…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
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).
My requirements ended up needing dynamic menus based off of many different criterion of user event registration.
I'm not familiar with php and after speaking with Stephen, I was confident in hiring him for this challenging task. I got more than I expected.
He communicated effectively and patiently and did a tremendous job. I've worked with many consultants and very few are as top notch. I would highly recommend him and this extension.
Usually there is a component that decides not to show my menu and there's nothing in the module settings you can do about it.
This module gives me the control back of everything!!!
Hi Santapec - thanks for the review, it was a pleasure helping you. Just a comment for the review below this one, I've now added some more browser detection including Chrome and iPhone, to this page: http://www.metamodpro.com/support/recipes/40-general/66-change-joomla-module-based-on-browser-detection or http://bit.ly/80FbO
Hi Mortega1 - you're right, there's no mention of Chrome. I'll add that to the (brand new) support pages soon. At last MetaMod has proper support pages and a forum! I've also released a companion to MetaMod called MetaMod Pro - check it out!
Although tremendously powerful, the setup of this module is simple, it works out of box and the recipes the developer included in the module ( and in the documentation ) are so didatic that enables even people without previous Joomla! experience to use it easily.
Thanks a lot, Stephen. Your module is a very useful and professional extension.