Category Block

Version: 1.8.1
ComponentModulePlugin

The extension for Joomla to show the group of articles in a block mode; this component extracts the first image and the first few words or characters (you set the number of words/characters) from the article to make an eye-catching description with "Read More..." link.

There are a lot of settings, such as number of columns, styles, pagination, vertical and horizontal orientation, custom layout, etc. This makes it a great replacement for the built-in Joomla category/section blog layout.

Therefore, even if you have only basic knowledge of programing, or you don't know it at all, you can still set up this extension.

    Category Plugin example

     

    Category Block Example

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    Read More
    createdby:
    username:
    hits: 7795
    author:
    description:

    keywords:
    link:

    Dummy Article - 1(edited)

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, Dummy Article - 1 consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam bibendum rutrum odio ut volutpat. Curabitur pretium sem ac orci laoreet a dictum lorem auctor. Nam sapien nisl, ultricies nec sodales ut, eleifend a ante. Phasellus facilisis convallis dapibus. Aliquam eu ligula in nulla malesuada tincidunt. Morbi

    Read More
    createdby:
    username:
    hits: 5573
    author:
    description:

    keywords:
    link:

    End of Category Block Example

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    This extension can be used as a menu item (component), a module or plugin.

    Menu Item Types:

    • Default
    • Featured Articles
    • With one leading article
    • Fixed Height Box (this is like a module)

    To use category block as a module ,  just create a module with Category Block type, select the category and adjust other settings to fit your requirements. Also, you may use "Saved Profile" which should be created in Components/Category Block prior module creation.

    Plugin

    Create the Profile First (Components/Category Block)

    Place the code: {categoryblockid=1,2} into an article or {categoryblock=Profile Name,Category Name}

    Where 1 is Profile ID and 2 is Category ID

    Enable plugin

    Module usage documentation

    Custom Block Layout - Documentation

    Category Block

    Key benefits:

    Pro Version


    $ 37


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    • 1.8.1 (2014.06.25) Joomla 3.8.8 compatible.
    • 1.8.0 (2014.06.05) Little bug(warning) fixed.
    • 1.7.9 (2014.06.05) "Group articles by Category (Order By Category Ordering)" added.
    • 1.7.8 (2014.05.15) New tags are added:
      [article:image_intro,width,height,any custom options] - Article Intro Image
      [article:image_fulltext,width,height,any custom options] - Article Full Text Image
      [article:urla] - Article URL (A) Link
      [article:urlb] - Article URL (B) Link
      [article:urlc] - Article URL (C) Link
    • 1.7.7 (2014.03.12) Option to store scaled version of thumbnails added.
    • 1.7.6 (2014.03.06) Module and Plugin "DS" bug fixed.
    • 1.7.5 Featured Articles filter bug fixed.
    • 1.7.3 Page Title with Menu Item control fixed.
    • 1.7.2 Limit option with plugin bug fixed.
    • 1.7.1 Custom Date format is fixed.
    • 1.7.0 Third-party comments support fixed; Module, menu extended settings deprecated - use Profile instead.
    • 1.6.8 Article limit fixed for menu item view.
    • 1.6.7 Article Front-end edit button fixed (j2.5, j3.x).
    • 1.6.5 Maintenance (GNU License).
    • 1.6.4 "Custom Layout Without Table" added, pagination fixed in v. for joomla 3.0.

      Select "Custom Layout Without Table" in "Layout" box.

      This option only available in Category Block Profile (Components -> Category Block).
      But you can use profile with module, plugin or menu.

    • 1.6.3 Global Article Configuration can be read in Article View.
    • 1.6.2 Installer in version for j3.0 fixed.
    • 1.6.1 The option to group articles by sub-category added.
    • 1.5.8 Profile option added to all views.
    • 1.5.7 Category should be selected in plugin;
      Menu item supports profiles.
    • 1.5.6 Custom Layout Documentation added to back-end;
      Image Default Width/Height+Custom Layout bug fixed.
    • 1.5.5 Joomla 3.0 compatible;
      Publish Up/Down bug fixed (j2.5);
      Fixed size and Featured article views deprecated (All this can be done from Profile) (j3.0);
      Category ID and Custom Itemid can be set in plugin (j3.0);
      Category cannot be selected in profile only in menu, module, or plugin (j3.0).
    • 1.5.4 "Smart Category Detection for module" option added. Randomization "single page" issue fixed.
    • 1.5.3 Module CSS/Style/Class option fixed.
    • 1.5.2 Reads image alt in article and use it for image alt Category Block instead of page title.
    • 1.5.1 Publish up and down filters added.
    • 1.5.0 Image ALT and Title in TextWarp layout bug fixed.
    • 1.4.9 Grand Cleanup.
    • 1.4.8 Menu Item Type SEF link fixed.
    • 1.4.7 Connection with menu by alias is optional now. Also "Clean Braces" works with all available views.
    • 1.4.6 Custom Layout Conditional Tags: [if:active], [ifnot:active][if:first], [ifnot:first], [if:last], [ifnot:last], [if:beforeactive], [ifnot:beforeactive] are added.
    • 1.4.5 Custom Layout Tags to separate layout by odd/even columns/lines/and articles in the list. Also there is a conditional operators to check is the article "first/not first", "last/not last", "followed by active item/ or not"
    • 1.4.4 Custom Layout Tags (introtext, fulltext) added. W3C Validation Pass.
    • 1.4.3 TextArea tag filter added. Custom Layout Tags (hits, createdby, username, metadata, metadesc, metakey) added. customblocklayout field changed to text (for bigger layouts).
    • 1.4.1 Custom Layout "if", "ifnot" statements optimized
    • 1.3.15 Content Source Selection IntroText / Full Text (in Pro version only)
    • 1.3.14 Print, Email and Edit buttons are available.
    • 1.3.13 SEF fixed in versions for J1.6,1.7,2.5
    • 1.3.12 Pagination and limitation compatibility and bugs fixed.
    • 1.3.11 Default image fixed.
    • 1.3.10 Prepares images for Facebook etc.
    • 1.3.8 Brace tag elimination improved.
    • 1.3.7 Page Title added.
    • 1.3.6 Custom Limit and Skip added to all views.
    • 1.3.5 Pagination dependance on columns, to fill all lines. Pagination bug fixed.
    • 1.3.4 JRequest::getUInt() replaced with JRequest::getInt()
    • 1.3.3 Custom Block Layout and Orientation option added.
    • 1.3.1 JComment (plugin) support fixed, custom ordering to all "views" added and Polish translation added as well.
    • 1.3.0 Sub-category articles, randomization (in PRO).
    • 1.2.9 Real SEF. The link creation is improved a lot.
    • 1.2.8 The filter to show only Featured (Frontpage) articles added. Also profiles added for Joomla 1.5 version.
    • 1.2.7 Stop scrolling on mouse over feature added and Joomla 1.7 compatibility.
    • 1.2.5 Plugin added. Now you may embed the Category Block into an articles.
    • 1.2.3 Character count limit added (Needed for Asian languages)
    • 1.2.2 Open in a new window (optional), with or without navigation added, image (in text wrap mode) link fixed.
    • 1.2.1 Versions for Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 have the same functionality. Title link fixed (for website installed not into root folder).
    • 1.2.0 Leading Article and default image options has been added. Image proportion rare bug fixed.
    • 1.1.9 Image proportion rare bug fixed.
    • 1.1.8 "Read more" link for non SEF websites fixed.
    • 1.1.7 SEF link creation, XHTML validation. Thank to Daniel Pardons.
    • 1.1.6 Minor fixes.
    • 1.1.5 Minor fixes.
    • 1.1.4 Module width fixed, scroll bars now automatic. Title issue fixed for sections and categories.
    • 1.1.3 Pagination in Category view has been fixed. Turn On/Off for "Read more" and "Title" added.
    • 1.1.2 Uninstall fixed
    • 1.1.1 Date format option added, Language pack fixed. Creates default module after extension installation.
    • 1.1.0 Language file added for: English, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Russian and Czech languages.
    • 1.0.9 Module flow effect fixed, component block and module style available.
    • 1.0.8 Minor fix.
    • 1.0.7 SEF support - supports Search Engine Friendly URLs.
    • 1.0.6 Module added with mouse scroll and auto floating effects.
    • 1.0.4 Now it will not show deleted or unpublished articles.
    • 1.0.1 First release.

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