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CedThumbnails 2.5.0 for Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5 available

CedThumbnails 2.5.0 for Joomla 1.6/1.7/2.5 available

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.

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  though JImage support images manipulations, this new extension will let you the choice to use JImage or WideImage. It support both!

Note that Joomla 2.5  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,  have images not located on your Joomla host, it will be better to use WideImage.
Due to an error in the Joomla platform < 11.4, you can not install twice (update) the extension  com_cedthumbnails, in Joomla 2.5 this is running correctly in all previous version you’ll get this error: JLibraryManifest::$libraryname already in Tracker http://t.co/LPhupqnk. A workaround is to run the sql query delete from xx_extensions where name = ‘’wideimage” and type=’library’; before updating. 

DOWNLOAD / DOCUMENTATION / SUPPORT
Previous user of the following extensions?

Remove any previous extensions from me, here is the list:

  • lib_wideimage_j17.zip / lib_wideimage_j16.zip
  • lib_TimThumb_j16_j17.zip
  • mod_articles_latest_thumb_j16_j17.zip
  • mod_related_items_thumb_j17.zip
  • mod_articles_popular_thumb_j16_j17.zip
  • plg_relatedThumbArticles_j17.zip / plg_relatedThumbArticles_j16.zip

All these extensions are removed from the download sections and are no more supported, it is recommended to use only cedThumbnails

First time installation

Download the latest copy of com_cedthumbnails.zip, from Extensions → Install / Uninstall  and install with the fresh copy.

 

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I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.

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