HD-ArticleMod module for Joomla 2.5
Display a single article within a module position.
What is this?
HD-ArticleMod is a small module that enables you to display a single Joomla article in a module position.
Install the zip file via the administration install manager as per any other module. Once it has installed go to the module manager and select HD-ArticleMod. Enable the module, select the module position, select the article from the drop down selection box and choose whether to display the article title or not.
You can also choose whether to make the article title linkable, whether it should open in the same page or a new page, and specify which URL it should link to.
You can also use the CSS parameter box to add some inline CSS instructions (the ID of the div that wraps the heading is "hd-article-heading" and the id for the article is "hd-articlemod"). By default the article title is in H3.
This extension was developed for a client who was comfortable with editing articles and wanted to be able edit the content of various module positions in the same way. As there were a huge amount of modules already installed on the site, navigating the module manager for a specific custom HTML module seemed a daunting prospect. Once the module was set up the client was fully capable of editing content in the left and right module positions without having to access the module manager.
It can also be used to allow managers access to specific module content without upgrading them to an administrator level (the article manager can be accessed by managers but the module manager can not).