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display and article acording to day and time

display and article acording to day and time

I am trying to display an article rather than a module at a certain time on a certain day of the week, i understand the time, and date commands but can't woirk out how to display an article.

Edited By: m00f
27-Oct-09 07:58:50

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Re: display and article acording to day and time

Hi m00f,

MetaMod is all about modules - not about articles. It doesn't have ways of turning particular articles on and off, at least in terms of when you are showing an article as a main component.

However it may be able to help in various ways.

(1) look around the Joomla Extensions directory for a module that can display an entire article. That way, you could publish this into a module position that's able to use the full width of the page (or however much space you need), and this module could be controlled with MetaMod.

(2) instead of controlling whether or not a particular article displays on a particular page, you could try to control how people get to that page in the first place. e.g. use MetaMod to control the display of a link or menu from the front page of your site.

(3) you could use the "page redirection" feature in MetaMod. You would assign the MetaMod to only "display" on the page that the article is on, then use the time/date rules to decide if the user should be seeing that page. If it's the wrong date/time, then redirect them to another page.

Hope that helps,

Stephen Brandon
MetaMod / Chameleon developer
If you use MetaMod or Chameleon, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory: Chameleon | MetaMod

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