Brief: this feature allows you to adjust the module settings of its sections, and managing its blocks.
To login to article module settings:
1- Login to control panel.
2- From the side list, select “Settings”, then “plugins Settings” as shown in the below picture:
3- Another list will show up, select “Download Settings” as the below picture:
The page of general settings will show up:
The first three options allows you to select the download sections that will be shown in the list and blocks of the website content.
-Sections Links To Display On The Left Menu: set the news sections that will be displayed in the side list. The news section will not be shown in the side list if you don’t select sections.
-Sections To Display In News Sections Block: The block of (News Sections) displays news existed in module whether they are included in internal pages or the homepage.Select section you want to display in this block.
-Sections Contents To Include In The "Latest News" Block: this block adds the most recent news to sections that you select.
-Number of Sections To Display In Each Row On Homepage: if you have the block (News Section) on the homepage, you are allowed to manage how to display section in the block.
In addition, you can set the number of displayed sections in every row
-Total number of Contents To Display From Each Section On Homepage: you can manage the number of contents that are displayed in each selected section depending on the previous step. The effect of this feature will be clear if the option (Display Sections only) is displayed.
-Total number Of News To Display In Each Row: set the number of contents to be displayed in each row on the sections’ pages, which depends on the categories feature as well.
-Display Sections Only: Press (yes) if you want to display sections without content.
-Total Number Of Featured news To Display: set the number of displayed news in the block whether it is shown on the homepage or internal pages.
-More News Cutoff: set a certain number of characters that are used to create the news brief. This feature is very useful when you have a group of editors and you want to ensure the size of added brief.
-Number of Sections To Display In Each Row In Modules: you can set the number of displayed sections in every row of the internal pages.
-Number of Sections To Display On Each Page In Modules: set the number of displayed sections in every page. If there are 10 sections and you set 5 section for each page, so you will have 2 pages for sections. A numbered list of pages shows up beneath the sections.
-Number of Contents To Display On Each Page In Modules: set the number of files to be displayed on every section page.
For example, if you have 100 files for every section, and you want to show 20 ones in every page, so that you will have 50 pages in this section. A numbered list of pages will be shown as numbered pages beneath the contents.
-Maximum Section Image Width & Height: is used to set the maximum width and height of sections pictures.
It is recommended to be less than 150 for the picture quality.
-Total Number Of Contents To Display In The "More News" , "Latest News", "News Supplements Section", & "Editor’s Picks": allows you to manage the number of content displayed in all the module blocks.
This feature is very useful in case there are a large number of contents and you want to manage the number of published ones depending on the website design and style.
-Maximum Content File Size In Megabytes: to manage the size of uploaded file while you are creating a content.
-Maximum number of uploaded images per time: Dimofinf V.5 allows you to upload an unlimited number of images attached to the published news.
Use this feature to set the maximum number of uploaded images per news, noting that if you add several news, they are displayed in a slider.
-Maximum Image Dimensions: the uploaded picture will be automatically set as the entered dimensions. It is preferably to set the dimensions of the uploaded images in case you have a large number of images and limited space.
-Maximum Image Thumb Width & Height: (Thumbnail images) if little size of the original pictures that you upload to the website, those little images are displayed on the website pages except for the content page for the website speed. You may set the maximum width and height of the thumbnail images noting that the ideal size is 75.
-"Updated" Icon maximum hours: you can update any published news by editing or adding, this feature allows you to set a certain number of hours when this icon (updated) is shown beside the news then it is removed.
-Sections Sorting Order In Modules: set the order you want to display sections by selecting one of the methods existed in the dropdown list.
-Contents Sorting Order: set the order you want to display contents by selecting one of the methods existed in the dropdown list.
-Apply Previous Sorting Order To Homepage: activate this feature to apply the previous blocks settings to existed one on the homepage.
Don’t activate this feature if you want to display the homepage blocks differently.
-Activate Ticker: it allows the recent news be displayed automatically.
-Allowed Ticker Areas: set the allowed locations to show the ticker; whether to be shown only on the internal pages, homepage, or all the pages.
-Display Module Statistics: the (Statistics Block) is a main one that is not belonged to a certain module and can be added to any page.
This block shows the number of contents of every module and the date of the recent added content.
-Meta Keywords: enter meta keywords that fit the download module, to be included in every content published on the website pages.
Use this feature if you want to add meta keywords to all the module contents that has no previous meta keywords before being published.
-Module Short URL: short URLs help in reaching the website pages easily by adding a keyword beside the domain. For example, if you want to refer to the articles module pages, enter (news) in this field as shown below:
Note: every short URL has to be used once, and does not include numbers or arabic alphabet.
-News module order in the Modules Menu: set the module order on the website modules list.
-News Module Blocks Loading Order: this feature provides a priority for a block you want to be ordered firstly. For example, any new files will be added to both (News Sections) and (Latest News) block, so you can select where the files will be published firstly.
Press (Edit Setting) to save.
-Files Displaying Method: to display the blocks of the module, press the icon (List) in the header, activate default layout, then press (Add Block), use (Filtration or searching feature to display files blocks only), then drag the block to set it desired location.
For more details about how to use the default layout, press Default Layout Explanation