News Display, Articles Display

I had trouble listing the 2.5 version through the JED so I'm just combining the listing for the 1.5 version with the 2.5 version.

Both extensions are free to download on the website...enjoy!

ArtCats is a module that can automatically list Articles from within a designated Category or can list Categories from within a designated Section. Compatible only with Joomla 1.5 and later. Not for use with Joomla 1.0.xx. Based on Categories 1.5 module created by Rich Dorfman which was created with inspiration from Module - Content Categories version 1.0.1 by Boris Komraz.

2.5.0 version announcement:

New version 2.0.4 with "Exclude Current Article" ability now available!

Read the release announcement here:
Please post questions there in the comments section or email me!

Additional Information (Please feel free to visit the Demo/Documentation Pages as well):
When set to auto mode this module functions contextually, meaning that it will only return the expected links when on the appropriate type of page.

For example, let's say you had a Section named Section 1, with Categories named Category 1, Category 2, Category 3. Let's say you also have another Section named Section 2, with Categories named Category 4, Category 5, and Category 6. In auto mode the module would automatically show links to Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 when you visit the Section 1 page and show links to Categories 4, 5, and 6 when visiting the Section 2 page.

For Categories the functionality is similar. Let's say you had a Category named Category 1 with Articles named Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3. Let's also say you had another Category named Category 2, with Articles named Article 4, Article 5, and Article 6. If you visited the Category 1 page the module would automatically show links to Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3. If you went to visit the Category 2 page the module would automatically show links to Articles 4, 5, and 6.

Pretty nifty huh? I figured this would be a nice way to have a semi-automatic menu system.

Your ideas are welcome!

Awesome. Treeview with categories, sub-categories and articles for each.
Ease of use
Very simple, each option is easy to understand.
I used override to assign different classes to both categories and articles links.
I used this to: I use this to build the navigation of a big documentation ressource.
I use dynamic mode and combined list : a categories list (core module) on the left, each category send me to his content, sub-categories and articles. Nice way to get your bearings into an important content.


Posted on 15 January 2015
to expand the list of categories dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
Ease of use
working like 2.02 module of art cat
i want to expand the list of categories as like in 2.02 module currently i used the 2.5 artcats.pls helf us.................................
i want to expand the list of categories as like in 2.02 module currently i used the 2.5 artcats
This is the module I was looking for. Its a great addon to joomla. has many configurable options and works great in my joomla 3 site.


Posted on 14 July 2014
I'm using this on my joomla 3 site. It is easy to configure and displays nicely. You have complete control over which category you want to display, exclude articles, order them how you want. Works a treat.

Super cool

Posted on 15 November 2013
It does what it says plus a super fast support !!! Thanks a lot
Thank you! This is just what I have needed for some time.

I really appreciate the effort you have gone to to make this, and to release it freely.

It does exactly what it says it does, and so far I have had no problems with it.


I needed an extension that would link a news article from a home page menu to the linked article in the News section. Every extension I tried repopulated the home page content with the article instead of jumping to the News section. The developer worked diligently to identify the issue and rework the module so that the linking worked correctly. If you need something with this functionality DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL 2.5.0.beta4 NOW!!!!
This extension has many options and works perfectly, straight out of the box.

I had a problem with my menus that Dan the author sorted out for me within a day.
absolutely fantastic plugin, I have been wanting to do this for a while and I am so glad i have found your plugin! Some times when you make a website for a client they only want basic front-end access, so if they add a new page you want the page to be add to a certain menu automatically. This is exactly what this does!

Will there be a artcats plugin made for Joomla 1.7? I really hope so as a few of my new sites are made with the new Joomla!

Doesn't show on homepage

Posted on 25 August 2011
Pretty good module, but it doesn't show up on my homepage. Did I miss anything? I suppose this is because it doesn't belong to a specific category? Is there no default where the categories for a default section are shown?

Also it seems to me that there should be a way to limit the number of articles displayed. For example if you have a category with 3 articles and one with 15, you will have a very short module in some cases and an extremely long one in others (in auto mode). So it would be nice to be able to set a limit of, say, 5 articles per category.

Also there doesn't seem to be any option to display articles by date???
Content Update Notifications
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Content Update Notifications

By Omar E Ramos
Content Submission
This plugin does a number of things, but mainly it allows the user editing the content in Joomla 1.6+ (Articles + Content Categories) to receive a notification email upon editing/creating a new content item. 2.7.0 2015-03-11 / Omar Ramos + Added toggle option to be able to turn on/off notifications on new article creation. + Added toggle option to be able to turn on/off notifications on article u...


Omar E Ramos
Last updated:
Nov 01 2020
3 years ago
Date added:
Jun 21 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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