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SocialEngine Article Plugin

$80 / license

Current Version:
v4.9.0 for SEv4
v3.3.3 for SEv3

This plugin allows your social network users to post and share articles, attach photos, comments. User can save article as draft and publish article later. Admin can also make article featured / sponsored to promote interesting articles. Articles can be put in category and tagged for easy searching, and organization. Fully support customizable additional fields with searching capability.

Key Features

  • Widgetized Article Landing Home Page (built with article widgets using Layout Editor)
  • Widgetized Article Browse Page (built with article widgets using Layout Editor)
  • Widgetized Article Profile Page (built with article widgets using Layout Editor)
  • Widgetized Popular Article's Tags page (built with article widgets using Layout Editor)
  • Massive built-in widgets allows to you customize pages per your liking
  • Support sub-categories
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Ability to upload photos directly from computer and embed in article body using built-in editor
  • Customizable additional article's questions / fields
  • Built-in article's photo album / gallery
  • Powerful browse, search, sorting articles
  • Featured / Sponsored articles displayed in slideshow / ticker
  • Granularity permission settings
  • Tagging and popular tag cloud
  • Optional admin approval process
  • Pre-Sorting setting allow Featured / Sponsored articles with higher ranking
  • many more ..

Article - General Widgets

Below are built-in article widgets with a lot of configuration options / settings allowing you to customize the article home page, browse articles page, popular article tags, manage (my) article page and other custom pages via Layout Editor anyway you like.

  • List Articles: Displays a list of posted articles with different filtering options (can be used to build variety of article listings such as Recent Articles, Most Commented by XYZ user with specified category etc..)
    • Title Header
    • Max Article Entry (control number of articles to be displayed)
    • Sorting (varieties of ordering, such as date posted, alphabet, most voted/commented/viewed/clicked etc..)
    • Time Period (limit articles submitted within defined period, such as 24 hours, weekly, monthly etc..)
    • User (limit articles created by specific user)
    • Keywords (limit articles match certain keywords)
    • Category (show only articles belong to selected category)
    • Featured (only show featured articles)
    • Sponsored (only show sponsored articles)
    • Display Style (wide mode for main column, narrow mode for left/right side columns)
    • Display Output (control what to show: photo, details, meta, description)
  • Profile Articles: Displays a member's articles on their profile. It also supports displaying articles that are created by specific page/subject owner, example: when use this widget on Group Profile page, and config User=OWNER mode, it would shows articles created by the group owner. If you set User=VIEWER mode, then the widget will displays articles created by current logged in member.
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Articles widget above
  • Browse Articles: display article listing result on Article Browse Page
    • Max Article Entry (control number of articles to be displayed per page)
  • Browse Articles - Member: Displays member info of current listing member's articles on Browse Articles page
  • My Articles - List: Displays member articles on (Manage) My Articles page
  • My Articles - Search: Displays search form on (Manage) My Articles page
  • Categories: display article's categories
    • Title Header
    • Display Output (control what to show: photo, description)
  • Featured Articles: display featured articles in slideshow format
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Articles widget above
  • Sponsored Articles: display sponsored articles in news ticker scrolling format
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Articles widget above
  • Top Submitters: displays list of top article's submitters
    • Title Header
    • Max Article Entry (control number of members to be displayed)
    • Time Period (limit articles submitted within defined period, such as 24 hours, weekly, monthly etc..)
  • Search Form: display form to search for articles
  • Main Menu Navigation: (Browse Articles | My Articles | Post New Article)
  • Create New: display "Post New Article" button link
  • Popular Tags: display popular tag cloud
    • Limit number of tags
    • Sort tag by total count, or name
    • Optional display link to Article's Popular Tags page

Article - Profile Widgets

Below are built-in article widgets which let you build Article Profile Page (view sample page) via Layout Editor

  • Article Body: displays an article's body on its profile.
  • Article Breadcrumb: display navigation path to the article in breadcrumb style (Articles >> Browse Articles >> Article Category)
  • Article Comments: display built-in SocialEngine commenting system
  • Article Description: displays a article's short description (excerpt)
  • Article Details: displays a article's details (customized question/field data)
  • Article Files: displays list of files belong to article
  • Article Icon Featured: displays a icon for featured article on its profile
    • Optional icon label text
    • Optional icon photo
  • Article Icon Sponsored: displays a icon for sponsored article on its profile
    • Optional icon label text
    • Optional icon photo
  • Article Info: displays a article's info (owner, date posted, views count, comments count etc..) on its profile.
  • Article Notice: displays a article's system notice etc..
  • Article Options: displays an article's options (sidebar navigation: All Submitter Articles | Post New Article | Edit This Article | Delete This Article) on its profile.
  • Article Photo: displays a article's main photo
  • Article Photos: displays a article's upload photos / album
  • Article Related Articles: display related articles by tags
  • Article Social Shares: displays a article's social shares such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg etc..using AddThis service.
  • Article Submitter: display submitter info, photo, total submitted articles
  • Article Title: display article's tags
  • Article Title: display article's title
  • Article Tools: displays a article's tools (Share | Report)

Back-End

Manage Articles / Categories / Custom Questions

  • Easy to browse submitted articles using sorting and filter form
  • Mark articles as featured / sponsored
  • Categories can have photo/icon and description with ability to move / ordering them
  • Categories can have sub-categories
  • Allow to add additional fields/questions to article submission form
  • Control customized fields to be search-able, displayable.

Global / Member Level Settings

  • Support pre-ordering (ie, can force sponsored / featured articles to be on top of listing result)
  • Granularity and detailed permission control
  • Permission to view: no, yes and for owner only, all reviews
  • Permission to create: no, yes
  • Permission to edit: no, owner only, all reviews
  • Permission to delete: no, owner only, all reviews
  • Permission to comment: no, owner only, all reviews
  • Approval permission
  • Auto mark as Featured / Sponsored articles
  • Limit number of articles can be posted (quota)

Demo

For demonstration purposes, we have turned off some options / features on purpose to prevent abuse. Some pages may require you to log in or special permissions, please feel free to create an account for full test-drive experience.

Screenshots

Below are selected sample screenshots in admin control panel. For user front-end screenshot, please check out the live demo section above.

Note:The image direct upload (see screenshot) from computer using [image] button on HTML editor requires official SE Album Photo plugin (NOT some 3rd party Album / Photo plugins) and only for SE v4.6 or less. If you do not have SE Album plugin or using SE v4.7 or later, the plugin would still work fine, except that the [image] button upload function will not supported.