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Avatar huw.roberts asked

TUTORIAL - Truncating Joomla article text in Widgetkit Grid layout

If you ever need to use a grid layout to display a load of joomla articles you will find the layout is very messy due to variable heights in article content - the solution is to truncate the characters.
Luckily this is provided in one of the custom WK themes - Download the Avanti Demo theme

Copy the following directory

  • /templates/yoo_avanti/widgetkit/widgets/grid_avanti

Upload the directory to your theme e.g Uniq theme:


  • /templates/yoo_uniq/widgetkit/widgets/grid_avanti

You now have the truncate option on the Grid -

**Update for YoothemePro **
As yootheme pro doesn't have a widgetkit dir in the template you can add the Avanti Truncate Grid to
public_html/administrator/components/com_widgetkit/plugins/widgets/grid_avanti

Could I request this is added as a standard Grid feature to future versions of WK.
Thanks

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4 Answers

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Avatar kayhan Support Online answered

Thanks for sharing this. The new "widgetkit" version will be released on Oct 10th. Hopefully this will be included.

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Avatar huw.roberts answered

Hi Unfortunately Truncating Joomla article text in Widgetkit Grid layout has not been included in WK 2.7.8 Please add it to the next release

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Avatar huw.roberts answered

Hi Can you please add the truncating of text as a standard feature in Widgetkit - its a real pain having to always replace with the Avanti Version

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Avatar sonicpixel answered

Hi I also need this feature for widgetkit Grid Stack in addition to use it with youtheme pro.
Thanks

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