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Support note:

In most cases support requests concern some not obvious or special situations. So to solve most of poblems either Joomla superadmin access or akeebabackup of your web-site is needed. Please, be ready to provide it so it's possible to debug your problem at a localhost.

AutoReadMore

thumb 3dcover with disc Compatibility: Joomla 2.5Joomla 3.0

  • Automatically adds "Read more..." link after a configurable number of characters or words.
  • Will not break HTML or break the article in the middle of a word.
  • Preserves formatting (optionally) and fixes unclosed tags if php-tidy or php DOMDocument is installed at the server
  • Works on the Front Page optionally
  • Extendable to be compotible with 3rd party extensions on the community requests
  • Configurable to ignore or to work for specific categories, articles
  • Code is commented so that you may read through the code and add your own features if you like.
  • Allows to place article images to the intro text to have your blog illustrated
 

Settings

Most settings are self-explaining. If you meet some problems with understanding the settings, please ask me.

Joomla 3.0 settings Joomla 2.5 settings

Troubleshooting

If AutoReadMore plugin strips not only intro text (expected behavior), but also full text (what a shame!), you have to determine the full article context to exclude and make the plugin to exclude it. How??? Watch this video. http://youtu.be/8NC517als0c

Or read below:

This may happen, then the plugin conflicts with another extension. Surely you must inform the developer to let one fix the issue. But to quickly disable the plugin only for an extension you have to use Contexts to exclude option. The debug option allows to output context to the browser so you don't need to investigate the code.

I.e. you have to disable the plugin for the EasyBlog component. Enable the debug option and visit the page you need the plugin to be disabled. Get the context and paste to the plugin Contexts to exclude textarea.

Tips and tricks

Make blog thumbnails look nice (using bootstrap)

If your template includes CSS bootstrap framework, then a use the following options to get nice images:

Images class: img-rounded pull-left margin-h-8

Custom CSS code: .margin-h-8 {margin:8px;}

Here is a result example before and after applying the options:

Thanks

Kolian Alcoholian hired me to redevelop the plugin for his web-sites. So he sponsored it.

Thanks, to the developer of the original plugin, surely.

The extension is delivered together with all available languages at the release time. Translations, added or updated later, can be found here as installable packages. Language updates are available over normal Joomla extensions update feature.

Please, help with translation to your language! Just register here https://webtranslateit.com/en/projects/3395-autoreadmore/project_locales and translate. The installable language packages are generated every hour.

The latest released version contains such language translations:

Currenty available languages (translations may be updated since last extension release)

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Comments   

Guest
-1 # Guest 2012-12-28 12:42
This is a wonderful plugin! I did notice something though. If used in conjunction with certain rating plugins this will remove the star ratings (I use extra vote)... I'll test further with other rating plugins
Guest
-1 # Guest 2013-03-01 19:41
One more question :

Is it possible to customize the text in the 'Read more...' button ?
gruz
+2 # gruz 2013-03-01 19:54
No, but you may override joomla core text constant. Go to Extensions/Language Manages/New



Override this constant: COM_CONTENT_READ_MORE

joomlatraining.com/.../...
Guest
-1 # Guest 2013-03-17 01:23
Hi, does it support K2 articles? Thanks.
gruz
-1 # gruz 2013-03-17 15:44
Yes
Dan W
-1 # Dan W 2013-06-26 18:54
I installed this on joomla 2.5 site, said it installed successfully, but I don't see it in either components or plug ins, so I see no way to manage settings.
gruz
-3 # gruz 2013-06-26 19:42
I believe you look for it bad (-:


If you still cannot find it, mail me superadmin access so I can debug the problem.
Maarten
-1 # Maarten 2013-07-02 09:26
Hi, i have installed your plugin (great!), but somehow i cannot get the thumbnails to work. Help?!?!
gruz
-1 # gruz 2013-07-02 09:59
Not enough information. Please, clarify.
Maarten
-1 # Maarten 2013-07-02 10:05
Well, i installed the plugin and it seems to work perfectly, but on the homepage i expect it to make thumbnails of the article images, but whatever i do, it does not work.
gruz
-1 # gruz 2013-07-02 10:18
The plugin doesn't generate resized images. There is a number of plugins which do this. The plugin may add class names to the intro images. But the class names may be used to generate thumbnails buy such plugins. I.e. extensions.joomla.org/.../9982 catches images with smartresizer class and makes thumbnails.

So you set AutoReadMore to assign a class to the intro images and use a plugin to generate thumbnails.

So if you need to RESIZE images (create thumbnails) you have to use AutoReadMore in conjunction with a thumbnails plugin. You can also set a CSS rule to scale the images, but it's a bad way.
Oleg
-1 # Oleg 2013-07-06 10:13
I've installed this plugin but administration panel does not show up!
gruz
-2 # gruz 2013-07-06 10:25
Quoting Oleg:
I've installed this plugin but administration panel does not show up!


Please, give me SuperAdmin access and FTP. I've emailed you about it. I have to debug it at your web-site, as I cannot reproduce the bug.
gruz
-1 # gruz 2013-07-06 11:05
Well, strange really. I tried to reinstall the plugin without a result. Next I tried uninstalling and installing the plugin and it worked. Alas I didn't manage to reproduce the problem anymore.

Anyway, it works now.
Oleg
+1 # Oleg 2013-07-06 19:42
OK. Thanks a lot! Now it works!!!
thezak
0 # thezak 2013-07-11 10:50
bello bello bello !!! thank you very much !! i use it with "jumultithumbs" for resize image without any conflict (for now)... 8)
Yavuz
-1 # Yavuz 2013-08-04 20:19
Thanks for nice module. We have several and trash codes at the beginning of the article, hence massing up the display. Is it possible to add a "strip tag" to the code and which file, how?
gruz
-1 # gruz 2013-08-04 21:47
Have you tried the Strip Formatting option?
yavuz
0 # yavuz 2013-08-05 07:52
Its enabled -yes. Strip tags works on mainpage (bk dislaynews module), but doesnt work on category pages. Cheers to Ukraine, я жил там 3года
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-08-05 11:29
Check the latest plugin version. Should be fixed.
Yavuz
0 # Yavuz 2013-08-05 11:51
Appreciated !
bakari
0 # bakari 2013-08-21 17:19
This module is excellent. I have one wish, though. When you use the Strip Formatting option, the resulting text has no tags to wrap it. This makes it difficult to style, as there's no hook to attach CSS. Can you make it so that using this option wraps the readmore text in a , , or ? Bonus points if you can make the wrapping tag selectable.
bakari
0 # bakari 2013-08-21 17:21
Quoting bakari:
This module is excellent. I have one wish, though. When you use the Strip Formatting option, the resulting text has no tags to wrap it. This makes it difficult to style, as there's no hook to attach CSS. Can you make it so that using this option wraps the readmore text in a SPAN, DIV, or P? Bonus points if you can make the wrapping tag selectable.


Edited...
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-08-24 12:22
Check the latest version. It should work.
Matias
0 # Matias 2013-09-02 19:27
Hi!!! Excellent works!!!!

It is possible that the images of the article does not appear?

Thanks!!!!!
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-09-02 19:30
You can strip HTML tags. If you need HTML, only want to strip images, use some wrapper tag with a class for outputting the introtext and use CSS to hide the images.
Stripping exactly img tags is not possible.
Matias
0 # Matias 2013-09-02 19:42
You can give me an example of how to remove the HTML tag?
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-09-02 19:45
You CANNOT remove the IMG HTML tag. You can either remove all HTML tags, or hide IMG tags using CSS.
Peter
0 # Peter 2013-10-11 09:17
Thank you for your plugin. I would like to have an image for the readmore button rather than display the "Read more..." text. Please can you advise how I can do that.

Thank you.
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-10-11 17:05
The plugin doesn't controll the readmore text. It only defines where to insert a readmore break.

Use CSS to change the readmore text appearence to make it look like a button. It depends on your joomla template. Usually the readmore text has some CSS class. You can create a nice CSS style definition for the class using www.cssbuttongenerator.com/

Show me your web-site so I can suggest more in particular.
John
+1 # John 2013-10-12 15:54
Awesome plugin, works like charm. Thanks for releasing it.
Is it possible to make the thumbnails clickable?
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-10-12 17:20
Not possible. At least now.
Anouk
0 # Anouk 2013-10-24 19:53
Awe plugin :)! Is it possible make the truncation category specific? E.g. Category A only shows 500 chars, Category B only shows 400 chars, Featured Category shows 300 chars.

Looking forward to your reply!

Anouk
Anouk
0 # Anouk 2013-10-24 20:20
I've found a way to override the trunctation for a specific category (e.g. a featured category). I've added the following code on line 246 in autoreadmore.php

if ($view == 'featured') :
$maxLimit = '25';
endif;

is it possible to override the plugin via the template file?

Anouk
gruz
+1 # gruz 2013-10-24 21:58
Hi, alas is not possible neither to have special settings per category, nor to use template override with the plugin. I will think how to implement this.
Tymcio
0 # Tymcio 2013-11-11 12:36
Problem is, that it doesn't shorten article in Widgetkit module.
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-11-11 17:28
Please leave me a link to the module. I'll have a look when I have time. But I cannot promise to do it quickly, too busy nowadays alas.
Tymcio
0 # Tymcio 2013-11-11 17:55
Here you can dwnload it
www.yootheme.com/widgetkit/downloads

And how it "don't work" you can see on website:
ppb24.bdl.pl

Thx for quick response :)
Tymcio
0 # Tymcio 2013-11-22 16:49
Any idea? :)
Tymcio
0 # Tymcio 2013-12-28 20:04
Any help ? :)
Kushal Kumar
0 # Kushal Kumar 2013-11-16 05:40
Hi,

Which version should be used for 1.5.15. Latest version is not possible to upload. I uploaded earlier version successfully. However, if your plugin is activated joomlatags content plugin doesn't work.

can there be any work around. please help....both plugin are important for me.
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-11-16 06:08
I do not support Joomla 1.5. It's too old.
Kushal Kumar
0 # Kushal Kumar 2013-11-16 06:08
sorry.....i could not upload on joomla 1.5.15....can i get compatible files
gruz
0 # gruz 2013-11-16 18:46
I don't remember. Try 2.x versions, maybe they were compatible with J2.5
Andrew
0 # Andrew 2013-11-22 15:41
Hi,

Plugin was installed successfully and options to configure truncation of articles but nothing is happening on front end in Joomla 3.2.

Please help....
Apon
0 # Apon 2013-11-25 19:11
This is a good read more for joomla site.
Gernot
0 # Gernot 2013-11-27 17:46
Thank you for this perfect work. This is the only one, which integrates perfect in the theme and work with images (Simple Image Gallery) which are in articles.

Thank you
Gernot
Jens
0 # Jens 2014-01-17 21:29
Hello together,
I added Content - Auto Read More in an aricle and set the wrap option, the article was wrapped but I do not have an read more linke?

Where can be the problem? Its Joomla 3
Tariq
0 # Tariq 2014-01-23 18:35
Great solution, stable and Thank you.
Is there any option or way make me able to select default image in case the article don't have image?

Thank you
Tariq
Jonni
0 # Jonni 2014-02-09 17:52
Great job. But is it possible to link the thumbnail to the content.

Thank you.
Jonni
gruz
0 # gruz 2014-02-09 17:56
No.
Joseph
0 # Joseph 2014-02-26 17:58
Hi...

Can you allow to truncate the title as well?

Regards,
Joseph

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      Comments

      • AutoReadMore

        Joseph Joseph 26.02.2014 17:58
        Hi... Can you allow to truncate the title as well? Regards, Joseph

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        Mich Mich 20.02.2014 10:45
        I forgot, my Joomla is 2.5.18

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        Mich Mich 20.02.2014 10:44
        I use your plugin for many months. Now I get an error when I edit an article in backend Before I have ...

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        Richardkl Richardkl 16.02.2014 20:14
        This is a great plugin , you really gave it alot of thought of "What would I want" one of the best ...

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        Jose Jose 14.02.2014 09:58
        The plugin NotifyArticleSubmit cannot been installed in Joomla 2.5.17 as a blank page appears and ...

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