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You can specify individual articles, as well as categories and sections.
You can set the thumbnail size, also the articles can be ordered in a variety of ways, allowing the module to function like the 'latest news' module, or the 'most read' module according to your choice. The module can also display articles in a random order, allowing you to display a random selection of articles from a category or section.
The module also includes integration with JomSocial and Community Builder. It can be used to display articles by the profiled user whenever a user profile is viewed.
Further features include:-
1. Firstly the entire article intro text can be displayed, with all html tags, or just an extract.
2. The module supports content plugins.
3. As well as pre-selected categories the module can display articles from the current category or section. This is a powerful feature that now means that you can do things like display a random article, or the latest article from the category currently being viewed.
**Note** many years ago, when this was a non-commercial extension, the module template included ONE link to my own site, it was not 'hidden away in the source code', it was clearly visible in the template, and you could easily remove it by deleting it from the file tmpl/default.php . The link text said 'module by Inspiration'. I believed that it should be acceptable to include a link to my own site in my own work, in return for giving it away for free. This is something that many template and extension makers do.
The link was removed several years ago.
The latest version 3.0.0 is compatible with Joomla 3.0
Purchase was fast and paid through PayPal. Response was automated and I received the download link in a few minutes. I was able to install and configure this quickly using the standard Joomla tools and the expected questions.
I had one back-end issue and was contacted by the developer within hours. The problem was fixed, repair code was sent to me, and the new version was being readied & tested in less than 24 hours. Very impressive!
Try the demo and see. The module looks for the first image in the article displayed and size-adjusts it into an icon for that selection. Slick! The AJAX feature works well, and can be adjusted to the number of significant characters you choose. Styling is a bit limited but more than sufficient for a very small part of the screen.
I am displaying this module in an article, so what you see is the title of the article, and the first x amount of characters from each article (configurable in the module) - see here: http://www.consultthestars.com/component/content/article/61
Installed without any issues, and perfect config options for the mod. Well done. Great niche product.
If you do that then this extension will be very very useful, now it's just an extension.There is another extension called "Featured articles", it's a very popular one, you are able to choose individual articles but it lacks the features of the extension you developed, it only list articles, no preview, thumbnail..So if you add the posibility to choose individual articles from different categories this extension will be popular.
I don't want to offend you it's just that everyone seems to follow the same pattern when it comes for certain modules but it isn't the right choice.
I might add the feature you request if there is demand for it. Sorry to hear that you think it is 'nonsense' at the moment, apparently some people find it useful.