be adjasted with three parameters: interval, fade time and fade step in miliseconds. Direct link to existing gallery example: {fadegalleryid=1} Also you may pass parameters as shown below(no need to create gallery though recomended) {fadegallery=parameters} parameters: folder,width,height,interval,fadetime,fadestep,filelist,align,padding example: {fadegallery=images/galleryexample,400,200,6000,2000,10,,right,10} and one more: {fadegallery=images/fadegallery3,250,114,6000,2000,10,front2.jpg;front1.jpg,right,10}
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Mouse Over Zoom

Mouse Over Zoom

Free | Images | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
0
4 reviews
A plugin to zoom images on mouse over (hover) event. Having mouse over zoom can be handy tool for both Joomla developers and users, as it will enable you to zoom in to a thumbnail image directly using your mouse. You can select a number of zoom ranges to suit your requirements, and the image will not be opened in a new webpage, which can help to reduce clutter. The applications for this software are many, but as an example, retail sites often employ zoom features to enable consumers to get a better view of products. Needless to say, if you run a retail site using Joomla, this software will add another level of satisfaction, and usability for potential customers, enabling them to view a product in more detail at a glance. This also enhances user experience, by not requiring potential customers to keep opening new browser pages if they want to browse other items. A quick and easy user experience will attract new sales. This is just one example of how useful mouse over zoom can be, and there are of course a number of additional ways that this software can be an effective addition to Joomla sites. It may zoom the same image or zoom and show bigger vesion of the image (for better quality) Also there is a zoom factor - how much to zoom the image x2, x3, x3.5 etc.
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ZFacebook

ZFacebook

Free | Social Display | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
0
3 reviews
The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables users to: * See how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too * Read recent posts from the page * Like the page with one click, without needing to visit the page
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Film Gallery

Film Gallery

Free | Galleries | JoomlaBoat.com
2.5 3
Score:
0
1 review
A plugin to show a window of photos with a scroll bar. Usage: {filmgallery=FOLDER,WIDTH,HEIGTH,SCROLLPOSITION,FILELIST, Thumbnail Background, Scroll Size, Thumbnail width, Thumbnail Height, Padding} SCROLLPOSITION: left | right | top | bottom FILELIST: this is optional parameter file names (names only, without path) should be separated with semicolon ; example: {filmgallery=images/fadegallery3,400,200,bottom}
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Category Block

Version:
1.7.9
Developer:
JoomlaBoat.com
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
2.5 3
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