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Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby virushead » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:57 pm

I'm using the Related Items module and in some cases I'm getting way too many related posts listed in the menu.

Does anyone know a way to put a limit on how many items that it can display? I really don't want more than 7-10.  ???

Any suggestions would be appreciated - thanks.
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby psgeeks » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:14 pm

This is what i'm looking for also  ??? - can any one please help?

I know we can't pass a parameter, I've looked, but i might be wrong. But can we hack the code to accomplish this?
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby psgeeks » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:41 am

I was able to figure this one out on my own  :pop

If have posted what i've done on my website so others can benefit from it just follow the link below

http://www.peoplesoftgeeks.com/joomla-t ... oomla.html

Later guys........
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby coolnewmedia » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:27 pm

Thanks for the fix. I too was looking for a way to limit related items.
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby xiphias » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:12 am

Nice fix but I think I have just created one which works better performance wise because it only gets the desired number of articles from the database. The posted fix seems to get a query with 100 records and only limiting the number processed. It's also less to change ;-)

The fix I just created is also configurable from the administrator.

Backup \modules\mod_related_items.php and \modules\mod_related_items.xml

1. Open \modules\mod_related_items.php
2. Look for (line 17)
global $mosConfig_offset, $option, $task;
3. Below add
$count = intval( $params->get( 'count', 10 ) );
4. Find (line 59)
$database->setQuery( $query );
5. Replace with
$database->setQuery( $query, 0, $count );
6. Open \modules\mod_related_items.xml
7. Look for (line 21)
8. Above add
<param name="count" type="text" default="10" label="Count" description="The number of items to display (default 10)" />

Save and upload and configure from the modules administrator.

The way I came up with this fix is by looking how the latest items module was limited and applied the same to the related items module.

You can see this in action on http://www.sportfotografie.us in any content item (lees meer). It's the top module on the right called 'Gerelateerde items'.

Enjoy
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby coolnewmedia » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:20 pm

Hi Xiphias,

You're solution is for Joomla 1.0.x and we're looking for a solution for Joomla 1.5.x As time permits, I look at your code and see if I can take your 1.0 example and port it to 1.5 (if possible--unfortnately I'm not the strongest coder.) Also I see if it's been proposed as a feature request.

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby MiracleMarc » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:48 pm

I developed some enhanchement to the orginal Related Items module for J1.5

- limit items
- include/exclude sections
- include/exclude categories

Still working on more options, like "show related from current section only"

Check out at http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/relatedanything/

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby schowalye » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:46 pm

Thanks for the related anything module. I works for limiting the number and category.

I was looking desperately for a different option also. To show recently added articles. In other words to reverse the article order to show the latest articles at the top.
For example I want to show 15 latest related articles to the page.

Verr much appreciated if there is a solution...

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related items - recently added first

Postby schowalye » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:24 am

Find a solution for date order in MiracleMarc's related anything module.
In the helper.php file, you should change the line (155) as below.
Then it reversed the order to show recently added ones first.

' AND ( a.publish_down = '.$db->Quote($nullDate).' OR a.publish_down >= '.$db->Quote($now).' )';

to

' AND ( a.publish_down = '.$db->Quote($nullDate).' OR a.publish_down >= '.$db->Quote($now).' )' .
' ORDER BY a.created DESC';

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby MiracleMarc » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:07 am

Yes, that is totally correct. Thanks for this feature.

In the next release I will add this as an option in the module, so you can choose between: order by latest, order by olderst, order by most relevant, etc.

Thank you,
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby crashtackle » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:08 pm

Thanks PSGeeks, I tried to adjust the helper.php, but I just get an error on line 116...must be said that I by no means a coder :'( - I just cut and paste, but clearly I am doing something wrong. any chance you could upload the adjusted helper.php file as a whole?

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby MiracleMarc » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:00 pm

I will update the code, today end of day.
So no need to code yourself ;)

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby crashtackle » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:22 pm

Superb. Let me know when...

Thanks again!

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby MiracleMarc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:54 pm


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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby crashtackle » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:57 am

Fantastic! Thanks.

A nice feature may be a negative keyword option? For example I have a site that is about a rugby board game. The keywords board game, and rugby appear often, but I don't want the articles to relate on those words as every article would show up.

If you could assign a negative keyword list to ignore those 'site generic' terms it would be great. It's a feature I would find useful - but maybe not so useful for others...

Thanks again.

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search in specific Cat/Sec for Related Items | Sorry... J!1.

Postby rexkramer » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:16 pm

Sorry for asking... ;-)
But i would really need your great advanced related Module for J!1.0x ! I know the only alternative "Related XTD" is not exactly what i needed. Though it is really rich on features and.

If i read it right, your module is able to limit the search in specific Cat/Sec...
I need a relation from the current article to articles from OTHER categories or sections – IMHO a must have. But there seems no solution or requests for this alternative way?!?

Can you adapt your module to J!1.0 ?
Please!!!
TIA!!! !!!

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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby dextercowley » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:33 pm

Hi. Here is a link to a new, free related items extension that might help: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/freejoomla/wiki/.

Hope this helps. Mark
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby rexkramer » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:22 am

dextercowley wrote:Hi. Here is a link to a new, free related items extension that might help: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/freejoomla/wiki/.

Hope this helps. Mark


Some time ago ;-)
Thank you for the link... this project seems to evolve in the right direction!
Now even with component and new options.
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Re: Limit output for Related Items module?

Postby sn00ze » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:16 pm

dextercowley wrote:Hi. Here is a link to a new, free related items extension that might help: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/freejoomla/wiki/.

Hope this helps. Mark


great module.
thanks for the heads up


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