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Add your own information types in Latest News Enhanced Pro

First published January 13, 2017
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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).


Achieving responsiveness in Latest News Enhanced

First published May 09, 2020
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There are many ways you can ensure items are showing on a page in a responsive fashion with Latest News Enhanced. Although some solutions can be used out-of-the-box, others may require additional CSS. It is also possible to use different techniques together for a better resolution.


The latest versions of Latest News Enhanced (free or pro) can help you edit Joomla articles or K2 items on the public side of a site. In some instances, authors can even have access to their own unpublished content and edit it. This tutorial will guide you through all you need to know to setup your site properly.


Giving calendar dates an original look

First published April 17, 2016
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Article Details Article Details
Article Details Profiles Article Details Profiles
or Latest News Enhanced Latest News Enhanced
or Latest News Enhanced Pro Latest News Enhanced Pro

Calendars are a visual way to represent dates associated with an article.
The Latest News Enhanced modules (free and pro) and the free Article Details plugin offer such possible display.

Despite the default style appeal, it is possible, just with a little help from CSS, to change the look of it and make it your own.


Add a custom social network share button to Latest News Enhanced Pro items

First published February 09, 2020
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Latest News Enhanced Pro can easily help you add share buttons to items. Starting with v4.11, although the list of available social networks has been extended, you may want to add your own network (or other sharing capability). This tutorial will show you how you can add the Tumblr button to the list.


Unleash the power of custom fields in Latest News Enhanced Pro

First published May 25, 2019
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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!


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