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  • In order to regain control of development, avoid code duplications, easing installations, I have decided to group all these extensions Into one single component CedThumbnails.

    This new component will be delivered shortly! You are advised to update to Joomla 1.7 and soon 2.5 if you are still using Joomla 1.5. A version for Joomla 1.5 may be done later this week.

    Module Latest article with thumbnails (mod_articles_latest_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Latest Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Module Popular articles with thumbnails (mod_articles_popular_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Module Related articles with thumbnails (mod_related_items_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Related Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.
    This Module displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords.
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    Plugin Related articles with thumbnails (plg_content_relatedthumbarticles)

    This plugin displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords or using Joomla categories.
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    Library WideImage (lib_wideimage)

    Is a famous PHP library for manipulating images. WideImage is a lot better than TimThumb for that job,.

    Note that Joomla 2.5&160; though JImage support images manipulations, this new extension will let you the choice to use JImage or WideImage. It support both!
    Attention JImage do not support manipulation of remote file. If your articles, in introtext or fulltext,&160; have images not located on your Joomla host, it will be better to use WideImage.

    * -> Security Fix
    # -> Bug Fix
    + -> Addition
    ^ -> Change
    - -> Removed
    ! –> Note

    - Remove support for TimThumb,
    + Support for Joomla 2.5 JImage class.
    + Caching of thumbnails is done per extension, and the same image can be displayed on different size in the module or plugin
    + assembly one component to install to install 3 modules, 1 plugin and 1 library
    ^ avoid code duplications, same code for all extensions
    + ability to locate picture for thumbnails is more flexible

    I am currently making the changes at Joomla Extensions Directory , the version for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 is ready!

  • cedThumbnails

    CedThumbnails 2.5.0 is now available (download at the bottom of this post) and contains in one single installation the following:

    Module Latest article with thumbnails (mod_articles_latest_thumb)

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Latest Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.2 and contains 2 bug fixes and compatibility for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or  by using feedback

    What’s new?

    Update mod_related_items_thumb to 2.5.2:

    • BUG: item route was not working in Joomla 2.5.0+
    • BUG: module CSS class was not propagated to module view default.php

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit c6de1f0c70e834af2d95b4f91ecfbb0260f5a1e6

  • cedThumbnails&160; has been updated to version 2.5.3 correct 3 bugs and contains two new important feature for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or&160; by using feedback

    What’s new?

    • BUG: Latest Articles module for the doesn’t take the pictures after the "readmore"hr <hr id="system-readmore" />.&160;
      &160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160; is only using the images within the intro text.
    • BUG: Most Popular with thumbnails module.
    • BUG:was also in plugin, it is also solved there.
    • FEATURE: update servers, use the update manager of Joomla for updating easily after this version 2.5.3
    • FEATURE: add new layout "horizontal" for modules Latest Articles/Most Popular

    You can now use safely&160; "search in intro text but if not found try in full text" for thumbnails source.

    You can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager. After having installed this version 2.5.3, all future updates will be done through the update manager (updates will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates).

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit c7af3623e5dfb270d324ebdddcb4d82a61b2f280

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.5 and contains 1 new features for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    What’s new?

    • Video Thumbnail Feature: Google Youtube video are now supported as thumbnails!
    • Administrator panel
    • Update server simplified

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit aa32de404c928f3bd0fc67d7b9302e236893fd48

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.7 and contains 4 new features and correct a critical bug for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    What’s new?

    BUG: Highly critical bug that was under some conditions leading to infinite loop and as a result lead to too many open connections from and to your server.

    NEW:Better algorithm to clean and remove invalid images,

    NEW: Status icon in the administrator panel to help you detecting misconfiguration of your server and in the future help troubleshooting installation issues,

    NEW: Specify the image dimensions in the source code, which improves the page score according to Google Page speed. (thanks to Puneet for the idea)

    NEW: plugins oriented architecture for rendering and a cleaner controller for the plugin, this will allow me to add new output more easily,

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 99f25840fd3c0f15b864f45c7321cd42820aa2f5

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.9 and contains 4 new features and correct some bug for  Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

    NEW: The function that detect images in your articles is now clever and now support better fallbacks. It now support Joomla articles metadata (intro image and full article image). With the first option selected the system will always find at least one image to render as thumbnail. Priority is from left to right.

    • search in intro text -> use intro image -> in full text -> use full article image (NEW) it’s the default,
    • search in intro text only,
    • search in intro text -> use intro image (NEW),
    • search in full text only,
    • search in full text -> use full article image (NEW),
    • search in intro text -> in full text,
    • search in full text -> in intro text,

    If no images are found, despite going through intro text, full text, intro image and full article image, the system will fallback to a default image that can be set up per modules/plugins.

    NEW: Support for alternate images text and caption.

    NEWSupport for new resizing method:

    • inside: image fits the given dimensions from the inside, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • outside: image will be at least as big as X x Y, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • fill: image will be stretched as necessary, aspect ratio may not be kept. it’s the default resizing method.

    NEW: Support for scaling method, this determines when to scale an image:

    • any: resize regardless of the image size. it’s the default scaling method.
    • up: resize if image is smaller than the new dimensions.
    • down: resize if image is larger than the new dimensions.

    On a side note the code has been improved, no static methods, better decoupling, but that’s another story that interest only developers. Anyway adding new features will be easier!

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.6.0 and contains 4 new features and correct 1 bug for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

  • A new version of the module popular posts with thumbnails version 2.1.0 has been released for Joomla! 1.7. This version is offering a new layout (Matrix) and improved code. You can see it running in the right side of this post.

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Attention, it is required to install the library "TimThumb for Joomla! 1.6 / 1.7" for proper operations

    Download HERE

  • I switch off the original module of Joomla! and made my own as I did not find anything similar in Joomla! extensions (JED)

    most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla

    This Module shows a list of the currently published Articles with thumbnails which have the highest number of page views.

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5 module
    • Next 5 or more most popular articles are displayed with their thumbnails
    • Support for SEF friendly URLs
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED (Soon),
    • GPL v3.0,
    • CSS driven output customizable to your likings,
    • PHP5 object oriented with enough comments for you to be able to understand the code :-)
    • Non commercial.

    Requirements

    • Thumbnails resizing require PHP GD2 library for manipulating images. Any serious hosting company should have this option. Ask your Hosting support company!

    Thumbnails

    • Are created from the first images found in your introtext,
    • For articles without images or when none are found you can provide a path to a default image
    • Are saved in Joomla! /cache directory and are created only once for an article as it is required addtional CPU
    • Currently the oldest thumbnails get removed 5 by 5 when you will have more then 5000 thumbnails in /cache.

    most.read.articles.with.thumbnails.for.joomla.admin 

    Documentation

    Download & Details

  • joomla_cms

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    • Joomla! 1.5 use mod_articles_popular_thumb_j15.zip
    • Joomla! 1.6 and above use mod_articles_popular_thumb_j15_j16.zip

    Visit the download section

    Features

    New features are in yellow

    PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_03

    • For Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7
    • CSS driven output (file located at media/mod_articles_popular_thumb/css.css), feel free to submit changes, alternate CSS layout.
    • Use Joomla caching for best performances,
    • Thumbnails width and height can be specified,
    • Thumbnails are automatically extracted from the text introduction. If no image is found, a default picture can be defined
    • You can switch off separately the title, text teaser and thumbnails,
    • The length of the text teaser and ending (»/…/ read more) can be modified in the administrator panel,
    • It is based on the code of the internal Joomla! core module mod_mostread.

    Notes

    This module use TimThumb 2.8.0 that must be installed as a Joomla! library

    TimThumb is a simple, flexible, PHP script that resizes images. You give it a bunch of parameters, and it spits out a thumbnail image that you can display on your site.

    Example of output

    With title, text teaser or only with thumbnails. Any combinations is possible.

    PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_01 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_00 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_02

  • joomla_cms

    relatedArticles 1.5.0

    Created by Hien Cao 2005 and converted to Joomla 1.5 API by Cédric Walter 2008

    This plugin creates next 10 or more articles in bottom for the current article from the same same category. Useful for helping your reader finding new articles in the same category.

    • You can see it in action at my homepage.
    • Running in Joomla 1.5 native mode
    • Download this plugin in my Joomla 1.5 section
  • After seing Wp-Thumbie for WordPress, I decide to change my Joomla! content plugin related articles to support the same level of functionalities. The CSS is the same, the code is written from scratch. As always, I made this for my site, and now I provide it for free under GPL v3.

    This version 2.0 now display a list of Thumbnail related posts for the current post!

    I rewrite totally the code, its object oriented, CSS driven, and quite readable (300 lines of code).

    relatedArticles.ex1 relatedArticles.adminpanel

    See it live on my host http://www.waltercedric.com/component/content/article/1671.html or anywhere else across my site

    Links

    Did I forget a killing features?  you have something to ask? use my forums

  • joomla_cms

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Related Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    This Module displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords. 
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    You can see this module live running here (module in top right corner)

    Attention, it is required to install the library "TimThumb for Joomla! 1.6 / 1.7" for proper operations.

    Features

    • For Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7
    • CSS driven output (file located at media/mod_articles_popular_thumb/css.css), feel free to submit changes, alternate CSS layout.
    • Use Joomla caching for best performances,
    • Thumbnails width and height can be specified,
    • Thumbnails are automatically extracted from the text introduction. If no image is found, a default picture can be defined
    • You can switch off separately the title, text teaser and thumbnails,
    • The length of the text teaser and ending (»/…/ read more) can be modified in the administrator panel,
    • It is based on the code of the internal Joomla! core module mod_related_items.

    Notes

    This module use TimThumb 2.8.0 that must be installed as a Joomla! library

    TimThumb is a simple, flexible, PHP script that resizes images. You give it a bunch of parameters, and it spits out a thumbnail image that you can display on your site.

    Visit the download section

  • joomla_cms

    This extension plugin displays other Articles that are related to the one currently being viewed. These relations are established by the Meta Keywords.&160;
    All the keywords of the current Article are searched against all the keywords of all other published Articles. For example, you may have an Article on "Breeding Parrots" and another on "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos". If you include the keyword "parrot" in both Articles, then the Related Items Module will list the "Breeding Parrots" Article when viewing "Hand Raising Black Cockatoos" and vice-versa.

    What’s new?

    • Tested against Joomla 1.7.0, 1.7.1 and Joomla 1.7.2
    • It use latest TimThumb library for more performances and better resizing options,
    • Joomla! Update manager let you update from 3.0.0 to 3.1.1 in one click
    • Refactoring 25% less code, more functionalities!

    and best of all new plugin outputs are available!

    Matrix

    Allow you to display a matrix of N thumbnails per lines. Post title is visible only when user hover on each pictures.&160; Use it for blog having great pictures, when you want to maximize the visual impact and if you are ready to use thumbnails at least of 140 x 140 pixels.

    Related Posts Slide Out Boxes

    Related Posts Sliding Boxes with Shuffle Function using jQuery 1.5 and CSS3.

    All credits goes to the author at http://tympanus.net/codrops/2010/07/21/related-posts-slide-out-boxes/

    New existing plugins are also soon coming!

    You can see the latest version 3.1.1 live running at demo-joomla-1.7.waltercedric.com in demo mode and download it here.

    Currently only for Joomla! 1.7, a back port of the functionality for Joomla! 1.5 is underway