A joomla module that showcases articles that are currently trending.
Articles are considered trending when they surpass a certain amount of hits in a given time.
The administrator can set the amount of hits, the given time, the number of menu items and horizontal or vertical menu layout.
The trending articles are determined by a MySql scheduled event and are managed under a Splay tree in order to optimize the database operations.
This module was created by I.Smirnios for his diploma in Computers Engineering & Informatics department of University of Patras in cooperation with Graphics, Multimedia & GIS Laboratory.
Video demonstration: http://vimeo.com/112852823
This module has been tested for Joomla! version 2.5 and Joomla! version 3.3 .
In order for this joomla module to work correctly the following admin rights should be enabled for the sql user of the joomla implementation:
The system variable thread_stack should also be set to at least 2mb.
Feel free to fork this module's source code at github and develop it's functionalities further.
Also, feel free to contact me for anything related to this module at smyrnios [at] ceid.upatras.gr