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Mini FrontPage Popular Module

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MiniFrontPage module will give you a lightweight but powerful news headline style of your recent content items or artcles. It's just not only to show case your latest news item, but you can show any latest or most read articles from preferred section(s) or category(s) that can be set up from the module parameters.

What's New in the Mini FrontPage v 2.0 :

+ Tableless design
+ A complete code revamping, for better performance
+ Theme-based layout, choose between Classic mode and Tabbed Mode with jQuery animation support
+ Combine the number of column, row and location of the "More Articles" box and get hundreds possibilities of layout
+ Item direction, choose the ordering direction of item, Across or Down
+ More stylist we think

Check out the demo pages to see how nice the new Mini Frontpage looks now.

UPDATE : Joomla 1.7 version is available to donwload now. Also works in Joomla 2.5 too.

UPDATE NEWS : Joomla 1.5 version is still available to download in our old template club site.

Change Log in version 1.2.5

(Please note : Few bug fixes / new features were available for MiniFp J 1.5 version only due to limitation on J 1.0.xx core code)

1. Use ContentHelperRoute::_findItem function to get itemid of article links
2. Fixed the undefined var $offset on default.php
echo JHTML::_('date', $row->publish_up,$params->get( 'date_format' ), $mainframe->getCfg('offset'));
echo JHTML::_('date', $row->publish_up,$params->get( 'date_format' ), $offset);

3. add option for select name/alias or username at creator field
4. add number intro skip
5. Fix thumb image height & width when image loaded from menu image
6. Set all generated image to folder images/stories/minifp
7. remove function fptn_get_id, get Itemid is used default joomla function
8. add new parameter: "Show default thumbnails when article have no image"
9. update function fptn_thumb_size
10. Fixing coding structure
11. Add function fix_tags and renew function fptn_limittext, now, the introtext will be limited without counting the html tag contained. enjoy it :D
12. add new parameter for custom date format

Changelog Ver 1.2.4

* Add random option for displaying article

Changelog Ver 1.2.3

* Add ordering option for thumbnail position

Changelog Ver 1.2.2

* Add show/hide articles title option
* Add show/hide articles introtext option

Changelog Ver 1.2
* Fix png thumbnail generation bug
* Fix Separator bug

Changelog Ver 1.1

* Add Show/Hide thumbnail option
* Add Show Category Title option
* Now support non-{mosimage} images (Minifrontpage now will also generate thumbnail for images that is put into the article using html tags)
* No More generating the thumbnail everytime the page is loaded (the module is loaded faster now)
* Fix aspect ratio calculation

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Reviews: 10
I was looking for a module to display main news without using the feature facility that are just for articles.
MiniFrontpage does exactly what it promises. Many Thanks to the developers
Reviews: 1
It shows everything I need in very simple and easy way. I use it all the time.
Reviews: 7
I just love it. It is easy and show the news very quickly. Thank you for creating!
Reviews: 5
Nice and easy extension to do something simple. Got it working quickly and looks good on my homepage.

For future versions, it would be nice to be able to change the color of the boxes when you hover over them from in the backend of Joomla. Also, the auto-wrapping of titles doesn't always line up correctly when one title is long and others are short. It still looks fine though, just a suggestion. :)
Reviews: 1
I´m using MINI FRONTPAGE on Joomla 3.0 with gantry. Customizations of mf is easy and it works perfectly aside from one small problem if an article has no image and mf is set to publish images it throws an error. So make sure the article that you are publishing include images. But I highly recommend this module.
Reviews: 2
Free, simple to use and has excellent results. It has all the basic options such us thubnails, read more, advertising message and more... I needed some help when I contacted the team and they responded asap. Great work!
Reviews: 1
This is a really good module. Lots of options like other members have said.

I have one main issue with this module. If you have different layouts on different pages, then whatever page you are on the layout will be the same as that page. Meaning you could have a homepage with a sidebar on right and a sidebar on left. On another page have just sidebar on right. If you come from homepage you will have sidebar on both sides. If you come from the other page you will only have the one sidebar.

The only way I know to get around this is remake the same module and add the appropriate layout you want that is connsitant with what page you are coming from. So you may associate one version of this module with homepage and another with the rest of your pages. If the layout is the same on the rest of them.

Otherwise it is a great module though. You just may have to do a little redundent modules because of this downfall.
Reviews: 3
I'm new in Joomla. And this is my first rewiew. I like this easy to install and use extension. It is so sample but has so many it's excellent. I had some problems in styling but excellent support help me to solve it.
Support was great and very fast. Also I learned a lot of thing about styling thanks to support.
If you have articles in your site this extension MUST BE!
Thanks a lot to developers!!!!!
Owner's reply

Thanks for your awesome feedback uzbaby :)

Reviews: 5
It has so many options, its so easy to use and does exactly what i wanted to do!

Thank you for this excellent module.
Reviews: 12
This is an excellent module. It does exactly what it says, and I used it for several months on my Joomla 1.7x website. Unfortunately, I began experiencing a number of jquery conflicts shortly after uploading it with other components and modules on my site. I LOVED THIS MODULE! It did everything promised...

For me, it was like icing on the cake from the front page of my website. After extensive trouble shooting, I simply had to make a decision to stop using it after a suitable solution to resolve the number of conflicts could not be found.

Everything we did only offered a temporary fix. Anyway, I had to come in say GREAT JOB! If I didn't desperately need to other two components to perform some core functions, I would have stayed faithful...

In all fairness, it was just one of those quirky things... that happen...
Reviews: 2
This is one of the most useful free modules I have been able to find- it works reliably, and is wonderfully customizable through a robust back end interface. Not only is it good for displaying an article summary, but it is also the perfect solution for when you need to list articles after a lead article. Example: You can list articles 2-10 in a category.

I was working on a newspaper site, on pages where the first article had a photo with summary, and then the 2nd through 10th articles were shown as titles only. This module did so beautifully, and the ability to add our own css file was just marvelous.

Only issue I have had with it is that it seems to select the last image in the article to make the thumbnail, which has been troublesome in some uses.

Overall- highly customizable and highly recommended!
Reviews: 2
I have been using in for a very long time. Developed 3 sites using this. Joomla 1.5 version was nice but the Joomla 2.5 version is even better.

Thank you for keeping it free and updating this for Joomla 2.5.
Reviews: 4
It's an excellent extension. Works like a charm, or let's say "almost". Why? The button "Display Date" does not work actually. It does not display the date, beneath the title. Maybe it my fault and due misconfiguration, but I don't know. But since it is free and 99% of the ext. works very good, I am quite happy.
Reviews: 3
I was searching for a decent free module that would display just the title and the beginning of my most recent articles in a small module position on my home page... After much searching and trying out of other modules I discovered MINI FRONTPAGE and it does exactly what I need it to do!
This FREE module is easy to install, looks great and preforms well. Highly recommended.
Reviews: 12
Registration took seconds and so did setting up my home page so that it shows 12 of my most popular articles. I have it installed on Joomla 2.53. Thank you, ideal for what I wanted
Reviews: 8
The idea is good, but this module need much more work and some improvements. Version for joomla 1.5 is old and buggy, dont have option to work only with resizing and without creating of thumbnails - this function is required for all huge news sites.
Reviews: 4
Downloaded and installed this very easily, so great there. Unfortunately that's where the good times stopped rolling for me. The news items dsplayed OK, but in a grey box and neither the title nor the content in the grey box cliucked me through to read more of my news items, whe=ich were there, just hidden inside somewhere.

This is a free module, so nobody can comlpain about it and you'll see that the developer adapts this to requests, even those on JED (see below), so it's not the module or the developer that's flawed, just my experience.
Reviews: 1
Thanks for this great module! It does exactly what I want. Excellent work :D

One suggestion however, can you add the functionality to just select featured items (instead of choosing a category)? Or to enable sorting articles by whether they are featured? Thanks :)
Owner's reply

We have updated the module with features you requested. You may re-download it now.

Reviews: 1
After long search i found gr8 extension which shows article thumb in to module

gr8 release by developer thanks
Reviews: 1
M loving this module,only problem m facing is that when I install it on my homepage,and then I click on the articles through this module,some other modules dont work with that article.ex.disqus comments,some joomla default modules etc.Please help..I want to use this module
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