I have got in our company Joomla publication software to care about.
We are using Joomla to publish technical magazine articles. Mostly one article have 2-3 authors. In the past the admins solved this multiplicity with placing all author names in the beginning of article text. But this is not optimal for search article by authors, where the articles are showing only by the author which is assigned in the Article author-column.
I have looked for some module which allow us the multiple-author functionality, but without success.
And I’m not a Joomla expert to build my own extension. I got an idea how do this anyway:
Do you know some extension that can do some “Relations”?
It means that will create table where will be stored ID from Author with ID from Article? For example the Drupal CMS has Relation module to achieve this. From this database table I can do the operations we needed to show in frontend. My idea is described on this image.
We are using the K2 extension, but here in the “Extra fields” CCK we cannot add the extra field with Authors.
We are looking for solution with or withouth K2 extension.
I hope that some extension will be suitable to our problem, we don have capacity to hardcode this feature.