Advanced Article Plugin



Compatible With: SocialEngine 6.5.1

Software Version: 6.5.1

Last Update: March 22, 2024

Advanced Article Plugin provides advanced features for writing articles on your websites – custom Publish date, custom URL for articles, location, multiple photo upload, reviews, etc.

With the option to change text Article and URL to any other texts of your choice, you can use this plugin for Articles, News, Classified, etc. You can also enable / disable all the features from admin panel to make complete use of the plugin.

Unique and attractive 8 different views of articles will enable you to highlight and showcase articles easily on your website.

Possibility of adding Watermarks/Advertisements for each individual image on Member Level Basis.

Key features

Attractive and customizable design

100% Responsive and RTL supported.

Custom Publish Dates for articles.

Users can choose view for their Article Profile Page from a choice of 4 designs.
~ Different widgetized pages for all 4 designs.
~ Admin can enable / disable this feature.

8 Unique and Attractive Design Layouts & more – Pinboard View, 3 Grid Views, 3 List Views, Slideshows, Carousel, etc.

Creation of Sub Articles is allowed.

Members can upload Photos to their Articles.
~ Admin can add Watermarks / Advertisements to article images uploaded by members depending on their Member Levels.
~ You can choose the Position of the watermark on the photos.

Members can upload Videos to their Articles. [Dependent on our “Advanced Videos & Channels Plugin“]

Members can upload Music to their Articles. [Dependent on our “Advanced Music Albums, Songs & Playlists Plugin“]

Categories / 2nd-level categories / 3rd-level categories of Articles.
~ Categorized Display of Articles.
~ Categories can be displayed in Cloud View, Hierarchy Views, Square Blocks View & Icons View.
~ Custom Fields: Create, add or remove custom fields. Category – Custom Fields Mapping will allow you to display custom form fields on the basis of various categories. Unlimited numbers of fields are permitted.

Settings to change text “Article” & “Articles” to any other text like “Articles, Classifieds, News, Listings, etc” using which you can use this plugin as Articles or any other functionality.

~ Settings to change the URL for “article” and “articles”.

Locations for articles. users can search articles based on these locations.

Advance Share options for Articles from their Profile pages – quick Ajax share, sharing in Private Message, Social Share, etc.

Redirection option upon clicking Articles Menu in Main Navigation Menu – Welcome Page or Articles Home Page.

Built-in Social Sharing Functionality (Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest)

Rating on Articles with custom Rating Parameters.

Members can claim their Articles.
~ Admins can enable / disable this feature.
~ Admins approve or reject a claim request.
~ Claimer gets notification of admin’s action.
~ Member whose article is claimed will get notified.

Organized Manage Articles section to find My Articles, Liked Articles, Favourite Articles, etc.

Activity Feeds, Site Notifications and Email Notifications are sent for all important actions.

Members can give Ratings and Reviews on articles.

Tags can be associated with Articles to enable easy and tag based searching.
~ Tags can be displayed in Cloud View & Tab View.

Articles can be marked Featured, Sponsored and Verified from admin panel.
~ Member Level Settings to enable auto Approval, Featured, Sponsored or Verified articles from admin panel.

Settings to choose height and width for photos uploaded in articles.

Admin Settings to enable / disable various features.

Member Level Settings to restrict features to certain member levels.

Widgetized Pages for Articles Welcome Page, Articles Home, Locations, Browse Pages for Articles, Categories & Reviews, View Pages for Articles, Categories & Reviews, Manage Page, etc.

Multiple Widgets.

Article Profile Page

4 Attractive designs to be chosen for Article Profile Page.
~ All pages are admin configurable.
~ Members can choose designs for their articles from create and edit article pages.
~ Admin can enable / disable this feature.

Advanced Share option to enable AJAX based quick sharing, Social sharing, site sharing via activity feed or private message.

Article Albums, location, Music Albums, Videos, Reviews, etc can be shown.

Widgets to show Related Articles, Similar Articles.

Settings to create Sub Article.

About Me widget to show Article Owner details on Article Profile Page.


Articles Can:
~ be Created.
~ have custom Publish Dates.
~ be claimed.
~ have watermarks
~ be Rated.
~ be Added to Favorite.
~ have locations.
~ be Liked and Commented.
~ be marked Featured, Sponsored, Verified and Of the Day from admin panel.
~ be approved / disapproved.
~ be subscribed.
~ have custom default photo

Settings to change text “Article” and “Articles”

Settings to change urls “article” and “articles”.

Categories / 2nd-level categories / 3rd-level categories can be added.

Custom Fields can be added based on categories.

Welcome Page

A Welcome page enables you to highlight special articles via various widgets on your website. You can brief your users the benefit to share their articles on your website.

You can choose to enable the Articles Welcome page as the Landing Page of your website.

You can enable / disable this page by choosing the redirection from Articles menu in Main Navigation Menu.

Locations & Location Cluster

Users can choose to associate Locations with their Articles.

Filtering of articles over these locations is available in Articles Search widgets.

New Widgetized page for searching articles based on their Locations.

The searched articles are displayed in attractive location cluster.

When there is more than 1 article for same location, then this cluster is formed and is opened very nicely in circular format.

A red line is shown, on mouseover of each article, highlighting its path from Original Location.

On mouseover on any article, you can view the article in small grid view there in the map.

You can search article over proximity and other search options on widgetized Locations page.

This page can be easily enabled / disabled from the admin panel.

Reviews & Ratings

Members can review and rate articles.

Settings to enable / disable reviews on own articles.

Review Create Page has:
~ Pros and Cons
~ Description
~ Recommended Option

Reviews can be Shared and Reported.

Rating Parameters can be added based on categories.

While giving ratings, mouse over texts can be added for all rating stars like: text “Terrible” can be shown when users mouse over on 1st star.

Reviews can be marked Featured, Verified and Of the Day from admin panel.


Admins can create Categories, 2nd-level categories and 3rd-level categories for Articles: Allows you to easily categorize Articles into various Categories, 2nd-level categories and 3rd-level categories of your choice.

2 Widgetized Pages – Browse Categories Page and Category View Page.

Categories Can:
~ have Icons.
~ have thumbnails.
~ Description
~ Own Category Slug. This slug will be automatically selected as that of the Category Name.
~ be shown in Hierarchy View, Icons View, Square Blocks View or Cloud View.
~ easily reordered in the admin panel.
~ have Custom Profile Fields and mapping with them.
~ be categorized to 3 levels.
~ be created and associated with Albums.


Articles can be claimed for ownerships.

All article claim requests are moderated by admins.

When a article is claimed, its current owner will be notified.

Notifications are sent to claimer when admin approve or reject his claim request.

Current article owner will be notified when a article request for his article is approved.

Widgetized Pages

Articles Welcome Page

Articles Home Page

Browse Articles Page

Browse Categories Page

Article Create Page

Manage Articles Page

Article Album View Page

Article Profile Page Design 1

Article Profile Page Design 2

Article Profile Page Design 3

Article Profile Page Design 4

Category View Page

Browse Tags Page


Advanced Share Widget

Calendar Widget

Category Based Articles Block View

Category Carousel

Popular / Featured / Sponsored / Verified 3 Articles View

Popular / Featured / Sponsored / Verified Articles

and more…

Popular / Featured / Sponsored / Verified Articles Carousel

Popular / Featured / Sponsored / Verified Articles Slideshow

Popular / Featured / Verified Reviews

Tabbed Widget for Popular Articles

Top Article Posters

Categories Icon View

Admin Panel

Admin Can:
~ Choose text for “Article” and “Articles”.
~ Choose text for the URL “article” and “articles”.
~ Choose to enable Welcome Page as Landing Page of the website.
~ Choose to redirect users to Articles Welcome Page or Articles Home Page or Browse Articles Page on clicking Articles Menu in Main Navigation Menu bar.
~ Choose to enable / disable locations for articles.
~ Choose proximity search unit – Kilometer / miles for searching articles.
~ Choose to make categories mandatory.
~ Choose to make profile photo mandatory.
~ Choose resize pixels for the Large and Medium sized photos.
~ Enable / Disable various features Globally and for certain Member Levels:
– Rating on Articles.
– Add to Favorite for Articles.
– Sharing of Articles.
– Reporting of Articles.
– Watermark for Articles.
– Choose number of articles to be created by members depending on their Member Levels.
~ Manage Articles
~ Add and manage Categories, 2nd-level categories and 3rd level categories.
~ Add and manage Form Questions and map with categories.
~ Entering criteria into the filter fields will help you find and take appropriate actions on specific entries in all Manage Pages.
~ Manage Claims
~ Review Settings to enable / disable:
– Reviews.
– Pros and Cons fields.
– Review Description.
– Recommended Option.
– Report and Share option.
– Settings for mouseover text for all rating stars
– Manage Reviews
– Various Member Level based settings.
– Rating Parameters can be added based on categories.
~ View Statistics

Note: This plugin is 100% responsive with all responsive themes.

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