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Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by katz123 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 pm

Hello,

This is probably so stinkin' simple but for the life of me I'm stuck.

I'm using the current version of Joomla with a Joomlart template (JA Focus)

I have a category blog menu item type which points to a list of all articles in the category. This page shows the article image and article text. (see attached image) What I want to see is just the article image and title - no article text.

Why am I having such a hard time with this? Is there an extension that does this? Something default in Joomla I'm missing.

Your help is much appreciated as always.
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Re: Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by imanickam » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:53 am

What happens if you set the value of the option Introtext to Hide?

Refer the screenshot at
https://static.joomlart.com/images/ja-t ... isplay.jpg for this option.
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Re: Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by katz123 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 pm

Hello imanickam

Yes, I tried that and it does nothing. I am surprised that something like this has not been incorporated in joomla by default as I've seen many questions about it.

Thank you.

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Re: Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by leolam » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:04 pm

Joomla does not provide this option if I understand you correct. You might want to review https://www.minitek.gr/joomla/extensions

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Re: Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by imanickam » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm

There are multiple ways as listed below to achieve this.

- Add a css entry not to display the intro text in the blog

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p.mod-articles-category-introtext {
    display: none;
}
Note: you have to make sure that this css is not used elsewhere

- Create a Custom HTML override
- Create Component Alternate layout
- Create a new menu item type cloned from the Category Blog

In fact, if you do not want the intro text at all, you could create the ReadMore separation (<hr id="system-readmore" />) in the beginning of the article itself. This way, there will not be any Intro Text to show.

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Re: Create Menu Item that Points to Article Images Only

Post by katz123 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Hello leolam,

I will take a look at your link.

imanickam,

I did try your suggestion about adding the read more at top of article. By doing that it removes the text from homepage articles that need the read more.

I just might have to create an override for Category Blog.

Thank you both.


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