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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 
Configuration   The overall layout for all the items
  • Horizontal shows the items in a row configuration
  • Vertical shows the items in a column configuration
Overall width The container width (leave blank unless needed for specific non-responsive configurations)
Overall height The container height (leave blank unless needed for specific non-responsive configurations)
Use leading items Pro v4+ Present a certain number of items with full configuration, the remaining items having a limited one
Leading items
Leading count Pro The number of news items that contain all layout elements. Leave blank or 0 for all items to have the same layout
Degraded / Remaining items
% of item width Pro 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 Pro Removes the image or the calendar
Remove text Pro Removes the intro text
Remove details Pro Removes the detailed information


Example of one item with full configuration followed by items without head (image), text or detailed information

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 Original
The default look
Full width Pro Full width
The 'head' element has full item width
Full width overlap Pro Overlap
The text shows over the 'head' element, which requires the 'head' element of the item to be an image
 Pro v4+ Download more styles
 Pro Download more styles
CSS effect 1 Pro CSS Effect 1 Boxed
Separate download
CSS 3 animated layout.
Learn how to set it up.
Original image 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
Images
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
Free v4+ Pro Image intro K2 K2 image
Selects the image intro from the article or the K2 image
Free v4+ Pro Image full K2 K2 image
Selects the image full from the article or the K2 image
Free v4+ Pro Image from content -> intro -> full K2 Image from content -> K2 image
If no image in content, look for image intro then image full (or look for the K2 image when using K2)
Free v4+ Pro Intro -> full -> image from content K2 K2 image -> image from content
If no image intro, look for image full (or if no K2 image when using K2) then image from content
Pro Author Pro v4+ Author (contact)
Selects the author's picture
Pro v4+ K2 Author (K2 avatar)
Selects the K2 user avatar linked to the author
Pro K2
K2 extra field of type image
Pro Joomla 3.7+
Custom field of type media
Calendars
Calendar
Creates a calendar from the specified date
Pro v4+ K2
K2 extra field of type date
Pro v4+ Joomla 3.7+
Custom field of type calendar
Icons
Pro Joomla 3.7+
Custom field of type SYW Icon (see the Head: Icon section)
Author picture Pro Removed in Pro v4+ 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
Free v4+ Pro v4+

Title

The item's title.
Body: Title

Letter count max The maximum number of letters to show.
0 will hide the title, empty will show the whole title
Force one Line Forces the title on one line only
HTML header tag Choose the HTML header tag to give to the title to match the template (h1...h6)
Position before head Will position the title before the head block (Full width layout only)
Free v4+ Pro v4+

Text

The item's text content.
Body: Text

Font size reference The reference size of the text for the whole item, except for the calendar head.
0 will set the size to the template’s default
Position The way the body block will show relatively to the head object. 
Not all positions work with all layouts
  • Left
  • Right
  • Alternate (start left)
  • Alternate (start right)
  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Alternate (top first)
  • Alternate (bottom first)
Text introduction Which text to show
  • Intro
  • Intro -> Meta description if no intro text, use meta description
  • Meta description
  • Meta description -> Intro if no meta description, use intro text
Letter count max The maximum number of letters to show.
0 will show nothing, empty will show all
Strip tags Strips the HTML tags from the text (whether the text is truncated or not)
Keep tags When tags are stripped, it keeps the ones specified

Example <strong><a> will keep the bold html style and the links only

Trigger events Triggering the onContentPrepare event will call the plugins that are present in the intro text. Set to 'no', the plugins will not be called and the plugins syntax { ... } will be removed from the cropped text
Wrap Wrap the text around the head element, if the style allows it

Linking

Read more link

Link on The element(s) to link
  • Removed in Pro v4+ Nothing do not add links
  • Title the link is added to the title
  • Pro v4+ Head the link is added to the head element (does not apply to calendars)
  • Read more link adds a 'read more' type link
  • Pro v4+ Appended link appends the 'read more' type link to the intro text
  • Removed in Pro v4+ 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
  • Pro K2 extra field of type link
  • Pro Joomla 3.7+ Custom field of type url (http and https schemes only)
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)
Note The K2 extra field links open depending on the settings of the field (lightbox is replaced by modal). The url custom fields open in a new window unless internal.
Link fallback Pro When links A, B or C, K2 extra field of type link or custom field of type url 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 Removed in Pro v4+ Appends the read more link to the intro text, blending with it. The link style is set to 'default' in this case
Tooltip Free v4+ 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 Removed in Pro v4+ 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
  • Before title Before the item title
  • Last Last element in the body part of the item
  • Pro Over picture Over the picture, if there is one
Category positions
Note When positioned first or last, consolidated and unique, the category is placed before all items or after all items respectively
Link to Pro v4+ whether to link to the core or K2 category or not
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
Tooltip Free v4+ Pro v4+ Show or hide the tooltip over the linked category
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)
Tooltip Free v4+ Pro v4+ Show or hide the tooltip over the link
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)
Latest News Enhanced v3.1 Free v4.1
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