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Latest News Enhanced

Latest News Enhanced is an enhanced version of the latest news module included in Joomla.


Please make sure you read the following explanations before accessing the download links you can find at the bottom of this page.

Version 1 Compatible Joomla v2.5Compatible Joomla v3




  • Show a short introduction to the article text or choose to show its meta description (set the number of characters to show - 0 will hide the text),
  • Show the author (name, alias or username),
  • Show the date or how many days ago the article has been created/modified/published,
  • Choose where to put the couple author/date,
  • Choose between showing a calendar, the first article's image or nothing,
  • Set the positioning of the calendar or image relatively to the text,
  • Set the sizes of the calendar or the image,
  • Select the background image for the calendar or the default picture if no image is found in the article,
  • Choose which date to show when opting for the calendar view (published, modified or created),
  • Link to the article is optional, set your own label,
  • basic K2 support (Joomla! 2.5+),
  • and more...


Please check the documentation.

Example 1

Example 2

Demonstration Site

Check out a live example on the demo site (right column, modules 'latest ...').

Commercial Version

Buy the extended version 'Latest News Enhanced Extended' for much more functionality.

Comparison Chart

Want to see what you may be missing from the commercial version? Check the comparison chart here.

Version 2 Compatible Joomla v3.1 and over


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  • multiple ways to select news articles (standard Joomla! or K2): by categories, by tags, by author, ...,
  • exclude/include specific articles,
  • configure items with images from the article or calendar,
  • link to articles from the title and/or 'read more' links (in full page or popup),
  • style items from a responsive-ready design,
  • use a minimum width to limit how small an item can be when resized,
  • crop and resize the pictures to fit the configuration (thumbnails can be stored in /images),
  • style images with hover effects,
  • limit the into text to be shown,
  • add detailed information (author, hits, ratings, categories, date, time, keywords),
  • format dates and times,
  • add pagination,
  • style buttons and pagination with Bootstrap,
  • enjoy a clean, easy to understand user interface,
  • cache the created on-the-fly stylesheets and scripts for faster loading...


Please check the online documentation.


Demonstration site

Check the demo site for some live examples.

Commercial version

Upgrade to the extended version 'Latest News Enhanced Extended' for additional functionality.

Comparison chart

Want to see what you may be missing from the commercial version? Check the comparison chart.

Joomla! Extensions Directory

If you have found this module useful to you, please post a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

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