Introduction

Articles Images, Administration, Tags & Clouds, Weblinks, Content Links

The Joomla 3 component remains in place for those, like me, with J3 sites continuing for the foreseeable future.


Joomla 5 version of xbArticle Manager is now available.

xbArticleMan aims to provide some useful additional tools for backend administration of Joomla content. It provides views for finding Images, Links, Shortcodes and Tags in, or associated with, com_content articles and checking their validity.

  • If you've ever disabled or removed a content plugin and been left with spurious shortcodes scattered throughout your articles you'll find this invaluable.
  • If you link to external sites, either as links or to images, this is the tool you need to quickly check that they are still available.
  • If your media files need restructuring and you want to find the links you've broken by moving things around then this will help
  • If you make proper use of Joomla's tagging facilities for articles and for other component items this will let you find items that are, or are not, assigned to a given tag.
  • If you use a lot of tags and want to organise them into groups so that every article has at least one genre and one location tag then the introduction of tags groups here is a boon (even more so when I get around to developing additional front-end view for xbArticleMan to supplement some of the limitations of con_content.

Currently xbArticleMan offers seven views in the backend:
- Dashboard - a summary of the counts of articles, tags, images, links and shortcodes
- Articles:Links - shows details of the articles related (A-B-C) links, and any < a > elements embedded in the article text. Internal links are checked immediately for validity, and external links can be checked on demand (might take a bit of time if you have a lot of them)
- Articles:Images - does the same thing for Featured images and embedded < img > links. Immediate modal previews of images and links are provided.
- Articles:Shortcodes - shows you details of all of the plugin {shortcodes} found in articles and gives you a text preview of each article with the shortcodes highlighted so that you can see the context.
- Articles:Tags - provides a list of all the tags used by articles with filtering and batch add and remove facilities.
- Tag:Items - shows you not only all of the articles assigned to a particular tag, but also (optionally) other component items using the tags. Start to unleash the real power of Joomla's cross-component tagging facilities.
- Article:Edit - finally xbArticleman includes a simplified editor to edit the tags, related links, featured images, as well as html editing of the content for correcting eroors in embedded links, images, and shortcodes from within the xbArticleMan context.

xbAutosave
Free

xbAutosave

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Editing
v3.0.0 compatible with Joomla 3.10 Joomla 4 & 5 version also available - see the homepage link the download link here is just for the J3 version. JED can't handle two versions of the same listing. Have you ever lost your finely crafted words by being called away and having the session timeout? Do you switch between Wordpress and Joomla and miss the automatic saving of edits in progress in the ot...
xbTipPop
Free

xbTipPop

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Editor Buttons
Do you use Tooltips or Popovers? Would you like to make it easy to insert them when editing an article - even after you've got the text all done? Is it a hassle remembering the syntax? Do you want complete control over the style and placement of your tips and pops? Then Tip-Pop button is here to help you. An editor extension button that works with both TinyMCE and JCE and allows you to simply hig...
xbRefs
Free

xbRefs

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Authoring & Content
xbRefs contains two plugin extensions to help you create and display references and footnotes in articles on your site. The xbRefs-Content plugin converts shortcodes of the form {xbref...} to popovers or footnotes as specified in the shortcode. The optional xbRefs-Button plugin is an editor extension which works with both TinyMCE and JCE to easily add {xbref...} shortcodes without having to know t...
SunUpDown
Free

SunUpDown

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Weather
Simple module to display the local time of sunrise and sunset for a location. Parameters to set the latitude and longitude (search google to find the coordinates for a given location), text to appear before and after the times, and the timezone to use for times. You can also display the current date and time at the location (the time does not update, this is not a clock!) Stylesheet is installed i...
SunClock
Free

SunClock

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Time
SunClock is a novel clock that displays the time since sunrise for a given location. Some people believe this is a far more natural way of measuring time - each day starts at 00:00:00 at sunrise and time is counted from that point until the following sunrise. During spring days are slightly less that 24 hrs long as the sun rises "earlier" each day, and during autumn each day will last longer than...
xbBooks
Free

xbBooks

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Education & Culture
xbBooks is a component for cataloguing books with details including author and synopsis together with reviews of them. The primary intended user is someone wanting to keep a record of books they have read with a reminder of the plot and what their reaction was. A book can have multiple reviews by the same or different users, allowing family and friends or a reading group to share their comments....
xbFilms
Free

xbFilms

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Education & Culture
xbFilms is a component for cataloguing films with details including synopsis, director, cast, and crew together with reviews of the films. The primary intended user is someone wanting to keep a record of films they have seen with a reminder of the plot and what their reaction was. A film can have multiple reviews by the same or different users, allowing family and friends or a reading group to s...
xbMaps
Free

xbMaps

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Maps & Locations
Display Maps with Tracks and Markers using OpenStreetMap tile sets on your site. xbMaps is a Joomla3 component to display maps and GPX tracks. A map can have many (or no) tracks and markers, and tracks and markers can appear on many maps. Maps are rendered using leaflet-js and its plugins for controls etc. Tracks are uploaded in GPX format. Markers can use either default pins, images or fontaweso...
xbRefMan
Free

xbRefMan

By Roger Creagh-Osborne
Authoring & Content
xbRefMan component provides admin management and site views for references in articles. It uses the xbRefs Plugins which are included in the pacage xbRefMan is packaged together with the xbRefs Plugins - an editor button plugin and a content plugin for inserting reference and footnote information as shortcodes in articles. The reference information - title and description/citation can be embedde...

xbArticleMan

Version:
5.0.0.0
Developer:
Roger Creagh-Osborne
Last updated:
Mar 17 2024
3 months ago
Date added:
Nov 28 2023
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c
Compatibility:
J3 J5
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Uses Joomla! Update System