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Geek Article Utilities Plugin

The most common used features in an article including Disqus comment, social sharing buttons, Facebook comment and Open Graph meta tags.

Article Settings

Once Geek Article Utilities Plugin is installed and enabled, you will see the new tab named "JoomlaGeek" in article setting form. If you do not see this tab, please ensure that you have enabled the setting "Show Article Options" in Content component setting form.

Setting Default Description
Enable Article Utility Enabled Enable or Disable Article Utility for this article
1Enabled
0Disabled

Basic Settings

Setting Default Description
Enable in Window Popup Yes Enable if the page is opened in Window Popup (tmpl=component)
1Yes
0No
Integration mode Manual Select an integration mode to enable Article Utility.
- Manual (default): If you select this mode, you have to enable/disalbe (depend on value of Default mode setting is Disalbed or Enabled) popup for each articles in article setting form.
- Automatic: this mode will automatically enable Article Utility for articles that you selected with filtering settings.
manualManual
autoAutomatic
Default Mode Enabled If Enabled then Article Utility will be enabled for all articles by default, and you have to disable each article manualy and otherwise if Disabled is selected.
0Disabled
1Enabled
Category Filtering Type Inclusive Select Inclusive to Include the Selected Categories, Exclusive to Exclude the Selected Categories.
1Inclusive
0Exclusive
Categories Select one ore more cateogires
0- All Cateogires -
Include Sub Categoires? Yes Include or Exclude Sub articles from Child Categories of selected categories.
1Yes
0No

Addthis settings

Addthis settings

Setting Default Description
Enable Addthis No Enable Addthis buttons
0No
1Yes
Position Before Article Body Select a postion to display addthis buttons
beforeArticleBodyBefore Article Body
afterArticleBodyAfter Article Body
onContentBeforeDisplayBefore Content
onContentAfterDisplayAfter Content

Disqus settings

Disqus settings

Setting Default Description
Enable Disqus No Enable Disqus buttons
0No
1Yes
Disqus Shortname Enter a Disqus shortname
Position After Content Select a postion to display disqus buttons
afterArticleBodyAfter Article Body
onContentAfterDisplayAfter Content

Facebook settings

Facebook settings

Setting Default Description
Open Graph Tags Enabled When someone shares content from your site to Facebook, our crawler will scrape the HTML of the URL that is shared. On a regular HTML page this content is basic and may be incorrect, because the scraper has to guess which content is important, and which is not. Take control of what the Facebook crawler picks up from each page by using Open Graph meta tags. These tags provide structured info about the page such as the title, description, preview image, and more.
0Disabled
1Enabled
Enable Facebook Comment No If Yes, it will display Facebook Comment box at the bottom of the Article. IMPORTANT: Facebook APP ID is required to display comment box.
0No
1Yes
Facebook App ID The unique ID that lets Facebook know the identity of your site. This is crucial for Facebook Insights to work properly.
Width 100% The width of the plugin. Either a pixel value or the literal 100% for fluid width. The mobile version of the Comments plugin ignores the width parameter, and instead has a fluid width of 100%.
Color Schema Light Select a Color Schema
lightLight
darkDark
Number of Posts 10 The number of comments to show by default. The minimum value is 1.
Order By Social The order to use when displaying comments.
socialSocial - Also known as "Social Relevance": The Comments plugin uses social signals to surface the highest quality comments. Comments are ordered to display the most relevant comments from friends and friends of friends as well as the most-liked or active discussion threads. Comments marked as spam are hidden from view.
reverse_timeReverse Time - Comments are shown in the opposite order from which they were posted, with the newest comments at the top, and the oldest at the bottom.
timeTime - Comments are shown in the order in which they were posted, with the oldest comments at the top, and the newest at the bottom.
Position After Content Select a position to display Facebook Comment box
afterArticleBodyAfter Article Body
onContentAfterDisplayAfter Content

How To Get An App ID From Facebook

In order to get an App ID and Secret Key from Facebook, you’ll need to register a new Facebook application. Don't worry – its very easy, and your application doesn't need to do anything. We only need the keys.
There are 4 simple steps to creating a Facebook App, which we've outlined below.

Step One: Visit The Facebook Developers Page
To start with, navigate your browser to the Facebook Developers page. You'll be asked to login to your Facebook account. Once logged in, you’ll see a screen similar to this: Click the "Add a New App" to start create a new app.

Step Two: Choose Website as Your App's Platform
This is the popup you will see when you click Add a New App – select Website to Continue.

Step Three: Update Your App Information
After you fill out the requested fields, click the "Create App ID" button — this will take you to a page where you retrieve your info.

Step Four: Get Your Keys
Copy and paste the App ID and App Secret Key into the module settings form, and save your changes.