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Version: 1.8.0
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The extension for Joomla to show the group of articles in a block mode, this component extracts first image and first few words or first characters (you set the number of words/characters) from the article, to make an eye-catching description with "Read More..." link.

There are a lot of settings like number of columns, styles, pagination, vertical and horizontal orientation etc. And even custom layout. So it's very good replacement for the built-in Joomla category/section blog layout.

Therefore, if you have only basic knowledge of programing or don't know it at all you can still setup the extension.

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Demo

Category Plugin example


Category Block Example

Dummy Article - 1(edited)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, Dummy Article - 1 consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam bibendum rutrum odio ut volutpat. Curabitur pretium sem ac orci laoreet a dictum lorem auctor. Nam sapien nisl, ultricies nec sodales ut, eleifend a ante. Phasellus facilisis convallis dapibus. Aliquam eu ligula in nulla malesuada tincidunt. Morbi

Read More
createdby:
username:
hits: 3270
author:
description:

keywords:
link:
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hits: 4619
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Documentation

This extension can be used as menu item (component), a module or plugin.

Menu Item Types:

  • Default
  • Featured Articles
  • With one leading article
  • Fixed Height Box (this is like a module)

To use category block as a module - just create a module with Catagory Block type, select the category and adjust other settings to fit your requirements. Also you may use "Saved profile" which should be created in Components/Category Block prior module creation.

Plugin

Create the Profile First (Components/Category Block)

Place the code: {categoryblockid=1,2} into an article or {categoryblock=Profile Name,Category Name}

Where 1 is Profile ID and 2 is Category ID

Enable plugin

Module usage documentation

Custom Block Layout - Documentation

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You can use our extensions free of charge but we do appreciate that you keep the link to our website.

If you need the extension without any links to our website please purchase the PRO Version (click on a Tab "Pro Version")

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We can install and configure the extension for you (CSS etc) - click on a Tab "Setup it for me"

CATEGORY BLOCK Free and PRO version comparison table:

FeaturesCATEGORY BLOCK
Free
CATEGORY BLOCK
PRO version
Recursive Sub-category Articles
Category Title
Category Description
Columns Setting
Padding
Ordering
Order Direction
Target Window (new)
Word Count Limit
Character Count Limit
Image Size Settings
Creation Date
Article Title
Date Format Settings
Read More Link
Go to comments link
Pagination
Leading Article
Block Layouts 3 3
Featured Articles
Randomization
Content Source Selection
Read More Link CSS
Module CSS
Block CSS
Article Title CSS
Date CSS
Link to our website Yes No Link

PRO Version

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Key benefits:

  • Additional features/options;
  • Use it on as many websites as you want;
  • Use it as long as you need;
  • Life-time free support (Live Chat, email and Forum);
  • 30-days money back guarantee;
  • You are eligible for 1-year free updates;
  • No link to our website.


We are fully appreciate your support as it inspires us to build this extension and keep on working on new options, features, which you may estimate during 1-year of free updates.

Setup It For Me

We can install the Category Block PRO extension for you.

Install PRO Version Price: $120
(This includes the Pro Version)
I already purchased Pro Version, install it for me Price: $160

The price includes:

  • Installation to your Joomla website
  • Setup of the extension to your requirements (if it is possible without extra coding)
  • CSS Styling (again if it is possible)

You will have to provide us with your Joomla CMS Administration password (temporary). We suggest that you change it after that.

Please note that we may reject the payment and refund in full if your requirements are out of the extension possibilities or other reasons.

Change Log

  • 1.8.0 (2014.06.05) Little bug(warning) fixed.
  • 1.7.9 (2014.06.05) "Group articles by Category (Order By Category Ordering)" added.
  • 1.7.8 (2014.05.15) New tags are added:
    [article:image_intro,width,height,any custom options] - Article Intro Image
    [article:image_fulltext,width,height,any custom options] - Article Full Text Image
    [article:urla] - Article URL (A) Link
    [article:urlb] - Article URL (B) Link
    [article:urlc] - Article URL (C) Link
  • 1.7.7 (2014.03.12) Option to store scaled version of thumbnails added.
  • 1.7.6 (2014.03.06) Module and Plugin "DS" bug fixed.
  • 1.7.5 Featured Articles filter bug fixed.
  • 1.7.3 Page Title with Menu Item control fixed.
  • 1.7.2 Limit option with plugin bug fixed.
  • 1.7.1 Custom Date format is fixed.
  • 1.7.0 Third-party comments support fixed; Module, menu extended settings deprecated - use Profile instead.
  • 1.6.8 Article limit fixed for menu item view.
  • 1.6.7 Article Front-end edit button fixed (j2.5, j3.x).
  • 1.6.5 Maintenance (GNU License).
  • 1.6.4 "Custom Layout Without Table" added, pagination fixed in v. for joomla 3.0.

    Select "Custom Layout Without Table" in "Layout" box.

    This option only available in Category Block Profile (Components -> Category Block).
    But you can use profile with module, plugin or menu.

  • 1.6.3 Global Article Configuration can be read in Article View.
  • 1.6.2 Installer in version for j3.0 fixed.
  • 1.6.1 The option to group articles by sub-category added.
  • 1.5.8 Profile option added to all views.
  • 1.5.7 Category should be selected in plugin;
    Menu item supports profiles.
  • 1.5.6 Custom Layout Documentation added to back-end;
    Image Default Width/Height+Custom Layout bug fixed.
  • 1.5.5 Joomla 3.0 compatible;
    Publish Up/Down bug fixed (j2.5);
    Fixed size and Featured article views deprecated (All this can be done from Profile) (j3.0);
    Category ID and Custom Itemid can be set in plugin (j3.0);
    Category cannot be selected in profile only in menu, module, or plugin (j3.0).
  • 1.5.4 "Smart Category Detection for module" option added. Randomization "single page" issue fixed.
  • 1.5.3 Module CSS/Style/Class option fixed.
  • 1.5.2 Reads image alt in article and use it for image alt Category Block instead of page title.
  • 1.5.1 Publish up and down filters added.
  • 1.5.0 Image ALT and Title in TextWarp layout bug fixed.
  • 1.4.9 Grand Cleanup.
  • 1.4.8 Menu Item Type SEF link fixed.
  • 1.4.7 Connection with menu by alias is optional now. Also "Clean Braces" works with all available views.
  • 1.4.6 Custom Layout Conditional Tags: [if:active], [ifnot:active][if:first], [ifnot:first], [if:last], [ifnot:last], [if:beforeactive], [ifnot:beforeactive] are added.
  • 1.4.5 Custom Layout Tags to separate layout by odd/even columns/lines/and articles in the list. Also there is a conditional operators to check is the article "first/not first", "last/not last", "followed by active item/ or not"
  • 1.4.4 Custom Layout Tags (introtext, fulltext) added. W3C Validation Pass.
  • 1.4.3 TextArea tag filter added. Custom Layout Tags (hits, createdby, username, metadata, metadesc, metakey) added. customblocklayout field changed to text (for bigger layouts).
  • 1.4.1 Custom Layout "if", "ifnot" statements optimized
  • 1.3.15 Content Source Selection IntroText / Full Text (in Pro version only)
  • 1.3.14 Print, Email and Edit buttons are available.
  • 1.3.13 SEF fixed in versions for J1.6,1.7,2.5
  • 1.3.12 Pagination and limitation compatibility and bugs fixed.
  • 1.3.11 Default image fixed.
  • 1.3.10 Prepares images for Facebook etc.
  • 1.3.8 Brace tag elimination improved.
  • 1.3.7 Page Title added.
  • 1.3.6 Custom Limit and Skip added to all views.
  • 1.3.5 Pagination dependance on columns, to fill all lines. Pagination bug fixed.
  • 1.3.4 JRequest::getUInt() replaced with JRequest::getInt()
  • 1.3.3 Custom Block Layout and Orientation option added.
  • 1.3.1 JComment (plugin) support fixed, custom ordering to all "views" added and Polish translation added as well.
  • 1.3.0 Sub-category articles, randomization (in PRO).
  • 1.2.9 Real SEF. The link creation is improved a lot.
  • 1.2.8 The filter to show only Featured (Frontpage) articles added. Also profiles added for Joomla 1.5 version.
  • 1.2.7 Stop scrolling on mouse over feature added and Joomla 1.7 compatibility.
  • 1.2.5 Plugin added. Now you may embed the Category Block into an articles.
  • 1.2.3 Character count limit added (Needed for Asian languages)
  • 1.2.2 Open in a new window (optional), with or without navigation added, image (in text wrap mode) link fixed.
  • 1.2.1 Versions for Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 have the same functionality. Title link fixed (for website installed not into root folder).
  • 1.2.0 Leading Article and default image options has been added. Image proportion rare bug fixed.
  • 1.1.9 Image proportion rare bug fixed.
  • 1.1.8 "Read more" link for non SEF websites fixed.
  • 1.1.7 SEF link creation, XHTML validation. Thank to Daniel Pardons.
  • 1.1.6 Minor fixes.
  • 1.1.5 Minor fixes.
  • 1.1.4 Module width fixed, scroll bars now automatic. Title issue fixed for sections and categories.
  • 1.1.3 Pagination in Category view has been fixed. Turn On/Off for "Read more" and "Title" added.
  • 1.1.2 Uninstall fixed
  • 1.1.1 Date format option added, Language pack fixed. Creates default module after extension installation.
  • 1.1.0 Language file added for: English, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Russian and Czech languages.
  • 1.0.9 Module flow effect fixed, component block and module style available.
  • 1.0.8 Minor fix.
  • 1.0.7 SEF support - supports Search Engine Friendly URLs.
  • 1.0.6 Module added with mouse scroll and auto floating effects.
  • 1.0.4 Now it will not show deleted or unpublished articles.
  • 1.0.1 First release.


Download Category Block FREE

You can use our extensions free of charge but we do appreciate that you keep the link to our website.

Download Category Block (1.8.0) for Joomla 3.x
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Download Category Block (1.8.0) for Joomla 1.5
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Download Category Block (1.8.0) for Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
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Get Category Block PRO Version

Key benefits:

  • Additional features/options;
  • Use it on as many websites as you want;
  • Use it as long as you need;
  • Life-time free support (Live Chat, email and Forum);
  • 30-days money back guarantee;
  • You are eligible for 1-year free updates;
  • No link to our website.
Credit/debit card Extra PayPal
Category Block
Extensions for Joomla! - JoomlaBoat.com
$37.00

for Joomla 3.x
PayPal
Category Block
Extensions for Joomla! - JoomlaBoat.com
$37.00

for Joomla 1.5
PayPal
Category Block
Extensions for Joomla! - JoomlaBoat.com
$37.00

for Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
PayPal


We are fully appreciate your support as it inspires us to build this extension and keep on working on new options, features, which you may estimate during 1-year of free updates.

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