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"News Blog Layout - Latest Articles" is a joomla module designated to introduce the users with the latest articles on your website. The module shows the users the articles title, the article image, articles tags, the autor of the article, number of views and date of update or date of publishing / date created. The module is highly compatable for the front of the website or for a specific thematic page - Sports, Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Beauty, Celebrities and so on. The module shows articles in 2 columns - 1 column for article with big image and column 2 for articles with small images.

Main characteristics of the module:
The module shows the articles from a choosen category and sorts them by your choice:
- Hits Articles
- Recently Added First
- Recently Modified First
- Recently Published First
- Recently Touched First
- Random Articles
In column 2 you can use 2, 3, 4 or more articles
For image you can use Intro Image, Full Article image or Article image.
The width of the module is by deffault 100% and he will always fill the module possition.
Current module version -  1.1
Module is compatible with Jomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x

free Joomla module to show latest articles in blog

Live demo

Module settings:

The module has 9 groups of settings:
1. Main settings:
- Selects Articles from one or more Categories
- The number of Articles to display
- Date range - Number of days since the article was published
- Show or hide articles designated as featured
- Articles ordering
- Filter by author
- URL's links target - Self or Blank
- Option to switch to mobile layout if the screen resolution is less than selected resolution

news blog 1

2. Module layout
- Control for first and second columns - number of articles, with, position
- Articles margin top;
- Articles margin bottom;
- Articles box-shadow;
- Articles padding - top / right / bottom / left
- Module background
- Articles box height
- Articles box background
- Articles hover box background
- Control transition effect

news blog 2

3. Module title
- Enable / Disable Module title
- Title module position - top or bottom
- Enable / Disable link for title
- Title text-align - left / Right / Center / Justify
- Title color
- Title background
- Title padding - top / right / bottom / left
- Title text-shadow
- Title letter-spacing
- Title font-weight - Normal or Bold
- Title font-size
- Title font Style- Google fonts or CSS fonts
Note: This is not the title of the module that comes with the Joomla.

How to use joomla module title settings

4. Articles title
- Limit the number of letters for the title
- Title text-align - left / Right / Center / Justify
- Title color
- Title margin - top / right / bottom / left
- Title line-height
- Title font-weight - Normal or Bold
- Title font-size
- Title font Style- Google fonts or CSS fonts

Joomla articles title settings

5. Image articles
- Intro Image, Full Article Image or Article image
- Image position - top / right / left
- Image width - You can use a fixed value - for example 120px, or a fluid volue - for example 40%
- Image height
- Image padding - top / right / bottom / left
- Round image effect - This option works correctly if the width and height of the image are the same - for example 120px
- Image alt = Article title

Joomla module images settings

6. Author articles
- Enable / Disable display Author articles
- Text author color
- Text author font-weight - Normal or Bold
- Text author margin - top / right / bottom / left
- Text author text-align - left / Right / Center / Justify

Joomla module author articles settings

7. Article hits / Article date
- Enable / Disable display article hits
- Enable / Disable display icon before article hits
- Enable / Disable display article date
- Choose a date from the article - date of creation, date of publication, date of modification
- Manually defining the date format - d/m/Y, Y/d/m ......
- Enable / Disable display icon before text for article date
- Article hits / Article date position - after articles title / author articles / or bottom articles box
- Article hits / Article date margin - top / right / bottom / left
- Article hits / Article date text-align - left / Right / Center / Justify
- Article hits / Article date color
- Article hits / Article date font-size

Joomla Article hits / Article date update settings

8. Top module Image - See demo 3
- Enable / Desable Image with menu
- Add image
- Alt image = Module title
- Image height
- Menu background color
- Menu items color
- Hover menu items color
- Menu items font-size
- Menu items font-family
- Menu items font-weight: bold or normal
- Hover menu items text-decoration
- Control transition effect / 4 styles
- Add max 15 items

Joomla module with image

9. Show tags articles - See demo 3
- Enable / Desable tags
- Tags count
- Text before tags
- Text color
- Tags margin
- Tags position : left, center, right
- Tags color
- Tags hover color
- Tags link target
- Tags font-size
- Tags articles in mobile layout - Enable / Desable

joomla module tags articles

Note: Free version supports only 1 item in first column. Premium version supports 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 items.