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Introduction

News Display, Articles Display, K2 extensions

Latest News Enhanced is an all-in-one news/articles module presenting the latest, future (not pending), featured, popular or random articles in a consistent fashion with calendar or image.

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Features:

  • Show a short introduction to the article text or choose to show its meta description (set the number of characters to show - 0 will hide the text),
  • Show the author (name, alias or username),
  • Show the date or how many days ago the article has been created/modified/published,
  • Use as events viewer by showing future article items,
  • Choose where to put the couple author/date,
  • Choose between showing a calendar, the first article's image or nothing,
  • Set the positioning of the calendar or image relatively to the text,
  • Set the sizes of the calendar or the image,
  • Select the background image for the calendar or the default picture if no image is found in the article,
  • Choose which date to show when opting for the calendar view (published, modified or created),
  • Link to the article is optional, set your own label,
  • Basic K2 support,
  • Pagination,
  • and more...

Buy the extended version 'Latest News Enhanced Extended' for much more functionality and Joomla! v2.5 added features (the free version works with the latest version of Joomla! but does not take the new v2.5 features into account yet)!


Very nice


Posted on 28 March 2015
Functionality

Works perfect, looks nice

Ease of use

Easy to use.

Documentation

One of a Kind!


Posted on 04 February 2015
Functionality

There is nothing else like this available and what it does is amazing. There was another similar module but it has vanished.

Ease of use

This has many options so it takes a little time to go through it but once you do it's fine.

Support

Possibly the best I have experienced since using Joomla since 2009!

Documentation

Just fine

I used this to: Adding custom news for my sites that the default Joomla latest news can't come close to.
Owner's reply: Thanks so much for the review, I really appreciate it!

What a gem


Posted on 21 November 2013

At first it looked a bit complex with all the settings. The extension installed with no issues, it was very easy and straight forward to setup and it worked first time. It has complimented my site perfectly and looks really good - Great work Olivier in the design and user documentation which has been read but was not needed to make the module work. This extension is certainly recommended.

Owner's reply: Well thank you for this review, I do appreciate it. I know that having lots of options can be overwhelming but it is needed to make the module as flexible as possible and to allow multiple configurations. Thank you again.

Very Nice Module


Posted on 01 November 2013

Looks really nice on the page, easy to use, very flexible. Couldn't ask for more.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review!

Great article module


Posted on 06 August 2013

If you're looking for a module to show your latest/top articles, this one does the job excellently.



It's great that you can configure the looks of it and behavior (position, date, author etc.).



Recommended!

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for the review, greatly appreciated!

Very good


Posted on 26 July 2013

this module is very simple to understand and very good. Thanks.

Owner's reply: Thank you, I do appreciate the review!

Pretty good


Posted on 05 July 2013

I like how it offers more options than Joomla's "Latest News". I also like how there is not much extra stuff, just plain HTML output.

What worries me, is that you need to set font-size in the parameters: these kinds of things should only be set in my template's CSS. Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to switch off the module's own CSS, so i need to override some styles.

Otherwise, good job!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review, it is important to get feedback (good and/or bad) and helps on improving the product.
Although I understand where you are coming from, I don't see a reason for concern as the module is fully skinnable and any CSS property can be overridden. The font sizing has been requested by several users. But here again, nothing prevents anyone to override it. I will add an option to output a 'bare' module in the next iteration of the extension for all hard core stylers out there who want full control over it.

This one is the best Latest news dispplay. The only problem is the image display that is not shown properly and does not fit the box. This is the messy part.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review.
Your 'messy' image issue may be due to CSS conflicts with the template used on your site. There is a forum on the website's extension where these issues can be solved.

Good job!


Posted on 08 June 2013

I have searched for a clean and easy to use "latest news"-plugin and I found it!

Easy install and configuration.

Thank you.

Owner's reply: You are welcome. I do appreciate the review, thank you!

The module is perfect, works great and is very intuitive.

I had an issue with my template and received support in minutes to solve it. Thanks again ¡¡

Owner's reply: You are very welcome. I do appreciate the review, thank you very much!
jQuery Easy

jQuery Easy

Free | Performance | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
100
155 reviews
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Trombinoscope Extended

Trombinoscope Extended

Paid download | Address Book | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
100
12 reviews
Trombisnoscope Extended is a component that shows a list of contacts in a picture-only or business card (vcard) style fashion (like a Year Book, a company's trombinoscope...). Contacts are still managed by the standard Joomla! contacts extension. It contains the following features: select contacts by categories, tags (Joomla 3.1+), keywords to create grid-like pages of contacts, select themes and modify the styles to your liking, format the name, choose a sort order, show contact information (every single field available, including links a..e) in 2 possible ways (plain text or just icon link), show those fields with or without labels or icons, restrict access (public, registered users...), format addresses, link them with automatic mapping, choose to link the contacts to open in a specific contact page (from the component or Joomla), add pagination, alphabetic, category and tags index for menu items, add print and search capabilities, use a default picture if the contact has none, or show no photo at all, crop, resize and filter the pictures (grayscale...), use links a..e to link to Facebook, Twitter..., the icons are automatically selected or (v2+ only) use the plugin that adds social fields to the contact, obfuscate the email addresses to hide them from spambots, edit the contacts on the public side of a site through the user profile, use the module to show a specific contact, the logged-in user or related contacts to the one showing in contact view, import contacts through CSV, make the grid responsive, paysage-style cards turn into portrait-mode when too small, use the internationalization capabilities, link emails directly to a contact's form, (v2+ only) create contact views in 2 possible layouts (multi-columns or tabs), (v2+ only) use additional fields that are available throughout the extension (gender, birthdate, map, company, department, Facebook, LinkedIn... and many more), (v2+ only) download vcards that target personal or business profiles, more complete than the original vcard downloads proposed by Joomla and language-friendly, (v2+ only) give a specific look to the social icons, (v2+ only) use CSS3 hover effects on pictures and linked fields, (v2+ only) play with more styling options, (v2+ only) link addresses with a Google map URL, (v2+ only) use the mobile-ready features, (v2+ only) use the module carousel capabilities (module Trombinoscope is free to try), and so much more...
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Latest News Enhanced Extended

Latest News Enhanced Extended

Paid download | Articles Display | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
99
7 reviews
Latest News Enhanced Extended is an all-in-one news/articles module presenting the latest, featured, popular, future (even pending), related or random article snippets in a consistent professional fashion. It has tons of features and is extremely flexible. It is highly configurable and expandable but remains easy to use. Features: multiple ways to select news articles (standard Joomla! or K2): by categories, by tags, by author and/or by date range (past or future), exclude/include specific articles, configure items with images from the article, author's picture or calendar, link to articles (or use link a, link b or link c for standard Joomla!) from the title and/or 'read more' links, style items from responsive-ready designs, crop and resize the pictures to fit the configuration (thumbnails can be stored in /images), style calendars from pre-made calendar configurations, limit the into text to be shown, add detailed information (author, hits, ratings, categories, date, keywords, tags, links, ...), format dates and times, add pagination and/or pre-configured animations, cache the created on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading... Version 2 brings: Bootstrap ready buttons and pagination, social sharing, a better, cleaner, easier to understand user interface, open articles in popup windows, degraded items configurations to show less information after showing X items, more styling choices (shadows, hover effects...), more pagination choices, minimum item size to limit how small an item can be when resized, calendar images located in the /images directory, common stylesheet for all instances to limit the stylesheets footprint...
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Custom reCaptcha

Custom reCaptcha

Free | Site Security | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
98
4 reviews
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Trombinoscope

Trombinoscope

Free | Address Book | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
96
11 reviews
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jQuery Easy Profiles

jQuery Easy Profiles

Paid download | Performance | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
93
1 review
Take jQuery fixing to the next level and use the full power of the Joomla! framework to create separate jQuery Easy configurations. Fine-tune your jQuery requirements (including jQuery UI and Mobile) and only fix issues on pages that cause problem. Manage different templates (perfect to separate desktop and mobile websites), select menu items, user access or language to completely make jQuery Easy work for your website. The jQuery Easy Profiles package contains a module and a plugin. Enable the plugin to run jQuery Easy on your website. No changes are mades until new configurations are created. Set a custom template position that will be used by the modules and use the report feature to see the plugin in action. Create any number of profiles by using the module's framework and decide where the plugin will be active. Do finer tuning by using optional 'enable' and 'disable' parameters. Set the basic and expert parameters like it is already done in jQuery Easy.
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Article Details

Article Details

Free | Content infos | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
77
4 reviews
Override article information details and show them the way YOU want. Some features: - choose which categories can be altered by the plugin, - modify the article, blog/list and featured views, - choose which elements to show (hits, author, rating, dates, times, categories, keywords, tags, social sharing, links...) but keep article default options, - use publish down dates to use standard articles as events, - link keywords for immediate search results, - add an optional calendar header, - use on a multi-language site... This is the perfect complement to Latest News Enhanced Extended.
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Weblink Logos

Weblink Logos

Free | Weblinks | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
9
1 review
Display weblinks with logos from a category defined in the standard Joomla! Weblinks component in a grid or list-fashion. Add hover effects and carousel style animation. Features: - choose grid or list layout, - show the logo alongside caption, description and hits, - apply CSS3 hover effects, - apply filters to the images for standard hover effect, - animate the elements right to left or bottom to top, - show arrows and/or let the animation play by itself, - mobile and touch-ready...
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Truly Responsive Slider

Truly Responsive Slider

Paid download | Slideshow | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Truly Responsive Slider may be yet another slider for Joomla! but it specifically targets websites that are responsive in design. Not only it resizes itself, taking the full potential of the well-known jQuery-built Flexslider (and more!), but it will handle different image sizes depending on the device viewports for faster page loading (using the ResponsiveImg jQuery plugin). Choose from different slider styles and create slides from different sources (just a regular directory of images, Joomla! standard articles or K2 items). Show sophisticated captions that can be viewed no matter the device. Now with Joomla! 3.1+ tag support. Try before you buy version available!
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Image from Article

Image from Article

Free | Articles Sharing | Olivier Buisard
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Your articles do not contain images but you still want to be able to share them in social media? Do you want to control what will be shown in Pinterest or Facebook? The 'Image from Article' plugin may be the answer for you. Features: - choose which categories can be altered by the plugin and/or select specific articles, - create your image with background, logo, article title and credentials, - use any TrueType font, - use specific syntax to automatically enter article information into the image (like 'author'), - preview the resulting images before they appear on the site, - add CSS properties to the output to fit your template.
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Latest News Enhanced

Version:
1.3.1
Developer:
Olivier Buisard
Last updated:
Feb 28 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Related paid extension:
Latest News Enhanced Extended
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