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krystinevo

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Posted on: 2009/9/16 15:19
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#1

News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Ok, I'm working with news 1.51. (Yes, I know I need to upgrade, but can't at the moment).

In my 7dana-Xred theme, I'd like one of the buttons at the top to link to both the parent and child topics of a particular news category.

How do I go about displaying multiple news categories (parent + children) at once? Thanks in advance :)

sailjapan

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Posted on: 2009/9/17 0:21
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#2

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

If you mean from a menu, try multimenu. If you mean on a page, how about xmspotlight?

krystinevo

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Posted on: 2009/9/17 16:19
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Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Hmmm thanks sailjapan. I want to be able to click on a button in the top navigation and have it bring up multiple news categories.

I tried looking for xmspotlight, but it appears all the links are dead. Anybody know where I can d/l this module?

thanks :)

ghia

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Posted on: 2009/9/17 19:45
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#4

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Here

(News has some blocks which can give an overview of News in selected categories.)

krystinevo

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Posted on: 2009/9/17 23:38
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#5

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Thanks Ghia! much appreciated ;)

iHackCode

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Posted on: 2009/9/18 0:21
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#6

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

http://xoopsmy.svn.sourceforge.net/vi ... odules/xmspotlight/trunk/ (march 2009 commit)

i didn't find any time to really test out the recent version, but it should be working with news 1.5 and 1.6, but the database structure of certain versions of xmspotlight are different so it is better to uninstall an older xmspotlight and install a new one.

bjuti

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Posted on: 2009/9/18 16:24
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#7

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Any plugins for modules other than "news"?

Tnx

iHackCode

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Posted on: 2009/10/4 13:52
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Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

no it doesn't. it only supports news at the moment .
the plan is:
* review 1.02 and 1.03. append to my new changelog.
* release xmspotlight 1.03 (to check compatibility with news module),
* add a publisher module block in the release after.
* then to implement plugins in 1.40 (still in planning phase)

what module are you needing a plugin for. don't the rest of the modules have a block similar to this?

bjuti

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Posted on: 2009/10/4 18:06
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#9

Re: News Module: How to display both parent and child articles?

Quote:
what module are you needing a plugin for. don't the rest of the modules have a block similar to this?


Well.. all content modules :) Article, SmartSection, Publisher.. maybe image galeries?

The point is that it would be nice to have one spotlight module with feature to spot all "important" thigs based on weight.

Eg:
1. The recession is over [news]
2. The situation in bank sector [smartsection]
3. World GDP raised +5% in Q3 [news]

etc..

I hope that you got the idea... :)