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How to display the number of article hits & creation date in the Latest News Module - Joomla 1.5
  • Joomla 1.5
  • Module mod_latestnews

The Latest News module (mod_latestnews) can be adapted to show the creation date of your latest articles.

With a couple of small changes you can show the number of page views as well.

Latest News module Open file joomla_root/modules/mod_latestnews/helper.php in any text editor and go to line 113.
Add these 2 lines after the $lists[$i]->text = htmlspecialchars( $row->title ); -
 
$lists[$i]->hits = htmlspecialchars( $row->hits );
$lists[$i]->created = htmlspecialchars( $row->created );
 
so it looks like
 
$lists[$i]->text = htmlspecialchars( $row->title );
$lists[$i]->hits = htmlspecialchars( $row->hits );
$lists[$i]->created = htmlspecialchars( $row->created );
$i++;
 
Then open file joomla_root/modules/mod_latestnews/tmpl/default.php and go to line 7.
Add the php echo statement -
 
<?php echo "<div style='height:20px;'><span class='latestnews".$params->get('moduleclass_sfx')."'style='float:left;'> ";
    echo JHTML::_('date', $item->created,"$date_time_sys", $offset); 
    echo "</span><span style='float:right;' class='sharedby".$params->get('moduleclass_sfx')."'>Views: ".$item->hits."
                      </span>
            </div>";?>
 
so it looks like - 
 
<?php // no direct access
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access'); ?>
<ul class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">
<?php foreach ($list as $item) :  ?>
  <li class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">
    <a href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>" class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">
      <?php echo $item->text; ?></a>
      <?php echo "<div style='height:20px;'><span class='latestnews".$params->get('moduleclass_sfx')."'style='float:left;'> ";
    echo JHTML::_('date', $item->created,"$date_time_sys", $offset); 
    echo "</span><span style='float:right;' class='sharedby".$params->get('moduleclass_sfx')."'>Views: ".$item->hits."
                      </span>
            </div>";?>
 
  </li>
<?php endforeach; ?>
</ul>
 
You now have this.... Latest News module views
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 18:53
 
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