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Great News Magento Extension

Version: 3.0

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Great News Magento Extension is the upgraded version of our free news module. It allows even more flexibility and customization possibilities: you can manipulate different news categories, visualize news with beautiful pictures, add publish date, customize fonts, make SEO-related changes. All comes with this small, yet so necessary Great News Module that will simply rock your website.
If you are searching for the Magento 2 News version, please see our
Smart News Version for Magento2

Magento Version

Community: 1.4.* - 1.9.*

de_DE (Deutsch)
fr_FR (Français)
it_IT (Italiano)
ru_RU (Русский)
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Great Magento News Extension is an integral add-on for websites of any kind. The module not only lets you share company news, but also interact with website visitors, generate interesting web content, and promote your company online. The module has a number of features that will let you tune the extension in the most suitable manner for your website needs. So you can be sure that the extension will do right for your Magento-based website.

If you would like to have more abilities such as News Search and many others, please take a look at our newest version - Smart News Extension.

Great News Magento Extension Key Features:

  • Indicate multiple categories and negation in block parameters in WYSIWYG editor - New Feature
  • Set the date format according to customer needs - New Feature
  • Set news page and news item pages layout(1 column, 2 columns-right, 2 columns-left, 3 columns) - New Feature
  • Copy (duplicate) News Item - New Feature
  • The ability to switch between two View Modes of News Display: Grid and List - New Feature
  • The ability to set SEO parameters for every News Article and News Category and even use meta-variables like [title] or [description] in order to make a complex meta-data - New Feature
  • The ability to set News sorting parameters (news_date, created_at, updated_at, title, etc...) and direction (asc, desc) - New Feature
  • The ability to set Comments sorting by posted date direction (asc, desc) - New Feature
  • The ability to set if a category should display articles from all its subcategories or just its own articles (category anchor property) - New Feature
  • The ability to insert news as block with parameters in WYSYWIG-editor, such as {{block type="clnews/news" template="clgreatnews/list.phtml" category="CATEGORY_1_URL_KEY,CATEGORY_2_URL_KEY" mode="grid" itemslimit="NUMBER_OF_ITEMS_TO_DISPLAY"}} - New Feature
  • News articles are added into Google Sitemap - New Feature

  • Create news categories and their sub-categories
  • Bind each category to a particular store
  • Structural separation of news for a short and full description
  • Set a period of news publication (Publish From: Date, Hours, and Minutes; Publish until: Date, Hours and Minutes)
  • Set data on publishing (date/time/category)
  • Add photos for each news article – both to the short and full description
  • Set META-data for the news (keywords, description)
  • Leave comments on the news page
  • Set access parameters to leave comments
  • The option of approving/blocking comments
  • Ajax pager for easy switching between comments
  • Integration with social networks: Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Print version for every news for easy opportunity to print it out
  • RSS-feed for each news category
  • Usage of Magento WYSYWIG-editor for simple news editing
  • The ability to export News into CSV file

  • Easy installation
  • Open source
  • Compatibility with the latest versions of Magento.

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How to fix "404 Error Page not found." in admin control panel

This could be fixed by the next way. Just log out from the admin panel and then log in again. It's a common way for all Magento extensions in order to refresh admin permissions after the module installation.

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