Introduction

News Display, Articles Display, K2 extensions

Latest News Enhanced is an all-in-one news/articles module presenting the latest, future (not pending), featured, popular or random articles in a consistent professional fashion.

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Features:

  • multiple ways to select news articles (standard Joomla! or K2): by categories, tags, authors, date range,
  • exclude/include specific articles,
  • show related items (through keywords or tags matching),
  • configure items with images from the article or calendar,
  • link to articles from the title and/or 'read more' links (in full page or popup),
  • style items from a responsive-ready design,
  • use a minimum width to limit how small an item can be when resized,
  • crop and resize the pictures to fit the configuration (thumbnails can be stored in /images),
  • style images with hover effects,
  • limit the into text to be shown,
  • add detailed information (author, hits, ratings, categories, date, time, keywords),
  • format dates and times,
  • add pagination,
  • style buttons and pagination with Bootstrap,
  • enjoy a clean, easy to understand user interface,
  • cache the created on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading...

Buy the extended version 'Latest News Enhanced Pro' for much more functionality!


More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/latest-news-enhanced


Functionality

Adds modern image and control over latest / newest articles - a lot of options to customize.

Ease of use

Play around a little bit and you learn everything

I used this to: Show the latest and related articles, both on com_content and other pages
Aiming to reduce my bounce rate and increase the time new visitors visit my site.
Note that if you use images it will slightly slow down site due to images. Thumbnails are large according to page insights
Owner's reply: Thank you for the review! I appreciate it.
Thumbnail sizes can be tweaked by using the picture quality parameters.
The heavier the original images, the heavier the thumbnails. If originals are light in weight, thumbnails tend to be lighter also.
Available soon: additional free plugins that will drastically reduce the image sizes by using external services available on the Internet.

Functionality

Sehr gute Funktionalität. Sehr viele Einstellmöglichkeiten!

Ease of use

Viele Optionen, Handbuch vorhanden, bei witeren Unklarheiten wird sofort geholfen

Support

Wenn man Hilfe braucht wird sofort geantwortet.

Documentation

Handbuch vorhanden

I used this to: Homepage Newsflash healthyathome.ch

Great extension


Posted on 21 December 2015
Functionality

Empowering customization, very generous extension

Ease of use

Easy to install

Support

Excellent

Documentation

Well done!

I used this to: One year the old version, one month new version.
Owner's reply: Thank you for the review, that is great encouragement, I really appreciate!

Perfect


Posted on 12 December 2015
Functionality

perfect

Ease of use

perfect

Support

perfect

Documentation

perfect

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for the review, glad you like the module!

Very nice


Posted on 28 March 2015
Functionality

Works perfect, looks nice

Ease of use

Easy to use.

Documentation
Owner's reply: Thank you Annett, I really appreciate your review.

One of a Kind!


Posted on 04 February 2015
Functionality

There is nothing else like this available and what it does is amazing. There was another similar module but it has vanished.

Ease of use

This has many options so it takes a little time to go through it but once you do it's fine.

Support

Possibly the best I have experienced since using Joomla since 2009!

Documentation

Just fine

I used this to: Adding custom news for my sites that the default Joomla latest news can't come close to.
Owner's reply: Thanks so much for the review, I really appreciate it!

What a gem


Posted on 21 November 2013

At first it looked a bit complex with all the settings. The extension installed with no issues, it was very easy and straight forward to setup and it worked first time. It has complimented my site perfectly and looks really good - Great work Olivier in the design and user documentation which has been read but was not needed to make the module work. This extension is certainly recommended.

Owner's reply: Well thank you for this review, I do appreciate it. I know that having lots of options can be overwhelming but it is needed to make the module as flexible as possible and to allow multiple configurations. Thank you again.

Very Nice Module


Posted on 01 November 2013

Looks really nice on the page, easy to use, very flexible. Couldn't ask for more.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review!

Great article module


Posted on 06 August 2013

If you're looking for a module to show your latest/top articles, this one does the job excellently.



It's great that you can configure the looks of it and behavior (position, date, author etc.).



Recommended!

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for the review, greatly appreciated!

Very good


Posted on 26 July 2013

this module is very simple to understand and very good. Thanks.

Owner's reply: Thank you, I do appreciate the review!
jQuery Easy

jQuery Easy

Free | Performance | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
100
165 reviews
This plugin is meant to help clean and resolve front and back end issues when using instances of jQuery alongside the Mootools libraries. WHAT IT DOES OUT-OF-THE BOX calls jQuery and jQuery UI libraries from the Google CDN (with or without protocol) - but you can do it locally too, places jQuery libraries after MooTools calls for perfect compatibility, adds the noConflict() code alongside the jQuery library call, strips out extra jQuery and jQuery UI libraries, including the noConflict() calls added by other modules or plugins, lets you choose jQuery UI basic styling or custom theme. WHAT YOU CAN TWEAK disable MooTools libraries tentatively in the frontend, enable or disable the plugin in specific portions of the site, from template to single page, use reporting to get feedback on what the plugin engine has done, add or remove scripts and stylesheets, strip blank lines left by the modifications made to the page, prevent some libraries to be stripped out, modify the way the engine works by default (do not add or remove noConflict() code...), ... Try the new jQuery Easy Profiles for Joomla! 3+ that allows multiple configurations to work seamlessly for different parts of a site. Speed up your pages and limit your server load. More information on the developer's website. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/jquery-easy
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Trombinoscope Contacts Pro

Trombinoscope Contacts Pro

Paid download | Address Book | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
100
17 reviews
Trombinoscope Contacts Pro extends the Joomla! Contacts core component by adding views (directory listings, single contact pages with enhanced forms), plugins (front editing, extra fields, ...) and the already available and free module Trombinoscope Contacts. Present contacts in your projects and show business collaborator charts, school or sports team listings, testimonials, pet listings... in a very professional way. Features: filter contacts by categories, tags, keywords to create grid-like pages of contacts, choose from a large selection of sort orders, discover more ways to present single contacts (columns or tab layouts), use modifiable themes to represent each contact, show contact information with labels or icons and specify which information is accessible (some fields can be shown as icons only), link contacts to views, external links, specific menu item, create menu items to add pagination, alphabetic, category and tags index, inline search and print, override layouts created for tags, icons and index, use the module (free to try!) to show specific contacts, logged user or related contacts/content (through keywords or tags), extend the standard contact information with new fields (social media, map links, gender, birth date, company, department...), modify the standard form output (labels, extra identity field and multiple subject fields, auto-response), allow registered users to modify their contact information from the public site on their user profile and get notified when they do, crop, filter and add effects to the contact pictures, create high resolution thumbnails for crisp display on high pixel ratio screens (like Retina displays), show contact pictures in smart search results, import contacts from CSV and TXT files, improve page loading times by removing white spaces from HTML output, caching contact pictures, styles and scripts generated by the component, support for Joomla! 3.7 custom fields Additional features: adaptability to screen sizes (paysage-style cards can turn into portrait-mode under a certain size), email obfuscation (to hide them from spambots), internationalization, name format, address format with linking to Google Maps, improved vcards that target personal or business profiles, mobile-ready (touched phone numbers trigger direct calls), carousel capabilities for module instances. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/trombinoscope-extended
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Latest News Enhanced Pro

Latest News Enhanced Pro

Paid download | Articles Display | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
100
11 reviews
Latest News Enhanced Pro is a full-blown component with blog views and an all-in-one news/articles module presenting the latest, featured, popular, future (even pending), related or random article snippets in a consistent professional fashion. It has tons of features and is extremely flexible. It is highly configurable and expandable but remains easy to use. Features: powerful selection of articles/K2, including categories, keywords, tags, author and date range preview unauthorized items, show related items (through keywords or tags matching), order items multiple ways (by date, popularity, title, console order, randomly, by category, by author), extend the module with additional data sources (available: news feeds), layout items with article's images, media custom field, SYW Icon custom field, K2 image extra field, author's picture, calendar representation, title, text introduction and detailed information, link items, url custom field or K2 link extra field, add 'read more' buttons (Bootstrap compatible), style items in responsive-ready layout designs, create high-resolution thumbnails for devices with high pixel ratio (like retina screens), show items to targeted user groups with highly detailed and overridable information (author, hits, ratings, categories, date, keywords, tags, links, social media sharing, comments count, K2 extra fields, Joomla 3.7 custom fields...), add jQuery pagination and/or touch-ready animations, cache thumbnails, on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading, add module instances inside articles, after a set number of paragraphs, ... Menu Item Blog Views: configure leading items differently from the remaining items, use efficient Joomla-style pagination or infinite scrolling, index items by categories and/or tags. Check the documentation to see what other features are available! More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/latest-news-enhanced-pro
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Custom reCaptcha

Custom reCaptcha

Free | Site Security | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
98
4 reviews
Custom reCaptcha is a plugin that gives you control over the look of Google's reCaptcha. It can replace the standard reCaptcha plugin packaged with Joomla! and adds solutions to make any version of the reCaptcha widget responsive. reCaptcha from Google is a 'one-size-fits-all-designs' widget that does not offer many possible styles. The purpose of this simple plugin is to give you access to the raw widget (version 1) and allow you to perform your own skinning. Version 2 of the Google widget is not skin-nable but the plugin attempts to render it responsive. Fully supports all versions of reCaptcha (version 1 without themes, no Captcha reCaptcha and invisible reCaptcha), Support for SSL and RTL pages, Adds noscript tags for users that have disabled scripts in their browser or have a browser that doesn't support javascript. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/custom-recaptcha
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jQuery Easy Profiles

jQuery Easy Profiles

Paid download | Performance | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
96
2 reviews
Take jQuery fixing to the next level and use the full power of the Joomla! framework to create separate jQuery Easy configuration profiles. Fine-tune your jQuery requirements (including jQuery UI and Mobile) and only fix issues on pages that cause problems. And now, you can even limit the plugin's processing to the head area of your site pages! That will consume fewer server resources and definitely improve performance. Tweak the regular expressions used throughout and share them in the forum! Manage different templates (perfect to separate desktop and mobile websites), select menu items, user access or language to completely make jQuery Easy work for your website. New: manage button and tooltip conflicts between Bootstrap and jQueryUI! New: add/fix Bootstrap conflicts The jQuery Easy Profiles package contains a module and a plugin. Enable the plugin to run jQuery Easy on your website. No changes are made until profiles (or module instances) are created. Set a custom template position that will be used by the modules and use the report feature to see the plugin in action. Restrict plugin access to Super Users and test your settings on your production site, without any risk. The visitors of your site won't suspect a thing. Create any number of profiles by using the module's framework and decide where the plugin will be active. Do finer tuning by targeting templates, components and/or using optional 'enable' and 'disable' parameters. Set the basic and expert parameters like it is already done in jQuery Easy. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/jquery-easy-profiles
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Trombinoscope Contacts

Trombinoscope Contacts

Free | Address Book | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
91
13 reviews
Trombinoscope Contacts is a module that shows a list of Joomla! contacts in a grid layout. Features: show contacts from categories, sub-categories, show a specific contact, related contacts (through keywords or tags) or yet contacts related to ANY content (through tags), show the contact information of the logged user, choose portrait or landscape layouts (picture on top or on the side of the contact information), set size restrictions and the cards will automatically fit responsive pages, format the name, order contacts in multiple ways, show detailed contact information with labels or icons, set access levels so that the information shown targets specific user groups, format address information and link it with Google map, open the contact in a Joomla standard view or in a popup, add hover effects on the picture, let the module crop, resize and filter contact pictures, create high resolution thumbnails for crisp display on high pixel ratio screens (like Retina displays), animate the grid of cards with a built-in carousel, choose the proper look for your cards by selecting one of the available themes, fine tune the theme with a multitude of options and CSS, download more themes as they become available, remove whitespaces for a smaller HTML footprint, cache the settings once the module instances are ready for primetime to speed server performance and page loading, ... Buy the component 'Trombinoscope Contacts Pro' to extend the Joomla! Contacts core component with additional views, fields, front editing, enhanced forms and so much more! More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/trombinoscope
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Article Details

Article Details

Free | Content infos | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
85
7 reviews
Override article information details and show them the way YOU want. Some features: - choose which categories can be altered by the plugin or use the plugin's syntax to individually target articles, - modify the article, blog/list (category) and featured views, - choose which elements to show (hits, author, rating - voting included, dates, times, categories, keywords, tags, links A..C, social, email and print links, jcomments count...) without overriding article default options, - use plain text to create elaborate combinations of elements, - use publish down dates to use standard articles as events, - link keywords for immediate search results (standard or smart search), - add an optional calendar representation, - override CSS for display and print, - cache the stylesheets for better performance, - use on multi-language sites... This is also the perfect complement to Latest News Enhanced free or pro. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/article-details
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Image from Article

Image from Article

Free | Articles Sharing | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
73
1 review
Your articles do not contain images but you still want to be able to share them on social media? Do you want to control what will be shown in Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook? The 'Image from Article' plugin is here to help improve your links and stand out of the crowd. Features: - choose which categories can be altered by the plugin and/or select specific articles, - add the plugin syntax {imagefromarticle} into any article and the plugin will be triggered for that article, - include/exclude articles that already contain a full article image, - create your image with background image, logo, article title/intro/meta tag/custom field and credentials, - optionally use the full article image as background when the full article image exists, - use any TrueType font for the text, - preview the resulting images before they appear on the site, - easily add styles to the output image, - optionally add meta tags to the article page (following the Open Graph Protocol), - cache the stylesheet for better server performance, - show or hide the created image. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/image-from-article
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Weblink Logos

Weblink Logos

Free | Weblinks | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
53
2 reviews
Display weblinks with logos from a category defined in the standard Joomla! Weblinks component in a grid or list-fashion. Add hover effects and carousel style animation. Features: choose between a grid or a list layout, show the logos alongside caption, description and hits, sort all logos by popularity, by title, console order or randomly, apply CSS3 hover effects, apply filters to the logos for standard hover effects, use the second image as hover image, create high resolution logos for use on high pixel ratio devices like retina displays, add carousel-style and touch-ready animation with pagination, cache thumbnails, on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/weblink-logos
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Truly Responsive Slides

Truly Responsive Slides

Free | Slideshow | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
53
1 review
Create slideshows that are responsive, SEO-friendly and interactive by just using simple images, article content or K2 items. Features: - any image, standard Joomla article or K2 item sets can be used as source for the slides, - source images are used to create the slide's background, - source content is used as content for a slide, in any position, - create sliders from 2 different slider types, - add slide transition options (speed, auto start...), - touch-enabled animations, - comprehensive interface when familiar with slideshow software, - customizable navigation arrows, - adaptive and SEO friendly content, - cached and minimized stylesheets and scripts. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/free-products/truly-responsive-slides
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Truly Responsive Slides Pro

Truly Responsive Slides Pro

Paid download | Slideshow | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Truly Responsive Slides Pro for Joomla! is not your typical slider: it specifically targets websites that are responsive in design. It not only resizes itself, using the full potential of the well-known jQuery-built Flexslider, but it handles different image sizes depending on devices viewports for faster page loading (using the ResponsiveImg jQuery plugin). With Truly Responsive Slides Pro, you can now create slideshows that are friendly for search robots and interactive for your users since every slide's content is just plain html (and not an image containing text). Features: any image, standard Joomla article or K2 item sets can be used as source for the slides, source images are used to create the slide's background (including Joomla 3.7+ custom fields and K2 extra fields), source content is used as content for a slide, in any position, create sliders from 4 different slider types (with or without automatic thumbnails), background images optionally created for mobile devices and speed up page load (breakpoints), slide transition options (speed, auto start...), touch-enabled animations, add tooltips to slides (in Bootstrap-ready templates), comprehensive interface when familiar with slideshow software, customizable navigation arrows, adaptive and SEO friendly content, cached and minimized stylesheets and scripts. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/truly-responsive-slider
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Weblink Logos Pro

Weblink Logos Pro

Paid download | Weblinks | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Weblink Logos Pro extends the Joomla! Weblinks core component by adding views (directory listings) and the already available and free module Weblink Logos. Present logos of your weblinks and paginate through them. Create bookmarks, sponsors listings... Features create menu items to add pagination, category and tags index, inline search and print, override layouts created for icons and index, use the module (free to try!) to show related content (through tags), filter and add effects to the weblink images, create high resolution thumbnails for crisp display on high pixel ratio screens (like Retina displays), improve page loading times by removing whitespaces from the HTML output, caching weblink images, styles and scripts generated by the component. mobile-ready, carousel capabilities for module instances, 100% CSS-based layouts, SEO-ready code, support for IE8+. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/weblink-logos-pro
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Article Details Profiles

Article Details Profiles

Paid download | Content infos | Olivier Buisard
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Use the full power of the Joomla! framework to create multiple Article Details configurations and design separate article details for different areas of your site. Features: use the plugin's syntax to target individual articles, setup multiple configurations (by creating module instances) and modify article, category blog and featured articles blog header and footer layouts, show different layouts and information depending on user access, language and for specific menu items choose which information will be shown by each layout (hits, author, rating, dates, times, categories, keywords, tags, email, print, jcomments count…), hot show custom fields (Joomla 3.7 and over) further control what information is shown by setting options to articles, combine information elements using text and icons to produce elaborate sentences, link keywords to search results, link tags to tag views, add an optional icon or calendar representation (choose from multiple styles), use on multi-language sites, override the CSS for display and print, cache the produced stylesheets for better performance. More information at https://simplifyyourweb.com/downloads/article-details-profiles
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Latest News Enhanced

Version:
4.0.1
Developer:
Olivier Buisard
Last updated:
Oct 25 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Related paid extension :
Latest News Enhanced Pro
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