$model->setState - get only featured articles

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$model->setState - get only featured articles

Post by Mik3e » Mon May 31, 2010 2:46 pm

Hi there,

I'm working on a small module wich returns the latest articles wich are marked as "featured".
In 1.6 there is a new method to manipulate the output of the com_content model called $model->setState.

There are several parameters to manage the request for articles over the model. For example:
$model->setState('list.ordering', $ordering);
$model->setState('list.direction', 'ASC');
$model->setState('filter.published', 1);


No I want to ask if there is anywhere a short documentation of this method and the available settings, cause i want to only return articles, wich are marked as "featured".

I already tried $model->setState('filter.frontpage',1); and $model->setState('filter.featured',1); but both don't work.

Has anyone already tried to use the setState function in a 1.6 Module?

Thanks & cheers,

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Re: $model->setState - get only featured articles

Post by pannerrammer » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:11 pm

I've just hit the same problem. Did you find the answer? Thanks, Phil

And almost as quickly I stumble upon the solution!

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$model->setState('filter.featured', 'only');

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$model->setState('filter.featured', 'hide');

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$model->setState('filter.featured', 'show');

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Re: $model->setState - get only featured articles

Post by uaintgotthisid » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:47 pm

Did anyone ever solve this? I'm trying to work out if I can use setstate to show/hide intro text and intro image
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