- Works in Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 y 3.0
- Languages: english, spanish, russian, german, dutch and french
- Custom options
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)
I do have one minor suggestion. My posts were appearing in the incorrect order within their month. This was because I did some hand importing of blog posts from another site. When I did this, they didn't all go into Joomla in the same order that they were posted. So my content.IDs were sort of in random order, then I went back and modified the content.Created date so it matched the original blog posting date.
The query in helper.php is "ORDER BY id" and I just changed it to "ORDER BY created" and now everything shows up the way I want it. The Order By option on the module itself only appears to affect the filtering for building the tree for display, and not the order of the queried items. The query should probably use that option as well.
With all respect to the code, I do have a problem with presentation of the "advertisement" - "By JoniJnm.es" It's a bit confusing. It may be confused with another article on the list or article author.
I hope that the advertising message is changed to something like "powered by Mod LCA" where "Mod LCA" is a link to the mod's page. Also hope that not just "by" but the whole advertising message is gray or dark.
for a good example of mod advertising see jComment. (gray, small font, in lower right corner)
I am honored to use your mod and would like to display its advertising, but the present advertising presentation is (1) potentially confusing and (2) stylistically incorrect. I am tempted to turn the advertising off just because of these reasons.
Changed in the v0.6 :)
I have this installed and running pretty quickly and easily.
Some things that could be tweaked would be the option to put the css and js in the head instead of the body of the html.
Also this was missing menuclass_sfx in the default file so added
to the mod_lca.xml
that made it so I can add a custom class for this module in the administrator.
Thanks for the great module.
Added in the v0.6 :)
Furthermore the month sorting is not ok.
Also it should be possible to select if the first mont is collapsed or not.
Succes with further development!
Fixed month sorting (you can download it and reinstall).
Try to show now all articles.
The lack of the above feature kept me from an excellent rating.
Hope you find this useful.
-Easy to install using the standard Joomla installer
-Easy to configure.
-Allows you to select category and section.
-Can independently sort ascending or descending by year, month, and article
-Can select how many years to show
Overall well done. It's exactly what I was looking for.
Two small things you might want to add in a future version are:
1. Add a count of the blogs for that particular year/month in brackets after the year/month (I actually customized your to add it for the month, havn't done it for year yet though)
2. Allow the indent for the years, months and article titles to be configurable. I was put this in position right which only has about 30% of screen on my template and because it was using standard list indents it didn't fit very well with very little room for the article titles. I adjusted the list indentation directly in the module code to get around this but would be better if you could configure with a parameter in admin.
- Option to open current month in collapsed/expanded mode.
- Optionally show number of articles for each month in parenthesis. And for the year as well.
- Value field for indentation of the months from the years.
- Option for ordering of months asc/des.
- Create separate CSS file for modifications
This mod does exactly that by laying the articles out in an easy to use date format.
It installs easily and quickly and it works. It just works. It looks good.
Thank you for this.