-Automatically determines "Read More..." link location (after the first paragraph and/or a set number of characters).
-Optionally displays a linked image to the article. A thumbnail is generated that can be resized or cropped.
-You decide which pages to automate (categories, articles, menu item types and components.).
-3rd party support for K2, FJ Related and EasyBlog (beta).
Check out the demo to see the full functionality
I had an issue with a component/plugin (JComments) - which dissappeared from the frontpage, so the link to place a comment was not there. I emailed support, Chris answered very quick and suggested to place Masters Read more before the Jcomments plugin in the plugin manager. After I did this, the comments button reappeared and everything works like a charm.
Thank you Chris for creating a great plugin for not a lot of money :)
Kind regards, Natasja
As pethr has suggested, I do recommend you read the documentation and take a test run of the amazing demo I have setup prior to your purchase. If I have not provided enough information to ease your mind then you can always ask me a question and I will respond with an honest answer to help you decide whether this plugin is right for you.
It is true, pethr has requested various features since I first released this plugin and I have implemented most of these changes, I am very grateful for the suggestions pethr has provided. pethr has repeatedly complimented my progress with the plugin and even thanked me for a "nice" plugin after purchasing. pethr then requested a crop to scale feature that was not currently part of the plugin. pethr admitted "I should have tested it first". I'm not sure how this is my fault.
I simply have not had the time to complete the research and testing to implement this feature. My support does not include adding features on demand. I try my best to add new features in a timely manner but sometimes this is not possible. The terms and conditions on my website clearly state that support does not include custom modifications. Support includes answers to general questions, fixing bugs and helping a user setup the plugin when needed. I have provided friendly support to over 600 happy customers.
For the record, I have been researching the best way to enhance the current cropping feature. I will be adding it to the plugin when I believe it is ready for the general public. I hope you will reconsider your review when I have implemented the change.
Very powerful plugin, easy to install and configure (just be careful to enter parameters compatible with your k2 parameters) ans very nice support. Thanks Chris !
Plugin strongly recommended, I think I'll use it on all my k2 blog now !
Masters is fast in responding and very friendly! I am impressed. Ran into a conflict, and though I got it worked out, he was FAST and FRIENDLY to respond and wanted to help figure out what was going on.
This is a MUST for any site that wants to control the size of the intro text. I recommend this plugin 100%. You can see an example of it working here: http://darkrelic.com/news It works perfect!
This company and product is worth supporting. Do purchase this plugin it, will be a great addition to your web project.
All the functions you need are right there. The new Crop function is awesome!
I needed some help after moving a site to another domain and Chris were there to guide me all the way through.
It feels really safe to use this plugin when you know the developer is right there if you need help with something.
Why not putting a box to input thumbs size instead of a CSS ?
Some problems to display intro text when the first image is between .
Need a bit of work. But thanx U
If you were having trouble displaying intro text, I have a support forum where you can post your concerns which is a more appropriate place. I also have an email address on my website where you can contact me directly. I am more than willing to help if your article's are not displaying properly.
The display problems you are referring to have been corrected in the newest version 4.2.0. If you are having another problem, I can't fix it if I don't know what your problem is. There are also many settings that must be set properly and there is no way for me to know if you have your menu/article options setup properly. Please report this problem in the support forum or email me directly.
The reason why I added a CSS class for the image is because it is the proper way to style an image. You want to separate content from style whenever possible. That is the whole purpose behind having a separate CSS file. By adding "inline styling", which is what you're asking for, you can increase the size of your webpage. Especially if you have multiple articles on one page.
I can easily add an option to add style elements directly as you suggest. Again, I have a support forum that contains a section for feature requests which would be a more appropriate place for this suggestion. The next release will have this as an option.
However it's not in Joomla 1.5 ! :-(
Thanks for the review... I haven't worked with 1.5 in a while but I'll see if I can create a version that works with 1.5 for you. The 1.6 and 1.7 versions are getting better by the day!