Insert banners between category articles

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Insert banners between category articles

Post by sylwekb » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:23 am

How can you insert banners between category articles?
Can this be done with a standard module for placing banners?
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Re: Insert banners between category articles

Post by lefteriskavadas » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 am


Yes, this can be done. Here is the code to render a module position:

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$modules = JModuleHelper::getModules('my_module_position');
foreach ($modules as $module)
    echo JModuleHelper::renderModule( $module, array('style' => 'html5'));
You can place this inside the articles loop in a layout override of the category page.

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Re: Insert banners between category articles

Post by annahersh » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:27 pm

If your goal is to insert a module at a given item position, like after the 3rd item, it can be done within the intro items loop using the $counter value.

You'll need a template override of components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog.php

Find the line that reads

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<?php if (($rowcount == $this->columns) or ($counter == $introcount)) : ?>
    </div><!-- end row -->
<?php endif; ?>
Place the following below the above coding

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<?php if( $counter == 3 ) { ?>
    <div class="inserted-module">
      // parse loadmodule content plugin shortcode with a module titled "bannerads" using template module style xhtml
      echo JHtml::_('content.prepare', '{loadmodule bannerads,xhtml}'); 
<?php } ?>
Change the number 3 to define where the module will display.

The output will occur for every category so if you need specific categories to have the out put, add a conditional statement to the existing eg:

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$cats = [8,14,12,50];
if( in_array($this->category->id, $cats) && $counter == 3 ) { 

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