• A new version of the module popular posts with thumbnails version 2.1.0 has been released for Joomla! 1.7. This version is offering a new layout (Matrix) and improved code. You can see it running in the right side of this post.

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    Attention, it is required to install the library "TimThumb for Joomla! 1.6 / 1.7" for proper operations

    Download HERE

  • I switch off the original module of Joomla! and made my own as I did not find anything similar in Joomla! extensions (JED)

    This Module shows a list of the currently published Articles with thumbnails which have the highest number of page views.


    • Native Joomla! 1.5 module
    • Next 5 or more most popular articles are displayed with their thumbnails
    • Support for SEF friendly URLs
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED (Soon),
    • GPL v3.0,
    • CSS driven output customizable to your likings,
    • PHP5 object oriented with enough comments for you to be able to understand the code :-)
    • Non commercial.


    • Thumbnails resizing require PHP GD2 library for manipulating images. Any serious hosting company should have this option. Ask your Hosting support company!


    • Are created from the first images found in your introtext,
    • For articles without images or when none are found you can provide a path to a default image
    • Are saved in Joomla! /cache directory and are created only once for an article as it is required addtional CPU
    • Currently the oldest thumbnails get removed 5 by 5 when you will have more then 5000 thumbnails in /cache. 


    Download & Details

  • SuSE Linux 9 November 13 2003 SuSE Linux 9, the latest release from Nuremberg, Germany-based SuSE Linux, was released at the end of last month. I put SuSE Linux Professional through its paces, and found it to be the most user-friendly Linux distribution on the market. It's not a "must" update for users of previous versions, but it does have some nice perks.more SUSE 9.0: A Distro Worth Paying For By Ross M. Greenberg Europeans are different from North Americans. They have all this cool, colorful money with lots of zeroes. They can smoke where they want to. And they are trendsetters, listening to strange new music and buying cars with heated seats. more A Week with SuSE 9 January 25 by GotrootWelcome to the second installment of a new series. As mentioned in the last installment, during this project, I'll be installing several Linux distributions, running them each for a 5 day week, and keeping a daily journal.more OPTED TO THE NINESSUSE unwraps a must-have desktop distribution for power-hungry power users wanting more than the latest and greatest in 32 bits.more SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional Review by Steve Barnhart 2003-11-18 "I recently picked up a copy of SuSE 9.0 Professional. I have never used or been familiar with a SuSE product before as I've only used Mandrake, Red Hat, and a bit of Debian. After using Red Hat for a while I decided to evaluate SuSE and I am now sorry for not having tried it sooner."more Linux Professional version 9.0 Review 2003-12-30 "A1-Electronics reviews the latest version 9.0 from SuSE of their Linux operating system."more SuSe - Linux 9.0 review 18/01/2004 "The subtitle of this review could so easily be 'a tale of two operating systems.' That one of them is good and the other bad should not be surprising; that they are both the same operating system might raise more of an eyebrow."more Suse 9.0 Professional Review "This is a review of SUSE Linux 9.0 Professional Edition."more SuSE Linux Professional 9.0By Oliver Kaven November 25, 2003 "With an attractive interface and a unique, comprehensive configuration tool, SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 offers rich features and simplicity for mainstream users and small businesses alike."more Review Cornermore

  • Novell Releases First Commercial Linux Featuring 2.6 KernelSuSE LINUX 9.1 Personal andSuSE LINUX 9.1 Professional (German) First Look at SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional "With the upcoming release of SUSE Linux 9.1, I thought we'd take a few moments out of the day to look at their Personal release, including the Live CD that comes in the box, which will allow users to take their SUSE Linux desktop anywhere they go and be able to feel right at home on any PC with a CDROM drive. Is it worth the lowered $29.95 price tag? SUSE is a great desktop distro, but will the features stack up? We'll see..."review 1 andreview 2

    An In-Depth Look at SUSE 9.1 RC2 by Joe Barr"Here is our promised in-depth look at the latest SUSE 9.1 beta. I found a little more flakiness than I would be comfortable with long-term, but I have been using this near-final version in my day-to-day work for nearly a week now and see no reason to go back to my previous installation."
  • joomla_cms

    This is a drop in replacement for the Joomla! core module "Popular Articles", it offer the same level of features but also add thumbnails.

    • Joomla! 1.5 use
    • Joomla! 1.6 and above use

    Visit the download section


    New features are in yellow


    • For Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7
    • CSS driven output (file located at media/mod_articles_popular_thumb/css.css), feel free to submit changes, alternate CSS layout.
    • Use Joomla caching for best performances,
    • Thumbnails width and height can be specified,
    • Thumbnails are automatically extracted from the text introduction. If no image is found, a default picture can be defined
    • You can switch off separately the title, text teaser and thumbnails,
    • The length of the text teaser and ending (»/…/ read more) can be modified in the administrator panel,
    • It is based on the code of the internal Joomla! core module mod_mostread.


    This module use TimThumb 2.8.0 that must be installed as a Joomla! library

    TimThumb is a simple, flexible, PHP script that resizes images. You give it a bunch of parameters, and it spits out a thumbnail image that you can display on your site.

    Example of output

    With title, text teaser or only with thumbnails. Any combinations is possible.

    PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_01 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_00 PopularArticleswithThumbnailsforJoomla_02