I've got two categories, say "Cat A" and "Cat B" and both of them are associated with a menu item so that a category list can be displayed.

Now, I want to display Cat A in list style, which is the default style, and display Cat B using thumbnails as displayed below, how can I achieve this?enter image description here

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You can define a "smart" layout override. The new "smart" layout can choose the right layout according the current category.

Understanding Output Overrides


Module Layout Overrides


Following the example, you can create:

      /mod_latest_news   (this directory matches the module directory name)
        default.php   ("smart" layout, loads catA or catB)
        default-catA.php   (catA layout)
        default-catB.php   (catB layout)
  • can you provide more info as i am really new to joomla
    – Tony Leung
    Jun 20, 2014 at 9:27
  • Sure, check the references
    – Anibal
    Jun 20, 2014 at 12:02

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