26Jun2019

Add your own information types in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published January 13, 2017
2039 hits -
Required:
Latest News Enhanced Pro module Latest News Enhanced Pro v2.5+
or Latest News Enhanced Pro component Latest News Enhanced Pro v4.6+
MyDetails plugin MyDetails

It is possible to add custom information for each individual item in Latest News Enhanced Pro, on top of the detailed information you can already show.

In order to do that, we can take advantage of 2 of the hooks (events) available in the extension.

First, we need to be able to add the field type in the list of fields available for output and second, we need to set how the output will present itself for each item.

With this tutorial, you will be able to add:

  • a field type that can render an article or K2 item title,
  • a field type that outputs a link,
  • a field type that outputs the meta description of an article or K2 item, if available,
  • a field type that can query a database table for getting a specific value,
  • the Gravatar of the author (version for LNEP v4.6+ only).
  • New the length of a YouTube video when the head type is a YouTube video (version for LNEP v4.9+ only).

25May2019

Unleash the power of custom fields in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published May 25, 2019
568 hits - No rating

The addition of custom fields in the core of Joomla! 3.7 opened an era of new possibilities. Articles, for instance, can now contain data that only third-party extensions or hacks could provide.

Latest News Enhanced Pro, which is based on data available in the Joomla Content component, is taking advantage of custom fields by offering options that were not available before. You have now access to additional data to show image, title, text introduction, link and even data stored thanks to third-party custom fields!

22Jan2019

Enable third-party custom fields in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published January 21, 2019
1004 hits - No rating

It is possible to show a lot of information alongside articles when creating blogs or module instances with Latest News Enhanced Pro for Joomla. An exhaustive list of the Joomla core custom fields is supported out-of-the-box but you may want to use data that was made available by third-party custom fields.

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can extend Latest News Enhanced Pro with the must-have custom fields created by Tassos (tassos.gr).

04Sep2018

Troubleshoot: Fatal or Class SYW... not found error

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First published April 27, 2017
3459 hits - No rating

The issue

It's been reported a few times that suddenly, after an update, fatal errors or Class not found errors can occur when accessing an extension or a page hosting a Simplify Your Web extension.

Although a major issue (since it may crash the site on some pages), it is easily fixable.

29Jun2018

Troubleshoot missing styles and scripts (access permissions errors)

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First published October 13, 2015
4294 hits - No rating
For:
Any Simplify Your Web extension that has an output display

After installing any of the Simplify Your Web extensions (or after moving the site to a different server with different settings), some users may experience issues with the extension's HTML output. No matter the setup, the output does not look anything like any of the demos or screenshots that the user has seen...

Feelings of disappointment occur (it should work from the start, right?). What is really happening?

This tutorial will help you diagnose the issue (or confirm it) and guide you to help you fix it.

18Feb2018

How to setup the Boxed layout style in Latest News Enhanced Pro

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First published February 08, 2017
2442 hits - No rating

In this tutorial, you will be able to create a module instance of Latest News Enhanced Pro showing items in a style layout that just uses CSS3 to animate its content.

Subcategories

This set of articles have been created in order to increase people's awareness about the Simplify Your Web products.
It is aiming to show how those products can be used and point out not-so-well-known functionality.