Web Development Documentation

Reordering Articles in Latest News Enhanced

Overview

The Latest News Enhanced extension can display articles using either modules or menu items.  This procedure discusses how to configure article ordering for both options.

Configuration

Module

  1. Go to Extensions > Modules.
  2. Click Search Tools.
  3. Change "- Select Type -" to "Latest News Enhanced."
  4. Click the title of the module to be configured. (If there are many Latest News Enhanced modules, changing "- Select Status -" to "Published" may help narrow down the list.
  5. Click the Item Selection tab.
  6. Scroll down the page and look for "Order" (see #1 below).
  7. From the selection box, choose the ordering needed (see #2 below; refer to the options under Ordering Options below).
  8. Save & Close the module (see #3 below).

Latest News Enhanced: Set article order in module

Component (menu item)

  1. Go to Menus > Main Menu.
  2. Find the menu item to be configured and click on it.  This will match the title of the menu item as it appears in the horizontal "Main Menu." 
  3. Click the "Item Selection" tab. 
  4. Scroll to bottom of the page and look for "Order".
  5. In the drop down selection box, choose the ordering needed (refer to the options under Ordering Options below).
  6. Save & Close the menu item.

Latest News Enhanced: Configuring menu item article order

Ordering Options

  • Console Desc: articles will appear in reverse order from their order in Content > Articles
  • Console Asc: articles will appear in the same order they appear in Content > Articles
  • Recently Created First: articles will be sorted based on their Created Date (newest at top)
  • Recently Created Last: articles will be sorted based on their Created Date (oldest at top)
  • Recently Published First: articles will be sorted based on their Start Publishing date (newest at top)
  • Recently Published Last: articles will be sorted based on their Start Publishing date (oldest at top)
  • Recently Modified First: articles will be sorted based on their Modified Date (newest at top)
  • Recently Modified Last: articles will be sorted based on their Modified Date (oldest at top)
  • Finishing Date Desc: articles will be sorted based on their Finish Publishing date (newest at top)
  • Finishing Date Asc: articles will be sorted based on their Created Date (oldest at top)
  • Recently Created or Modified First: articles will be sorted based on their Created Date or Modified Date, whichever comes later (newest at top)
  • Recently Created or Modified Last: articles will be sorted based on their Created Date or Modified Date, whichever comes later (oldest at top)
  • Random: articles will be shown in random order
  • Popular (Hits): articles will be sorted based on their hits
  • Title Desc: order by alphabetically by article title (descending)
  • Title Asc: order by alphabetically by article title (ascending)