…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.
v3.13b (10 Jul 2013)
* added K2 support
* confirmed J3.1 support
* fixed minor issue in VM handling
v3.13b (27 Nov 2012)
* fixed crasher in GeoLiteCIty support
* added support for VirtueMart 2.0.14; JomGenius now detects new pagetypes notify/recommend/manufacturer product listing.
v3.12 (19 Nov 2012)
* Now Joomla 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 VirtueMart 2.x
v3.8 (14 Feb 2012)
* Added J2.5 support
For me though as non-php coder chose joomla cms because of its easy to use, hardly having to use to much coding, but unfortunatly now has to face again the hard to understand PHP codes in this module. If only the maker could create a YouTube video and show me how to write the correct php lines for each use, it would be perfect..
The extension gives the user a lot of flexibility to include the exact modules you want given the location in your website.
I highly recommend the MetaMod extension.
The mod is a little confusing (for someone who is bad at following directions and doesn't have any PHP knowledge) but the developer is just amazing.
I am using JReviews and needed a way to display the featured module on all pages except for featured listings. The developer went out of his way to help me implement this with his module - he even contacted the developer of JReviews and requested a copy so he could install it and offer me more detailed assistance - then spent the better part of a whole evening assisting me with getting it set up.
I have never had better service or a better experience with a product, and would recommend this to anyone.
He also created a "Recipe" to assist others with this exact issue that can be found on his recipe section:
Thank you again!
Kudos to the developer for making such a useful module. The pro version is well worth the cost to support this great project.
Excellent work, i bought the pro version and it is worth every penny!
Thanks thanks thanks :-)
Hi hustad, yes, complex components don't work very well with Joomla's rather limited system of assigning modules to menu items. VirtueMart is one of the best examples of a component that requires particular modules on very specific pages. e.g. upselling on certain pages, legal requirements to display on certain pages, modules that should appear for items in specific categories, etc etc. I'm glad that MetaMod could help you - thanks for the review.
One should thank Stephen for this amazing Module. This module should rather be included in the core of Joomla considering the length and breadth of its applications. Truly the work of a genius. Hats Off Mate.
In 10 minutes, I had accomplished what it had formerly taken me hours of template modifications to do (without having to modify the templates). The extension is well-documented and the recipes section of the web site includes code samples to cover any situation that should arise (especially the most common one I have – hide the left column navigation on the home page).