Today I created a fork of the original DOCman Documents module by Joomlatools (2.0.0RC3) for Joomla 3.x. This module contains extra configuration options that make listing documents more versatile.
… or rather just one configuration option (currently).
DOCman provides a very nice “Find by title or description …” filter in the backend administrator. However, this functionality does not exist in the frontend module distributed with the DOCman 2.0.0RC3 component.
This fork of the module (DOCman Documents PLUS) has this keyword filter option added in and can be triggered through a new parameter in the module named “Filter”. Behind the scenes it uses the built in ‘search’ method of the DOCman ‘documents’ model.
Ultimately, what this means is with this module you can display lists of documents on your Joomla website Front-end that are targeted by the text contents of the title and description as opposed to category, user, etc.
For example, if you have documents spanning more than one category with the word “County Block” in the title and you need to show a list of all “County Block” related documents this forked module will allow you to easily do this without having to touch any of your categories!
Here is how I have it showing up in a current project:
Pls feel free to use this module in your projects. If you find yourself using this module in a commercial or client project a donation is always appreciated!