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.
version 2.1.2 (June 2014).
Advantages: With this module you can display virtually any list of materials (new, popular, articles of the particular author and so on). It is possible to configure module layout without programming knowledge.
Disadvantages: A substantial load on the server without cache.
Support: Did not use.
Using this module to display popular articles and new articles in this category.
Engaged in web technologies since March 2007. Use Joomla since December 2009.
Contrary to the previous reviewer, I've found that it works fine on all flavours of Joomla3. It has a vast array of options and is entirely adaptable, so I'll be using it on a variety of sites.
Despite having some personal issues just now, Dan went out of his way to be helpful with me. I could name one extension builder who (despite charging for his work) isn't NEARLY so helpful. AiDaNews2 is fabulous, the support is more than friendly and I look forward to instructions when they become available, and to AiDaNews3 when Dan has the time.
Download and use.
Ther is absolutely no support not even an email.
I'm sorry but I'm having a hard time lately and I couldn't update the module nor check if it works properly or not. You can send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try getting back to you asap.
Grazzie mille to the developper!
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!