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FJ Related Articles Plus Module

This extension does everything the core Related Articles module does and adds a number of handy features, including:
* Now version 4x uses Tags instead of Keywords, for faster performance and easier tagging.
* Now available for Joomla version 3.2 and 2.5!
* New! Option to include list of keywords for every page.
* New! Sort articles in random order.
* New! Show module on any page of any Menu Item Type (not just article layouts)
* New! Include articles based on Section, Category, Author, or Author Alias, unrelated to the current article in view or current Menu Item
* New! Only show articles that have a minimum number of matching keywords
* New! Pick Sections, Categories, Authors, and Author Alias values from a list instead of entering ID numbers
* Limit the list of related articles by count
* Limit the list to selected Sections or Categories (including the current article's Section or Category)
* New! Enter a list of keyword phrases to ignore when finding related articles. This is handy if you have some keyword phrases that are used in all of your articles.
* Sort the list by number of matching keyword phrases ("best match")
* Sort the list by keyword phrase
* Display the matching keyword phrases
* New! Include articles by the same author or author alias.
* New! Option to see article preview in tooltip.
* New! Option to see last modified date or created date.
* New! Option to include all articles in the same category as the current article.
* New! Option to ignore all keywords and just match on author or category.
* Numerous other options For more information about FJ Related Articles Plus, see the tutorial page at http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/freejoomla/wiki/?pagename=FJ+Related+Articles+Plus. You can download this extension here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/freejoomla/frs/.

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2014-03-04
Reviews: 3
I'm really pleased with this module. I run a news-website and being able to show related articles is key to get more hits overall.

In comparison to Joomla's own "Similar Tags"-Module this one is much more adjustable to individual needs. If you're working with tags on your website, this module is perfect for it.

Furthermore, I can say that the support in their own forum is superbe. Within a couple of hours i received an answer to my problem which was fixed right away in a new version of FJ Related Articles.

I can only recommend this module. Thanks to the developers for providing this module for free! Great job!
2013-11-09
Reviews: 4
Yes, it's not flashy and sexy, but it does the job. I hope it works with the tags in Joomla 3.x.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review. I'm pleased to announce that FJ Related Articles Plus is now available for Joomla 3.x.

2013-05-17
Reviews: 1
This was a must have for related content driven sites in Joomla 2.5. It needs Joomla 3.0 capability. I hope it gets developed soon.
2013-04-14
Reviews: 5
This is a very useful component because it is so easy to use and adds a function that should be core to Joomla.

I am holding my breath waiting for a J3 version!!
2012-05-27
Reviews: 16
This one of those rare gems that does whatever it is you want to do and more as well as better.

I've loved this for Joomla, but I would be ecstatic to see it support K2 as well.
2012-05-25
Reviews: 1
I search for an hours for module "relative articles" like this. Happy to find it! Unfortunetly cannot use the best way, because of keyword, which should be only in English. I have big site, so rewriting dozen of articles is not possible. Hope in new Upgrade this option would be included. Thanks!
2012-03-26
Reviews: 7
Hello I am using your extension with joomla 2.5 I have intro images on all my articles. They do appear normaly when I make a menu with normal category blog list but do not appear when I make menu with a FJ related blog list. Is there a reason?
2012-03-01
Reviews: 6
It works fine for me. It took 2 minutes to get it work. Thanks ;)
2012-01-06
Reviews: 1
Installed this module, tested it, and found an issue with the ordering options. I reported it in the support forum and within hours a fix was created.

That is what I call great support! It's a great example of open source at it's best.

Thanks Mark (and FJ Related team). Keep up the great work!
2011-12-19
Reviews: 6
It take some time to realise it ability and uses . it is a great way to show articles ( if your site uses them ) realated to to the menu item.
2011-11-17
Reviews: 1
For using just the bare bones capabilities, it works great and easy. However, there are a number of features that are not as smooth. For me in particular, I wanted the tooltip feature. This does not work well. There are several forums on the subject where basically people just gave up on support and abandoned use of the feature. From what I can tell, if you have a problem you are going to get no help.
2011-08-27
Reviews: 2
I am very happy to find this. It's really great with english keyword but not great with non - english yet. Anyway thank for your trying.
I hope that It would be great next upgrade version.
2011-07-25
Reviews: 1
I've used this extension in a recent project. It wirked well for what we required but we noticed (perhaps a little too late) that an essential functionality did not work, at least not under J1.6.

Under J1.6, when viewing a list of related items, the pagination does not display at all. This is a major problem and although I have posted on the developers support firum, along with a few others, as of yet no reply.
2011-06-30
Reviews: 2
Upon initial implementation the module looks great. Does what it says, and gives lots of configuration options to control which artilces are listed
2011-06-25
Reviews: 2
Pros:
Easy to install/configure
Highly configurable with useful options

Cons:
Related links were not reciprocal. Article 1 would have a related link to article 2 but not vice-versa. Went to support, issue was not resolved. Quick reply suggested it was a template issue, last post has not been responded to (11 days old).

Tooltip option looked cool, couldn't get it to work properly, not valuable enough for me to go to support about it.

Overall

Module is still on my site because despite it's major flaw, it is still better than the core option.

If this issue could have been resolved this review would have been 5 stars.
2011-03-21
Reviews: 2
Very nice and handy, so i decided to use it on one of my sites, despite a few problems.
In tooltip - the size of pictues cannot be adjusted. So if the picture is quite large, the pictures goes out of the tooltip borbers.
Also,
if i use it only for 1 menu item, which is a blog of the category for my site, i don't get any related articles on my main blog index page (site.com/category/blog.html). Though the related articles are dispalyed on every page of the blog.
2011-01-27
Reviews: 4
FJ-related makes it possible to group articles in blog-layouts as you wish.

You are not limited to sections and categorys. You can pick articles from any category and reassemble them in a blog-layout.

One article can be a part of multiple fj-related blog-layouts.

You can make as many blog-layouts as you want.

I hope Joomla1.6 version is coming soon!
2010-12-24
Reviews: 1
I like this modul, i hope it will be avaibale for Joomla 1.6, too.
There are so many functions what I never need, but good too know that´s possible. Quite good job !!!
You will get 5 stars when this modul support Joomla 1.6.
2010-12-23
Reviews: 4
This is exactly what I was looking for! Simple, easy to use and effective. Thanks for making this module!
2010-10-15
Reviews: 9
Excellent extension!

Does exactly what it says. It gives you more options to adjust than you need, but everything is simple and easy to understand and configure.

The only minus is that for a site like mine, where every article has a big (500px width) intro photo which exceeds the tooltip margin and there is no way to make it resize the picture or not show it at all.

But it worths a full 5 stars!
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