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Latest News Enhanced Extended is now Latest News Enhanced Pro

Banner Latest News Enhanced

Layout The module layout used to create the output.
  • default the layout for the Joomla articles
  • K2 The layout for K2 items (the K2 component must be installed)
When creating template overrides, select them here
Pro Layouts included in the LatestNewsEnhanced plugins will appear, as well as their template overrides
No data message Message that is shown when no data is available.
Leave blank to hide the module from users when there is nothing to show 

All items

Configuration   The overall layout for all the items
  • Horizontal shows the items in a row configuration
  • Vertical shows the items in a column configuration
Width The container width (leave blank unless needed for specific non-responsive configurations)
Height The container height (leave blank unless needed for specific non-responsive configurations)
Leading count Pro The number of news items that contain all layout elements. Leave blank for all items to have the same layout
Pro

Degraded items

Degraded items (or altered items) are items that will not have all the elements that constitute a standard layout.

% of item width The width of the items that are 'incomplete' compared to the width of the items that are complete.

Example 50 means that the degraded items will be half the size of the items being complete

Remove head Removes the image or the calendar
Remove text Removes the intro text
Remove details Removes the detailed information


Example of a complete item followed by degraded items

Individual items

Item width The width of an item
Item width unit The unit for the item width.
Use percentages to show multiple items in several columns and rows
Min item width The minimum width of a news item (when item width is in percentages).
It forces the news item to stop 'shrinking' under a certain width when the page is resized.
Leave blank when using animations or degraded items that are less than 100% of the complete item width
Style The overall look of a news item
Original
The default look
Pro Full width
The 'head' element has full item width
Pro Overlap
The text shows over the 'head' element, which requires the 'head' element of the item to be an image
 Pro Download more styles
Pro Original image
Separate download
The image is not resized.
Head width and height must be set to 0.
Not compatible with animations.

Head

This is an element that shows next to the item's introductory text.
Head

Head type
Image from content
Looks for images inside the article / K2 item content (introduction and the remaining of the content). The first image found is selected
Pro Image intro
Selects the image intro from the article or the K2 image
Pro Image full
Selects the image full from the article or the K2 image
Pro Image from content -> intro -> full
If no image in content, look for image intro then image full (or look for the K2 image when using K2)
Pro Intro -> full -> image from content
If no image intro, look for image full (or if no K2 image when using K2) then image from content
  Calendar
Creates a calendar from the specified date
  Pro Author
Selects the author's picture
Author picture Pro The picture to show as author picture
  • Associated contact picture of the contact associated with the user who wrote the article
  • K2 avatar the avatar picture of the author (when properly setup in K2)
Include fulltext Pro When searching for images in the content, it is possible to limit the search to the introduction section of the article / K2 item.
Limiting the search to the intro section of the content will limit server memory consumption and will be less intensive
Head width The width of the head element
Head height The height of the head element
Maintain height Forces the head to keep its height, even when resizing
Note it has no effect on 'heads' that have just a background color
Keep space Keeps the image space even if there is no image to show or the calendar space when there is no date

Body

The body area of an item contains all of its information.
Body

Linking

Read more link

Link on The element(s) to link
  • Nothing do not add links
  • Title the link is added to the title
  • Read more adds a 'read more' type link
  • Both links the title and adds a 'read more' type link
Link to What the link is
  • Item the item link
  • Item in modal window the item will open in a modal window (in print mode)
  • Pro Articles: Link A links to the Joomla article's link A
  • Pro Articles: Link B links to the Joomla article's link B
  • Pro Articles: Link C links to the Joomla article's link C
Warning Do not open items into a modal window when showing unauthorized links (issues with the login form in a modal)
Note Links A, B or C will open in the parent window, a new window, a popup or a modal one depending on the targets that are set in the article (global values are taken into account)
Link fallback Pro When links A, B or C are missing, use the item link instead
Popup width The width of the modal window when showing the article in a popup
Popup height The height of the modal window when showing the article in a popup
Follow The follow/nofollow option for indexing robots
Link label The label for the link.
When linking to link A, B or C, the text associated with the links will have precedence over the link label
Unauthorized link label Pro The label to show when the items link to unauthorized content
Append to text Appends the read more link to the intro text, blending with it. The link style is set to 'default' in this case
Tooltip Pro Show or hide the tooltip over the link
Style The link style, following the theme default style or using Bootstrap (Bootstrap is the default for backward compatibility)
Bootstrap type The link type (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default button
  • Primary button
  • Info button
  • Inverse button Not in Bootstrap 3
  • Link
Bootstrap size The size of the label (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default
  • Small
  • Mini
Classes The CSS classes that can be added to the link (space separated)
Alignment The label alignment in the overall configuration
  • Default takes the style as dictated by the theme
  • Left left align
  • Right right align
  • Center centered
  • Full width takes the width of the item (text centered)
Always show Always show the link or only when the text has been cropped

Categories

Category Show the category’s name.
The category name will show for individual items if the articles are from different categories
Position The placement of the categories in the layout.
  • First First element in the item layout
  • Pro Over picture Over the picture, if there is one
  • Before title Before the item title
  • Last Last element in the body part of the item
Category positions
Note When positioned first or last, consolidated and unique, the category is placed before all items or after all items respectively
Link label A specific label to use instead of the article’s category name
Unauthorized link label Pro The label to show when the items link to unauthorized content
Style The link style, following the theme default style or using Bootstrap
Bootstrap type The link type (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default button
  • Primary button
  • Info button
  • Inverse button Not in Bootstrap 3
  • Link
Bootstrap size The size of the label (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default
  • Small
  • Mini
Classes The CSS classes that can be added to the link (space separated)
Alignment The label alignment in the overall configuration
  • Default takes the style as dictated by the theme
  • Left left aligned
  • Right right aligned
  • Center centered
  • Full width takes the width of the item (text centered), unless in first or last positions where it takes the width of the module
Consolidate Shows the category label on the first item, not the consecutive ones (as long as they belong to the same category)
Warning Categories must be ordered for the consolidation to work properly
Description Show the category description when there is only one category and the category position is first or last
Item count Shows the number of items in a category

Read All

Link to The menu item or external link to open when clicked
External link The external URL, when selected (it will open a new window). Include http/https
Position The placement of the 'read all' link in the layout.
  • First First element in the module layout
  • Last Last element in the module layout
Link label A specific label to use (when selecting a menu item, the default is the title of that menu item)
Style The link style, following the theme default style or using Bootstrap
Bootstrap type The link type (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default button
  • Primary button
  • Info button
  • Inverse button Not in Bootstrap 3
  • Link
Bootstrap size The size of the label (as defined by Bootstrap)
  • Default
  • Small
  • Mini
Classes The CSS classes that can be added to the link (space separated)
Alignment The label alignment in the overall configuration
  • Default takes the style as dictated by the theme
  • Left left aligned
  • Right right aligned
  • Center centered
  • Full width takes the width of the module (text centered)