Easyblog

The Easyblog Posts content source displays posts made in Easyblog 5 from Stack Ideas. Easyblog5 is more than a simple blog tool for Joomla, it’s an incredible content building tool with a beautiful and intuitive drag and drop interface.

This content source was added to Zentools2 in v2.2.0.

The Easyblog Posts content source for Zentools2 is only compatible with Easyblog5.

 

Layout tags available for Easyblog Posts.

  • image
  • title
  • introtext
  • fulltext
  • video
  • category
  • author
  • avatar
  • date
  • comments
  • ratings
  • publishdate
  • time_since
  • readmore
  • tagblock
  • social buttons: pinit, like and tweet
 

Settings

Content options for Easyblog Posts:

The following settings determine the number of items that are displayed by the module.

Count Options

count

Count

Determines the number of items to display

Offset

Determines the number of items to offset from the first item that would normally be displayed. eg if you want to retrieve the latest items available but skip the first two results you would add the number 2 to this option. This may be a helpful way to have multiple modules on the same page that retrieve items from the same category or tag and avoid displaying duplicate content.

 

Content Selection

The following options determine which content is displayed in the module.

Content

This area determines what content is used in the module.

Select from items or categories

When categories is selected the items displayed in the module are referenced from the category or categories selected in the list filter.

  • When items is selected the user is able to select specific items for display in the select category area.

List Filter

The input with the placeholder text that says “Start typing to filter list of items” that are displayed in the list of available items. This is a useful way of sorting through a long list of categories, items or tags.

Select categories

The list of items can be used to select a single item or multiple items for use in your module. Use the command or ctrl key on your computer to select multiple items.

Limit per category

This option can be used to specify the number of items to be retrieved from a specific tag or category. Leaving the box empty means that there will be no limit applied to the items retrieved.

 

Content Ordering and Filtering

The following options determine the ordering of content and other filtering options.

ordering

Ordering

Determines the order to display the items in. eg order, reverse order, alphabetical, alphabetical reverse, random

 

Featured Items

Determines whether the content will be filtered based on their featured state.

 

Archived Items

Determines whether the content will be filtered based on their archived state.

 
 

Link Behaviour

Links

Link Type

This option determines the value of the link used in the module for each item.

Item Link - This option is the default behaviour and links to the content item that is being displayed.

Manual Links - Zentools2 also has the ability to assign a manually created link for use in each item. This is a list of links that are added in the text area that is shown when this option is enabled. Each link should be added to a new line. Each link is then assigned to the item in the module output according to this order. This means the first link will be assigned to the first item, the second link will be applied to the second item and so on. Because the order of the links is tied to the order of the items that are displayed it is not possible to use the random order option to display your content when using the manual link option.

Links

Use Item link as a fallback This option refers to the Link Type setting if Alternate Link or manual Links is enabled. When this option is enabled if the item does not have a link assigned in either the Link A in the item settings or in the Manual Link area then the default item link will be used. This option makes it possible to display items with mixed link destinations, where items will either link to the item being displayed or to a different link specified in the Link A or External link area.

If this option is disabled then there will be no link attached to an item. This also makes it possible to display items that include manually created links or no links at all.