…by date, time, recurring time, GeoIP (country of viewer), browser type and language, user name, group, page within other component (e.g. Virtuemart, K2), on-page text, article keywords, by article, section/category, domain, referrer…
…and much, much more!
MetaMod is a "Meta Module" - a module that includes other modules, according to a set of rules.
By installing the free GeoLite Country or City database from MaxMind, you can switch modules based on country names/cities/states etc.
★ VirtueMart: hide or show different modules at checkout, cart, product pages, categories etc.
★ Timed modules: recurring daily/weekly times and dates (great for radio/TV/broadcasting sites)
★ Languages: show different menus/modules based on the front-end language the user has selected (e.g. with JoomFish), or according to their browser language
★ Users: show a module for users registered for more (or less) than a certain time period, or target modules to certain users or groups
★ Switch between 2 modules for logged-in users and guests
★ Section/Category-specific modules: target modules according to the section/category of the displayed article
★ Domain & referrer: display different modules depending on which domain is being used for the page, or which site the user linked from
★ Browser detection: switch modules depending on the user's browser & browser version (e.g. show a different module for people viewing the site with Internet Explorer IE)
★ Control modules based on text found in the main component of the page
★ Control modules such as RSForm (show a different form based on where in the world someone is connecting from, etc)
★ Target modules onto specific pages in JReviews, CommunityBuilder, SOBI and almost any other component
★ Dynamically control the parameters of other modules on the page as well as whether the modules appear or not
★ and so much more!
Many more uses can be found in the documentation on the site, and in the forums. See you there!
★ v3.x is compatible with Joomla 1.7/2.5/3.0/3.1
★ v2.x is only compatible with Joomla 1.5.
★ Please download and install the right module for your Joomla version.
v3.16 (24 Mar 2014)
* HikaShop support
* various VM fixes
v3.13b (10 Jul 2013)
* added K2 support
* confirmed J3.1 support
* fixed minor issue in VM handling
v3.13 (27 Nov 2012)
* fixed crasher in GeoLiteCIty support
* added support for VM 2.0.14; JomGenius now detects new pagetypes notify/recommend/manufacturer product listing.
v3.12 (19 Nov 2012)
* Now J 3.0 compatible!
v3.11 (03 Sep 2012)
* Added compatibility with JoomFish for J2.5
v3.10 (23 Jul 2012)
* Added Categorizr support to JomGenius, for detecting mobile, desktop, tablet and tv devices.
* Multiple improvements to JomGenius support for VM 2.x
v3.8 (14 Feb 2012)
* Added J2.5 support
The module has excellent capabilities and is very flexible. We achieved exactly what we wanted.
The real winner for us and star is Stephen Brandon. His support was pretty much instant and spot on.
The latest site is a subscription site combining Docman, Akeeba Subscriptions and Metamod. With this combination I can present a different subscription module with Metamod to charge different subscriptions for different countries without subscribers knowing their is a difference and automatically restrict access to some documents (via subscription groups) for subscribers in countries where we don't have publishing rights.
Can't thank the publishers enough.
Hi CPHWebDesign: if there's something that you were struggling with, that didn't appear in the documentation, forum help or "recipe" pages, please get in contact via the site, and I'll do my best to add it. Because of the sheer scale of things that you can do with MetaMod, it's hard to prioritise which should be documented, so we rely on feedback to know what else to add and how it can be improved.
Thanks for your feedback, Stephen.
I spent 5 hours trying to stop these modules from showing up on search, alpha index, login and various other pages. In my search I found MetMod on the SigSiu website and this looked like my answer however I am not a programmer and this looked rather daunting.
I contacted Stephen via email, he was very responsive and helpful. We installed the mod and low and behold it fixed the problem without any extra coding.
All I can say is wow, thanks for the awesome help and for fixing this bug for us.
It makes a difficult task soo easy.
I needed to apply a fairly complex rule and googled for an answer, the Metamod forum had an outstanding answer and I simply copied and pasted it, making some minor changes. It worked just as expected.
I love this module.
I'm fairly adept with Joomla and have some basic PHP knowledge, but MetaMod makes applying rules extremely easy.
And allows for more complex usage depending upon your needs and skills.