Astroid Framework

Open source framework for designers and developers to create responsive, fast & robust Joomla based websites and templates.

Single Article Options

1. Author Info
The Author information is displayed underneath the article, the author information is updated in the Author profile in User Tab.

2. Article Rating
Article rating/review shows the star rating for a single article and allows a user to give a star rating. This basically enhances Joomla’s core voting functionality feature which displays a drop-down menu to rate the article, instead, it modifies it by allowing the star functionality and also displays the number of votes received.


3. Related Articles:
Allows you to display a list of related posts underneath the article post. The list is based on the meta keyword of the post which makes them more relevant and more likely to display. The settings also allow displaying the number of the related article you want to display.

4. Social Buttons Type:
You can also enable Social Share buttons under each article. You can use AddThis or ShareThis content sharing platform in order to add social buttons.

5. AddThis:
AddThis provides an HTML and Javascript code that displays sharing tools on your site. Customize the Share button you would like to use.

How to Configure AddThis

  1. Create an account to AddThis .
  2. Implement/customize Share Buttons.
  3. Click on Activate Tool button to start to build the code.
  4. AddThis will generate a code snippet for you.
  5. Copy the code and paste in the code editor.

6. ShareThis:
AddThis provides an HTML and Javascript code that displays sharing tools on your site. Customize the Share button you would like to use.

How to Configure ShareThis

  1. Register to ShareThis .
  2. Navigate to the Share Buttons > Inline Share Buttons tab on the left sidebar.
  3. Customize your share buttons accordingly.
  4. Get the property ID from the Property Settings page from the lower part of the left sidebar.
  5. Paste in the property ID in the ShareThis field

7. Open Graph
Open Graph allows you to identify which elements of your page you want to show when someone share’s your page. Here you don’t need to mess with scripts or tags. Simply add your Facebook App ID and Twitter Username. You can even set different OG Title, OG Description and OG Image for each article.

8. Comments
This option allows a comment system on each article post so that users will be able to leave comments under their own name. Choose between the platforms Facebook, Disqus, HyperComments or IntenseDebate.

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