I want to do something similar as asked in this question: How to create teaser articles on home page with "read more" link to article page

How ever with the difference that I want to provide a custom link for the "read more" button that will point to another article.

So essentially I only want to provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Image
  • Short text
  • Article ID

When the user clicks on read more the article with the respective id will open.

Why do I need this, well I have a coverflow module at the top, then I want to show some smaller images, title and text below the coverflow module and when the user clicks on "read more" she should be forwarded to the same page as the coverflow points to.

Is this somehow possible with standard Joomla?


There is no way to do this automatically, but we have some manual solutions.

If your template has 3-column design, you can use 3 Custom HTML modules,
or you can create one row with 3 columns within a single Custom HTML module.

You can find this module in Extensions > Modules > New > Custom HTML

Best Regards!

  • I guess I will go with this solution. Thanks. – lanoxx Dec 14 '15 at 22:20

You can try Zoo component from Yootheme. Was free and you can customize what you show in teaser and what you show in full article.

With this component you can do the same result you describe.


I holpe this helps.

  • This looks like SEBLOD which I have used in the passed, but I was really looking for a more lightweight solution. Still nice to know about it. +1 – lanoxx Dec 14 '15 at 22:18

Here is how I do this.

  1. In article options turn off "show Read More"
  2. In the article above the read more hr tag add

    <p class="read-more"><a href="your page url" class="btn">Read More</a></p>
  3. Save and close article.

I hope this helps.


No, it is not possible with a standard Joomla.

For instance, you should implement a new editor button to enter the details and generate a button in the html article body.

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