News Display, Articles Display

This very basic module shows articles as a drop down list. Upon selection, the article is retrieved.

  • Output can be restricted to one or more categories/sections.
  • Title Alias can be displayed instead of Title.
  • Basic styling is possible from module configuration.
  • Available for Joomla 1.0 and Joomla 1.5
  • Joomafish compatible
  • core SEF and sh404SEF compatible

  • latest version (1.5.2) improved SEF and added a parameter to handle Itemid in different ways.

Sometimes less is more ;)

BTW: we are taking note of the really fine suggestions from our reviewers.

Ease of use

Great alternative

Posted on 16 December 2013
I was looking for display some articles in dedicated module and the default Joomla Articles Category module was not adapted for my case. I tested some others modules and this Dropdown Article module is more less what I wanted. Easy to configure and use, he work very well and is perfect for my site. Very useful for display article title in compact manner. Many thank to developer for this excellent and free addon!

Assigning to the menus

Posted on 13 November 2013
I have a small problem in assigning the module to the menus. But the entire module works well.
I tried almost all the article listing plugins to get one that would even work much less display articles without taking up yet another chunk of real estate.

This worked perfectly out of the box. Simple, clear easy configuration with clear tootips made it a snap.

Now, I have dozens and dozens of articles at site visitor's fingertips available and the real estate needed?

A title plus a single line that fits in a sidebar.

Very well done. Thank you.

so nice module !

Posted on 20 September 2012
This module is fantastic. easy install, easy configure.It's easily manageable and always works as expected.

Thanks for sharing with us.
i like it. It saves page space, works fine, has clear settings to do the expected job the best way. There are only 2 or 3 dropdown article modules in the JED, but this is the one and only to use without any rottent compromise;) Just a nice thing. With itemId handling and SEF url's, one is best served.

Right to the point

Posted on 27 January 2012
Not being very experienced with customizing extensions, I found it being just what I needed but I agree with those who ask for some more styling and article selection options.

I really hope to see updates soon. Good work!

Very Nice and Helpful Module

Posted on 22 November 2011
I have just installed the module and immediately start using it. So easy and very helpful. I recommended! Thank you for having developed it!Kind regards!

Very usefull

Posted on 08 July 2011
Simple but very usefull and customizable module; exactly what I looking for; find this made my week!!! Thank's.

Very good....

Posted on 16 November 2010
Very nice module!

Can I suggest options to sort the articles by date/ID/author/etc...

That would be terrific.
Custom Properties
Paid download

Custom Properties

By Andrea Forghieri
Tags & Clouds
Custom Properties is a Joomla! Extension for creating and assigning custom properties to articles and other content items. Your custom properties can be displayed under the article as tags, or all together as a tag cloud or as a menu. You can even make menu items out of tags. Your custom-defined properties also become an advanced search module, to filter articles combining more criteria. A dedicat...

Dropdown Articles

1.0 - 1.5.5 - 1.6.31
Andrea Forghieri
Last updated:
Jan 20 2009
13 years ago
Date added:
Jan 20 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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