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Impressum for Joomla articles

Information
Updated: 02 December 2019

Impressum for Joomla articles provides a convenient way to add additional notes—text, images, etc.—that will be displayed on all articles within a specified category or categories with the added ability to exclude certain articles from selection or base the selection only on certain articles.  The plugin can be tailored to a broad range of uses, for example, to display legal notices, disclaimers or other advice pertaining to those articles.

Although it is possible to add these kinds of notes to articles by way of using Joomla modules, modules must be associated with a template position and a menu item.  However, in cases where an article may be linked from another article, for example, there may not be a menu item involved and, in those cases, modules may not be appropriate.  That is why a plugin—Impressum for Joomla articles—is required.

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The screenshot above is an example.  If you want to see it live, click here.

Plugin settings

There are two sets of parameters that control (a) the information that will be added and selecting those articles that will use this information, and (b) some basic styling settings to display these notes in different ways.

Basic Settings

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ParameterValue
Use with categories or selected articles? ( Categories | Articles )  Choose whether you want to use the plugin with all articles within categories or just a few articles regardless of what categories they may be assigned to.  Depending on this setting some of the following options may not be available
Selected categories Only used with Categories.  If left empty then all categories will be used; you may add or remove other categories as you want.
Exclude articles Only used with Categories.  If left empty then no articles will be excluded; that is, the impressum text will be displayed on all articles for the categories you have selected.  If you want to exclude certain articles, enter the article IDs as a comma-separated list.
Include articles Only used with Articles.  If left empty then no articles will be included; that is, the impressum text will not appear on any article, regardless of the category the article has been categorised in.  If you want to define which articles the plugin will be used with, enter the article IDs as a comma-separated list.
“Impressum” text Use the default editor to enter what you like.  Works best with WYSIWYG editors (e.g. TinyMCE, JCE, etc.)

Styling Options

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Note:  The “Impressum” text will be displayed at the end of selected articles within a <div class="impressum">.  If you know how to write CSS you can write your own rules—place them in your template’s “custom” CSS folder—and style the <div> in any way you like.  The following settings are available for convenience but they are not necessarily required.

ParameterValue
Border width ( None | 1px | 2px | 3px )
Border colour Use the colour picker tool to select the <div> border colour and opacity; the default colour is transparent.
Padding left/right  ( 0px | 10px | 20px )  A value for left and right padding within the <div>.
Padding top/bottom  ( 0px | 4px | 8px )  A value for top and bottom padding within the <div>.
Bottom margin  ( 0px | 10px | 20px )  A value for the bottom margin for the  <div>.
Background colour Use the colour picker tool to select the <div> background colour and opacity; the default colour is transparent.

Examples of “Impressums”

You are only limited by your own creativity in how you use this plugin to add additional content to the end of articles that are selected by this plugin.  You could use the plugin, for example, to display some legal notice, disclaimer or information that assists visitors to your website.  Here are a couple of examples you might like to use:

  • Notice: this article contains information that may be outdated, superseded, or written before our organisation's structure was changed.  The information in this article is displayed as a matter of historical significance but there may be more recent information published elsewhere on the website that is more relevant to your request for information.
  • This article may contain information that is not up-to-date.  If you think you can improve the article, please contact the webmaster.