Ideal Related Articles

with Keywords tags and AdSense support
Compatibility:    Joomla! 2.5 Native
Joomla! 3.x
Type:
Componentext_plugin
Version:
3.3.3
Suport Site

Ideal Related Articles has several advantages when compared to Joomla! related articles and to the competitors:

  • Increases the time the user spends in your website. As your visitors reads the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed;
  • The content editor can manually set the related articles, so they are not automatically created based on keywords which are not very accurate;
  • Decreases user bounce rate: Because the content plugin displays related article in the middle of content, if the user does not like the current content is more likely to click on a related article than hitting the browser's back button;
  • Improves Search Engine Optimization for your website (by adding the article's Keywords at the end of the content);
  • More visually appealing: With the plugin you can display part of the article's text and a thumbnail image, which is created automatically using the first image in the article;
  • Extra: The content plugin has an extra option: you can load custom code in selected paragraphs. Ideal for a note to your users in HTML OR a Javascript code, Google AdSense code for instance ;-)

How the Content Plugin works:

It counts the number of paragraphs

and inserts a "block" of "Related Articles"  after the configured position(s); Possible Position values are:

  • Fixed paragraphs: You can choose after which paragraphs you want to display the Related Article block(s). Just enter multiple paragraphs numbers separated by commas; You can also enter the word last in order to display one of the blocks after the last paragraph;
    This demo was configured to display 2 blocks of related articles, one after the second paragraphs and one after the last one;
  • Repeat every X paragraphs: You can choose to display a Related Article block repeatedly after every x number of paragraphs;
  • Middle of the content: The plugin will count how many paragraphs an article has and place a Related Article block in the middle of the content;
  • After Content: A Related Article block will be inserted after the content;
  • Middle and after content: The plugin will insert a Related Article block in the middle and after the content;
  • Random: Let the plugin randomly choose where to display the Related Article block; Do not use this option if you use another content plugin that inserts code into articles;

There are three layout options for the Related Article blocks:

  1. Floating: The Related Article block will be displayed floating on the right;
  2. Wide: The Related Article block will take the entire article width;
  3. Auto: Let the plugin decide how to display the articles; It will usually load the first block Floating and the next Wide, but it depends on the number of blocks and paragraphs;

More Related Articles options:

  • # Articles to List: Choose how many Related Articles you want to display per block;
    • Show text (content): Whether or not you want to display a part of the related article's text;
  • Text Length: If the option above is enabled you can choose how many characters you want to display;
  • Thumbnails: You can choose to display a thumbnail of the first image in the related article;
    • Image Width: Set the thumbnail image width;
    • Image Height: Set the thumbnail image height;

Tags (Create tags from Keywords)

The content plugin also has the option to display the article's keywords as tags, which will link to Joomla! Search Component; This also helps to improve the amount of time the user spends on the site and will add more pages indexed on search engines, which may result in more traffic from search engines;

Available Options:

  • Position to load: Hide, before content, after content OR before and after content;
  • Set Itemid: Force tag links to use the Itemid of the selected Menu item. Recommended in order to enhance SEF and to better control how the page will look like;
  • Tag Style: Choose a styling for your tags. You can change the styling in the css files in this directory:[path to Joomla]dministrator/components/com_irelated/assets/css/tags/
  • Word list separator: in case you do not load any Tag Style you can separate tags by a separator such as a comma , or pipe | for example;

Custom Code

With Custom Code you can add ANY content to any part of article.This may include Javascript (including Google AdSense code) or HTML. This code can be placed in one or more positions.

Available positions:

  • Fixed paragraphs: You can choose after which paragraphs you want to display the this custom code. Just enter multiple paragraphs numbers separated by commas;
  • Middle of the content: The plugin will count how many paragraphs an article has and place the Custom Code in the middle of the content;
  • After Content: The Custom Code will be inserted after the content;
  • Middle and after content: The plugin will insert the Custom Code in the middle and after the content;

Custom Code textearea

You can use this plugin to load either Javascript, HTML OR both into content items.

Javascript Example:

 


HTML Example:

[SOME OTHER CONTENT HERE]
 

HTML and Javascript Example:

 

IMPORTANT: The box will not have any style, but you can add a styling using the style attribute OR add a class then use the CSS field below to add styling
VERY IMPORTANT: If you use this option, please make sure the positions do not conflict with the Related Articles positions. BE ADVISED that if you are not careful you might have two blocks of code in the same line, which will not look very nice. If that happens please change the settings until you get the desired result.

CSS Code:

Add CSS (style) code into the HTMLtag. DO NOT add the



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