Joomla - EasyDiscuss Generator

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⚠️ Note: This generator is only available in the Pro version.

With this dynamic slide generator you can show the contents of your EasyDiscuss discussions.


Creating a new dynamic slide

To get started, go to any Slider Settings page and add a new dynamic slide. Choose EasyDiscuss.

Configuring the generator

Set up your generator. Choose the settings you want. Popular options you probably want to configure: category where your content will be pulled from, the number of slides you want to have, the ordering of the content.

You can also click on the View Records button to see the data you'll be creating your slide with.

When you're done, click on Add.

Editing the dynamic slide

After you saved your generator, you'll be redirected to the Slide Editor to set up the look of your slide. You can create your content by using variables.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.


You can use these options to set what you want your generator to show.



You can select the categories from where you want the discussions.


You can select tags to filter your discussions from the selected categories.

User ID

You can write one user's id in here, and then only his discussions will be in your slider.


You can choose to only show the featured, not featured or all discussions.


You can choose to only show the resolved, not resolved or all discussions.

Only main discussions

Replies are "discussions" too. If this option is turned off, those will be in the slider too.



The field which decides the ordering of your content.

  • Title
  • Category Title
  • Ordering
  • Creation time
  • Modification time

The order direction.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Generator Settings

Learn about the Generator Settings at the Generator Settings documentation.


These are the available variables you can use to build your dynamic slide content in the Slide Editor.

Not sure what are the variables or how to use them? Learn how to work with variables.

  • title - The name of the discussion.
  • description - The description of the discussion.
  • url - Url to the discussion.
⚠️ Warning:In Joomla the content pages, like discussions can link to any Menu Manager pages of your website, and from the point of view of the code it is not possible to know, where do you want it to link. By default it will use the modules, which are on your homepage, and you can't change that!
  • category_url - Url to the discussion's category.
  • user_name - The username of the discussion's creator.
  • user_real_name - The real name of the discussion's creator.
  • vote - The vote number of the discussion.
  • hits - The number of hits of the discussion.
  • number_of_likes - The number of likes of the discussion.
  • number_of_votes - The number of votes of the discussion.
  • created - The creation date and time of the discussion.
  • modified - The modification date and time of the discussion.
  • user_id - The user id of the discussion's creator.
  • latitude - The given latitude of the discussion.
  • longitude - The given longitude of the discussion.
  • parent_id - The id of the discussion's parent discussion.
  • category_id - The id of the discussion's category.
  • id - The id of the discussion.
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