The module has been rewritten from scratch starting from Joomla!'s own latestnews module, and this rework resulted in a much more elegant and lightweight code. Now AiDaNews follows the MVC pattern (so the articles are retrieved in an helper file and displayed using a template file), passes the W3C code check without an error, uses CSS files instead of style tags (but mantains the possibility of styling the module right from the backend!), has CSS classes for every element (and even special classes for first/last element and such) and is overall a much more reliable and correct module from the point of view of the code.
This isn't only a 'debug' though: AiDaNews2 has lots of new features that will make the users' life easier. Pre-made styles will rapidly make the module match every kind of site, and will allow experts to create their own configurations that can be shared between groups of modules making manteinance easier. Layout positions have been extended from 5 to 9, and their appearance and position can be changed through css with endless possibilities. The module now uses a css file, but css can also be inserted from the module's backend (and you can even use a css file and then add some additional CSS rules for each individual istance). The module's backend has been slightly modified to be easier to navigate: tabs have been divided into categories, and their titles are now more descriptive. The module contains many more additions: secondary ordering, up to three images that can be individually linked to articles, profiles, categories and so on, tableless grid layout... and all the options that made AiDaNews so peculiar.
So here's AiDaNews2: a complete debug and adjustment of the first iteration of the module, with the addition of many useful options that will satisfy any need. Everything with the simplicity of descriptive tips right in the backend, or (finally!) the possibility to read through a huge amount of FAQs and explanations in the Module's Documentation on Aimini.it.
Great options is to show only the articles that are in the current category. So, it could be used like a plug-in.
Highly customizable, so the articles could be shown great even for the most critical person.
There are no any bugs, all goes smoothly and pricesly.
Thanks a lot for this free module!
I'll add this to my list for v2.1.2, and I hope I'll be able to release a fix soon. Please send me an e-mail to dan[at]cdh[dot]it, so I can ask you more info if I cannot reproduce the error :)
The only con, which I really really miss, like probably many others is pagination. But, even without it I would highly recommend this article listing module, at least to try it. Much much better than default joomla display...
I want to use this module in dutch, german and english. I found an italian language file but, when i select italian as a language in joomla it, the module stays in in english.
If i want to create a new language file, where do i put it, and how can i translate "writte on" and "read more" please help because this is a great extension.
ps. can i disable the visibilty of the star image and the hits image?
the solution to all your troubles is in the Layout - Setup tab. There you can add/remove tags like [rating] or [title]. Once you set things up, translate the module (I suppose you're using JoomFish, aren't you?). If you're using Joomla! 1.7, I'm working on a solution for the next version but I'm really too busy ATM and it will come out after my exams :(
It's easy to use, does not clash with other modules on the page and quite configurable.
In comparison with other modules I have looked at it, it is easy to change the shape of the box or the spacing between articles.
Thanks for the work put into this module.