Alter Articles

May 28th, 2013

Alter ArticlesExpand functionality of Joomla articles with highly customizable map, gallery, attachments and related articles features.

Admin can configure additional data in backend article edit page, each feature can either inherit global settings or use own individual settings per article.

Common features:

– Each feature can be enabled/disabled for certain categories.
– You can setup the feature position: ‘AfterTitle’ trigger, ‘BeforeText’ trigger, ‘AfterText’ trigger, Prepend to text, Append to text, Replace tag in article, Store in article object. So actually each of features can be displayed in any place of article, or you can use own article template for complex layouts.
– Each feature has its own separate layout file, articles can use either global setting of layout or individual setting. Developers can add own layouts easily.
– No core files are modified, no additional database tables are created. The plugin uses native Joomla code.

Map features:

– You can setup map width and height, map center, type and zoom level.
– A marker can be placed on a map, you can setup market position separately.
– Marker can have a title and a text for balloon (info window). Balloon can be auto-displayed on page load.

Gallery features:

– You can easily select images for gallery from server folders.
– Each image can have a title and caption text.
Thumbnails are auto-created for images using either individual article settings or global settings.
– Few pre-defined layouts: ‘Bootstrap Carousel’ and ‘Bootstrap Modal Carousel’ (requires Bootstrap-based frontend template); ‘Widgetkit Image Wall’, ‘WidgetKit Polaroid’ and ‘WidgetKit Spotlight’ (requires Widgetkit from YooTheme installed).

Attachments features:

– You can enter paths of attachments files, specify access level and published/unpublished state, link target.

Related Articles features:

– You can select related articles and select order of display (most recent first or last, title alphabetically).