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Article PXFont Size Plugin

Article PXFont Size is a plugin for Joomla! 1.5.x and Joomla! 2.5.x. This plugin displays 2, 3 or 4 buttons on (Articles, Categories, Category, Section, Frontpage, Featured) views. You can increase or decrease the font size using these buttons. It is very easy to install and setup. It allows to only change the font a an article without touching the rest of the template.

Only new version for Joomla! 2.5.x:
-Joomla! 2.5.x ⇒ Article PXFont Size v2.2.1 (August 2012)
-Joomla! 1.5.x ⇒ Article PXFont Size v1.1.2 (February 2012). This version for Joomla! 1.5.x will no longer be developed.

Article PXFont Size:
● Plugin for Joomla! v1.5.x, and v2.5.x
Joomla! 2.5.x ⇒ Article PXFont Size v2.2.1
Joomla! 1.5.x ⇒ Article PXFont Size v1.1.2

● Name: Article PXFont Size (Article Pixel Font Size - JavaScript for Joomla! v1.5, 2.5)

● File name: plg_content_articlepxfontsize_j15_112.zip, plg_content_articlepxfontsize_j16_221.zip

● Plugin version: 1.1.2 (February 01, 2012) - 2.2.1 (August 27, 2012)

● Plugin tested in: IE v5.5 - v9, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape, Google Crome, tested also on mobile devices.

● You can enable or disable the plugin.
● You can exclude articles
● You can add a inline style (css) to title.
● Two backend language files: English and Spanish.
● This plugin displays 2, 3 or 4 buttons on (Articles, Categories, Category, Section, Frontpage, Featured) views.
● You can change the plugin title. To not display the title, type: HIDE
● You can select the initial font size.
● You can select your font-size format: initial, maximum, minimum, increment/decrement and format(ex, em, px, cm, mm, pc, in, pt, %)
● There are 8 different buttons.
● If you do not want to display the plugin in an article, type in the same article the following. Enter it without spaces: { h i d e f a } or exclude an article.
● The plugin is now compatible with most templates
● You can select/write the tags to modify (div, p, table ...).
● Multilanguage Front-end. You can add your own tooltips (Español, Langue française, Calatá, Galego, Euskera, Português, русский, etc...)
● Button for visual impairment: increase font size.
You can edit your own CSS style.
● Debug Mode.
● W3C validation


-Autor/email: karmanyy@gmail.com
-Website: http://www.karmany.net
-Copyright (C) 2012 - karmany
-License GNU/GPLv3 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

-History:
"History.txt" file is in the installer package.

-Last version:
● Article PXFont Size v1.1.2 (February 01, 2012) -> Joomla! v1.5.x
● Article PXFont Size v2.1.2 (August 27, 2012) -> Joomla! v2.5.x

News
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version 2.2.1 - August 27, 2012
● Only new version for Joomla! 2.5.x
● Added visual disabilities icon
● Added two news buttons (17px): red and blue buttons. (Suggested by users).
● Added grey button (18px) (thanks and design by R. Rajoz)
● Fixed translation (thanks R. Rajoz)
● Fixed span title tag
● Added Option show/hide reset button
● Removed French and Portugues

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2013-05-20
Reviews: 10
Great extension! Very beautiful, easy to use. Easily customizable, combines with any website. Thank you for the good work.
2013-05-15
Reviews: 4
I've just installed it and it's working great. With my beginner skills, it was super simple to install and configure. Plugin has just the perfect features I was looking for my articles website's readers! Simplemente perfecto! Muchas gracias y un gran saludo!
Owner's reply

Very thanks for your comment!!

The new compatible J!3 version, will be released later this year.

Muchas gracias y cualquier duda...

2013-03-21
Reviews: 1
I have tried it on my Joomla 3x site. Works perfectly! Easy setup and installation, simple to administrate.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!
Although the plugin is compatible with Joomla! v3, we have not yet tested to 100%.

The new compatible J!3 version, will be released later this year.

2013-03-17
Reviews: 1
This plugin is very easy to use and to install. It is excellent if you want to improve the accessibility of your website. It works great and the developer is very nice and helpful. I had a display problem caused by my template and together we managed to find a solution promptly.
2013-02-18
Reviews: 7
Don't normally read reviews, but this extension works on my Joomla sites unlike some of the other extensions out there. The choice of styles is a positive, as is the disability/impairment option.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!
We hear all your suggestions and issues.

2012-08-12
Reviews: 4
Unfortunately, works only on the regular root articles and categories, and does not extend to articles on plug-ins such as DJ-catalog.
Owner's reply

Incomplete is not the adjective you would use: "Problem with DJ-catalog" for example.
I think if you have a problem with the plugin, you should comment on the author's website or by email.

Thanks for your comment!

2012-07-30
Reviews: 1
Very nice plugin here. Easy to configure, intuitive. All I really did was turn it on and type the information cues in my language.

It's visible and obvious to the visitor they they can make the text bigger.

Very Nice Work! Thank You, karmany.

Tom
Owner's reply

Thank you very much to you, for your comment.

2012-07-27
Reviews: 11
I love this plugin, my only problem is it shows in modules that display articles, or custom html and when I put in {hidefa} it disables the plugin but I can see the text hidefa on the module. Once I have that figured out it will be perfect.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!

The content plugins can also run in custom HTML modules. This is very important. For example, the "Article PXFont Size" plugin, can show in a module.

You can disable the content plugin in a custom HTML module. You must do the following:

Extensions -> Module manager -> (Custom HTML Module) -> Basic Options -> Prepare Content -> No

If this does not fix your problem, on our website or email, we'll help in any way we can.

2012-05-19
Reviews: 2
Exactly what I looking for! Easy, elegant, customizable yet powerful.

Is there any way to change default article font size without clicking its bottom? I wish there's more documentation and example/demo in addition to author's website.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!

The new version will bring more options.
1.- "without clicking its bottom". -I do not understand what you mean.
2.-I think that "Article PXFont Size" is a simple to use plugin. English is not my native language. More documentation means time. I prefer to spend time on improving the plugin.

Un saludo.

2012-04-18
Reviews: 2
very nice module.
My only "wish" would be the option to be able to change from px to em (or other values)- or have variations to download that were preformatted as such.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!

I will study your proposal.
It may be available on the next release but I can confirm to you. If not, your suggestion will be available in two new releases.

2012-04-10
Reviews: 2
After trying the few alternatives that could (supposedly)cope with version 2.5, I came to this one. Simple installation, easy setup with good variety of customisable options and it looked good and worked well.
2012-03-12
Reviews: 2
Thanks for this great extension !!!
It is exactly what I wanted for my website.
Anyway, I just hav an issue with it, my lists are not affected by the plugin.
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!
GoToon: -"...my lists are not affected by the plugin"

-Yes, this issue will be fixed in the 2.1.3 version.
I'm working on the new version.
Gracias

2012-02-19
Reviews: 6
I really really need this on some sites.

It is fairly easy to add some parameters so you can float the content left or right, but the positioning is a bit trickier. Can ofcourse be done with absolute positioning, but it would be neeter to just be able to place the icons in a position or attach the icons to a specific div. This would be fairly easy to do with some Javascript...

Any chance you will add the possibility to place the icons in a module position or inside a ID-specific div?

Thanks for a great plugin.
Amrit
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!
-"Any chance you will add the possibility to place the icons in a module position or inside a ID-specific div?"

-Ok. I'm working on it. In addition, will also support third party components.
Un saludo

2012-02-04
Reviews: 16
I had been looking for a plugin of this sort, to apply font-size changes solely to articles, instead of modules working for the entire page and template-embedded settings which also did not limit changes to article content.

I've just started trying it out and I have noticed something which is not a bug, rather it must have escaped attention:

- When one uses Blockquotes in an article, the size of the given text is increased to distinguish between the quote and the rest of the text.
When this plugin is enabled and one clicks on middle button to restore original font-size, the size of text in the Blockquote becomes equal to that of the rest of the text.

Now this is not terribly upsetting, but it does mess with the formatting of the text by the editor (I use JCE).
It would be nice if this was taken into consideration.

Another thing also:
- Would it be possible to include settings to alter the positioning of the font-changer?
1) to include parameters to place it up or down, left or right, upper-left/right lower-right/left or both up and down

2) To place it, if possible, at the same height with the social bookmarking icons, which are placed higher than the font-changer in my template.
Right now, the font-changer just pushes the text further down...
...it would be nice to have the social bookmarking icons and the font-changer aligned horizontally (e.g. I use the valaddthis plugin)


Forgot to say I love the included button colours, the red fits perfectly with my template.

Cheers.
Owner's reply

First: Very thanks for your review.

1) The Blockquote font size: -When you press the reset button, the plugin sets the size "initial font

size" (Plugin Parameters). I understand the problem. I will study the best way to solve it.

2) "It does mess with the formatting of the text by the editor". I do not understand. Article PXFont

Size is a plugin that modifies only the font size style (inline).

3) "Alter the positioning". It is possible, but would have to create many templates or create inline

styles. I will study but I can't promise.

4) "social bookmarking icons". Perhaps in the next version, I add icons to share on social networks.

2011-08-19
Reviews: 14
Very good! Easy to install, easy to set up, works as expected.

Would probably be nice to have option of variable button sizes, as people who would use them the most might struggle finding them... Just a thought... In any case - great work!
Owner's reply

Thanks for your comment!
gidgie: -"variable button sizes"

karmany: -I do not know. I have to analyze it. I can't promise.
Gracias

2011-08-05
Reviews: 1
Thanks. But to create an accessible website can not be used with "Purify HTML", because this will disable JavaScript.
Owner's reply

Thanks for Your Comment!
Javascript is supported by most browsers and runs in your browser. "Article PXFont Size" is validated by W3C, and does not affect the positioning Web.
I understand your opinion, but in certain cases, should not be disabled JavaScript.
I can do the following: "Article PXFont Size" is disabled when the browser does not support Javascript.
Thank you.
Saludos

2011-08-04
Reviews: 7
Works without any problem. It is a very nice feature as it allows to only change the font a an article without touching the rest of the template.

I would suggest the developer to avoid setting a fixed font-family for the plugin. You need to change the plugin css file if it doesn't fit with the site's font.
Anyway, thank you very much for this excellent extension.
Owner's reply

Thanks for Your Comment!
muni:
-"I would suggest the developer to avoid setting a fixed font-family for the plugin."
karmany:
-I will modify in the next release. Thanks

Saludos

2011-06-02
Reviews: 2
It works perfectly even without putting any tags or wditing any code. Design is pretty neat as well.
2011-04-13
Reviews: 1
Excellent plugin. Easy to setup and implement.
2011-02-17
Reviews: 2
It works perfectly as I expected it should be. Easy to install and nice to adjust. Thanks for giving us the nice plugin. One question-Is that possible to add more button color?

Thanks,

Mona Kabir
Owner's reply

- There are 4 different types of buttons
- Fast: You can modify any button(3 images!) and set the color you want.(for example with gimp.) -> very easy
- What color do you want the button?
Link to image: http://www.yoursite/plugins/content/articlepxfontsize_j15/mas01.png