Setting up the J51 News Module

In the this article we will go through some of the main points in setting up the J51 News module. This simple but versatile module allows you to quickly create a feed of your articles within a module position. Each feed item can include an article title, caption, date, image and button linked to the full article.

If you haven't already done so you must first install the J51 News module via your Joomla Extensions Manager. From your Joomla administration navigate to Extensions -> Manage -> Install -> Upload Package File. Select your module install file (mod_j51news.zip). This file can be found in your template download in the same folder as your template install file

Once installed you can create a new instance of your J51 News module by navigating to Extensions -> Modules -> New -> J51_Icons. Multiple instances of your Icons module, or indeed any module can be achieved by simply repeating this process.

Available Settings

  • Category - Select the category from which to display your articles.
  • Articles - Set the number of article you wish to display.
  • Columns - Set the number of columns to display your articles in.
  • Columns (Tab Landscape) - Set the number of columns to display your articles in on tablet devices with landscape orientation.
  • Columns (Tab Portrait) - Set the number of columns to display your articles in on tablet devices with portrait orientation.
  • Columns (Mob Landscape) - Set the number of columns to display your articles in on mobile phone devices with landscape orientation.
  • Columns (Mob Portrait) - Set the number of columns to display your articles in on mobile phone devices with portrait orientation.
  • Max Width - Set the max with of each article item.
  • Display Intro Image - Display the intro image from each article.
  • Display Date - Display the published date of each article.
  • Date Format - Set the date format. Lowercase displays in numerical. While uppercase displays in alphabetical (eg. d M y = 14th April 2017).
  • Show Intro Text - Toggle to display the article intro text.
  • Intro Text Length - Set the maximum number of characters of the intro text to display.
  • Show Tags - Toggle to display the article tags.
  • Featured Articles - Toggle to include featured articles in the feed.
  • Order - Set the order to display your articles.
  • Show Button - Toggle to display a button to the full article.
  • Button Text - Text to display in the button to the full article.
  • Horizontal Item Spacing - Horizontal spacing in pixels between article items.
  • Vertical Item Spacing - Vertical spacing in pixels between article items.
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