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README.txt

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 Code snippet NwI Blog Menu v0.1 
 Licencsed under GNU
 written by Erik Coenjaerts (Eki), updated by florian for WBCE / News with Images
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 SHORT INSTALLATION GUIDE:
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 o download the Blog Menu zip file from the WBCE Addons repository
 o log into the backend and install the module as usual
 o Be sure to have the module News with Images (not "News") installed 
 
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 USING THE SNIPPET FUNCTION:
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Once the module is installed, it can be invoked either from the index.php file of your template or from any code module section.

From template index.php:
<?php display_blog_menu(8); ?>

From a code module:
display_blog_menu(8);

(8 = example, replace with actual page id of the News with Images section to display)

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 ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS
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For a more customised output, you can pass over serveral parameters to the function explained below.

display_blog_menu($page_id,$date_option,$group_header,$history_header)

Optional Parameters:
  page_id... 		the page_id of the news page you want to generate the Blog Menu from
  date_option... 	0:=count articles according the posted date (default); 1:= count articles according the published date
  group_header... 	header above the group menu (default: '<h1>Categories</h1>')
  history_header... 	header above the history menu (default: '<h1>History</h1>')
  display_option...     0:=show both history and categories (default); 1:=show only history; 2:=show only categories

Example for customised call:
<?php display_blog_menu(15,1,'<h2>categories</h2>','<h2>history</h2>',2);?>

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 TROUBLE SHOOTING
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 - pass over at least the first argument ($page_id)
 - mask text with "your text " or 'your text '
 - within your template index.php file use: <?php display_blog_menu(); ?>
 - within a code module use: display_blog_menu();
 - remind the ; at the end of the code line

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 STYLE THE OUTPUTS ACCORDING YOUR NEEDS
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The output can be customized to your needs without touching the code itself, by the use of CSS definitions. 
Open a code page and enter the following code:

echo "<div id=\"myblog\">";
display_blog_menu(12);
echo "</div>";

The additional div section can be used to restrict the style defintions to the blog menu only, without influencing 
the rest of your layout. 
You can’t perform that action at this time.