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dmuller 03-20-2014 08:29 AM

YJ Module Engine - is it possible to link from?
Hello, firstly I posted here because I could not find a section in the extensions section of the forum to cover the YJ Module Engine.

If you visit the site (under construction) linked to you can see that I'm using the YJ Module Engine to display four news articles. When you mouseover these you can see the orange highlight and the cursor changes from pointer to finger.

However, I cannot for the life of me work out how to link these to other articles, so that you can click through.

Is this even possible? Is there perhaps a better way to achieve what I want to achieve without using the YJ Module Engine?

Thank you,


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neo 03-20-2014 09:14 AM

YJME is free and located under free extensions forum. I moved it for you.

It is already linking to article published. Thing is that article category is not published in the menu so you stay on homepage ,

when you click , scroll down

dmuller 03-21-2014 05:35 AM

I right, I see. Yes, that makes sense, but not really want I wanted. Is there an extension that will do what I would like to do out of your many offerings Neo?

dmuller 03-21-2014 05:37 AM

Actually, news pop may do what I would like to do do you think? Or will it only link to multiple articles?

neo 03-21-2014 09:07 AM

I am bit confused as to what you need. Do you need to link to something else other than article displayed?
There is always an option on creating own module template and use it as you wish.

By default all YJME based modules and newsflash modules link to the article displayed.

dmuller 03-21-2014 09:36 AM

Yes, I think so Neo. If you take a look now I have put a different extension in above the YJ Module Engine that shows what I would like to do (although it has no option to add text).

I would like a click on one of the images to take you to a different article,the article in the module is used to set the linking text and image only - it simply links to a different article with the full content and images.

Using a category sort of works (it puts the article in its own page) but you cannot choose to link to an alternative article.

Do you have an extension that would do what I need to do at all?

Thanks for your time thus far,


dmuller 03-21-2014 09:37 AM

"There is always an option on creating own module template and use it as you wish"

Are there any guides to doing this? Would it achieve what I need to achieve do you think (linking to an alternative article).

dmuller 03-21-2014 09:44 AM

Oh, wow! I wouldn't really know where to start with this. The article I would want to link to would be (filepath): index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=123&I temid=329 - this could be replaced with different file paths I guess if I published four versions of the module in the same position in the template (adv1) and created unique file paths for each.

* @package YJ Module Engine
* @author
* @website
* @copyright Copyright (c) 2007 - 2011
* @license PHP files are GNU/GPL V2. CSS / JS / IMAGES are Copyrighted Commercial
//Title: $yj_get_items['item_title']
//Author: $yj_get_items['item_author'] = username || $yj_get_items['item_author_rn'] = real name
//Image: $yj_get_items['img_url'] = use isset to check before output
//Intro text: $yj_get_items['item_intro']
//Create date: $yj_get_items['item_date']
//Category: $yj_get_items['cat_title']
//Item url: $yj_get_items['item_url']
//Author url: $yj_get_items['author_url']
//Cat url: $yj_get_items['cat_url']
//Foreach to be used = foreach ($main_yj_arr as $yj_get_items){ echo each part here }

/*Image sizing: The images are inside div that is resizing when you enter the values in module parameters. this way there is no image disortion. For those who dont like that , you can add this
style="width:<?php echo $img_width ?>;height:<?php echo $img_height ?>;"
within image tag after alt="" (space it please) and have the images resized */

defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access'); ?>
<!-- Powered by YJ Module Engine find out more at Professional Joomla Templates,WordPress Themes - Joomla Templates Club -->
<div class="yjme_holder">
$numberof = count($main_yj_arr);
foreach ($main_yj_arr as $key=> $yj_get_items):
if($key == $numberof-1):
$last = ' last';
$last = '';
<div class="yjme_item">
<div class="yjme_item_in yjmeitem<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_id']?><?php echo $last ?>">
<?php if ($show_title == 1 ): ?>
<a class="item_title" href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_url'] ?>">
<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_title']?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if (isset($yj_get_items['img_url']) && $yj_get_items['img_url'] != "" && $show_img == 1) :?>
<div class="imageholder" style="width:<?php echo $img_width ?>;height:<?php echo $img_height ?>;float:<?php echo $align ?>;">
<a class="item_image" style="width:<?php echo $img_width ?>;height:<?php echo $img_height ?>;" href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_url'] ?>" >
<img src="<?php echo $yj_get_items['img_url'] ?>" alt="<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_title']?>" />
<?php endif;?>
<?php if ($show_intro == 1 ):?>
<p class="item_intro">
<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_intro']?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ($show_cat_title == 1 || $show_date== 1 || $show_author == 1 ):?>
<div class="clearnf"></div>
<div class="item_details">
<?php if ($show_cat_title == 1):?>
<div class="item_category">
<a href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['cat_url'] ?>">
<?php echo $yj_get_items['cat_title']?>
<?php if($show_cat_title == 1 && $show_date == 1):?> - <?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ($show_date == 1):?>
<div class="item_cdate">
<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_date']?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if($show_author == 1) : ?>
<div class="item_author">
if($show_cat_title == 1 || $show_date == 1):
$space = ' - ';
$space = '';
if($author_name == 1) :
$author = $space.'by '.$yj_get_items['item_author'];
$author = $space.'by '.$yj_get_items['item_author_rn'];
<?php if($item_source == 1) : ?>
<?php echo $author ?>
<?php else: ?>
<a href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['author_url'] ?>">
<?php echo $author ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ($show_read == 1 ): ?>
<a class="item_readmore" href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_url']?>">
<?php echo JText::_('READ_MORE_TEXT');?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

neo 03-21-2014 09:55 AM

You must know html and php to edit that bud. Sorry but there is no way around it.

Comments on top give you info on var used.

As for linking to alternative article , no , you cant , unless you remove all calls for the a tag from that file and add link to alt article trough the news item itself , and set Allow html tags in module manager

dmuller 03-21-2014 10:00 AM

So not a case of simply changing...

<a class="item_image" style="width:<?php echo $img_width ?>;height:<?php echo $img_height ?>;" href="<?php echo $yj_get_items['item_url'] ?>" >


<a class="item_image" style="width:<?php echo $img_width ?>;height:<?php echo $img_height ?>;" href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id =123&I temid=329" >


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