Great News by CommerceLab

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Great News Magento Extension is the upgraded version of our free news module.
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Great News by CommerceLab

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.

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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No Background in Wysiwyg Uploader

Hi, i got a problem with the tiny_mce wysiwyg editor using with greatnews. The pictureuploader has no backrounds, its just transparent. In CMS pages everything is fine. Uncaught ReferenceError: Uploader is not defined at eval (eval at <anonymous> (, <anonymous>:3:28) at eval (eval at <anonymous> (, <anonymous>:8:7) at at at at Array.forEach (native) at Array.each ( at Array.collect ( at String.evalScripts ( at Function.<anonymous> ( you might have a solution for that?
Asked by: Melf11
ok, found the problem. i had to copy the file magento.css and the folder magento from: /js/prototype/windows/themes to /js/prototype/windows/themes/commercelab now, the addon is working well. another sollution is, to change the line <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" /> to <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="" /> but i couldn't find that for now in the code.
Answered by: Melf11
Date published: 2017-01-23

Ability to have the latest news displayed by itself on frontpage

Would like to use your extension, but just need to know if it is possible to insert the 3 or any other number of latest news in a static block on the frontpage? How do you create links to the news content?
Asked by: lan_hjortlund

theme integration

Hello, we have a template in my site, this extension, take the ccs style of my template.? or it´s possible to adapt? thanks for your reply.
Asked by: jmrabade
  • y_2017, m_2, d_27, h_6CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_16243, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento
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Great News by CommerceLab is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent service from developer Extension was exactly what I needed. A little fiddling to get images the way that I wanted them which was different to the supplied code but am very happy.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic extension and support! I use Magento CE 1.9 These guys are awesome! The extension is fantastic, looks very nice on the front end and is very easy to manage on the backend. I want to point out their great support as well. In a matter of minutes, they solved a conflict with another extension. I even asked them to help me solve a problem that I had with another extension that didn't have anything to do with "Great News". I simply had a problem with another developer who was not responding to my emails. So, I gave access to this guys again, and they fixed that extension for me as well. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice News / Blog extension We inform our customers with a monthly neewsletter. For some important information like software updates or new spare parts we searched for an news extension for our magento onlineshop. We use this extension since 6 month and everything works great. The customer is redirected after login to the news overview. This extension also provides RSS feeds so the customer is informed about new entries in his email client, webbrowser or mobile device. As we have a closed shop for our dealers he has to login in the shop to read the news. We are very satisfied with this extension, integration was easy, no countereffects to the many other extensions we use. Issue with query conflict was solved by support in short time.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very usefull and superior support Very usefull extension for magento to add a news section to the store. Initial problems very solved quick and professional by developer. Thanks!
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Support This product does what it says, the developer has given fast support and helped out on any issues we had. Would recommend. A+++++
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Extension, Excellent Support! It does deserve to pay the extra penny for those extra features. This extension is highly versatile and packed with lots of features with great support staffs and quick response.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile little extension. A nice little extension that complimented the website in functionality and aesthetics, support staff are professional and knowledgeable. Thanks Guys.
Date published: 2013-03-01
  • y_2017, m_2, d_26, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_16243, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento

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