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CSW Latest News Module

Editor's Note
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CSW Latest News is the easiest way to display your articles across your site, in any number of layout possibilities. This module is our go to module for Joomla! 2.5/3.x we use it on just about every project we do these days. This is the Swiss army knife of article modules, it can be used to display your latest articles or random quotes, and customer testimonials the possibilities are endless.

Main Options
• Sort articles by their created/published/modified dates, the article's ID/title/ or sort order, and set the sort direction by descending, ascending, or random
• Limit the number of articles to be displayed
• You can select to skip the first item
• Select one or multiple categories to pull articles from
• Custom module CSS class suffix

Title Options
• Enable / Disable article title
• Limit the characters in your article's title
• Enable / Disable article title url
• If article url is enabled you can select to link to that specific article or the category in blog layout

Content Options
• Enable / Disable article content
• Limit the characters in your article's content body

Category Image Options
• Enable / Disable the category image, if an image has been assigned to the category, in the category's settings

Created by Options
• Enable / Disable article Created By: FULL NAME
• Filter articles to only show articles by a selected user’s ID
• Filter articles to display all articles except the user’s ID selected

Read More Options
• Enable / Disable the read more link or set it to auto
• Change the "Read More" text

Date Options
• Enable / Disable the articles create date
• Select a date format, there are 11 different formats to choose from
• Custom date format field

YouTube Options
• Enable / Disable the YouTube feature, if enabled, it will look in the article for links to YouTube videos, if one is detected it will automatically embed the video for you
• Set the video play's width
• Set the video play's height

JomSocial
• Enable user's avatar
• Enable avatar link to user's profile if their avatar is enabled

Article Layout Template
• This is the HTML Template code that controls the layout of each article item displayed within the module, view our help page for a full list of tokens that can be used within this field

Other Options
• Enable / Disable the article's title / content overflow indicator, i.e. "..." at the end of the title / content if you have set to display a set number of characters
• You can create a custom overflow indicator if you do not care for "..."
• Enable / Disable stripping of the HTML of the article content body
• Module prefix HTML, you have the option to display custom HTML before the module
• Module suffix HTML, you have the option to display custom HTML after the module

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2013-06-08
Reviews: 1
I am not one to leave reviews but in this case Developer C. S. Wilson gives me no choice!

I bought this "Swiss army knife" article module for article display versatility. I managed to come up with a purpose it wasn't designed for "display/feature just one specific article" I found this out from a speedy reply of my support ticket I made shortly after buying it 5/30/2013.

The developer responded "The module can select random articles, but it was not developed to select a specific article out of the box. However, I will look in to getting this feature added this weekend for you." - I say, how cool is that?

True to his word Sunday of the weekend he notified me of the updated Version
1.4.0 (update on Jun 2, 2013) was available to download!

Plus, the limited time I have had to play with this extension, it lives up to its billing... obviously I know that any future support if needed will be above and beyond...it does not get any better than this! - BOSS
Owner's reply

WOW, thank you so much for you kind review Boss, and thank you for buying from me.

2013-05-15
Reviews: 1
Had almost all of the functionality I needed out of the box. Contacted them for something additional that I did need though and they added it into the next release, which was put out later that same day! So happy with this company!
Owner's reply

Thanks so much for the purchase, and the review, please let me know if you have any issues or need any other features included.

2012-06-19
Reviews: 2
This module was exactly what I needed and it makes my client's website look so much more professional. There were a few bugs but Chris responded very quickly to my emails and fixed it all up. Very impressive moduel and equally impressive support. Highly recommended
Owner's reply

Thanks so much for the purchase, and the review, please let me know if you have any issues.

2011-01-11
Reviews: 1
Had a question. Emailed the developer. Got a quick update. Its works great.
Owner's reply

Thanks so much for the review Victor, if you need any help in the future please don’t hesitate to contact us.

2010-11-19
Reviews: 5
Works w/out bugs, and there are many, many options for styling. Great product. Looking forward to next version, too!
Owner's reply

Thanks you for the review, if you should need help in the future please don’t hesitate to contact us.