Plugin Content Related News

This guide will help you install Plugin Content Related News step by step.


1REQUIREMENT – Back to top

At the basic level, this plugin will require the following conditions:

  • Compatible with version Joomla: Joomla!2.5, Joomla! 3.x and Responsive layout.

2INSTALLATION – Back to top

Prepare your module package

  • Firstly, you need to UNZIP file that you have downloaded. Please note that you should choose module package that are suitable with each Joomla version which you have just downloaded.
  • Secondly, install main plugin (extracted plg_ file):
  • In your Administrator page, go to Extensions -> Extension Manager. In this page, click “Choose file”, select module package.
  • Then click Upload & Install

    • Please wait for plugin being installed, usually within several seconds.


  • Now go to Extensions -> Plugin Manager, click Select Type box and choose the plugin you have installed.
  • Prepare to perform Plugin Configuration

3Plugin Configuration – Back to top

3.1 Plugin Demo

3.2 Plugin Configuration

Note:We used the images of plugin’s installation on Joomla 3.x to illustrate.

After installing, go to Extensions -> Plugin Manager and find Plugin Content Related News to configure.Plugin Content Related News plugin is configured in 5 main groups of parameters as following:

  • Plugin.
  • Filter Options.
  • Articles Options.
  • Image Options.
  • Advanced.

Let’s look at the parameters in detail:


  • Depend on – Allow to select category show on frontend.
  • Title – Allow to enter the Title for Related Items.

Filter Options.

  • Child Category Articles – Include/Exclude Articles from Child Categories.
  • Category Depth – The number of child category levels to return.
  • Featured Articles – Allow to select to show, hide or only display Featured articles.
  • Article Field to Order By – Select which field you would like articles to be ordered by. Featured odering should only be used when filtering option for featured articles is set to “only”
  • Ordering Direction – Select the direction you would like articles to be ordered by.
  • Count – Allow to set total of items to be shown by module.
Articles Options.

  • Title Limit – Enter in a numeric character limit value. The title will be trimmed to the number of characters you enter
  • Show image – Allow to show/hide image or not.
  • Display date created – Allow to enter Display date created.

Image Options.

  • Image Intro– Allow to get images from image intro of articles or not.
  • Image Fulltext– Allow to get images from image fulltext of articles or not.
  • Inline Introtext– Allow to show image inline Introtext of articles or not.
  • Inline Fulltext – Allow to show image inline fulltext of articles OR not.
  • Extend Path – Allow to show/hide Extend Path.
  • Extend Folder – Set path to external image folder used by option above.
  • Priority – Order of Priority.
  • Resize Mode – Allow to choose the mode of image resizing.
  • Output Format – Output Format after resizing.
  • Keep Transparency – Allow to keep images transparent, for PNG and GIF format.
  • Width – Allow to set width of image.
  • Height – Allow to set height of image.
  • Background – Allow to set the color of image background.
  • Cache Folder – Allow to enter Cache Folder.
  • Cache Url – The URL of Default Image.
  • Use Nophoto – Allow to show Use Nophoto or not.
  • Nophoto Image Path – The path of Nophoto Image.

Advanced Options.

  • Open Link – Allow to choose one of three
    • New window.
    • Same window.
    • Popup window.
  • Use default css – Allow to Use default css or not.

4SUPPORT – Back to top

Thank you so much for purchasing this plugin. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please send us via: Submit a Ticket

Thanks so much!