- Works in Joomla 1.6 and 3.2
- Languages: english, spanish, russian, german, dutch and french
- Custom options
04 May 2014 - v1.2
^ Parts of code rewrited
+ Allow to list by years without months
# Fix bug ordering articles (thanks chrisjclay)
17 Nov 2013 - v1.0.8
# Fix bug when collapse a year (thanks carole)
05 May 2013 - v1.0.7
+ Added hu-HU language file (thanks jtherczeg)
03 May 2013 - v1.0.6
+ Added language filter option (thanks blrt)
17 Apr 2013 - v1.0.5
+ Added new option: do not show months (pro version)
+ Added fr-FR language (thanks Laurent Rathle)
05 Apr 2013 - v1.0.4
# Load xml cache file manually when it's malformed (thanks andka)
# Fixed order by (thanks andka)
25 Mar 2013 - v1.0.3
^ Make arrow no selectable
^ Improved JS and cache
# Fixed PHP Strict Standars problem (thanks andka)
10 Mar 2013 - v1.0.2
# Added de-DE (thanks @adalbrosios)
! de-DE added in v1.0.1 should be nl-NL (thanks @adalbrosios)
11 Feb 2013 - v1.0.1
+ Supports multiple instances (Pro version)
+ Supports Joomla 3.0
+ New option: sort by published date
^ Added de-DE language (thanks Jefta Waldema)
^ Added ru-RU language (SvM)
Initially I had trouble getting the extension to update automatically, but this can be achieved by disabling, or setting a very low cache and forcing it to refresh itself.
One small annoyance: when styling the ULs in the CSS for this module, it was difficult to remove the list-style-type (bullet points) because it appears to be coded into the HTML. But this is trimmings really.
There is an option in the module:
"Only these categories"
It only shows the articles from these categories (give ID's separated by commas, eg: 4,7,99,10)
However, it does not seem to work for archived articles only. When I disable "Show registered articles" and enable "Show archived articles", then nothing appears at all. I'm not sure whether this is intentional or a bug. I use Joomla 1.7.
My ONLY wish is one that was voiced in a previous review (Feb 2010) for keeping the previous state of the open folder: " Let's say that you select an article under the "February 2008". After loading the article, the module does not keep Feb08 open but initializes again to the most recent date..." (author:Itsam)
Well done! Five stars
Module works great with some minor problems:
1. I can collaps the tree but I can't expand it.
2. New articles do not appear in the tree unless I save the module again.
1. Thanks. Fixed
2. Or unless the caché expires. You can disable the cache :-)
I noticed that the articles show in the form of it's own SEF URL, and the big no-no is that it doesn't even append the current page's Itemid, hence when clicking on an article it shows it on a page set to no menu id, making it very difficult to style on certain templates.
To try and solve this issue I went to the support forum. It was all Spanish, but I had a translating app, so no biggy. But I couldn't even make an account with Facebook, or log-in, and the page stalled out twice on me.
I recommend it, but as long as you are aware that the articles that show when clicked in the module will display in a way that you can not attach modules to it (no Itemid)
The module uses the default method of Joomla to get the article URL:
And Joomla gives the url (with SEF).
Maybe the problem is that you use a 3rd party component for make the SEF URLs.
You can look how it works in the demo page.
I would very much appreciate an option to have all entries expanded. It does have a 'always collapse' that you can set to 'no'. But not 'always expand'. That would be very useful...
Overall, thanks a lot to the developer!
Had a similar situation like BoberFett below and had to do the same edit in the helper.php file. Thanks for the fix BoberFett!!!
Other than that ... mod works great out of the box.