GK4 is a new generation of our extensions based on the GNU General Public License.
Highlighter GK4 is news rotator which enables an attractive presentation of chosen articles. Thanks to multiple options, you may adjust it to your needs. Additionally, Highlighter GK4 can be integrated with any source of information.
In comparison with News Highlighter GK1, GK4 brings in changes in four aspects:
- Module options rebuilt totally
- Changes in module structure and CSS styles
- Data support from XML files in a format specified added. It allows you to integrate any component from Highlighter GK4
- Scripts responsible for module animation improved
Moreover, this module includes options connected with parameters configuration, such as: content quantity displayed in the form of news in the title, also in introtext; options connected with sorting, and filtering articles known from News Show Pro GK4; or options used for generating text, like XHTML tags filtering, plugin parsing, etc.
Added support for K2 component
However, if you are at all concerned about SEO look elsewhere. The extension will create a duplicate url for every article on your site. In some instances 3 urls.
If you want to use this one then you will need a SEFurl extension like SH404 or AceSEF and manually change each url as you add content to your site.
If you could have any option to choose which page title should this extension present, it would be Just Perfect.
I use sh404sef and i have custom page titles created by this extension and unfortunately News Highlighter GK1 is displaying Joomla page title.
Nevertheless is great.
So often an extension is almost right if it only had one more parameter to suit the specific need - this one has more than you need but you can pretty much ignore the ones you don't want. I had this up an running in minutes.
However, I found it quite impossible to do in the absence of ANY PERFORMANCE WHATSOEVER, good bad or indifferent, from this quite glowingly advertised module.
In short the software proved incapable of retrieving date from the db, so, while its display was highly configurable, its interface nothing short of beautiful, despite the fact that it caused no problems whatsoever with other JS driven modules/components on my Site, it was a pointless waste of four-and-a-half hours of careful, by-the-book, installing, 'configurating' and troubleshooting.
If it can't retrieve data for display, it is useless, a grievous waste of my time, and seems rigged to do nothing more than coerce a 'subscription' to a plan that gives access to their 'experts' via forum.
I would love to have had a chance to actually try the product before having to spend money on it.
VERY POOR public relations strategy -- only thing it got me to do was UNINSTALL THE CLUNKER and submit this BAD REVIEW.
The extension is free after registration and if you change the color of the link text, the link text changes - kinda simple. The documentation is very professional.