Friday, 17 February 2012 16:40

K2 BNR Content for J!2.5 released

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BNR is pleased to announce the realease of K2 BNR content for Joomla! 2.5. This release is an update from the 1.5 version with updates for K2 2.5.x. The package works for all current versions of Joomla though 1.5 do not need to upgrade.

What is K2 BNR Content?

K2 BNR Content came about when a client needed to display information in a module position that was directly related to the K2 item that was being displayed. Specifically, they wanted to display the store hours that had been added in the Extra Fields in the right column where they would be easy to find. That proved to be a problem because there was no way for a module to display elements from the current item.

After trying and failing to use positioning to get the Extra Field information to display in a column, we got the bright idea to just write a new module just for this purpose.

What does it actually do?

Simply put, K2 BNR Content allows you to put just about an element of a K2 in a module position. In order to accomplish this, the module can only be used on a K2 item details page since it uses the information from the current K2 items. It allows the designer an unprecedented amount of latitude in positioning the content on the page instead of replying on the top down in the main area of the page layout. Any of these elements can be positioned in any available module position -

  • Title
  • Author
  • Author Avatar
  • Intro Text (with optional word limit)
  • Image (you select the size)
  • Video
  • Video caption
  • Video credit
  • Attachment
  • Tags
  • Create Date and Time
  • Hits counter
  • Extra Fields
  • Comments Counter and link

Pretty much any of the content can now be placed anywhere on the page that you like. Used in combination with Advanced Module Manager, you can even protect portions of the content from unregistered users by placing the protected content in the module and only displaying it to registered users! There are endless possibilities with K2 BNR Content. K2 users have found many uses for K2 BNR Content and rewarded us with nearly 5000 downloads and a 5 star rating in the Joomla Extension Directory. K2 BNR Content is currently one of the top K2 specific extensions in JED.

Do you have a suggestion for K2 BNR Content? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

If you use K2 BNR Content, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory

Brent Friar

Brent Friar is the owner and chief web developer for BNR Branding Solutions. His development experience dates back to 1994 when he was a founding partner of Internextion Web Development in Orange County, CA.

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