HD-Date is a simple plugin that inserts the current date into your Joomla website. Just enter {date} at the point where you want the current date to be rendered or {year} for the current year. The plugin works within any content (including articles, modules, components or within any template HTML).

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Great for automatically updating copyright footer dates.

You can also select whether the date/year will be rendered via Javascript or PHP.


Posted on 21 September 2015

Great made and easy to use!

Ease of use


What a gem!

Posted on 17 June 2015

HD-Date is spot-on.

Ease of use

Using HD-Date plugin couldn't be easier:
1. Install it.
2. Enable it..
3. Select renderer.
4. Enter or where needed.


I can't imagine why anyone would need to contact support for help with this awesome plugin.


Brief and to the point. Tells you all you need to know.

I used this to: Updating the copyright year.

Auto Date Plugin - Sweet

Posted on 19 February 2015

A simple auto date/year plugin, saving this webmaster from dreary date changes.

Ease of use

Extremely easy to install and get running.

I used this to: A corporate website.


Posted on 10 February 2015

This plug-in made putting the current year in a joomla module so easy. And worked without any problem.

Ease of use

Easy and quick to install. Very simple to use (for my purpose).


Easy to understand, simple documentation (for my purpose)

I used this to: Putting the current year in a copyright sentence in a footer module.

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Posted on 03 September 2013

When I was trying to find a way to manipulate the title in an module so that it is showing the actual month as part of the title I only found HD-Date able to manipulate the title.

But like the name is program HD-Date shows the date and I only wanted the actual month.

So I contacted the author and I was surprised - an hour later I had the plugin changed for my needs. Thanks to the author again.

HD Date

Posted on 15 August 2013

This is very useful and worked perfectly immediately. Very simple to use. Maybe you would consider developing something similar for time. Thank you.

Hidden Gem!

Posted on 07 August 2013

Very simple, but affective and easy to use and implement extension.

Totally agree with the other reviewer about changing the 'keywords' this is a little gem and deserves a lot more coverage, and so glad I found it!

I use this plugin for all my site. In the extension search, I had the hardest time to find this simple plugin to insert current year among all the others. The author needs to add some keywords like "insert, Copyright, year" in your description because that's where this plugin will be the most useful and come out in the extension search.

Thanks for that useful plugin! Works well in Joomla 3.x too.

First of all many thanks to the team behind this extension.

I was wondering if it is possible for this extension to support multilingual sites.

Maybe by adding some options or parameters just as "Date and Time Module" does for Joomla! 2.5

I did mange to alter the code so that it can detect the language currently used and changed days and months names for the Arabic Language.

It is available for anyone, just ask and I will send you the file right away.

Thanks again

Custom CSS

Custom CSS

Free | Templating | Hyde-Design
51 reviews
Give each page on your Joomla website an individual and unique style with a Custom CSS module. HD-Custom CSS is a simple module that allows you to style pages individually from the rest of the site. Just as the Custom HTML module allows you to insert HTML on a specific page, the Custom CSS module allows you override styles for a specific page. Joomla's template structure assigns the same CSS file(s) to each and every page resulting in a framework of similar looking pages. With a custom CSS module you can broaden the scope of your design by having a different background image on every page, varying the module position sizes, applying different fonts, font colours, hyperlink behaviours, rollover effects or column widths.
HD-Background Selector

HD-Background Selector

Free | Page Background | Hyde-Design
25 reviews
HD-Background Selector is a simple module that allows you to apply a different background style to individual pages on your Joomla website. You can select background colours, images or repeated patterns. It can be applied to the main background or to specific elements on your site (eg. module positions, columns, headers, footers, main content box, etc). You can also use this to apply random backgrounds, multiple overlaid backgrounds or day-specific backgrounds Joomla's templates generally have the same background style for each and every page. By applying this module to a specific page the background can be styled individually from the others, increasing the variety of your design without resorting to using multiple templates.
HD-Responsive Slides

HD-Responsive Slides

Free | Slideshow | Hyde-Design
0 reviews
A jQuery powered responsive image slideshow for Joomla 2.5. This module scales the images to fit the screen and caters for different browsers and mobile devices. It is was built primarily to be used on responsive templates, meaning it can resize the images depending on which screen it is viewed on. It also includes a browser/device sniffer function so you can select which device or browser it should appear on (iphones, Android devices, ipads, etc). More importantly, it's a very easy to use image slideshow. Under the advanced parameters section of the module is a "browser sniffer". This functions allows you to only render the module to the screen if the viewer's browser (or device) matches that specified in your module. This means you can target something to appear on an iPad that won't appear on a desktop.


Last updated:
Apr 25 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System

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