Well, I chose this module because I could make many of the customizations through the parameters and only styling was needed to be done in the code, which you can do by creating a custom theme (just copy an existing one and make a couple adjustments) or simply create a custom stylesheet that'll override the default CSS.
Truly superb extension.
Also, the support is excellent. I noticed the article links were created in a slightly different manner than when accessed via the menu, which resulted in some features not working correctly when the article was accessed via the MultiAuthor tab in CB profile. I posted this issue on the developer's forum and bam... 2 days later there was an updated plugin, which generates the appropriate links. And there was a bonus feature in that release - pagination in the tab.
Work great done on a very useful extension.
Again, this seems to be a very simple feature but it's critical to the user experience so that all images are sized identically on the page even if the authors mess up the sizing. And you can turn it off in selected articles or modules by entering a short piece of code.
Can't believe this is not part of core Joomla!
There's also a ton of add-ons that make this a really robust piece of technology.
Thank you, Jan - can't wait what's coming next from your "workshop" :)
I actually bought a commercial extension in this same category which I nixed as it was not as easily customizable... and came back to BK News Display... highly recommended.
The developer makes a steady progress with adding new features and takes his extensions to the next level through seemingly small things that make the admin's live so much easier, e.g. by adding the button for the HTML editor that can include a link to a single download file, a whole category or even list all files in a selected category dynamically... right in your article. And by using this functionality you can even create your own modules (using the Custom HTML module type).
And support on their forum is fast.
* a great set of features
* several built-in styles
* ability to create own layouts in admin UI
* flexibility via multiple calendars vs categories
* permission control at category level
* import and sync with external calendars via iCal
* export/download to external calendar
The developer responds quickly to support requests and is open to enhancements. Some of the cool features are available to club members only but I felt it was way worth the $$ spent.