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Alter Articles

Expand 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.

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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.
  • Compatible with Falang.

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 1.5.x from YooTheme installed), 'Widgetkit2 Gallery', 'Widgetkit2 Slider', 'Widgetkit2 Slideset', 'Widgetkit2 Slideshow', 'Widgetkit2 Slideshow Panel' (requires Widgetkit 2.x from YooTheme installed).

Attachments features:

  • You can enter paths of attachment files, specify access level and published/unpublished state, link target, optionally display file size.

Related Articles features:

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

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  • Joomla 4.3 or higher.
  • PHP 8.1 or higher
  • Bootstrap-based backend template.
  • Bootstrap-based frontend template for Bootstrap-based layouts.
  • Widgetkit 1.5.x or 2.x for Widgetkit-based gallery layouts.

02 Mat 2024 - ver. 3.2.0:

  • Fix: for Joomla 4.4 and 5.1.

18 Oct 2023 - ver. 3.1.0:

  • Feature: Joomla 5 compatibility.
  • Change: PHP 8.1 as min.

17 Jul 2023 - ver. 3.0.0:

  • Change: Joomla 3 support dropped.
  • Change: PHP 8.0 as min.

29 Sep 2021 - ver. 2.2.0:

  • Feature: Bootstrap5 layouts for gallery.

31 July 2020 - ver. 2.1.1:

  • Feature: new UIkit slideshow gallery layout.

12 March 2019 - ver. 2.0.0:

  • Feature: new Bootstrap 4 gallery layouts - "Bootstrap4 Cards", "Boostrap4 Modal Carousel" and "Boostrap4 Carousel".
  • Feature: Joomla 4.x compatibility.
  • Change: Joomla 3.9.x as minimum, PHP 7 required.

14 July 2017 - ver. 1.1.3:

  • Feature: new Bootstrap 3 gallery layouts - "Bootstrap3 Thumbnails", "Boostrap3 Modal Carousel" and "Boostrap3 Carousel".
  • Fix: Joomla 3.7 compatibility.

09 June 2016 - ver. 1.1.2:

  • Fix: issue with Widget not installed.

07 April 2016 - ver. 1.1.1:

  • Widget2 widgets support for gallery.

12 Sep 2015 - ver. 1.1.0:

  • Feature: new gallery setting 'Always Check Thumbs'. If enabled - thumbs are checked and recreated (if required) on each article page load. Otherwise, it occurs once an article is saved only.
  • Feature: Falang compatibility.
  • Feature: 'Display File Size' setting for attachments.
  • Fix: Joomla 3.4.4 compatibility.

08 May 2014 - ver. 1.0.1:

  • Fix: Joomla 3.3 compatibility.
  • Feature: custom cache path for gallery thumbnails.

03 May 2013 - ver. 1.0.0