Introduction

RSS Readers, News Display, Articles Display, K2 extensions

Latest News Enhanced Pro 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.

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Features:

  • filter items (standard Joomla articles or K2 items built-in) multiple ways: by categories, by tags, by author and/or by date range (past or future),
  • skip undesired items,
  • preview registered content with login for full access,
  • show related items (through keywords or tags matching),
  • order items multiple ways (by date, popularity, title, Joomla order, random...),
  • plug in additional data sources (available: news feeds),
  • layout items with images, author's picture, calendar representation, title, text introduction and detailed information,
  • link items, add 'read more' buttons (Bootstrap compatible),
  • alter items and minimise their layout after X leading items have been shown in full layout configuration,
  • limit how small an item can be,
  • style items with responsive-ready layout designs,
  • create thumbnails on-the-fly from original images, cropped and/or resized to fit,
  • create high resolution thumbnails for devices with high pixel ratio (like retina screens),
  • set image compression to balance image quality and page load,
  • style and format calendars representations multiple ways,
  • style images with hover effects, shadows and borders,
  • show some or all title and text introduction (html or plain),
  • show items with highly descriptive detailed information (author, hits, ratings, categories, date, keywords, tags, links, social media sharing, ...),
  • add pagination and/or pre-configured touch-ready animations,
  • fine-tune the overall style with manual CSS additions and/or overrides,
  • cache thumbnails, on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading...

Check the documentation to see what other features are available!


Impressed


Posted on 06 May 2016
Functionality

I like the options and possibilities.

Ease of use

Works like a charm

Value for money

Absolutely.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review, I really appreciate it!

Functionality

Superior in every way. The sky is the limit in my experience. Highly functional.

Ease of use

With so many options it's still easy to use. It does have a lot of things you can customize so you have to spend some time learning it. Nice

Support

This is the crème de la crème of Joomla extension support. The developer literally blew my mind with the comprehensive support provided!

Documentation

There is good documentation on this explaining the myriad of options available. Did I mention the support!? You will have no problems.

Value for money

Extremely good.

I used this to: I needed a highly specialized module for a new client to display certain parts of an article in a module. I soon realized this was exactly what I needed. The developer helped me tweak this to absolute perfection. I could not believe how great this worked out. Brilliant!
Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this enthusiastic review.
I certainly was glad to provide support and it really helped on improving the module's functionality. So a win-win in my opinion!

I downloaded this extension had a quick fiddle with it and was displaying the most recently updated articles in no time at all.



It really is that simple, after selecting the display configuration, embed the module inside an article using the {loadpostion} Joomla plug in.



I had an issue with the commercial licence whereby I was asked, and paid, a commercial fee to post to the forum even after having purchased the Extended edition.



I had a bit of moan about this to Olivier and he advised I should not have paid the extra commercial fee and refunded this within 12 hours.



The forum is great and well attended by the developer (Take heed some of you JEDers out there who think help is an swear word)

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this great review. I really do appreciate it. I take great pride in my work and the help I can provide when things don't always go as smoothly as expected. Thank you!

This module is swiss knife for display news (articles)

On my page is used on many ways:

on my frontpage for display featured articles, as module for display related articles, as module for display news in sliding animation, as module for display calendar events (because has nice calendar icon for display date)

New versions (upgrades) are frequent, and owner of module Oliver listen to the suggestion of users..

At end, support is really fast and friendly

Go ahead Oliver..

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the review and for using the module so extensively! Your real life examples sure show what can be done with it. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support. I do appreciate it very much!

I use this module three times for a music band site and it is working like a charme. Latest News Enhanced Extended is easy to install, to configure and the result is as expected. It's parameter and translation / caption is very helpfull while configuring it. It allows you to let your site view different just using one module in various variations.

On top of that the developer runs a forum and a great help site, is responding fast and always willing to help. Highly recommended!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I really appreciate this.

I use this module on frontpage of my magazine site. Using multiple copies of this module (with varying settings) I get good looking magazine site.

Author of module (Oliver) has great support and gladly helps me if I had trouble :-)

Owner's reply: I do appreciate the review, thank you very much. I am here to help as much as I can with issues and I must say it is rather gratifying to know I have a satisfied user...

Excellent product


Posted on 10 February 2013

I used this extension for a magazine site, Latest News Enhanced Extended has a lot of definable parameters and easy to configure. Great Job and great support.

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

I've purchased this module to enhance our "What's New" Module. The default options in Joomla are limited, however this module is packed with options that will allow you to create some very creative ways to display your content. It can create Blog style pages using Joomla! loadposition in an article, it can create a news module with background images, calendar tags, lots and lots of great stuff! Can't wait for the update. :)

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this great review and for being the first in posting one! I really appreciate it.
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Latest News Enhanced Pro

Version:
2.4.2
Developer:
Olivier Buisard
Last updated:
Sep 15 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Related free extension:
Latest News Enhanced
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