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Name: Fewest Read Content - Version: 3.2.3 / / / - Type: Module - License: GPLv3
Description: Displays the fewest or most-read articles in Joomla! with many features - Joomla! Extensions Directory

Overview of all downloads of the extension: FRC - Fewest Read Content Downloads

Lists articles with the fewest or most hits in a module

Module: Fewest Read Content - FRC
Function: Lists the fewest or most-read articles depending on selected parameters
Languages: English and German

This module shows a list of the currently published articles which have the fewest or most number of page views. FRC is also able to create article lists sorted by date, by which most needed use-cases are covered to display articles on module positions.

The module is based on the original module "Most Read Content". The original module was extended by 2 parameters. Show articles with a minimum number of visits and / or after a certain time.

I have published the version for Joomla! 2.5 on 08 April 2012, after I have received many requests for a Joomla! 2.5 version. This version is based as well as the Joomla! 1.5 version on the core module "Popular Content" and has been extended with the required functions. You can also specify the minimum number of days and hits that an article must have in order to be listed at all. Additionally, the number of hits can be displayed in the front end.

Version 2.5-2 has been greatly enhanced and provides several new features: set the sorting of articles (the module can now be used as an extended "Popular Content" module), set time interval of the creation date, display the creation date in various formats and cut the title length to a certain number of characters.


  • List articles with the fewest or most hits
  • Additional parameter: minimum number of hits
  • Additional parameters: minimum and maximum age of the article in days
  • Set number of displayed articles
  • Select category or a set of categories
  • Order by hits or date
  • Set sorting direction (ascending or descending) - you can use this module as a extended "Popular Content" module
  • Show number of hits in the front end
  • Show creation date
  • Show introtext
  • Date format individually
  • Shorten title / introtext to any number of characters
  • Languages: English and German


Install the module int the backend and adjust it in Extensions - Module - FRC - Fewest Read Content.

Update: You can install a newer version directly over the old installation. You will not lose any data.

Usage of the module

Adjust the settings of the module and publish it on a module position. You should set the number of days and hits which the articles should have to be listed in the front end.


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Latest release

Version - 2024-06-22

  • + Improved Pro Security Token validation check. The Pro package contains a token file with an individual security token linked to the user account that is checked against the validation server for authenticity. If the file is missing or the token is invalid, you cannot edit the settings and use the extension. The Pro Security Token field has been extended to handle incorrect tokens and blocked accounts. If you encounter an error message related to the token, download the Pro version with your Pro subscription from the linked download page and install it again!
  • Attention: The Pro extension will not work correctly if the token file or custom field is missing or modified. Never edit or remove the files to ensure correct functionality.


Overview of all downloads of the extension: FRC - Fewest Read Content Downloads